Good morning everyone. Good to see the sun shining but it’s much cooler here now, which is good for making products!
I’ve been wrapping soap like a demon the last few days as I’ve had over 300 soaps that have completed the curing process and need to be wrapped before the next lot are ready to do. It’s all go at the moment what with the busy Christmas period approaching!
I’m so excited to announce that all my soap wrapping paper is now done using Himalayan Lokta paper which is handmade and sustainable as well as beautiful!
The image here shows the old style recycled printer paper image on the left and the new handmade lokta paper image on the right.
The paper comes from a company called wildpaper.co.uk
I can’t describe their paper any better than they can so here’s what they have to say in their own words:
“Our paper is handmade in a rural village in Nepal from the inner bark of the Lokta bush, which grows wild in the Himalayas at altitudes of 2000 to 3000 metres. This is a renewable resource as the plant regenerates from the same root system. It is a tree-free, acid-free and environmentally sound paper. It is widely regarded as one of the worlds finest papers.
Nepali handmade lokta paper is harvested and produced naturally. The bark of lokta bushes is harvested by hand without destroying the plant. After harvesting, the Lokta bush naturally regenerates, reaching full maturity again in six to seven years.
Wild paper is proud of its contribution to the economic development of Nepal and the preservation of the art of making paper by hand, a tradition that goes back thousands of years in Nepal.”
Maldon Soap is also proud to support this ancient industry which has been going on for a thousand years. The paper is remarkable and makes the soaps look incredible! Handmade, local, organic, vegetarian and ethical and wrapped in sustainable tree-free paper too!
As well as using handmade, sustainable paper some of my soaps and all the bath bombs, fizzbubbs etc are wrapped in natural cellophane. This cellophane, unlike its plastic counterpart, is made from wood pulp – a renewable resource. It is biodegradable and widely recyclable. It can even be put on your compost heap!
All the products in the shop are handmade by me and it’s all handmade with Love:
The Maldon Soap Company
L – Local
O – Organic
V – Vegetarian
E – Ethical
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Next time I’ll be telling you about some of my wonderful outlets.
Lots of Love