Responsible cosmetics

  • Post published:23/06/2020
  • Post category:discussion

Be responsible

Zero waste is a hot topic, but we’d rather talk about being responsible in every making and selling process. Be responsible to the clients, for our products and to the environment, a step towards eco-living :

A. To the clients

  1. All soap formulas are assessed for security to the European standard.
  2. The soaps are made in a purposely built workshop.
  3. We use ingredients from renowned suppliers in Europe.

B. To the Environment and the next generations. We endeavour to reduce undesirable wastes generated in the soap-making process :

If we use 5 mins of 1,5kW heater, and 5 mins of 400W blender to make 5kg of soap, my energy consumption will be :

(1500 + 400)Watt / 60 x 5 = 158,3 Watt/5kg of soap

or 31,65Watt per kg of soap

equivalent to using a hair dryer for 10 mins.

  1. (Above example) Minimal energy consumption in soap making as it is hand making process with minimum essential tools: Soap making process is mostly by hand, but some energy is still needed to melt the butters, for example.
  2. All the fats are saponified by the carefully calculated amount of lye solution.  No excess lye ends in drainage and natural soap molecules are bio-degradable.  No undecomposable or harmful chemicals is drained away from my workshop sink nor your bath/shower room.
  3. Natural soap molecules are easily rinsed off with less water than detergents (soaps not made with saponification process). Your skin suffer less from hard water and you save a lot of water by using natural soaps.
  4. Ingredients are ordered in a just-in-time manner and bought at the largest possible packaging size to reduce unneeded packaging.
  5. Containers are cleaned and returned to recycle parks.  Our recyclable food grade soap packaging box is made in France.
  6. The accessories are designed, tried out and made in Brussels from materials meant to be used for a long time.
  7. As much as possible, paper wrapping is used in the packaging.

Article by KA LAB