We are committed to producing soaps that contain no animal products or by-products. We are also completely against testing cosmetics on animals and are registered with Cruelty Free International and The Vegan Society.
We use the ancient cold-process method of soap making, which creates a biodegradable soap with zero by-products. There is literally no waste. Everything gets used up and turned into lovely Friendly Soap.
Striving always to minimise our impact on the environment, we use as little energy as possible throughout production – every bar of Friendly Soap is poured, cut, stamped and packed by hand, here in the UK.
All our packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable…and plastic-free and our parcels for delivery are packed using brown paper tape. We are also against the use of microbeads. What’s wrong with poppy seeds or hemp bran?
Friendly Soap is made using naturally biodegradable ingredients – unlike commercial detergents that contain synthetic chemicals, that are literally flushed into our rivers. We are totally opposed to using harmful preservatives or foaming agents, believing there is simply no need for SLS or Parabens. The incredible silky smooth lather our natural handmade soap produces and its long life are completely down to the cold process method and our careful choice of ingredients.
We will never use Palm Oil and believe the best thing for the rainforests, its animals and the earth is to avoid it entirely. We also buy our Shea Butter from a women’s worker cooperative in Ghana and the Coconut Oil in Friendly soap is not produced using slave monkeys to pick the fruit. Yes, in some places, this actually happens.
By constantly scrutinising our production methods and working practices, we take little steps towards our goal of producing a zero impact natural soap and business model that benefits the planet, its animals and its people.