Sustainability is no longer just about doing less harm, it’s about doing more good. We strike a delicate balance when choosing the ingredients that go into our products; first and foremost, they must deliver spa excellence skin benefits but we believe that great skincare should not come at a cost to our planet. We believe that sustainability drives innovation, and we see it as an opportunity not a problem.
We use nature's ingredients and try to transform them as little as possible. We are advocates for traceability, working with distributors who responsibly source our ingredients, such as our Avocado Oil where we utilise the damaged avocados not fit for sale as fruit from South Africa.
Making small steps can lead to big changes if we all get on board. There’s an active fight against single use plastics – however more consumers are opting for unpackaged products and there’s a huge trend for reusable water bottles and coffee cups– plastic isn’t always the enemy if it can be recycled and re-used!
Avoiding single-use plastic is also a key priority for us, having recently launched 100% post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR) bottles and pumps to the new sustainable gifting range, as well as 5 litre refill bottles. PCR plastic is plastic that is made from post-consumer waste. No new fossil resources are required to produce PCR plastic; the material is made of waste which contributes to the reduction of the CO2 emission, relative to standard plastic, and it can also be recycled again after use.
Here's How We Package In An Eco-friendly Way...
Not only does this look great - but it also means that the glass packaging is recyclable. A further bonus - we use Miron glass. Miron glass is a type of glass that has outstanding capabilities for preserving substances contained within for extended periods of time.
We may need to package in plastic - whether it's for preservation or, in most cases, for safety reasons. The majority of our scrubs, for example, are in either plastic zip lock pouches, or plastic jars. We must add, they are all recyclable.
All of the cardboard that comes into Natural Spa Factory building gets recycled and turned into packaging 'shred'. Any orders that then leave the warehouse are carefully packaged with shredded cardboard - ensuring nothing goes to waste! This also ensures that we are not using unsustainable sources, or plastics, as much as possible!