In light of this year’s Earth Day we at SBT Seabuckthorn thought it would be a good time to share our beliefs on sustainability, packaging, and giving back to the earth and those on it.
Not only does the sea buckthorn plant offer many benefits to the human body, but it also helps out our Mother Earth in many ways. Sea buckthorn is one of the most sustainably harvested plants in the world offering the most sustainable source of Omega 7. Thousands of hectares of sea buckthorn are planted globally for erosion control due to its 3 meter deep roots that hold soil in place. The extensive root system of the sea buckthorn plant also brings water from deep in the earth to the surface and pulls nitrogen from the air back into the soil.
In addition to our prized USDA Organic SBT Seabuckthorn Seed and Fruit Oils we take sustainability seriously when it comes to choosing our other skincare ingredients. We love our animal friends and would never test on them, nor would we contribute to their habitat loss due to unsustainable harvesting practices.
Sustainable ingredients aren’t the only thing that matters – the packaging is also a primary concern when it comes to product development. For this reason we scoured suppliers in North America (to reduce our carbon footprint via transportation) for the most eco-friendly packaging options available. We have also stood firm about not double packaging our products regardless of how a beautiful box can make a product stand out on the shelf.
Did you know you can repurpose your SBT Seabuckthorn Soothing Salve tins to make excellent storage containers? Pop a couple of magnets on the back (after you give it a good wash of course) and you can use them as herb storage containers for your fridge, paper clip holders for your filing cabinet, loose nails and screws in the garage, and even storage for arts & craft supplies. If you have any other great repurposing ideas, please feel free to leave a comment below. We are always happy to find new ways to repurpose everything we can – and don’t forget if you can’t reuse it you can always recycle all SBT Seabuckthorn packaging.
Every year we decide amongst our staff what causes we want to support. We always try to start close to home by supporting some staff favourites such as the SPCA, our local Peachland Food Bank, local homeless shelter (Gospel Mission), and the First United Downtown East Side Community to name a few. Last year, in addition to still supporting our local causes, we switched it up for Earth Day and made a significant contribution to a nonprofit organization that is working to help reforest the deforested island of Madagascar.
This Earth Day we are celebrating by pledging $1 from every www.seabuckthorn.com sale in the next 24 hours to the David Suzuki Foundation. Shop SBT Seabuckthorn here to give back to the Earth. Enter promo code earth at checkout (and click recalculate) to recieve 25% off and free shipping in North America on orders over $100.00.