Vermont Soap: A Soap with a Clean Conscience

We recognize that human beings are now at a critical juncture in relation to our planet, and that viable alternatives must be created to lead us into a sustainable future.

What does this have to do with soap? It's the first paragraph of Vermont Soap's mission statement. This little company in Vermont has been crafting natural soap products with a conscience for more than twenty years. Pick up a bar and the first thing you'll notice is the scent of pure essential oils like lavender, pine or mint (depending on what scent you choose; they have eighteen). These scents, which offer a clean aromatherapeutic experience whenever you soap up, are a far cry from the artificial scents found in most soaps these days.

The bars are all chemical-free and most are certified organic, a strict standard that means they were made under the same rules that govern organic food. For anyone with sensitive skin, the company's dedication to making gentle products will be appreciated. Vermont Soap's founder, Larry Plesent, created the company when he couldn't find any soap products that wouldn't irritate his skin. As a result you'll find products like the Shea Butter Bar, which contains oils of palm, coconut, olive and palm kernel, raw shea butter, and skin-healing calendula extract.

Today the company's product line has expanded beyond bar soaps to include shower gels, pet care and cleaning products. The Tea Tree Oil bar is good for a disinfecting soap and the Peppermint Magic will wake you up.