Our New Year’s Resolution – Reduce, Reuse, Inform. The New Year has us thinking about all that we are grateful for and the amazing natural resources that surround us here in New England are certainly among them. As we work through product ideas and packaging solutions for the Portsmouth Soap Company, one topic that is always a key component of our discussions is: how can we do this in the most responsible way possible, in order to help protect our natural resources, support our local community and provide high quality natural products?
Knowing that many of you are thinking about this as well, we thought we would share a few ways that we have come up with to put our eco-friendly foot forward into the new year:
Biodegradable packaging. To keep as much plastic out of the ocean, out of garbage piles, and to lighten our carbon footprint, we chose to spend a little more to make sure that our plastic gift bags are completely biodegradable. Once the gift has reached the recipient, no need for plastic to remain!
Re-useable, refillable hand wash. The secret of our Foaming Hand Soap is in the bottle. The popular pump container creates the foam, from ingredients like sunflower and coconut oils that are gentle on the skin. We offer a variety of scented washes, plus an unscented one for those sensitive to fragrance. All should appeal to those sensitive to plastic waste! Save your empty Foaming Hand Soap container and bring in for a refill or try a different scent. You’ll save and reduce waste. Win-Win!
Reduce single-use plastics. We think our Shampoo and Conditioner Bars are the cleverest things since… well, see what you think! Wash and condition your hair with only the finest of all-natural ingredients, including lemon juice, cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, wheat germ oil and Vitamin E. These bars are convenient and pack in a custom container that you’ll use over and over again. So no more unnecessary containers and you’re hair will be healthier than ever!
If you have additional ideas you’d like to share with us, please Contact Us
. We’d love to hear from you. And remember – no need to travel to the big box store to buy big vats of product – we are right here at 175 Market Street in downtown Portsmouth
, offering pure, natural and organic bath and body products with the ingredients and packaging that will contribute to your skin’s well-being and the well-being of our planet. Stop in and see us soon!