SoapBox Soaps recently contacted me to tell me a bit about their unusual mission. There are plenty of companies that sell soap, but SoapBox Soaps pledges to deliver a bar of soap to people in need with every bar that you purchase. They’ve delivered soap to homeless shelters in Washington, D.C. as well as children affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
It may seem like a simple thing, but millions of people risk disease and death each year because they do not have access to basic personal hygiene items. Supporting SoapBox Soaps gives you a way to help make a difference while making sure your own family has access to high quality soap.
SoapBox Soaps are available in oatmeal clove, lemongrass, and lavender fragrances. The sample bar I tried was the lemongrass, which is a good gender-neutral scent.
All of the SoapBox Soaps are made with 85% organic ingredients. (The soap making process does not allow for a soap to be 100% organic due to the necessity of having lye to produce the needed cleaning suds.) The soaps have 9-10% glycerin, making them great for people in need of a product that won’t dry their skin.
Everyone in my family has fairly sensitive skin and we did not have any problems with the ingredients in this product. The natural oils used in SoapBox Soaps left our skin feeling moisturized, while the fragrance was noticeable but not overpowering.
Although SoapBox Soaps does not have liquid soap available at this time, you can vote for this option in their online poll.
photo credit: SoapBox Soaps