No, we’re not talking ripped jeans, shoulder pads or glitter…the bar soap is back. Beauty lovers around the world from London to New York, Tokyo to Sydney are swapping their shower gel for bar soap. There is a new breed of bars that pack as much luxury (if not more) than their liquid counterparts. Like Sarah Walker from Instyle says, “Unleash the soap from its delicate wrapping and take it for a test drive—this beauty standard is better than ever.”
Shed memories of dry, tight skin and think soft and supple in one step. Nearly 50% of The Soap Co. bar soaps are created with olive oil and coconut oil, and we think it’s time to #RaiseTheBar. We’ve added modern refinement to the type of bar soaps you buy in your local supermarket – loaded with cocoa butter and added vitamins they’re designed to moisturise rather than strip your skin.
Our bar soaps look great and feel great but that’s only half the story. Founded in 2015, The Soap Co. was created from the simple idea that there doesn’t need to be a trade-off between award winning design, high quality eco products and a social mission. 80% of the staff who make our soap are blind, disabled or otherwise disadvantaged, and all our bar soaps are hand cut, wrapped and stamped with the name of its maker. The packaging is either recyclable, compostable or biodegradable, and the glue that seals our soap wrappers is non-toxic. Bar soaps not only have less packaging, but ingredients too, and containing less water bar soaps are a lot more efficient to ship resulting in a smaller carbon footprint.
With 1 in every 5 UK consumers buying bar soap once a month, do you think it’s your turn to unwrap something you can look forward to everyday and #RaiseTheBar? Our online store is just a stone’s throw away.
We are recruiting for our next Business Development Associate / Manager. Get in touch if you’re interested in working with England’s oldest social enterprise and most ethical beauty brand!
Every year, June 1st to 7th marks Volunteers’ Week in the UK - a celebration of the many thousands of volunteers who do such invaluable work and an opportunity to say thank you for their contribution. The Soap Cọ greatly appreciates the many volunteers who help us with so many aspects of our social enterprise work.
This is our second blog – featuring Adil; you can read all about Ellen’s experience in Focus on photography.
Lots of you who enjoyed our popular Geranium & Rhubarb range have been asking whether they could have this delicious scent in a body wash. Well, happy days, now you can! Like the rest of our eco range, the new body wash is kind to your skin as well as the environment crafted with natural bee friendly botanicals.