I found out about Osmia when my mom gave me two of their products as an eco-friendly zero waste Christmas gift! She's a nurse and the founder is a physician, so that's how she found it. My mom chose a himalayan body buff and rosemary body mousse, both of which I absolutely LOVE!
The products came in small reusable glass jars, and their labels are made from rock and resin and are 100% biodegradable! The gift set my mom gave me also came in a small reusable burlap bag.
So not all of Osmia's products are zero-waste friendly. Many of the lotions and liquid soaps come in pump bottles with plastic tops. However they do make a variety of solid soaps and jared goods that I would say are acceptable for a zero-waste lifestyle. And if you are thinking of not going head first into zero waste, but still want to explore more environmentally conscious options, Osmia is great place to look.
I also like Osmia because I consider them to be a truly non-toxic company. You can pronounce all of their ingredients and they have a list of never-ever ingredients that won't ever be in any of their products. They include:
- Ethoxylated ingredients
- Synthetic color
- Synthetic fragrance
So while Osmia isn't a perfect zero-waste company, they are nontoxic, environmentally conscious and have zero waste options available, which is why they made my list of Company Spotlights.