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Please register to obtain wholesale prices. All soap is handmade in small batches, slight variation in colour, size may occur between batches.
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Terms and conditions
Due to the nature of the product, returns are only acceptable if unused, please contact Emma’s Soap within 7 days should any soap be damaged in transportation or if there are any discrepancies or missing items from your order.
Emma’s Soap should be kept in its packaging and stored away from direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. as the product may fade, deteriorate or sweat if left in direct sunlight or heat.
Emma’s Soap does not provide a custom labelling service
Emma’s Soap is to be sold in the packaging and with the label supplied to you. Should Emma need to recall a batch you will be advised and request to remove the soap from sale, in such cases fresh soap will be re-supplied at a courier cost to Emma.
It's so much more than a bar of soap...
Every business decision made, from manufacturing to waste or deliveries are made with an environmental and sustainable conscience
Emma’s Soap endeavours to ensure that all its products are from ethically sustainable sources considering the world environment, animal welfare, workers rights and their health and safety; from oils to packaging.
The parchment paper that is used beneath the fabric to wrap the soap is Qulion and chlorine-free. Qulion contains heavy metals such as chromium which is toxic if incinerated and chlorine used in manufacturing of paper is a major pollutant of waterways.
All paper and cardboard used has been chosen to minimise the impact on the environment, along with raffia and label can all be safely bio-degraded in the compost heap.
Emma tries to minimise all potential waste. Cardboard is reused or recycled. Waste paper is shredded into paper bricks and then used as fuel. Containers are returned to supplier for refills or recycled through appropriate waste streams.
Each base oil has its own decanting/poring container to minimise washing up and water waste. where it is necessary to clean containers, recycled paper towel is used which is composted down resulting in fertiliser.
All soap scraps are re-batched into Emma’s Laundry Soap. All fabric is re-used with offcuts bundled and sold. Raffia ends collected and used as packaging. Resulting in very little landfill waste.
Emma: ‘There really is no landfill waste if the consumer disposes of all the packaging correctly, as there is equally little in the manufacturing.’
No Palm Oil
Sodium Palmate is widely used in the cosmetic industry, causing both direct rainforest and habitat loss.
Whilst I applaud the movement to establish sustainable Palm Oil, my research has led me to the opinion that there is still much work to be done to make this credible and provide a transparent Material Identity Scheme. Set up in 2004 to establish clear ethical and ecological standards for producing palm oil, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is currently the largest sustainability focused organisation within the Palm Oil sector. However its standards to not ban deforestation or destruction of peat lands for the development of oil palm plantations. Instead Plantations need to meet the criteria of being well managed with good environmental, social and economic standards.
RSPO set a date! All plantations pre 2005 are exempt! Yes, Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) comes from plantations that were established on land cleared before 2005!
New plantations are allowed to remove forest as long as the land is not deemed ‘High Value Conservation Forest’. Each member country can interpret ‘High Value’ based on its unique situation, or subject to personal opinion.
Furthermore, supply chain model is used for CSPO, ‘Mass Balance’, which is the mixing of certified and non-certified palm oil in a controlled environment, ensuring that the volume of certified palm oil outputs never exceed the certified inputs.
Whilst I agree with the argument of established plantations, after all, it can store more carbon than any other vegetable crop. However, we do not need to add to the demand and continue the deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses.
Cold processed soap
The product we know of as soap is the result of mixing an acid with a caustic alkali.When the alkali is diluted with water and added to the acid, a reaction called ‘saponification’ occurs. Once this has happened the alkali is on its way to being neutralised. After curing the soap for several weeks, the alkali is no longer evident.
All oils are from a cold press process avoiding chemical base solvents for extraction purposes. Where possible oils and butters are organic and or unrefined, ensuring only the best grade is used in the manufacturing of the soap, giving the end user a high grade product. Emma who also keeps bees uses their wax and that of a local bee keeper.
The art of soap making is in the ingredients, and the saponification calculations, whilst I am not going to give my recipes away, my basic ingredients are: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, and Sweet Almond Oil. From here I make 5 different soaps by adding either Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Oil, Avocado Oil, Organic Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter. Finally each soap benefits from some essential oils, again recipes designed by me to benefit you the consumer.
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