When I was designing the range of soap for Peak Soap I was very conscious of the need to create something sustainable that did not use more plastics than was necessary. Plastic is great if the soap is to be posted or has to last longer on a shelf but the contradiction of reducing chemicals from the soap only to use them in the wrapping is problematic to me.
Peak Soap are mostly an online manufacturer and seller of soap based products and we use a lot of packaging. Packaging and postage account for more than the cost of manufacturing because we have the advantage of blending in bulk. Yet packaging is vital now that people buy more online more often. For this reason I have tried to be very careful and economical in my use of to-the-door packaging.
I have opted to use paper and cardboard to package our soaps. Wherever possible I wrap soap in wax paper and use card-board gift boxes to keep them safe whilst in transit. Paper is also a traditional way to package soap and allows it to breathe. Our labels are paper with a thin coating of vinyl. Some soap are additionally labelled wherever the box does not state the type of soap.
All our soap are thus dispatched in paper, sturdy gift boxes of various types, bubble packs and weather-proof envelopes. I do sometimes package items in clear cellophane to reduce movement but not all the time. This combination of wrapping creates a beautiful sustainable postal gift that I hope you will enjoy using as much as we enjoyed making.