Our commitment to sustainability

Sustainable Skin Care

Ensuring the best future for your body and our planet.

Blue Heron Botanicals is committed to sustainability

Our products have always been made with reverence for planet Earth and all of its inhabitants.
Blue Heron Botanicals strives to reduce our impact on the earth while positively impacting our community by creating wellness products that are good for your body and the planet.

All of our products are safe, effective and made with fresh, high quality ingredients derived from nature, created using time-honored traditional herbal medicine making methods.  Our ingredients are chosen specifically for their natural healing qualities, as well as being minimally processed, organic and locally sourced.
Blue Heron Botanicals products are intended to embody the region we call home and deeply nurture the mind, body and spirit.

What makes BHB the sustainable body care choice ?

 
  • We highlight and source local ingredients to create the foundation of our products.  We start looking in Northern California and work our way out. Ingredients such as; Sweet Orange, Grapefruit & Lemon essential oils, Extra Virgin Olive oil, Jojoba oil, beeswax, are all sourced within California! All ingredients are clearly listed on our website along with their origin.  Check out the Botanicals page for more information.
  • Our eco-tubes are 100% biodegradable and home compostable. These innovative tubes replace the commonly used plastic lip balm tubes and salve tins.  This makes our Lip Therapies and Healing Herbal Balms zero waste products!  Our herbal balm labels are also 100% home compostable, utilizing biodegradable adhesive and tree free sugar cane fiber.
  • All of our packaging is 100%  compostable, recyclable or reusable! We encourage our customers to reuse our tins and glass jars (limited edition products) as reuse is a more sustainable option than recycling.
  • We give back and donate to sea turtle conservation!  Environmental conservation is built into our business philosophy.   A portion of proceeds from every product we sell saves one baby sea turtle hatchling!   We are a proud sponsor of the Billion Baby Sea Turtles initiative through SEE Turtles.  Read more about the program here.
  • We are powered with renewable energy.  We are off-grid and 100% powered by solar energy.  We respect our natural resources and use as little power and water as possible while creating our products.  This means that all of our herbal infused oils are solar infused as well, a slow, time honored method of extracting the medicinal properties from herbs; never cooked on a stove top or in a crock pot.
  • We only use ingredients that are  locally sourced, certified organic, fair trade certified, wild harvested, or grown in our own garden. We never use anything grown with chemical fertilizers or pesticides, or any synthetic or chemical ingredients. Wild harvesting is practiced sustainably, by only taking what is needed. St, John’s wort is the only herb that is wild harvested and is considered an invasive plant in California. Collecting this herb helps keep the population managed and allows native plants to continue to thrive.
  • We are committed to waste reduction.  We first reduce our intake of waste then we reuse and then recycle everything that we can. We also do most of our business transactions electronically unless otherwise requested, to reduce the use of paper.
  • We use 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper and FSC sustainably sourced wood for all of our displays, packaging, business cards, and other paper needs

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