The Hexagon

More on Packaging

More on Packaging

We're working on ways to lessen plastic in our packaging. We'd love to hear your ideas!

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Happy Thanksgiving! We're closed. ;)

Happy Thanksgiving! We're closed. ;)

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. This is one of my favorite holidays: in our family, it's about gratitude, food, and socializing. We keep it casual and low-key, with lots of people and food. Our tradition is that my husband cooks the turkey and dressing, and I take care of everything else (plus help from any volunteer guests). Like most businesses, Avital's relies heavily on holiday sales for our bottom line. And yet...if I had a brick-and-mortar store, it would not be open on Thanksgiving. And I'd be tempted to close it either the Wednesday before or the Friday after, or both.  My...

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Collection of Lip Balm

So Much Plastic...

From the very start of Avital's Apiaries back in 2010, plastic has been an issue. Even before I knew what it was doing to the oceans, even back when I thought everything tossed in the recycle bin really was recycled, plastic didn't feel right to me.  The Body Butter that has become so popular started in glass jars, and quickly transitioned to sturdier, lighter tins. Soaps have always been wrapped in paper or paperboard boxes, with occasional special bars wrapped in biodegradable shrink wrap. When I introduced a Hand & Body Lotion, there was long, hard thought about the container...

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Let's Talk Palm Oil

Let's Talk Palm Oil

Avital's soaps are palm-free. Read about how we came to that decision.

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