reduce | reuse | refill
Like you, we are constantly striving to make better choices for our family by making better choices for the earth. We need a healthy planet in order to raise healthy families.
One of the choices we’ve recently made is to include a refill station at the shop for some of the most popular, locally made natural body care products we sell. Bring back the container of the product that you originally purchased, or a clean and empty one that used to dispense another product. Or even just a plain old (clean!) mason jar from home!
Support your local economy, use high quality natural and organic products, and save money at the same time! The price of something on the shelf includes the cost of the container. If you’ve got a container at home already, why buy another one?
* Please only bring clean containers. Some mason jars may be available for purchase, or you can check out the containers available at our Feeding and Eating station for a stainless steel or silicone option.
*Our helpful staff will do the refill for you while you browse the shop.
Reduce, reuse, recycle, right? Recycling is an integral step in closing the waste loop, but those first two R's are key first steps to take before we even get to recycling.
When we talk about reducing in the realm of body care products, I like to choose products I can use for multiple different purposes. For example both DTM Naturals Foam Soap and LOE Baby Wash + Shampoo can be used for different purposes. Use either for hand washing, body wash, and/or shampoo. The LOE Baby Wash + Shampoo also makes an awesome bubble bath! Of course using these for a shampoo substitute won’t work for everyone’s hair, but it does for some. And if didn’t work for your hair, it’s still lots of other uses!
Reuse those containers! Did you know that plastic can only be recycled 2-3 times before it loses too much strength in its chemical composition to be considered sellable? And it is almost always mixed with virgin material to increase its desirability to manufacturers. When a container breaks, it can have another life with recycling. But if it’s just empty, why not just fill it back up?!
Wondering what our stock levels are looking like before you bring your containers in? Drop us a line! Because all of these products are made in small batches, sometimes we might be waiting for the next batch to arrive.