spajar is gradually moving to 100% recycled, amber rPET packaging

We are so excited to share great news with you!

Our journey from glass jars to grade 1 PET jars and bottles is evolving. Over 1 year in the making, we are stepping up our efforts to offer sustainable packaging for our products: spajar is moving to rPET.

In addition to already existing reuse and refill options, we are now able to transition spajar’s already fully recyclable PET packaging over to Australian made rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate). This comes entirely from recycled plastic bottles and containers that might have otherwise ended up in landfills or oceans. Our rPET is BPA free and even food grade compliant.

Over the next months you will see our clear PET jars and bottles gradually being replaced with beautiful amber colour rPET packaging – 100% recycled materials that are also 100% recyclable. How good is that?!

spajar is moving to 100% recycled rPET packaging

Recycling PET still isn’t a perfect solution, and it doesn’t change the fact that once plastic is made, it is here to stay for a very long time. However, finding a new life for these already-made products is definitely a step in the right direction.

When you do your bit by recycling PET products, you are offering them a second life, which is one step closer to creating a circular economy. Because PET is such a popular material, recycling it to create new products has the potential to have a significant positive impact. So keep up the good work by reusing, refilling and eventually placing your rinsed out spajar jars and bottles into the recycling bin.

Did you know that recycling a ton of PET containers not only saves 5.6 cubic metres of landfill space but saves energy too. Creating a plastic (water) bottle from 100% recycled content uses 75% less energy than its virgin counterpart* – how is that for reducing our carbon footprint?

At present, creating rPET still costs more than creating virgin PET plastic due to the added processing steps. You will see this reflected in a first ever price increase across our range. We are confident that you appreciate spajar moving to rPET, reflecting our efforts to reduce our waste footprint whilst providing products to empower your life.

I can’t express strongly enough how grateful I am for your continued support of spajar committing to lead by example!

In time increasing consumer demand will drive more and more brands and retailers to transition away from the linear take-make-dispose model of consumption, to one which is truly circular by design. It is vital that plastic packaging is recycled into food grade plastic packaging and not downcycled. We are effectively building ‘momentum towards a plastics system that works. Applying the principles of the circular economy, it brings together key stakeholders to rethink and redesign the future of plastics, starting with packaging’**.

the new look amber rPET spajar packaging

Want to see what kind of awesome products we’re talking about? Keep an eye on our spajar online shop. And don’t be surprised if your favourite product will eventually arrive in amber coloured rPET packaging. In the meantime keep up the good work and

Committed to only work with Australian suppliers, we are delighted that our Melbourne based specialist Synergy Packaging is one of the first Australian plastic manufacturing suppliers taking ownership of increasing their positive impact on the environment.

reduce, reuse and recycle!

*ThePlanetBottle 2011

**New Plastics Economy 2018

New Look. Same Formula

Welcome to spajar,

Truly Natural Skincare that doesn’t cost the Earth.

Hello to our beautiful customers, supporters and friends.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support of Spa in a Jar skincare over the past few years. We truly appreciate you.

In just a few years we have grown so quickly, and as we have grown,  so has our natural skincare brand. We are very excited to share with you our brand new look!

We believe your vibe attracts your tribe. So, we have simplified our branding to portray the beauty of simplicity, and our love of all things natural.

Rest assured, the ingredients in, and formulation of, the products you love have not changed. 

Our Truly Natural Skincare products are still:

  • Free from harmful chemicals, synthetic additives or any other nasties
  • Handcrafted in small batches in Queensland, Australia
  • Made from ethically sourced ingredients
  • Custom blended with essential oils for a truly natural spa experience.

And we still have the highest concentration of Magnesium available on the market in our Magnesium Sprays (min. 47%) and Creams (min. 26%).

Since we launched, an essential part of the spajar philosophy has been to always question why things are the way they are.

We promise that we will continue to do just that!

New look.

Same Formula.

Our Magnesium Sprays, Creams, Face & Body Scrubs, Bath Salts, Deodorants etc are all the same in essence, just a new vibe.

Please check the table below to find the new identities of your favourite products, and please get in touch if you have any questions.

Happy Shopping!

With Love and Gratitude,

Until next time,

Sabine & the Spajar Skincare Team

Sharing is Caring

Welcome to the spajar community

Hi, I’m Sabine! I am beyond excited to share the true potential of Mother Nature’s solutions with you, through our products and through this blog.

I want to empower you with the knowledge you need to:

  • source natural alternatives
  • question the products you buy
  • understand the power of magnesium

Why spajar?

The products we consume and the lives we live have become so closely entwined with nasty chemicals, cheap plastic packaging and animal cruelty. There is little thought to how everything is connected, inside and out.

We have become accustomed to the belief that happiness can only be achieved through “overnight miracle fixes.”  This is not the case. You can become the best version of yourself in harmony with Mother Nature. It takes only a little awareness and few small changes to create a huge impact.

Unlike many other businesses in this market, the spajar goal is not to make a huge profit. With us you will find no greenwashing, no huge profit margins, and no sneaky marketing. The driving factor of spajar is to be of service to you, proudly identifying as a For Benefit, Waste Wise Business.

People call me crazy, but I ethically source all ingredients with as little environmental impact as possible. This includes our packaging, which is all recyclable. Our natural skincare products are formulated to create maximum benefit, and every step of the process is completed lovingly by hand in small batches.

I develop every scrub, every massage oil, every Magnesium product with Love, so that you can feel the true power Mother Nature offers you, without paying ridiculous prices.

Whilst we would love for you to visit our shop and try our natural, holistic skincare products. However this is not the spajar mission – we go way beyond that.

Our mission is to change your life, one ethical product at a time.

We want to build a community where we can connect and:

  • Ask questions about WHY things are the way they are
  • Openly discuss the incredible strength of what Mother Nature has provided us with
  • Get excited about the science behind natural alternatives
  • Create awareness about common chemicals and their impact on our happiness
  • Share our favourite natural brands, products, remedies and healing approaches

I believe that Sharing is Caring, so please use this as a place to share your wisdom so we can learn from one another. 

If you have something you would like to learn, or would like to share – please comment or send me an email