Our philosophy on materials
The Earth is our ultimate Āra. The life cycle of our materials is a primary consideration of our designs and part of our mission is to challenge the perceived dependency on plastic in packaging.
"This we know: the earth does not belong to man. Man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."
- Chief Seattle
Sustainability and a profound respect for life are ingrained in our operational tenets.
We continuously strive to find and create packaging solutions that align with zero-waste principles. We use materials that naturally decompose, can be easily recycled or endlessly reused:
BOROSILICATE GLASS -
Our high-quality borosilicate glass bottles use ground glass closures and withstands intense temperature changes, so that after you have finished your oils, you can easily boil to clean and reuse the bottle. We encourage you to join our recollection program, which we will continue to offer until we successfully innovate an even better solution currently in the works!
MAILER BOXES -
Each paper element involved in mailing your product to you is recyclable. From the kraft tube which protects the bottle, to the mailer box which contain a majority of recycled material, your MYŌTH package should generate zero landfill.
Our artisan touch - the wax - creates a textural experience, and is a visual identifier of the Base Oil type contained, so as to limit the need for labels. It is natural and compostable.
COTTON, LINEN + HEMP -
Sometimes our smaller minerals and tool will come wrapped with fabric linen strips to avoid plastic sheets or bubble in protecting their delicate angles. Any fabric strips used are from deadstock sources.
Whether handcrafted cubes with wildflower seeds embedded, or 100% recyclable sturdy tubes you can use to store your keepsakes, when working with paper - we carefully source compostable or reusable or recycled/recyclable.
Our small sample boxes (currently out of stock) are made of handmade, sun-dried, seed paper by rural craftspeople in the highlands of Nepal. It is made of a bush plant that does not die when cut and regenerates, and a variety of wildflower seeds. The water used in the process is reclaimed. You may put it under under a bit of soil and it will disintegrate within 1-2 weeks and the area should sprout.
WOODEN BOXES -
Our wooden gift boxes can be requested for an additional fee. Made from Paulownia wood, called Kiri in Japanese, a very fast growing hardwood that has been used in Japanese ceramic gifting for centuries. These lightweight boxes can find reuse in re-gifting, holding sentimentals, storing crystals, and double as risers for your styled shelves.
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