Just between you and me, I think it's time we did things differently.
It's important to take care of yourself.
Part of this means paying attention to what you put on your skin. The skin is the body's largest organ and accounts for the absorption of everything from vital minerals to unwanted toxins.
Conventional bath and beauty products often contain those unwanted toxins. That's why I've been taking the time to make and use real soap and natural moisturizers for the past four years. Natural products help to keep your skin soft and healthy.
Our actions should uplift our communities.
Mindfulness about how our actions affect our world is critical if we're going to leave things better than we found them.
As a planet, we're rediscovering that the best way to do things is with thoughtful care. Mass production has its place, but when it comes to what we eat and put on our bodies quality and care is essential.
I believe we also have to reconsider how we view transactions.
Wouldn't it be amazing if every time you bought a product you could be confident that transaction was going to help uplift your community?
So that's what I'm doing.
Craft Soap Co. is an expression of my desire to see the world made better.
There are many women in our communities who don't have the luxury of being able to use natural products. They're in situations where finding safety, food, income, and housing are their priorities. My goal is to use Craft Soap Co. to help these women.
This starts with a 1:1 donation program. Every time we sell a product we donate that product to an organization that empowers women in need.
Giving women in desperate situations natural luxury beauty products might seem like a little thing. In some ways it is. But, sometimes the little things can make a big difference.
Personal care products, like soap, are a continuous necessity for these charitable organizations. These are the women in our community who are most in need of our tenderness and humanity. They don't deserve just the bare essentials but have a real need for the kind of healthful, rejuvenating experience our products provide.
Would you mind helping?
The truth is that all these things I think don't really matter if no-one else feels the same way.
I'm running this campaign because there is a minimum level of interest required for this business model to work.
If you're willing to pledge your support you'll receive some of our luxury bath & beauty products, and I'll donate an equivalent product to a local organization that empowers women.
What charitable organizations are we supporting?
We are starting by donating products to organizations in the Fredericksburg, VA area. Specifically, Empower House and Hope House.
I'm going to be working hard to grow Craft Soap Co. so that we can do more good in more places.
If you're a part of an organization that meets the needs of women going through hard times e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work on getting products together for the women you serve.
Hey, Kickstarter doesn't allow raising funds for charity!
That's true. The funds you donate will be used to create and deliver your pledges. Anything extra will go towards growing the company. The 1:1 donations to local organizations resulting from this campaign will be funded out of my own pocket.
What do you get out of this?
The campaign rewards are comprised of natural soaps, lip balms, moisturizers, and clay masks.
These will be available for sale at our website after we've completed campaign delivery. They'll fall into one of two different lines that we're launching: Crème and Coal.
You'll be able to mix and match gift bag contents from the different lines.
Soap – A light lathering and exfoliating soap. Olive oil makes up the majority of oils, cleansing gently, with a bit of palm and coconut oils to produce a firm bar with a bit more lather than a pure Castille soap. Oat powder naturally moisturizes while whole oats exfoliate. Lavender Essential oil provides a scent that relaxes and enlightens.
Lip Balm – Beeswax, cocoa butter, and coconut oil keep your lips soft. Unrefined cocoa butter provides a light chocolate scent.
Moisturizer – Cocoa butter, shea butter, aloe butter, and vitamin E oil provide a decadent and luxurious moisturizer. Lavender essential oil brings a calming scent. Not only does this combination provide for the skin, but it also serves well as a nourishing hair cream, beard tamer, or cuticle softener.
Mask – Bentonite clay removes impurities, a light oatmeal powder moisturizes delicate skin while ground, dried lavender enhances the cleansing and nourishing properties and provides a light tension-relieving scent.
Soap – A thick lathering and lightly exfoliating soap. Cocoa butter makes this a hard bar, that is still moisturizing. Activated charcoal gives this bar its distinct appearance, while lightly exfoliating, and removing impurities. Peppermint essential oil provides a scent that invigorates and a light refreshing tingle. We have found this bar to be a favorite of those with oily, and combination skin types.
Lip Balm – Beeswax, cocoa butter, and coconut oil keep your lips soft. Peppermint essential oil provides an awakening tingle.
Moisturizer - Cocoa butter, aloe butter, and vitamin E oil, create an indulgent moisturizer with a deep chocolate scent.
Mask – Bentonite clay, activated charcoal, and finely powdered mint leaf. Bentonite clay and activated charcoal work together to remove impurities while a hint of mint leaf cools and awakens.
Risks and challenges
We have a very aggressive delivery window compared to a lot of Kickstarters.
Since I have been making these products for the past four years I have a good handle on the workload that will be required. I'm confident that we'll be able to deliver by Christmas.
My husband will also be supporting me and has extensive experience in manufacturing, and shipping. Earlier this year he helped a friend of ours successfully complete fulfillment of a Kickstarter campaign.
That being said I am committed to open and honest communication during the production and fulfillment phases. If anything was to happen that would impact delivery times you'll know about it right after I do. I will be doing everything within my power to satisfy each backer.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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