Soapbox is a company dedicated to providing meticulously-crafted personal care products that focus on the health of humans and the environment.
With a product line that includes hand care, hair care and bath and body care items, Soapbox targets two fundamental aspects. The first is creating high-quality personal care products that are cruelty-free, vegan and free from parabens, sulfates and silicones. The second is giving back to communities around the globe by making philanthropy effortless.
In addition to their dedication to natural products, Soapbox embarks on an inspiring humanitarian initiative. For each product purchased, Soapbox donates a soap bar through their network of nonprofit partners, both domestically and internationally, to communities in need. By doing so, the company ensures that basic hygiene essentials are accessible to everyone. This commitment has allowed Soapbox to donate over 30 million bars of soap.
The company’s mission revolves around empowering consumers to make a positive impact through their everyday purchases. Soapbox believes that by providing an effortless way to give back, they can significantly improve the lives of others. Furthermore, they strive to protect the environment by utilizing natural ingredients and supporting local economies. A shining example of this dedication is displayed in how the company goes about giving back. Bars of soap aren’t just shipped from the manufacturing plant in the U.S.
Instead, Soapbox aims to empower communities to create their own solutions by supporting localized soapmaking efforts through training and resource management. To deepen the sustainability of these soap-making endeavors, it creates a circular economy by using recycled or otherwise locally derived soaps. Soapbox achieves these goals on a global level by partnering with organizations who actively address environmental and humanitarian challenges. Some of these nonprofits include Clean the World Foundation (CTWF), Ecosoap Bank, Rise by Sundara, World Vision and the Carter Center.
Sustainability lies at the heart of Soapbox’s business practices, both in the hunt for ingredients and when goods are shipped out. This is seen through the use of recycled materials for packaging. It maintains transparency in its ingredient lists, proudly outlining the function of all ingredients on its FAQ page. It also freely discusses the use of lye, glycerin and sustainably-sourced palm oil. Soapbox products are gluten-free, cruelty-free and made in the USA.
As an added level of transparency, each Soapbox product comes with a unique Hope Code, which is an alpha-numerical code stamped on the bottle. The Hope Code allows customers to track which project their purchase is supporting. By entering the code, customers can see photos from that project and more information about the work being done.
Soapbox products can be found online or in beauty supply stores, pharmacies and retail establishments across the country. The company takes pride in delivering exceptional customer service and offers a satisfaction guarantee on all their products.
Soapbox products personal review
Following our initial contact, the company offered to provide samples for review. As a result, they sent a full-size bottle of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and a hair-strengthening treatment. The family got involved for this review, using the products for a few weeks in order to provide feedback.
Collagen and Fruit Enzymes Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner
This specific shampoo and conditioner is intended to repair damaged hair and improve the health of the strands. Overall, I’m not sure I can speak to the effectiveness of each product in this respect, but combined with the product reviewed below, the course of treatment seems to be working for my situation.
The shampoo and conditioner offer a pleasant scent, but not one that overbearingly clings to the hair. The shampoo provides a nice suds and rinses clean, while the conditioner offers a satisfying richness and smooth application.
Let’s Bond Hair Strengthening Treatment
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this product since it’s often difficult to establish a measurement of effectiveness. However, I’m happy to report a noticeable difference in the health of my hair. For some background, we have well water and use shower filters in an attempt to sift out harsh minerals that do a number on my hair. I do not color my hair, yet often struggle with damage and dryness. After a few weeks of using Let’s Bond, I noticed my hair felt softer. Surprisingly, it also reduced oil build up in between washings. I’m guessing this is in alignment with the philosophy that properly-moisturized hair doesn’t respond by producing excessive oil in the same way dry hair does. Whatever the biology behind it, it’s been an unexpected bonus.
Watermelon and Peony body wash
Our daughter quickly adopted the body wash, happy to provide feedback in exchange. She reports an appealing but somewhat intense scent, appropriate consistency for application, and a soft, moisturizing finish.
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Editor’s Note: This product review is not sponsored by Soapbox. All opinions on the products and company are the author’s own.