INSIDE THE BOX: FACTS
FACTS ABOUT WHAT'S IN OUR PAST BOXES:
Beeswax wrap: Plastic wrap is NOT recyclable. The average family goes through 24 rolls of plastic wrap each year.
Candle: Paraffin candles produce harmful toxic pollutants and chemicals benzene and toluene when burned (both are known carcinogens). In fact, the toxins released from paraffin candles are the same as those found in diesel fuel fumes). Voluspa uses coconut oil, which burns up to 90% cleaner than its 100% soy wax counterparts.
Charcoal Floss: This floss is amazing! It is made from bamboo fibers and activated charcoal. It is 100% biodegradable and breaks down in 60-90 days in your compost pile or bury it in your soil. Most dental floss is made plastic or nylon coated in wax and isn’t biodegradable.
Deodorant: Most common deodorants are made with toxic ingredients and the plastic packaging has to be separated in order to be properly recyclable.
Dish Sponge: Your generic sponge should be replaced every two weeks and microbiologists suggest it’s the dirtiest item in your home. Reusable sponges can be washed, which eliminates bacterial growth.
Dish Brush: Bamboo is one of the most renewable resources in the world and is the world's fastest growing plant. Made of natural tampico fiber bristles, bamboo, and metal, the dish brush is designed to last and the head can be easily swapped for a replacement when needed. Best of all, the replacement heads are compostable! You can buy the replacement brush heads on our website
Dryer Balls: Made from 100% sustainable wool, these balls are reusable for roughly 1,000 loads, dries your clothes 40% faster, are fragrance free, and eliminates static
Jade Roller: Jade rollers do everything from sculpting, toning, and firming skin to boosting circulation, reducing puffiness, minimizing fine lines, detoxifying, and helping skincare products penetrate better.
Lip Balm: Our lip balm is in paper packaging, so it is compostable and is made with all natural ingredients. Just Burt’s Bees alone (which is a great alternative) sells 86,400 lip balms a day. Almost 31.5 million balms every year!
Lotion Bar: Love + Leche lotion bars are made from beeswax, essential oils, almond oil, and coconut oil. They come in a tin box, so it’s another way to eliminate plastic!
Razor: The EPA estimates that 2 billion razors are thrown away each year and you can't recycle disposable razors in the U.S.
Sage: burning sage is an ancient ritual practiced by several cultures. The most-used types of sage have antimicrobial properties, keeping infectious bacteria, viruses, and fungi at bay.
Sea Sponge: Eco-Friendly & Natural. The Sea Sponge is a renewable natural resource. Natural sea sponges actually have enzymes in them that inhibit the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria. They have been known to last as long as 8 years! Synthetic sponges will only last a very short time before they start falling apart and getting covered with mildew and bacteria.
Stainless Steel Lunch Box: In just the U.S. alone, each student is in school 180 days a year. If they each bring reusable lunchboxes to school, they are saving 180 disposable containers a year. You can put in the oven, stovetop, and freezer!
Straws: Glass, Metal Straws, Silicone: In the U.S. alone, roughly 500 million straws are used every day. If each person would use a stainless steel straw, he/she can reduce up to 600 plastic straws per year from being dumped in the landfill.
Tea Strainer: Most tea bags are made from nylon or plastic materials. Steeping one plastic tea bag in boiling water releases roughly14.7 billion micro-sized plastic bits into a single cup!
Toothbrushes: In the U.S., over a billion toothbrushes are discarded into landfills every year. That’s enough to circle the earth 4 times! Because they are made from various combinations of non-biodegradable materials, they take over 400 years to decompose. Each of us will use roughly 300 toothbrushes in our lifetime.
Toothpaste: 400 million tubes of toothpaste are discarded every year in the U.S. alone
Totes and Mesh produce bags: Worldwide, one trillion single-use plastic bags are used each year, with nearly 2 million bad being used each minute
Tumbler: 16 billion disposable coffee cups are used each year. Just one reusable coffee cup will replace 500 disposable ones.
Water Bottle: Americans purchase about 50 billion plastic bottles per year and only 23% is recycled.
OUR BOX MATERIALS:
* Our boxes are from EcoEnclose, an eco-friendly box company
* The packing peanuts are made from cornstarch and are 100% biodegradable and dissolve in water.
* The tissue paper is made from recycled paper
* The water-activated paper tape is biodegradable, recyclable and repulpable