We’re really excited to share our second collaboration with our friends at TREE*STAR, an artisan soap company in Queens, NY.
This handmade, exfoliating natural soap is packed with our Wild Icelandic Kelp Flakes. It’s an all-natural superfatted soap, which gives it a luxurious lather that will leave your skin feeling soft.
There are no added fragrances, colors, foaming agents or anything artificial. It has a wonderful exfoliating texture and feels truly extraordinary on your skin as a face, body or hand soap.
As part of our collaboration, TREE*STAR has donated to plant 1,000 trees in Iceland, which is where our Wild Icelandic Kelp Flakes come from.
- Origin: Queens, NY, USA
- Process: Cold processing
Stats: Vegan, biodegradable, super-fatted 5-10%, labeled and packaged in a reusable and biodegradable cotton muslin bag
ABOUT THE MAKER:
In 2016, Kate and José took a much-needed vacation to Europe after José (pictured here) quit his stressful job. Back home after a long day in Paris, they drew a bath and the idea for a natural soap company bubbled up.
Back in New York, they started experimenting in their kitchen with the food-grade oils that the couple had at home, which is also pictured. By the summer of 2017, they were ready to launch TREE*STAR at the Queens Night Market.
TREE*STAR produces cold process soap, which is kind of like wizardry. They turn organic, food-grade, olive and coconut oil into soap using precise combinations of oil (acid), water, and our magic ingredient sodium hydroxide (base). This organic chemical process is called saponification. (not that simple but let's pretend it is).
The whole process takes 6 weeks because our natural soaps don't contain preservatives, surfactants, or detergents.
All of their soaps cure by naturally airing out to form a hard, long-lasting natural soap bar.
- Cape Cod Bay
The soap is great, and it reminds me of the water of Cape Cod Bay off Barnstable. Aromatherapy while you shower and get clean. Wonderful.
I adore this soap! It holds up well in hot and ****** conditions and feels amazing.
This wonderful bar of soap is amazing! There is no tacky residue and the bar holds up well in hot steamer conditions. No melting mess! My skin feels silky and smooth after using it and the smell is very mild and pleasing.
This is the best soap I have used on my face for a long time and I am well over 60. Cleans off my make-up and makes my face feel clean but not dry. Try this one!
I am very fussy about my soap cause my skin is dry and very sensitive. This is beautiful stuff. Unscented, luxurious, soft and gentle. I am a fan