Biodegradable Shrink Wrap
At the moment, I wrap all soaps in biodegradable smell-thru shrink wrap made of polyolefin and my samples are either wrapped in cellophane bags which are made of wood, cotton and hemp or glassine bags.
Due to the nature of handmade glycerin soaps, shrink wrapping with materials like polyolefin (instead of ‘hard plastic PVC') is the best option to keep it sweat-free as well as to keep it from disintegrating. Glycerin soaps are softer than cold/hot process soaps and keeps well in climates that are not as humid. Hence, shrink wrapping helps keep it from the moisture in its surroundings.
Certain polymailers (depending on size) are biodegradable. It will indicate on the polymailer if it is. I am trying to source polymailers of all sizes to be biodegradable but has proven to be very difficult to find, especially in larger sizes.
Honeycomb Kraft Wrap
I mainly use Kraft Wrap made completely out of kraft paper to protect the box and its contents from moving around or getting damaged during transit - especially long haul flights. Packing peanuts (if ever used) are also recycled. You may receive bubble wrap from time to time depending on the order - they are all reused and recycled.
All packages will be shipped in kraft boxes, although the appearance may differ from time to time. I use corrugated boxes as well as carton boxes - depending on the size of the order.
Everyone is encouraged to re-use and recycle these kraft boxes. They are handy for storage, or re-packing a gift!