At Vermont Soap we take the sourcing of our materials and ingredients very seriously.
Good Palm Oil Practices
Palm oil is a superior replacement for the beef tallow soapmakers used to use in bygone days. Organic palm oil is full of botanical goodies that nourish your skin. Vermont Soap buys it by the tractor trailer load, so we take it’s sourcing very seriously. We selected Agropalma Brazil as a provider because of their sound practices and proximity to the US, minimizing the impact of our ingredients. We were pleased to have our decision validated by Greenpeace’s findings.
Good Tea Tree Oil Practices
Tea Tree oil is highly effective as controlling skin fugus, and in controlling acne. We use a lot of Tea Tree oil at Vermont Soap, and wanted to be sure we were getting a pure product made by honest and reputable people. We found that in our friend Howard Owen who grows and distills our Tea Tree Oil in Australia at his Northern Rivers Tea Tree Plantation.
Good Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter Practices
Vermont Soap sources its Philippine coconut oil and South American cocoa butter through CIRANDA, a member of the Sustainable Food Trade Association. No slave labor or child labor is used and members have to do annual reporting on a wide variety of metrics. Learn more here.
Hippo Friendly Shea Nut Butter
Your purchase of certified organic shea butter from Vermont Soap helps to preserve the last remaining pygmy hippos in Ghana, West Africa. We source our shea butter from the area surrounding the Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary. In exchange for paying producers a premium for their shea butter, tribal chiefs have agreed to allow their lands to be certified as organic; thus preserving one of the last fragile remaining populations of hippos in the region.
Formaldehyde Free Packaging
Vermont Soap believes our packaging should be just as non-toxic as the products we put in it.
Click here to read our Letter of Continuing Guarantee that our plastic containers are formaldehyde free.
The company we get our aloe from, Terry Laboratories’, will not be classified by OEHHA as a Proposition 65 chemical. The OEHHA listing identifies the chemical concerned as “Aloe Vera, non-decolorized whole leaf extract”. All of Terry Laboratories’ products (inner leaf and whole leaf) are decolorized during processing and therefore are not subject to the Proposition 65 listing.