Cocoa Butter Cleansing Bar – Friendly Soap


100% Natural, Vegan & Cruelty-free

95g Soap Bar

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Let’s get back to basics with this simple, super-smooth and fragrance-free formula that gently nourishes skin and can help to reduce the signs of ageing.  Specially formulated to help those with delicate or damaged skin including babies & children. 100% Fragrance free – no essential oils.

Cocoa Butter

Vitamin A, antioxidants, and healthy fatty acids are all crammed into this gorgeous cleansing bar, with no space left for synthetic ingredients or any fragrance at all.  The bar uses one third each of cocoa butter, coconut oil and olive oil, and its wonderful simplicity makes it a great choice for anyone with delicate skin, eczema, or to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Gentle, rejuvenating and just good old-fashioned kind – your face will definitely thank you for it.

Each Cocoa Butter bar is handmade with 1/3 cocoa butter, 1/3 olive oil and 1/3 coconut oil.

You won’t find even the smallest smidgen of palm oil, preservatives or sulphates in any of our soaps; all we add is feel-good factor.  Our plastic-free boxes are recycled and recyclable, and we’re also registered with The Vegan Society and Cruelty Free International.  We’ve even earned a ‘Best’ rating with Ethical Consumer, so you can enjoy a spotlessly clean conscience.

Ingredients: Sodium cocoa butterate, Sodium cocoate, Sodium olivate, Aqua

About Friendly Soap

Founders Rob and Geoff grew up in Hebden Bridge, in West Yorkshire, back in the 1970s. A hotbed of alternative, hippy and punk culture back then, the town sparked and shaped what’s become their lifelong interest in radical political thought and social and environmental justice.

Rallying against the capitalist model and looking for fairer ways of doing things came naturally to Rob and Geoff.  On top of that, their stunning Pennine surroundings gave them an instinctive connection to nature.  Hardly surprising then that, like many Hebden residents, the two friends found work at the now legendary Suma Wholefoods Co-operative

As well as a bunch of useful business skills, at Suma Rob and Geoff learnt that you really can run a successful enterprise where ethics come before profit.  Inspired, aware, and more prepared than ever, they decided in 2008 that the time was right to do their own thing.  Friendly Soap was born.

Right from day one we made it our mission to do something simple: create high-quality products that tick as many ethical boxes as possible. We didn’t just want to make soaps that are cruelty-free or use less packaging: we wanted true all-rounders that leave customers feeling as conscientious as they feel clean. If we’re really honest, the process has been a lot harder to perfect than we first expected. To reach where we are now though, it’s been well worth the effort.

Our ranges contain no animal products or by-products and have never been tested on animals, which means we’ve really earned our registration with Cruelty free International and The Vegan Society. Our ancient cold-process method means our soap is totally biodegradable and free from by-products too, so there’s literally no waste.

In terms of energy use, we pour, cut, stamp and pack our soaps by hand in the UK, so we’re talking lots of calories but a small carbon footprint. Our packaging is pretty special too, because it’s made from materials that are 100% recycled as well as recyclable. Plastic doesn’t get a look in, and our parcels for delivery use brown paper tape. Heck, we even use poppy seeds and hemp bran instead of microbeads.

A million miles from conventional detergents, we don’t use harmful preservatives or foaming agents because there’s no real need for SLS or Parabens. The silky-smooth lather produced by our soaps is all down to careful ingredient choice and our cold-process method of making them. What about our Shea butter? Bought from a women’s worker cooperative in Ghana. Coconut oil? Taken from coconuts guaranteed not to be harvested by slave monkeys.

We’re sure you get the picture by now. In a nutshell, we’ve gone as far as we can to have as little impact as possible on our planet and its wildlife. And anywhere we do have an impact, we’ve tried our best to make it a positive one by supporting communities who could use a helping hand. It’s mission accomplished then, right? No chance. We reckon there’s always room for improvement, so watch this space…


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