Vermont Soap Lowers Its Environmental Impact

Vermont Soap Lowers Its Environmental Impact

At Vermont Soap, we actively reduce environmental impacts at every stage of production. It begins by refraining from using toxic chemical ingredients, and continues by powering our factory with solar panels and reducing packaging waste through bulk refill products. In all these ways we make healthy choices that benefit our employees, our customers, and our world.

Our World

We recognize that human beings are now at a critical juncture in relation to our planet. Safer alternatives must be created to lead us into a sustainable future. We conduct our business in an environmentally aware manner and emphasize reuse and recycling, the use of natural and organic base ingredients, and the application of appropriate technology. Vermont Soap has pledged 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment.

It takes a lot of energy to make liquid soap, and one of the reasons we sited Vermont Soap in Middlebury, Vermont is its close proximity to low impact hydropower.

Vergennes Hydro Plant

Read more about that and our choice to stand up for responsible energy use here. Check out our 150kw solar roof!


We are proud of our responsible sourcing of ingredients. Most products made by Vermont Soap are certified to USDA organic standards and VOF. And we minimize wasteful use of packaging materials whenever possible.

But the biggest impact we are making on our world is getting natural products out there to consumers who might otherwise buy destructive products that slowly ruin our earth from their manufacture, use and disposal. Every product we sell means one less product with toxins being brought into someone’s home. One day some of those chemical personal care products might make their way into YOUR precious water supply! Aren’t you glad you use organic soap and cleaners from Vermont Soap to help protect YOUR water sources?

Our Customers

Anyone who’s tried a Vermont Soap product knows the quality and love we put into each item. You can feel the difference between our organic products and the cheap harsh products on the shelves of most stores. Our body care is gentle and nourish your skin in a way you can truly feel. Whether you have dry or sensitive skin, a chronic skin condition, or just don’t like the idea of putting unnatural chemicals onto and into your body, once you try Vermont Soap, you’ll be hooked. And the more sensitive your skin, the more of a difference you will feel.

Our Factory Our Home

Have you seen our new factory? Watch the video on our home page (or here to enjoy with the audio) to get a glimpse at what our building looks like inside and out. We are so happy to finally have our solar panels installed!

The first thing you see when you walk up to our factory is our big company vegetable and flower garden out front. Our very own Larry the Soapman plants and tends to this garden every year along with staff volunteers. The inside of our factory is clean (we do make cleaning products after all) and it smells incredible. Could a conventional cleaning product company say that? We love that even when surrounded by cleaning products, our air is clean and our employees can breathe safely. What a testament to the safety of these products in your own home.

our garden

Want to see more of our factory and how we make soap? Check out these videos. And if you’re in the area, we would love for you to stop by our Discount Factory Outlet and Soap Museum.

We are proud to offer green cleaning products that will maintain your home without the environmental cost of putting toxins in your air or chemicals onto surfaces like your countertops where they will come in contact with the food you eat or the little hands of your children.

The more people realize the importance of buying safe, natural products, the bigger our impact grows. Thank you for helping spread the word about safe, natural, affordable, nontoxic organic products that work. And thank you for making choices that help our planet just as much as they help you.


How do you make an impact? Leave a comment on how you, too are helping our environment.

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