SHEA CHIC: We love you and we love the planet so: SHEA CHIC is going Eco-Friendly!
We all know our planet is changing and as a society we need to make changes now, not tomorrow. As a small business owner, I wanted to do the right thing, even if it was more costly. I wanted to follow my heart and conscience by completely restructuring our packaging and our impact on the earth.
The face and brand of SHEA CHIC has changed over the years, but we truly feel this is us. Thoughtful pure ingredients, Purposeful products and packaging, and Authenticity throughout. We want to be known as the California company that carries the most pure products that are ethically sourced and good to the environment.
We hope you join us and support our mission by buying our great products for you and your family. I have put so much research, thought and hard work into providing you the very best on the market for your skin. USDA Certified Argan Oil and Jojoba oil, you deserve this! Replace your lotion or even add to your lotion our Organic Oils a couple times a week. It's so nourishing for your skin. Our Artisan Soaps are tried and true and the very best on the market. The lather is so lush and moisturizing. The jewelry is to uplift your spirits and lift your mood. The Pumice Stone's are hand picked and graded from a passionate mountain man in Northern California. The new Artisan Soap Holders are the most functional holder I've ever found and so chic, made entirely from cement. They're heavy, functional and super chic. I could go on. Just know, everything was thoughtfully analyzed and researched. Each product that you buy shows us that you support our mission to do better and be kinder to the earth and so great for your skin. Just know that we truly appreciate you.
Many companies use fancy words like "green" and "biodegradable", but never genuinely explain how they're so "green." Today, we will take you on a journey through our many changes and show you exactly how we've decided to transform our bath and beauty business into an Eco-friendly one-stop-shop for you and your families needs. You'll know that you're not only using the best bath and beauty products, but you're also helping to save the environment while doing so. It's a win win for everyone!
Below are the changes we've implemented and others we're currently sourcing to change. Again, this process is not easy, but we are determined to always do better for our environment and you. If they state DONE, that means we're begun implementing these new eco-purposeful changes
The Switch to Biodegradable Tape: Done
The first thing that we have done is switch from using ordinary tape to completely biodegradable tape from Sticker mule. The tape from Sticker Mule is not only completely biodegradable but it's also environmentally-friendly, The tape is created from kraft paper to make recycling the boxes easier and more efficient and is 100% biodegradable! How cool is that?!
The Switch from pink Shred to biodegradable peanuts: Done
Instead of using the our pink shred, we have now switched to an Eco-friendlier, completely natural alternative, biodegradable peanuts. These completely biodegradable peanuts are made from natural, non-toxic sources, such as wheat and corn starch and is 100% biodegradable. These incredible peanuts completely dissolve in water. Moreover, after a single-use, it can be thrown into compost piles. Please, try taking our biodegradable peanuts and putting them under water and seeing the magic for yourself. They'll completely disappear and in just seconds they're gone!
*We are Working on providing this. Once we find a suitable Glass bottle this will become available. We've found some glass bottles are not symetrical and make labeling difficult. We're sourcing now. We are always trying to do better and bring you only the very best in quality.
The Switch from all PET Bottles and now we're offering Glass Bottles: Still Sourcing
We've always used PET recyclable bottles, but now we're offering Glass along with refillable pouches. You'll be able to refill your PET or Glass Bottles with our new refillable and reusable pouches. If you do choose to order your SHEA CHIC in Glass packaging you'll know that it is less harmful and leaves a minimal footprint on the environment. Moreover, it can be composted and biodegraded. Less plastic in our oceans and landfills, means each one of us is making a significant difference to help save our planet.
If you do choose to use our PET plastic bottles, we understand. Having glass in your bathroom can cause some concern, but know that the bottles that we use are environmentally-friendly PET plastic that does not contain BPA. PET is globally recognized as a safe, recyclable packaging material and know that you can always order your creams in our new pouches and refill your current SHEA CHIC bottles.
More about our brand New Refillable Pouches: Done
We now offer to a much greener option with refillable pouches for our liquid and cream products. So, instead of throwing away hundreds of bottles each time you're done with them, you can now refill those PET or Glass bottles with our new refill pouches. These leave a minimal carbon footprint on the environment, Our refillable pouches take up much less room during shipping and are an excellent option for traveling, too. For example, instead of taking an entire PET/Glass bottle in your backpack or suitcase, just bring along one of our new pouches that already have your SHEA CHIC Cream/liquids in them. These small changes help save our planet and saves on shipping weight, too!
We've switched to Biodegradable Shrink Wrap: Done
This is a big deal. We shrink wrap each and every soap we sell. We're now using completely biodegradable shrink wrap. It's Oxo-Biodegradable and formulated to be completely biodegradable in the environment.
We've switched from Plastic Bags to reusable Muslin Bags: Done
Now, we're going more natural and instead putting them into Muslin Bags and wrapping them in completely biodegradable tissue paper. Our new Muslin bags are made entirely from natural, sustainable, biodegradable, and unprocessed cotton, Muslin Bags are the new face of wrapping material for our products. We have actively stopped using plastic material to wrap 90% of our products, and now we only use 100% green, biodegradable, and organic Muslin Bags to wrap our products for customers. This dramatically cuts down on the amount of plastic we use, but is also good for the product. You see, using the Muslin Bags and Tissue Paper allows our soaps to breathe, and allows the access water from the soap to evaporate. When this happens, you'll have a much harder bar, which will make the soap last even longer.
Instead of plastic bags we've switch to Biodegradable Wood Boxes:Done
This is another big one. Instead of wrapping our gift sets in bio-hazard materials that will take many years to biodegrade, we now use pure Biodegradable Wood boxes. We hand stamp each box ourselves, and they make an attractive and personalized gift box for your beloved ones.
Made from unfinished natural pine wood and natural plywood, our wood boxes are built with environmental safety in mind. When closed, the boxes resemble a gorgeous rectangle box. They come with a secure-fitting lid and make for a perfect personalized gift.
Instead of using more plastic to wrap our New Bath Teas we've switched to Rice Packaging: Done
Our New USDA Certified Organic Botanical Flower Bath Teas are packaged in a biodegradable rice paper pouch. These resealable pouches are FDA Compliant, BPA Free and completely biodegradable.
The Thank You Sheet Is even Biodegradable: Done and Amazing! Plantable paper of beautiful wild flowers!
We have left no stone unturned and no area overlooked. Even our “Thank you” notes have been revised to be eco-friendly and much greener. They are written on entirely biodegradable plantable paper. Made from wildflower seeds, these papers contain 100% recyclable ingredients. We use no chemicals, dyes or additives, and these papers are handmade by skilled artisans, one sheet at a time in San Diego, CA.
Please, take your Thank You paper from us and plant them. Simply, plant this card a couple of inches under soil in an area that receives partial to full sunlight. Thoroughly moisten and plant in fine soil 1/4 inch deep. Generously water daily, tend to them with love and watch them grow! The paper will recycle naturally into the soil as the seedlings grow and pretty soon you'll have some beautiful botanical flowers.
What Do We Have to Say:
We believe that only together can we save the planet. This is why we have completely transformed our processes and made everything environmentally-friendly. Making these changes has not been easy or inexpensive, but we wholeheartedly believe that things need to change to save our planet. So, we're stepping up and making those necessary changes for our beautiful planet. From biodegradable tape to plantable thank you notes everything we do is because we love you and we love our planet. Hopefully with these small and big changes we will be able to help restore our planet to its natural balance.