-What kind of packaging do you use? All of my packaging comes from recycled products and is reusable and 100% recyclable. There are endless uses for boxes, tissue paper can be recycled as well as the sticker. The crinkle cut cardboard can get used in your garden around your plants to keep down weeds or for the kids to make a giant mess in your house with (sorry). The label is also recycled kraft paper and can get tossed in recycles as well. Of course you could take any part of the packaging and give it to the kids to color or draw on, cut up into a million pieces or just have fun with. I encourage everyone to reuse and or recycle your UBU packaging!
-Where do you get your ingredients? All of my ingredients are purchased from reputable soap suppliers, most of which are woman owned. I purchase ingredients that are unrefined and unadulterated, when they are available. When I can afford to, I purchase organic ingredients, as this is my preference. The carrier oils and essential oils I use are never diluted and are purchased in their purest form. All of my ingredients are phthalate free, paraben free and palm oil free. Almost all (99%) of my soaps are colored or enhanced with botanicals or clays. I rarely use micas or oxides in any of my soaps these days as I love creating products that are natural. Most of the botanicals I use can be found in your kitchen, e.g., paprika powder, mustard powder, cocoa powder, turmeric powder, etc.
-Do you wholesale your products? Yes, I do wholesale my products to verified brick and mortar businesses. I do not wholesale to other online companies. Please click here or for more information or get in touch with me directly to discuss wholesale pricing. 701-269-8967
-Why no Palm oil? Palm oil comes from the palm fruit, an edible vegetable. Originally from Western African, oil palms thrive in rainforests. Most of the palm oil that is globally produced and exported comes from Indonesia and Malaysia.
Currently, a third of all mammal species in Indonesia are considered to be critically endangered as a result of the removal of native forests to make room for palm plantations. Once the forests are demolished, the understory is burned, and the quantities of smoke emitted into the atmosphere has now put "Indonesia as the third highest greenhouse gas emitter in the world." A large proportion of palm oil expansion occurs at the expense of biodiversity and ecosystems in the countries it is produced.
As native forest is demolished to make room for more palm plantations, native wildlife like the orangutan, Borneo elephant, and Sumatran tiger are being driven to extinction. " In addition to habitat destruction, and species in peril, the indigenous people are brutally driven from their land. Civil liberties and human rights violations are daily occurrences.
You have my word. I will never use palm oil or any derivative of it in my products, because I deeply care about the impact I have on the environment.