These Friendly soap bars are so lovely, vegan friendly, planet friendly, palm oil free, plastic free and made just up the road in Hebden Bridge. So the only diffiuclt part it deciding which one to choose!
Cedarwood and Cinnamon
Sodium cocoate, Sodium olivate, Aqua, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Cedrus deodara (cedarwood) wood oil, Cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon) leaf oil contains eugenol, benzyl benzoate, linalool, cinnamal, Cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon) bark powder
Orange and Grapefruit
Sodium cocoate, Sodium olivate, Aqua, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil contains limonene, Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil contains limonene, Capsicum annuum (paprika) fruit powder
Peppermint and Poppy Seed
Sodium cocoate, Sodium olivate, Aqua, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil contains limonene, Papaver somniferum (poppy) seed
Patchouli and Sandalwood
Sodium cocoate, Sodium olivate, Aqua, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) leaf oil, Santalum album (sandalwood) wood powder
Tea Tree and Tumeric
Sodium olivate, Sodium cocoate, Aqua, Butyrospermum parkii butter (shea) butter, Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil contains limonene, Curcuma longs (tumeric) root powder
Sodium cocoate, Sodium olivate, Aqua, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice powder.
Lemongrass and Hemp
Sodium cocoate, Sodium olivate, Aqua, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Cymbopogon flexuosus (lemongrass) oil contains citral, geraniol, limonene, linalool, citronellol, Cannabis sativa (hemp) seedcake powder.
Sodium cocoate, Sodium olivate, Aqua, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) leaf oil contains citronellol, geraniol, linalool, Rubia tinctorum (madder) root
Who are Friendly?
Based just up the road in Hebden Bridge, Friendly soap is made by locals with a passion for the environment. Their ranges contain no animal products or by-products and have never been tested on animals, which means they've really earned their registration with Cruelty free International and The Vegan Society.
The ancient cold-process method means their soap is totally biodegradable and free from by-products too, so there’s literally no waste. In terms of energy use, they pour, cut, stamp and pack their soaps by hand in the UK, so they’re talking lots of calories but a small carbon footprint.
Their packaging is pretty special too, because it’s made from materials that are 100% recycled as well as recyclable. Plastic doesn’t get a look in, and their parcels for delivery use brown paper tape. Heck, they even use poppy seeds and hemp bran instead of microbeads.
A million miles from conventional detergents, they don’t use harmful preservatives or foaming agents because there’s no real need for SLS or Parabens. The silky-smooth lather produced by their soaps is all down to careful ingredient choice and the cold-process method of making them.
What about their Shea butter? Bought from a women’s worker cooperative in Ghana. Coconut oil? Taken from coconuts guaranteed not to be harvested by slave monkeys. So you can be comforted by the fact that not only is this soap amazing quality and good for the planet, but locally made.