Karina Birch, co-founder, recently told Forbes that she spent a few years working with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition researching an alternative to a plastic package that would be compatible with the company’s lip color formula.
The company’s Hydrating Lip Quench is a tinted lip product made with organic avocado, coconut oil, and beeswax. It comes in four colors: HIbiscus (shown), Dark PLum, Fresh Fig and Poppy Red. The color comes from 100% natural mica and iron oxides.
Packaged in a biodegradable paper pot that is compostable, Lip Quench can also be upcycled, the company explains. Instructions for using the empty pots to start seedlings after finishing the product are posted on the company’s website.
The pot is made using layers of fibers from recycled materials and post-consumer waste. It is also FSC-Certified. “Think about it. You may use a lipstick for three months. But that plastic tube will last for hundreds of years. That’s really awful. So I wanted to see if something can be done about it,” Birch tells Forbes.
Rocky Mountain Soap Company plans to launch more products in eco-friendly packaging this year.