Recently, my friend Jen and I put in a quite substantial order with a fantabulous company.... Five Seed. (Weeee!!!!!) We had been actually talking about it for weeks and finally sat down with a list of things. Alright, Jen told me the three things she wanted and I kinda just went to town on my order.
Just this week we received an exciting repurposed box filled with fun goodies!
First of all, why do I love Five Seed?
Not only are the products made with the most ecological stringency, but they are hand made by Yancy herself. I have no idea how she does it, but they are amazing. Five Seed has amazing natural and healthy beauty and business philosophies and her blog not only celebrates her products but supports our non-beauty industry selves.
My favourite thing about Five Seed though? How transparent she is with her journey in ingredient and packaging choices. I love how she isn't afraid to talk about her challenges in packaging and addresses concerns openly and with integrity.
And ya know, her products really are frickin' amazing. (check out her etsy store!)
This order I was so excited to receive the following:
- Calendula Rose Clay Masque (oh this is going to be so much FUN!)
- Lavender Vanilla Moon Balm (smells divine and will be such a blessing once a month)
- lip balms 'Vanilla Woods' and 'Chocolate Mint' (I've tried both and am in love)
- scents Gillian and Sally (Gillian is my fav, smells amazing, going up there with my other fav 'Amelie')
- Witch's Mini- with love massage oil (ouu), prosperity hand balm and protection lip balm (no longer available, I am so glad I bought this when I did!)
- Sweet Rosemary in the new tubular form
- Jen got Icy Mint lip balm and Patch and Mend balm
Check out the inside of the neat little 'Witch's Mini' tin! The Love Massage Oil smells delicious... I also adore the convenience of a little glass dropper!
My thoughts on the eco-packaging of the tubular lip balm:
I can see why she was wanting to use tubes, no need for messy fingers or cross contamination. I actually don't mind how they look, it's small and convenient. I'm not sure how the pushing up motion will fair out, but so far so good (and the sweet rosemary smells delicious!). It's really neat to know that Yancy really put a lot of thought and consideration into these tubes, and specified that they can actually be composted in municipal composting systems- unlike bio-plastic (yay!).
So although I know she's still looking into alternatives, her lip balms truly are amazing and this new tubular form truly is... rad. I like it!
Also part of the delivery came a few surprises including two packets of actual seeds (basil and radish, rooftop garden here I come!) and cards for randumosity and Bittersweet. Bittersweet is Aimee Fahey's drool worthy looking hand rolled truffles... yep- TRUFFLES. I may take the risk and actually make an order cuz have you seen her truffles???? Go see. Right now. YUM.
I don't usually go on so much about beauty products, but honestly eco-yogi(ni)s this stuff is just the bees knees. :)
My stash of what Five Seed products I could find... it's growing!Blessings!
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