By Megan Vick
Recently, a lot of our customers have been raising their eyebrows when I tell them our products are handcrafted in small batches in our home. The usual response is, “But they look so professional!”
We’re very proud of what we make and we’ve worked incredibly hard to find packaging solutions to work for you. Usually, cosmetic handcrafters package lip balms in tins and lotions in jars or in bottles with pumps. There is nothing wrong with these containers! Our packaging choices are based purely on our experiences traveling and using many ingredients.
We chose to use cosmetic tubes for our packaging for several reasons.
- They’re inexpensive. – Containers can sometimes cost more than the ingredients themselves! We want to create the best product available, but also an affordable lotion to use every day.
- They’re recyclable. – Once you’ve finished a tube of lotion or your favorite facial moisturizer, you can easily recycle the container.
- They’re sanitary. – Our tubes allow the product to come out, but restrict bacteria and fungus spores from entering. This can happen easily with water-based products in jars or with pump tops.
- They can travel. – This is the main reason we chose cosmetic tubes. Sure, tubes can leak or burst like any other container, especially when subjected to air pressure changes when flying or going through mountainous areas, but they are easy to pack. Have you ever wanted to bring your favorite lotion, but decided it was too difficult to put that pump bottle in your luggage? Have you ever had that jar roll around in your suitcase knocking into your clothes, shoes, gifts, and souvenirs? You don’t have to worry about those problems with cosmetic tubes. Now that you’ve discovered your favorite brand (Shorganics, of course), you can take it with you wherever you travel.
We’re honored that you appreciate our professional design and packaging and we guarantee every single one of our products is handcrafted in micro batches in our home. Maybe one day we’ll move into a fancy production facility, but we’ll let you know when that happens. 😉