Our core ethos is to source as locally, organically, ethically, and as potent as possible. We have been so incredibly fortunate to have found many small herb farms not only throughout the US but also right here in Sacramento that we partner with and share this philosophy. Often by sourcing from small businesses the cost goes up but it is absolutely true that the quality is exponentially higher and that shows in our products. We also work incredibly hard to reduce our plastic footprint. Our current pumps and mist sprayers are about 80% aluminum and the mask sample envelopes are 100% biodegradable and the labels on them are made from hops! Outer cartons are used to protect the oils from light but it also allowed us to eliminate plastic shrink wrap as a security measure. The tubes used for the Lips Cheeks Botanical Tint are 100% cardboard with a food-grade wax lining and no plastic laminate on the outside. We pack our wholesale orders with unbleached, recyclable kraft paper, corrugated cardboard padding, cellophane shipping tape, and reused packaging from supply orders. URB APOTHECARY sprang out of a passion project and has blossomed into Leyna's vision for bringing the healing power of plants into daily beauty and grooming rituals, reconnecting individuals to their own natural beauty while being mindful of their environmental impact. Botanical gold.