We’re motivated by the desire to provide amazing soap while helping make society more sustainable and helping people live more lightly on the Earth. What does this have to do with soap? A lot! Most commercial soaps, and many handmade soaps, are made with oils that are extracted at a heavy cost to the planet. Palm oil is commonly used in soap and is the number-one cause of deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia, including much of the palm oil that’s labeled as sustainable.
What makes our soap different?
- We use full-circle, regional and Fair-Trade materials. We use regionally produced tallow, which is a byproduct from the beef industry. Tallow makes fabulous, long-lasting soaps, and using it helps keep part of the animal from going to waste in a landfill.
- Most of our plant-based oils are food industry byproducts. This includes rice bran oil, produced from the seed hull; apricot kernel oil, produced from apricot pits; and olive pomace oil, which is extracted from olives after the first and second pressings have removed the majority of the food oil.
- All of our coconut oil and cocoa butter is certified Fair-Trade and organic, which supports socially and environmentally responsible production of these tropical oils.
- We use only plant-based colorants, exfoliants and essential oils (no fragrance oils) in the soaps. Many customers tell us our soaps last much longer than other soaps they’ve used!