The soapbox we stand on: fair trade, charitable giving, environmental practices & mindful products.
Our soaps are hand-made and hand-packaged in Southern California by mother and daughter. We also feel it is important to purchase ingredients that are made under fair conditions. For example, our Shea Butter comes from a Fair Trade certified women’s cooperative in Togo, Africa. We hope to import additional Fair Trade ingredients as they become available. We are in the process of becoming a Fair Trade certified company. Learn more here.
The Nomad Foundation
We have partnered with the Nomad Foundation to promote the well being of the nomadic Tuareg tribe of Niger. The foundation provides water, food, work, education and health care. It is similar in concept to Heiffer International, but because it is a small, local organization we feel confident that donations are used in the most direct and efficient manner. Learn more about the Nomad Foundation here. You too can support this cause by donating a goat to the tribe. Donation includes certificate, gift box and one goat milk soap. A great gift for those who already seem to have everything they need! Click here to view gift details.
Production: Many of the ingredients in our soap come right from our farm – goat milk from our goats, herbs from our herb garden, and more! Truly local ingredients means low carbon footprint.
Packaging: We use 100% Recycled paper (FCC certified) to package our soaps. We do NOT use any plastic in packaging our soaps.
Products: Our “Essential” and “Seasonal” soaps are All-Natural! They are made with pure essential oils. They contain no chemical fragrances, chemical preservatives, parabens or the like. You might not mind if Mom washed your mouth out with this soap! We are in the process of having our soaps certified organic. Our crèmes and lip balms are made with 82% and 76% organic content, respectively.
Mindful Product Line
Our product line is sweet and simple. We deliberately choose a modest product line because we believe that taking care of your skin should be easy and also that buying too many products can be wasteful. I know I used to have a drawer full of useless products…or at least products that I didn’t use. We believe that you live happier lives when the things you place in your home (and the ideas you place in your mind) are of good quality, good nature, and good efficiency. We encourage you to be mindful of how you live your lives – from the types of foods you eat to the types of products you use on your skin, from a company’s exercise of business ethics to your own daily exercise routine.