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.
- body soaps
Received this lovely bar in a Spice Club shipment (can't say enough about Spice Club). I was charmed by the packaging, and the soap itself is nice and mild with a creamy texture--and it even works on the face, which isn't the case for most body soaps, in my experience.
I'm giving this soap to everyone I know and they absolutely love it! Bring back bar soap. Better product and less plastic!
Smells good. Packaging eco-friendly. Nice to use.
This is my favorite soap, it has good texture and sudsing, and smells refreshing without being overly scented. I love this soap!
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.