Luxurious soap for all types of skin made by the women of Esperanza. Producing these beautiful soaps, made with pure essential oils, have allowed for stable employment, which is empowering and giving families the ability to invest in their future and lift themselves from poverty.
- Lemongrass: Saponified olive, coconut, palm & soybean oils; sodium hydroxide, essential lemongrass oil
Aloe Citrus: Saponified olive, coconut, palm & soybean oils; sodium hydroxide, aloe gel, essential oils of orange, peppermint & lemongrass
Lavender & Shea Butter: Saponified olive, coconut, palm & soybean oils; sodium hydroxide, essential oil of lavender, shea butter, titanium dioxide, matte oxide
- Wrapped in recyclable paper
- 3.8 - 4 oz
- Approximately 3.25" W x 2.75" H (8.3 x 7 cm)
- Handmade in & fairly traded from Dominican Republic
Made by: Esperanza Soaps
Esperanza Soaps is a soap company in Las Malvinas II, Santo Domingo. They located their soap factory inside Las Malvinas, a low-income community in the heart of Santo Domingo, to bring jobs and hope to women that want a brighter future for themselves and their children.
Esperanza hires and trains the women of Las Malvinas, most of whom have not had the opportunity of a steady job, and struggle to make ends meet. Las Malvinas is a community of 450+ families in the capital of the Dominican Republic. Despite most families being extremely poor, with high levels of illiteracy and underemployment, Esperanza sees the human potential. Their poverty comes from lack of opportunity: what people in Las Malvinas need urgently are good jobs that will provide a steady income and the chance to invest in their kids.
Soaps are made with the best of the Caribbean - all natural, local ingredients that will make you feel and look great. At Esperanza’s factory, the women of Las Malvinas create beautiful handcrafted, all-natural soaps using the island's showcase ingredients: coconuts, mangoes and passion fruit; cacao, coffee and aloe; and herbs grown locally such as roses, lavender, and peppermint.
Esperanza believes poverty must be eradicated for it is unjust and immoral. It attacks the fundamental rights of a person and the prosperity of us all. They believe no person, independent of her birthplace, race, belief, gender or culture, should be left abandoned to a state of deprivation that robs her of the basic capabilities to flourish.