As I sit here waiting for my supplies to arrive I reflect on my journey thus far.
I’m sure many of you are feeling the 2015 energies, driving us to live authentically, speak up for what we believe in, stand strong in our convictions, and be all we can be.
I know I am!
Since I began my Christmas break a few weeks ago, I’ve been exploring my abilities, really pushing myself out of my comfort zone, venturing in places previously overlooked.
Out of need, I ended up looking into Spa Candles or Body Oil Candles to soothe my skin from insect bites.
Not only does Australia have the most dangerous spiders in the world, we also have persistent mosquitos, I’m not even going into the flies. O.o
Two of the companies that have influenced me in this is Body Shop and LUSH.
At the beginning of the week, I received my first LUSH products (pretty late on the bandwagon, I know lol). I received a book with my order. As far as product books go, they kicked ass. I loved everything about it.
The paper, which looks recycled; the information they included, which gave me a feel of the company, who they are what they stand for. And they are really pulling out all stops. I am so impressed with the way they conduct business.
One thing Body Shop and LUSH have in common that really inspires me is their campaign work with numerous organizations.
I like companies that give a shit. So many don’t and when we find some that are trying to give back to the worldwide community, they truly deserve recognition.
Between the two my vote for most inspiring company goes to LUSH. They’re just so comprehensive in their dedication to their causes, and you see it from how they deal with the public down to their products and packaging.
Not being a bystander, I’ll be implementing changes in my company structure to accomodate recycled, organic, natural, wildcrafted materials and ingredients. I’m also in the process of tracing the roots of all my supplies and re-evaluating supplies and suppliers.
With all that said. I have looked into eco resin, and the cost of 1 drum is 3x more than what I am currently paying for. To make the switch would mean passing the extra cost on to my customers. I’m estimating an additional $10-30 on each piece, depending on what it is.
Would you pay extra if you knew it was eco resin I was using? Especially if a full size pyramid is already $100+ AUD?
This is a dilema I’ve been trying not to focus on.
At the moment I am recycling packing materials, from boxes, bubble wrap to void fill that I get from my suppliers. But I am still using bleached white paper, and boxes that are not recycled, I’m sure.
This isn’t going to be an overnight change, but more a transition over a period of time, but I am committed to the change.
Thanks LUSH for setting a wonderful example 💖