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. These can all be put in the compost bin after use.
I hope to go completely plastic-free one day, but 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.
If you have major concerns about the use of polyolefin, don’t hesitate to drop me a message.
Kraft & Bubble 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.
Majority of bubble wrap you receive will be recycled from my own online orders or my office workplace, explaining why some bubble wrap may look different to others.
Packing peanuts (if ever used) are also 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!
Free stickers can be kept as a keepsake, for journaling, or pasted on your electronic devices to add an extra bit of personality. My cards have been designed to look nice enough to keep as a piece of decoration and I hope you will!