Eden Water ~ Ethics ~ Packaging & Care
Botanical Soap enriched with the finest, plant oils, butters, gentle Botanicals, Earth Minerals and Pure Essential Oils.
Meticulous care has been taken to ensure all products and ingredients are of exceptional quality, sustainable and ethically sourced.
When I first began soap making, I used a small amount of Rspo (responsibly sourced palm oil). Palm oil contributes to a delightfully creamy, firm and long lasting soap bar.
As time moved on I became increasingly concerned that the body that governs Rspo, (The Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil) essentially serves the interests of the palm producers, banks and traders and has NOT played a significant role to their promises of protection of the tropical forest areas.
Until this situation improves we refuse to use Palm oil. Although Palm oil is a high yeild crop, we don't consider it ethically sourced.
So, what exactly is the problem with Palm Oil?
Palm oil is amazingly versatile product, it's a high yeild crop used worldwide in food industry from pizza, biscuits to chocolate, as well as in the cosmetic industry, lotions, soap, shampoo and toothpaste. To meet this massive demand, a huge industry has developed. Indonesia is the largest Palm oil producer in the world. This production has caused disastrous eradication of tropical rainforest and it continues with unprecedented speed, causing great socio-economic and environmental problems, depriving unique species from their habitat.
We insist on Eco friendly packaging ~ Leave no trace ~ We go to great lengths to make sure our products are are free from plastic, preservatives, sulphates and cruelty. Our soap bars are wrapped in recycled craft paper, purchased in the UK, completely recyclable and compostable.
Our Aromatherapy Bath Range are protected by a compostable film made from wood pulp. This film is GM free and made from renewable, sustainable sources.
For shipping we use Wood Wool which is made in the UK from responsibly sourced FSC certified wood.
We use Ecoflo packing peanuts which are lightweight, 100% biodegradable and made from sustainable GM free starch, perfect to protect for shipping.
Soap Care ~ Your soap is made of precious oils and butters, so to prolong its lifespan treat it with the respect it deserves. Handmade soap has a natural high glycerine content, which is wonderful for your skin but it also means your soap must be kept dry between use. Glycerine attracts water, if left standing in moisture your soap will break down quicker.
Store your soap in a cool dry place away from sunlight, excessive heat and humidity. Natural soap needs to breathe, exposure to the air promotes hardening of your soap and contributes to a longer lasting bar.