Doing right matters

Consciously choosing to do better. Better for people, better for the planet. Every day.

You deserve natural personal care products that are actually effective so we promise not to sacrifice one for the other. And we don't abide greenwashing.

Our mission has been rooted in sustainability from the inception of the company, and sustainability is not just a buzzword to us. This page outlines the ways we practice our commitments and try to improve on them every day.

We envision our place as a global leader in natural personal care. We strive to achieve this by engaging an empowered workforce to use environmentally responsible ingredients, methods, and energy to innovate, craft, and deliver preeminent products in the category.

Up close of shea butter melting
formulation

When formulating any product, we always choose the finest, cleanest, high quality ingredients without junk fillers or wicked fixins like sulfates, phthalates, parabens, PFAS, petrochemicals, or dyes. We transform natural ingredients into ethical skin care that makes you feel magical. 

We're certified Leaping Bunny Cruelty Free, EWG verified, WBENC certified, and we use vegan and non-GMO ingredients. 

sourcing

Where and how we source those magical ingredients is just as important to our mission as their quality. We believe in putting pizazz in your personal care without harming our precious planet.

We source as locally as we can not only to support our community but to minimize our carbon footprint due to shipping. We employ a supplier code of conduct so that our partners' ethics and values align with our own. 

Our shea and cocoa butters are always fair trade. We partner with Palm Done Right for our RSPO certified sustainable palm oil and our fair trade shea butter is produced by the Global Mama's network in Ghana.

Global Mamas fair trade shea butter
renewable energy wind turbines
production

Renewable energy is critical to our process. We lovingly craft each of our personal care products in small batches at our 100% solar and wind-powered Microsoapery in Golden, Colorado, USA.

We have a team of passionate individuals who are encouraged to make something better every day. Better for someone, something, or the planet.

packaging

All our products are either naked (no packaging) or come in recycled, recyclable, biodegradable, or compostable materials. All of our boxes are FSC certified paperboard with soy based inks and a biodegradable lining.

We're constantly working to improve our practices to minimize our use of packaging for the most ethical and environmentally friendly personal care we can provide. As a part of this commitment we are excited to launch our new Free From collection in November 2021. This new collection is free from all plastic waste and water to reduce our impact on the planet and help our customers do the same, while still maintaining our reputation for natural products that actually work wrapped up in a beautiful brand.

You have already helped divert approximately 10,452 plastic bottles from landfills and save 78,474 ounces of water by purchasing our Free From products.* Let's keep that number growing!

(*as of 11/23/21)

Spinster Sisters Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey Sugar Scrub Bar box with hands taking the bar out of the package.
Spinster Sisters plastic free tape with shipping boxes
shipping

Planes, trains, and automobiles - they all impact the environment. The faster the delivery, the fewer packages share the route of a shipment, putting more vehicles in motion and emitting more carbon per package.

We offer free ground shipping for orders over $50 to encourage our customers to make the more planet friendly choice. For our local shoppers, we also offer convenient free pickup so you can stop along a route you were already on.

We package our shipments with recycled packing material whenever possible and in recycled cardboard boxes using paper tape. We continue to improve on our practices to reduce our carbon footprint and make the best choices for the planet.

carbon offsets

We’ve teamed up with CarbonClick, a New Zealand company making it easy for us all to help fight climate change. At checkout you can opt in to make a small contribution which purchases carbon offsets that reduce the environmental impact of the carbon emissions related to your purchase. CarbonClick’s offsets fund forest restoration, tree planting, and renewable energy projects around the world.

We’re proud to be part of the fight against climate change. We’ll be making our own contributions, and constantly working to improve our practices to reduce our carbon footprint. We hope you’ll join us in creating a sustainable future, by choosing to CarbonClick with your purchase.

Carbon Click logo with a sage leaf behind it on marble
Cold process soap pouring into a large mold in a commercial setting
policies

As a public benefit corporation relentlessly determined to do better for people and the planet, we're working toward becoming a certified B-corp with policies that include a focus on transparency and employee empowerment.

We are working to better understand, measure, and reduce our own environmental footprint as it is key to our sustainability mission.

We hope you will join us on this journey and we will keep you posted as we progress.