Introducing our first palm-free soap!

A lot of folks are concerned with the use of palm oil for cosmetic (and industrial) purposes and the impact of overproduction to environmental sustainability.

Even though Emmet Street Creations only uses palm oil from Bramble Berry Soap Making Supplies (a company committed to only buying its palm oil from suppliers who are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), Christine’s recent trip to Costa Rica, during which she saw miles of palm plantations that strip some beautiful areas of the country of biodiversity, inspired her to further her efforts toward creating palm-free handmade soap that met her high standards for quality.

It’s been a challenge for Christine, but today I’m happy to announce she is ready to introduce the first palm-free handmade soap to the Emmet Street Creations lineup: Mango Papaya soap!

Mango Papaya soapThis soap is not yet available in the Emmet Street Creations Etsy store. It will premier at The Mom and Pop Shoppe in Akron on 4/25! So if you want to be the first kid on the block to have this tropical-scented soap, come out and see us. Our booth will be set up at Musica from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Now that Christine has experienced success, you’ll likely see more palm-free soap offerings in the Emmet Street Creations store in the future. But be assured, when palm oil is part of the recipe, we’re committed to only using products by sources committed to sustainable production methods.

(If you want to read more about the use of palm oil in soap making, check out this excellent post on Bramble Berry’s blog.)