Sustainability at Ghost Poppy

Sustainability can be defined as “a system which survives, without compromising future generations”. Sustainability includes: aspects of the environment, public health and safety, social justice, and equality. As a small family owned company we do everything we can to make sure our products are as sustainable as possible. 

Vegan: All our products are vegan, meaning containing no animal products. We also make sure all our sourced ingredients are not tested on animals or containing animal products.

Wildcrafted: The base ingredients in our products contain wildcrafted ingredients. Wildcrafting is the practice of harvesting plants from their natural, or 'wild' habitat. Ethical considerations are often involved, such as protecting endangered species, potential for depletion of resources, and in the context of private property, preventing theft of valuable plants. Care is taken to remove only a few plants, flowers, or branches, so plenty remains to continue the supply.

Made Free: All our bases and fragrance oils are phthalate, paraben, and sulfate free.

Reuse Boxes: We save all shipping boxes that our sent to us if they are still in good condition. We reuse these boxes to send orders to customers. This keeps costs low for us and customers by not having to buy new boxes, and help keep waste low by keeping good boxes in circulation instead of using only new boxes. 

Biodegradable Packing Materials: Our packing peanuts are made with corn and dissolve when they come in contact with water. Simply throw our packing peanuts in the sink, run the water and watch them dissolve! Keeping Styrofoam and plastic out of circulation. 

Sourcing Stones: We prioritize vendors that source crystals and stones from mines within the United States. Although the U.S. doesn’t produce as wide an array of stones, the Fair Labor Standards Act makes forced or child labor illegal. We make sure to ask all our stone vendors "Do you ethically source your crystals? Do you know which mines they come from or who owns the mines? Do you know if the miners and polishers are treated fairly, paid fairly, and provided PPE?” we only work with vendors who can answer these questions. 

Organic: Our bases in our Room Spray and Reed Diffusers are certified organic. They are free of pesticides, dyes, chemical fertilizers, and other synthetic additives. 

Soy Wax: We use 100% domestically-grown soy wax, which is non-petroleum product made from a renewable crop (soybeans). Our candles burn cleanly and slowly, with very little soot.

Cotton Wick: The wicks are lead and zinc free and made with organic cotton.

Glass Bottles: Our jars are glass so they’re reusable and recyclable.

Wax Melt Containers: Our clamshells are made with up to 15% post-consumer recycled plastic and tight sealing action to keep wax fresh and are100% recyclable after use.