Does Prop. 65 Actually Protect You?

August 20, 2020

You’ve seen the Prop. 65 warnings everywhere, but what are they actually doing to protect you? Larry, our fearless leader and the one and only Soapman, was interviewed for this article! While our products come with just about every natural certification and seal of approval you could expect (Organic Certification, Non-GMO, and Cruelty-Free), in California they also come with a warning that states our products harbor a “chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm.” If that sounds confusing to you, then you won’t be surprised to hear that we were stumped, too.…

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Vermont Soap Releases Revolutionary USDA 95% Shower Gel and Foamer Soap Bases

September 28, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nichole LoPinto (Middlebury, VT): Vermont Soap revealed yet another organic first this month with the launch of their new USDA 95% organic shower gel and 95% organic hand and body foam soaps. When filled in a USDA certified facility, these silky smooth cleansing gels and foamer soaps bear the coveted USDA organic seal recognized worldwide as the gold standard for natural cosmetic products. While plenty of labels claim to be natural only to include ingredients it takes a degree in chemistry to unravel; personal care products bearing the USDA seal set the bar for safe, nontoxic…

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Ingredient Business is Gelling at Vermont Soap – Vitamin Retailer Magazine

December 12, 2016

Most people that love Vermont Soap (Middlebury, VT) don’t realize that the iconic brand also makes products for many other companies as well as supplying manufacturers with bulk liquid and gel soap bases. Click here to read the whole article      

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Vermont Soap Takes the Pledge

July 12, 2016

Vermont Soap CEO Larry Plesent signs a Voluntary Sworn Statement that Vermont Soap’s products are not made or co-mingled with genetically modified materials. Sue Hoxie (President, Addison County Chamber of Commerce) and Vermont Soap Legal Counsel Michael Polletta look on. Vermont Soap made history today as the first soap and cosmetic company to pledge support of Act 121, Vermont’s landmark GMO labeling law. Non-food companies are not currently required to label GMO content but Vermont Soap wanted to show their support for honesty in GMO labeling by signing the Vermont State Affidavit voluntarily. GMO labeling is in the news again…

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Vermont Soap has a Formula for Cleaning Homes the Nontoxic Way

June 14, 2016

By KEN PICARD | SEVENDAYSVT.COM | JUNE 13, 2016 The curing room in Vermont Soap’s manufacturing facility in Middlebury may be one of the most fragrant spots in Vermont. As dozens of soap bars cure on drying racks like aging craft cheeses, the air is laden with the rich aromas of pine, peppermint, lavender, lemongrass and other essential oils. But, unlike the scents added to most conventionally produced soaps, shampoos, toiletries and home-cleaning products, none of these odors comes from artificial chemicals or toxic ingredients. In fact, the earthy reddish hue of some of the bars is derived from lobster…

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Spicewood Deodorant Wins Natural Beauty Award

April 13, 2016

Vermont Soap and Spicewood Organic Deodorant racked up another award by making the Better Nutrition’s Best of Natural Beauty 2016 Shopping List. According to the editors: The masculine scent is reminiscent of Old Spice but not overpowering. The combination of coconut oil, cornstarch, rosemary extract, and essential oils work to keep you smelling great all day.

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New Liquid Sunshine Dish Foam

August 11, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mic LeBel, 207-563-7695 Another Healthy Alternative from Vermont Soap Middlebury, Vermont – (August 11, 2015) – New Liquid Sunshine Dish Foam from Vermont Soap makes it easy to ‘green up’ your dish routine. Like all Vermont Soap products, Dish Foam is 100% natural, safe. Certified organic and effective. The large foaming dispenser turns Castile liquid soap into a thick foam of natural bubbles ready to clean the dirtiest dishes. The energizing orange essential oil blend freshens the room, and cuts grease naturally. Offered in an 18oz Bottle for $9.99 MSRP, Liquid Sunshine Dish Foam is made…

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Sage Lime Deodorant Wins!

June 15, 2015

Vermont Soap’s Sage Lime Organic Deodorant won the tasteforlife 2015 Personal Care Essentials Award for Deodorant!  

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Vermont Soap finds silver lining after fire

July 16, 2014

The Rutland Herald recently wrote an article about the fire at our factory and our recovery efforts. For Larry Plesent, last month’s fire that seriously damaged his Exchange Street business turned into an unexpected opportunity to expand his organic soap company sooner than expected. “We’re going from 10,000 to 25,000 square feet,” Plesent said last week during a tour of the new facility. Read the full article on    

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June 27, 2014

The Quirky Iconic Brand is Building a New Factory in Middlebury Middlebury, Vermont – (June 23, 2014) – On June 4’th, a fire damaged Vermont Soap’s certified organic soap factory and destroyed production equipment – but not the spirit of the employees. Thankfully, no one was in the building at the time and the fire department responded quickly. Vermont Soap is in the process of moving and building a new factory to continue making their popular line of organic soaps and personal care products. The company is pleased to announce that it has signed a lease on a building at…

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