Cocooning Savonnerie Artisanale

If you’re visiting the region or Switzerland – this is an option for a souvenir or present for others. A few things they’re doing well: left over soap pieces are donated to Caritas – for people living in poverty, or used as samples; they aim for zero waste – their soaps have very little packaging – just a piece of paper that can be recycled (which is exceptional if you think of the waste when you finish a PET bottle of bodywash or facewash); they use rainwater as a key ingredient to make the soaps; they are actively looking for alternatives to palm oil – but their source of palm oil is from a small exploitation who whom they have a close relationship. An example of this is the use of goat milk – one soap is composed of 25% goats milk; products are of high quality – 90% of oil and they use natural oils such as olive oil instead of petrol-based products in conventional soap; you can take public transport (the train) to get to their office & “factory” in the country side and see with your own eyes how the soap is made. It smells delicious, is a beautiful location with some very welcoming staff.

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Hélène Robert

Author Hélène Robert

I'm a recent graduate from a masters in Environmental Management and Policy at the iiiee, Lund University, and having lived in Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine (current) and with New Zealand being my home, you could say I'm a keen traveller. I'm interested in sustainable tourism - that's the passion behind my writing.

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