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Six Features Of Eco-Friendly Gifts

Eco-Friendly Gifts

Gift set in wooden box with honey scrup, soap, beech wood soap dish, salve and lip balm

Choosing gifts that are good for the environment is at the top of the list this gift-giving season, and if that speaks to you, you came to the right place for eco-friendly products.

At South Mountain Bees, from our ingredients to our packaging, we strive to make choices that are good for the planet, and include free gifts that go hand in hand with eco-friendly living, such as free bamboo spoons with every body scrub, and free pollinator-friendly flower seeds with every gift set.

1- Reusable Tins

reusable tins with coins, pills, paper clips, tacks, rubber bands, etc.

Our lip balm and salves come in charming reusable tins. They are so cute that we have clients who collect them! The tins can be used to store and organize small items such as paper clips, tacks, pills, coins, jewelry, and more.

2- Plastic-Free 

Unfortunately, there is plastic everywhere including jar lids, lid inserts, product labels that are good for cosmetics and honey, etc. However, although truly plastic-free products are hard to attain, we make every effort to use glass everywhere we can. Our moisturizer, bath salts and honey scrub come in glass jars reducing the use of plastic bottles and containers that end up in landfills.

3- Eco-Friendly Packaging: Paper, Cardboard, And Wood 

wooden box reused as an organizer to hold remote controls.

Our handcrafted soaps come in cardboard boxes, and our eco-friendly shampoo bar is wrapped in waxed paper.  Our gift sets with natural skin care products come in cardboard mailers that are free of plastic film coatings. Our fancy gift boxes are made of pine wood, and they can be repurposed to neatly store seeds, crafts supplies, crayons, pencils, or markers. They have the perfect size for organizing socks, and remote controls can finally have a home. if you are a knitter, the slide top makes this box a perfect yarn holder. You can store soaps or candles, and you can use it in your guest room for your visitor's toiletries. The possibilities are endless.

box full of eco-friendly products: soaps, shampoo, bath salts, lip balm and salve.

4- Soy-Free Products

According to the World Wildlife Foundation current soy farming practices are devastating to the environment, besides the erosion of soil, negative social impact on small farmers and indigenous peoples, and greenhouse gases, the water pollution is expansive. 

Therefore we are committed to a 100% Soy-Free product line, including our candles.

5- 100% Beeswax Candles in Glass Votives

Did you know that beeswax candles burn brighter, are cleaner, and last longer than any other candles?

Our candles are made from 100% beeswax. Beeswax is a by-product of harvesting honey. Beeswax exists in the beehive in its natural form, and it doesn’t require any processing other than filtering through paper or cloth. Our candles are hand-poured by fellow beekeepers, and come either on their own or in a red glass votive. 

6- Pollinator-Friendly Flower Seeds 

Holiday Gift Set with votive in red holder, chocolate bar, honey jar, raspberry, and chocolate soap. lip balm

During the pandemic even people who never ventured into gardening are giving it a try. So besides choosing products that will be great for the skin of seasoned as well as beginner gardeners, our eco-friendly gift sets include free seeds to experiment with adding pollinator-friendly flowers to the landscape.

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