Since 1995, our family has been carefully handcrafting all natural, scratch made soaps featuring responsibly wildcrafted and organically grown botanicals that are safe for all living things and a joy to use. Through our ongoing partnership with 1% For The Planet, at least 1% of gross sales (not net) are donated each year to environmental non-profits that closely align with our mission such as Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, United Plant Savers, and Western National Parks Association.
Even though they were highly profitable, we made a conscious decision in 2019 to discontinue our handmade shower gels due to the growing plastic waste crisis. We simply could not justify selling liquid soap in single use plastic bottles when good old fashioned bar soaps clean just as well (or even better) without all the waste..
REDUCE PLASTIC WASTE. USE BAR SOAP INSTEAD!
Our premium bar soaps are handmade with certified organic vegetable oils and they are moisturizing, biodegradable, cruelty free, minimally packaged, and do not contain any synthetic fragrance oils or other harmful chemicals. The sustainable organic palm oil we use is from Colombia and it's Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certified as well as Rainforest Alliance certified. In fact, we were using sustainable palm oil before it was cool.
There's always more we can do, but we try to be mindful of every purchase we make and every action we take as we strive to support fair trade, organic, and sustainable businesses whenever possible.
So what does all this mean for YOU? It means you can shop here with the freedom of knowing that everything AWSB makes is safe for you, your family, and your world.
So what are you waiting for?
TAKE A WASH ON THE WILD SIDE!®
Maggie Hanus, Soap Bartender
...along with Jory, Jackie, Rocky, Hannah, Jimmy, Truen, and Buddy (the rescue dog)