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Degradation of natural resources and pollution are hurting our planet faster than it can recover. Keep reading below and find out how Olivskin is changing that...
Olivskin is plastic free
Plastics can take hundreds of years to break down, causing damage and death to various wildlife along the way. It is estimated that over 380 million tons of plastic is produced every year, with up to 50% being made for single-use purposes. In Australia alone, over 100,000 tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans and waterways every year.
At Olivskin, we are proud to be a plastic free company. Our soap blocks are packaged in small recycled cardboard boxes, with un-laminated paper labels. The packaging is 100% recyclable!
We then deliver your Olivskin soap bars in padded mailers made from recycled newspaper. They are also 100% recyclable and manufactured in Australia!
What About palm oil?
Or coconut oil? There is a lot of conflicting research on sustainable oils. Palm oil has gained a bad reputation over the years for its destructive impact on the environment, however there is little evidence to show that coconut oil is any better, despite being more socially accepted. The majority of palm and coconut oils come from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and India - which also leads to uncertainties in the ethics and treatment of workers.
Our solution? Olivskin products are completely palm and coconut oil free. We only use South Australian extra virgin olive oil - we know where it comes from and the environmental impact is only a fraction of what is caused by palm and coconut oils. Additionally, olive oil comes with a plethora of benefits when used on your skin - read more about this here.