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A bit of a different post from me today my loves but you know what they say, a change is as good as a rest.
When I was first contacted some time ago and asked to test out a couple of cleansing bars I have to say I was intrigued! I’d never actually owned a product of this sort before and am always up for trying new things so of course I was immediately onboard. What I didn’t know was that I was going to fall head over heels in love with this beautiful company.
Little Soap Company were founded in 2008 and have turned big dreams into a reality with their unique approach to the bathroom staple.
Eco Warrior – a cruelty free & vegan collection under the Little Soap Company umbrella contains 99.9% natural ingredients and is plastic free, eco friendly and biodegradable (both the soap and packaging) so you can treat yourself to a luxurious self care session with the knowledge you are doing your bit for the environment.
Did I mention they also smell amazing?! Like not regular amazing, ACTUALLY amazing. The scent alone is just a hit of instant relaxation.
Besides the fact you’ll feel smug AF for making good choices there are also some practical positives that go hand in hand with choosing to swap your regular skincare or haircare for a bar.
- Easily transportable. Chuck them in your bag without fear of those pesky spillages!
- Less waste, which is a entire reason in itself am I right?
- Cute as hell (because in the age of Instagram you know we all appreciate a good aesthetic!).
With that being said I wanted to finish this post with a bit of a plea for help with a new project Little Soap Company are working on.
A brand new Hand & Body Bar in collaboration with the Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS).
For every bar sold Little Soap Company pledges to donate 25p to the Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) to help plant seedlings in Sumatra, Indonesia as part of their forest regeneration and conservation mission. SOS works to protect Sumatran orangutans and the forests they depend on. They have planted over 2 million trees and rescued over 200 orangutans so far and continue to work on new solutions for the issues facing orangutans in the wild.Eco Warrior SOS Bar Press Release
Both Little Soap Company and SOS believe that the future is all about sustainable palm oil and that a complete boycott could have more devastating effects for orangutans and the rainforest they depend on for survival. They only use RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil, produced without harming rainforests or the species that rely on them. Their passion is infectious and an asset to the beauty industry.
It would have been easier to have bowed to pressure years ago and made palm-oil free soap, but I truly believe it is the business of a business to help improve the world. I realised very early on I wasn’t just making soap – Little Soap Company is also a vehicle to educate about big issues that big brands were not only avoiding but adding to, like the use of cheaper, non-sustainable palm oil and the question of responsibility for what we are flushing down our plug holes. We used to be regularly pressurised into boycotting palm – but this is not the right approach. My wife is an ape conservationist and runs a zoo and we met arguing about palm oil!! She said how terrible it was I made soap and contributed to the crisis and I said some equally inaccurate things about zoos. The world is not black and white and we both had a journey to come to value each other’s viewpoints and learn the other side of the argument.Emma Heathcote-James, Founder of Little Soap Company.
The special edition bar is is fragranced with a blend of pure essential oils, fitting in nicely with routines for all skin types.