Why did you start making natural soap?
Why did you start making natural soap?This is a question I frequently get, partially because I may not appear to be a woman who crafts, or, who even makes things. I must admit, I wasn’t regularly using natural soap before I started making it. In fact, like many people and families, we were using body wash or shower gel in our household. But, as a family who considers themselves cognizant and concerned about environmental issues, we weren’t giving much thought of how we could do better. We use baking soda and vinegar to clean the house, we buy natural detergent to wash our clothes. We recycle and compost. We try not to waste resources. We hang our clothes to dry regardless of the season. So why were we collecting these empty shower gel bottles every few weeks to throw in the recycling bin? I remember gathering these empty plastic bottles and feeling disappointed (and surprised) that we hadn’t switched over to bar soap sooner. I grew up with bar soap! So that’s when I started investigating how to make natural soap and a new passion was born. It was a very rewarding experience to create soap for my family that I knew was safe for their skin and for their skin conditions which include eczema and dry skin. We had many friends and family members who use our soap. They were thrilled with the results and would often request more and more bars. Finally, they suggested we start our own business to share it with others.
From our own family’s use, it has been extremely rewarding knowing how many plastic bottles we have prevented from ending in landfills, and as a company, how many we will prevent. We provide the option to select “label-free” bars to further reduce waste as a commitment to the environment. Finally, it is also important to us that we are a socially responsible business that gives back to our community through partnerships with Wellspring Niagara and Gillian’s Place. Our hope is that in choosing three little birds soaps, you will also feel like it is the best choice for you, your family, the environment, and your community.