Every day we put loads of stuff on our body, from face wash to lotion to soap. Like many others I like to know exactly what I'm putting on my body which is why I believe so strongly in the products I've created. I feel better knowing that what I wash down the drain is kind to my skin AND kind to the environment.
Unfortunately, commercial soap is still the norm, but what concerns me most is the use of chemicals- ingredients that do not come from the earth. None of us know much about these chemicals, even if they're derived from something natural. It is Earthmade's promise that there are no synthetic or artificial ingredients in any of the products. Each product is made with pure, all-natural, and organic ingredients and scented ONLY by the ingredient itself or nature's extract- pure essential oils.
Two primary methods of soap making are used: cold process and hot process. Each soap is created using fresh ingredients like organic carrot, lemon thyme, and cranberry. The ingredients speak for themselves. Fresh herbs, organic oats, and organic tea leaves add natural scent, color, and exfoliation. Powders come from fresh ingredients which are dried, ground, and also used for color and exfoliation. Fresh blueberries, cranberries, and carrots are juiced for their extract. Plant oils are infused with herbs and spices to retain the pure essence of the plant and only distilled water is used to ensure purity.
You will find that 99% of the soaps here are palm-free. The only soap made with palm oil is the Carrot, Tea Tree, & Orange bar which uses organic and sustainable palm oil grown on small organic family farms in Ecuador. This particular brand of palm oil is partnered with Natural Habitats to ensure that no deforestation or habitat destruction results from the growing or harvesting process. However, it has become a personal choice to create more products without the use of palm oil.
All products are wrapped in biodegradable tissue paper using minimal and earth-friendly packaging. Tissue paper comes from plant material so it breaks down easier than other materials. Soaps are labeled with eco-friendly kraft paper (made from recycled materials) and tied with natural raffia or rope. Packaging is kept to a minimum since most of it unfortunately ends up in the trash. Eco-friendly packaging is in the works and always a strong concern.
All of the ingredients here come from natural environments including plant oils, pure essential oils, butters, herbs, spices, nuts, and fruit (seeds, peel, juice). As we all know, what we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in it. Feel good about what you're putting on your skin and get one step closer to living a kinder, greener life!