Warm, comforting, yet undeniably exotic – that’s the sun-filled scent of patchouli and red sandalwood packed into this rich and alluring soap.
Whether its gorgeous patchouli scent evokes tropical climes or our once-hippy hometown of Hebden Bridge, this soap is definitely a classic. It’s not just easy on the nose too: the patchouli and sandalwood blend has antibacterial properties and helps maintain great skin, while a rich trio of oils keeps you marvelously moisturised. Even your libido gets some gusto from this soap, so wash extra carefully in case you get lucky.
Each Patchouli & Sandalwood bar is handmade with coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, patchouli essential oil, sandalwood powder, water. And nothing else.
Ingredients: Sodium cocoate, Sodium olivate, Aqua, Butyrospermum parkii, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) essential oil, Santalum album (sandalwood) powder.
Friendly by name, Friendly by nature
Rob & Geoff use the ancient cold-process method of soap making, which creates a biodegradable soap with zero by-products. There is literally no waste. Striving always to minimise their impact on the environment, as little energy as possible is used throughout production – every bar of Friendly Soap is poured, cut, stamped and packed by hand, here in the UK.
Friendly Soaps are all free from Palm Oil, Parabens, Sulphates, Triclosan, Phthalates and Cruelty, as well as being boxed in plastic free, recycled (and recyclable) packaging. They are also registered with The Vegan Society, Cruelty Free International and have a 'Best' rating with Ethical Consumer.
Their story is all about what is left in as well as what is left out. Friendly Soaps won’t dry your skin because all the valuable, naturally-occurring glycerine is left in the soap, so you get a wash that is rich and moisturising.
Also, the soaps are all made using ethically-sourced natural plant-based oils – coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, shea butter and cocoa butter. Each has its own unique qualities and they are all naturally nourishing and moisturising.
Essential oils, flowers, spices and herbs are used for their scent and colour, their healing properties, and some – such as poppy seeds and hemp bran – will gently exfoliate the skin.
Friendly Soaps never use Palm Oil and believe the best thing for the rainforests, its animals and the earth is to avoid it entirely. Shea Butter is bought from a women’s worker cooperative in Ghana and the Coconut Oil is not produced using slave monkeys to pick the fruit. Yes, in some places, this actually happens!
By constantly scrutinising their production methods and working practices, Friendly take little steps towards their goal of producing a zero impact natural soap and business model that benefits the planet, its animals and its people.
The end result of all this thought and consideration? Beautifully luxurious soaps that care for you and the planet. Enjoy with a clean conscience!