First, I love the 1-for-1 concept and SoapBox Soaps is doing their part. For every bar you buy, a child in need gets a matching bar… so cool! In just two years, SoapBox Soaps has formed partnerships with organizations around the globe, not only helping homeless shelters in Washington,D.C., but providing soap to children in Haiti, and several other countries around the world. That is outstanding if you ask me.
The soaps are not tested on animals and are vegan. None of the ingredients come from animal by products or industrial processes that hurt animal habitats. They use no no artificial dyes, no preservatives or lathering agents. All of the ingredients are plant based, with essential oils certified by the USDA. 85% of the ingredients used are certified as organic. They also does not add SLS (sodium laurel sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate) or other surfactants that are often added during the saponification process to increase lather quality. For an eco boost, their soaps are 100% eco-friendly, biodegradable, and contain ingredients harvested from sustainable resources. The packaging uses recycled inks, and made using recycled paper pressed into cardboard. Loving them even more!
Now comes the real question, is the soap any good? I can say with confidence YES. I tried the Oatmeal Clove which had bits of oatmeal in it which is great for exfoliating. The clove soap is mixed with ground and whole flakes of oatmeal with organic oils, cloves and rosemary extract (it does contain palm oil which I know some vegans stay away from). It has a fresh smell and easy to latter. Even used it on my face (just don’t go too close to your eyes) and my skin was shinning. I do have sensitive skin and this product was great. I used every last bit.
Want to get your SoapBox Soap on too? You can find them at select Whole Foods and online. The cost is $5.99 a bar which is awesome because of the high quality and 1-for-1.
If you want to read more about their soap and hygiene movement, check out their blog.
Happy bath time!