Frequently Asked Questions
Our team is 100% committed to crafting a high-quality product that far exceeds regulatory requirements—and our most demanding customers' expectations. We're proud of the thousands of hours of hard work we've put in to refine our process to make Project EcoSoap bars insanely clean.
We employ economically disadvantaged women in developing countries to collect tons of gently used soap from hotels. We run all that soap through a three-stage, lab-certified sanitization process we developed in consultation with a team of chemists and public health experts.
First, every single soap bar is stripped of its exterior shell, which we then discard. This means that NONE of the soap we end up using has ever actually come into contact with another human being.
Next, we cut the soap into chips, and grind the chips into a fine powder.
Then we immerse the soap powder in a proprietary solution designed to completely sanitize it without sinking into the soap itself. That means when we rinse the solution off, it's really off, leaving nothing but clean soap.
From there, we add water and a few other finishing touches, and our women compress and craft the mixture into shiny new bars.
All our production lines regularly undergo rigorous inspections by government standards boards. The result is ultra-clean—so clean you could eat it, if it weren’t soap :)
We've already prevented hundreds of tons of soap from heading to landfills. And for every bar we sell, we're able to give 100 bars to children in need!Last updated:
Project EcoSoap is an initiative of the international nonprofit organization Eco-Soap Bank. We employ economically disadvantaged women in developing countries to collect tons of gently used soap from hotels. We run all that soap through an intensely rigorous three-stage, lab-certified sanitization process.
We've already prevented hundreds of tons of soap from heading to landfills and reached more than 1.1 million people with lifesaving soap and hygiene education. We currently work in 10 developing countries.
Project EcoSoap is a way to connect our charitable work with consumers in the developed world. We’ve received so much demand that we’ve decided to create the world’s first truly 100% zero-waste soap product.Last updated:
The bars we give are 5 ounces—enough to last a child a long time, but small enough that it’s easy for them to handle and pick up :)Last updated:
We're working on adding an exfoliant variety! You can sign up at projectecosoap.org to be the first to know :)Last updated:
Because of our recycling process, the precise ingredients of each bar will vary from batch to batch. However, we use vegan and cruelty-free scents and colors, and we're working extremely hard to be able to certify the same for the recycled portions themselves.
Project EcoSoap's flagship varieties will feature the following added ingredients:
- Cambodia: Lemongrass (essence)
- Tanzania: Saffron (dried, ground), Tanzanian green orange (essence)
- Nepal: Nepali chai (dried, ground tea leaves), Cinnamon (dried, ground), Cardamom (dried, ground), Ginger (dried, ground)
Eco-Soap Bank is also continuously making more partnerships with hotels in more areas, meaning a more diverse supply of soap to select from. That means we'll also continue to improve the product by the time we launch at scale this holiday season—and we'll do that based on your feedback. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns, and we’ll incorporate your voice as we move forward.Last updated:
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