To remain in constant alignment with our company's ethics and vision, at every point possible, we strive to make every component of our product earth friendly. Each bar of our soap has a wrapper, but not just any wrapper. We use all natural seed paper from the amazing people at Botanical Paperworks.
Plantable paper is a biodegradable eco-paper that is made with post-consumer materials (no trees harmed for this paper!) and embedded with seeds. When the paper is planted in a pot of soil, the seeds grow and the paper composts away. All that is left behind is flowers, herbs or vegetables and no waste. It's easy to plant and grow!
How to Plant Plantable Paper
- a pot for planting
- some good potting soil
- plantable paper
- a sunny corner
Fill your pot 2/3 full with good potting soil. Tamp down the soil and add more if necessary. You want the pot to be firmly full, but not packed. The paper can be planted indoors or outside, so you get to choose according to the temperature and conditions at the time of planting (we don't recommend planting outside if it's blizzarding or desert-hot!).STEP 2 - PLANT THE PAPER
Take your plantable paper and cover the soil in the prepared pot with the paper. It's okay if the paper overlaps. Spread a 1/8 to 1/4 inch layer of soil over the plantable paper pieces and tamp down gently.STEP 3 - WATER DURING GERMINATION
After planting the paper in your pot, give it a good soak. You want the paper and the soil to be nicely damp but not swimming in water. During the first 10 days, keep the paper moist at all times. The water is necessary for germination.STEP 4 - CARE AFTER GERMINATION
Once sprouts appear, continue to keep the paper moist but be careful not to overwater. Once sturdy plants appear, water as needed. Here's what the pot looks like after planting a greeting card:
STEP 5 - ENJOY THE FLOWERS
Once the flowers (or herbs or vegetables) start to blossom, enjoy them in the pot or cut them and place in a decorative vase
Flowers In Plantable Paper
Our plantable paper is embedded with wildflower seeds. When you plant our paper in a pot of soil, the paper will grow into colorful wildflowers. Our labels are made with a wildflower seed plantable paper which contains the following flowers:
- Bird's Eye
- Black Eyed Susan
- Sweet Alyssum
- English Daisy
- Snap Dragon
Seed paper manufactured by Botanical PaperWorks is the ONLY seed paper approved by the CFIA and the USDA for planting in the U.S., Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and many other countries world-wide. As a Canadian company, there seed paper isn’t allowed to leave the country without the seal of approval from regulatory bodies. Each batch of seed is tested for purity to ensure that the seeds are free of noxious weeds and invasive species.
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