THE PRODUCT: Our pick of the presents for 2012 includes this clever soap from MATTERINC, an industrial design and consulting studio based in New Orleans. Uniquely focused on raising awareness and funding initiatives that advance social change, MATTERINC give 50% of all proceeds to causes that impact the health, happiness, and sustainability of communities around the world.
With the BIRDPROJECT they have created a bird-shaped biodiesel soap to help fund the cleanup of the BP Oil spill. Every soap contains a handmade ceramic bird from Louisiana Clay, which remains as a keepsake once the outer soap has been washed away.
THE INGREDIENTS: The use of natural Glycerin – a biodiesel by-product – helps bolster awareness of green energy initiatives while emphasizing smart usage of manufacturing waste. The BirdProject soap is handmade in New Orleans from natural, locally sourced ingredients that are wonderful for your skin: fair trade olive oil, organic aloe, activated black charcoal, biodiesel glycerin, with a light cypress scent – reminiscent of Louisianan bayous.
HOW TO USE: Use this detoxifying BirdProject soap daily for best results. To prolong the life of this handmade soap, please keep in a soap dish and allow to dry between uses. Store in a cool and dry place until ready for use.
WE LOVE: Through the daily act of washing, eventually the clean, white, ceramic bird is freed from inside, revealing a potent symbol of restoration and recovery. The soap is a powerful representation of all creatures affected by the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
SPECIAL MENTION: This BirdProject soap is gift ready in a 100% recycled paper gift box with the BirdProject story listed on the side. A meaningful gift which gives to many. 50% of profits are donated to Gulf Restoration.