Organic Shikakai imparts mild smoothness to the soap's lather, gently cleanses skin and conditions hair. Shikakai comes from the seed pods of the small South Asian tree Acacia Concinna and has been used in India for hair and body care for over 1,000 years.
Organic White Grape Juice has complex sugars that nourish the skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Together with organic sugar, it acts as a humectant and helps skin cells retain moisture.
Organic Fair Trade Olive Oil gives the soaps their velvety smoothness. To honor the peace the olive tree symbolizes, the oil is sourced from both Palestinian and Israeli growers: Canaan Fair Trade, founded by Palestinians who support peaceful co-existence and see profitable olive farming as a way of improving Palestinians' economic situation; the Jewish-Israeli Strauss family; and Fair Trade Sindyanna, run by Jewish and Arab women in Israel.
Organic Fair Trade Sugar leaves skin hydrated and smooth; gives the soaps their caramel aroma and color and keeps them form clogging; supports friends at Azucarera Paraguaya and their mission to provide the highest quality sugar while being stewards of the land and its people, providing education and healthcare assistance to Mill employees and Sugar cane farmers, paying growers fairly for their sugar.
Organic Fair Trade Coconut Oil creates a rich cleansing lather. The coconut oil comes from the Serendipol project in Sri Lanka, where organic compost keeps the soil fertile, every family farmer and worker is paid a fair price, and the Fair Trade premium funds community needs such as medical equipment for local hospitals.
Organic Hemp Oil is in all our soaps! The unsurpassed essential fatty acid content of hemp oil mirrors our skin's natural oil and makes the soaps smoother, less drying. Dr. Bronner's worked for more than a decade to overturn the federal ban on hemp cultivation, and they believe that soon they'll be able to source their hemp oil from American Farmers. Hemp will become an environmentally sustainable solution for thousands of other products too!
Organic Body and Hair Care in One Bottle
Dr. Bronner's Fair Trade & Organic Pump Soaps are excellent for washing hands and face - place by your sink or in the shower! The organic shikakai powder and organic sugar in this soap no only make it an ideal facial cleanser, but also perfect for washing hair. When using any of the soaps to wash your hair, it is recommended you follow up with a lightly acidic conditioning rinse, such as Dr. Bronner's Citrus Organic Hair Rinse (diluted apple cider vinegar works too!).
Ingredients: Organic sucrose*, organic white grape juice, organic coconut oil*, organic palm kernel oil*, potassium hydroxide†, organic olive oil*, organic shikakai powder, organic hemp oil, organicjojoba oil, organic lemongrass oil, organic lemon oil, organic lime oil, citric acid, tocopherol.
*Certified Fair Trade Ingredients.
†None remains after saponifying oils into soap and glycerin.
Caution: Don't drink soap! Keep out of eyes; wash with water 15 min. and consult a physician if irritation persists. DO NOT REFILL with Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Pure Castile Liquid Soaps, which can clog the dispenser and spurt soap. In this formula, the shikakai extracted in organic natural sugars also keep the pump from clogging.
GMOs, foaming agents, detergents, cruelty, animal testing.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.