Give Thanks to the Water - Bioregional Mint

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Give Thanks to the Water - Bioregional Mint - Handcrafted Soap

The Bioregional Bar is made with Ingredients from as far south as Tehama County, Northern California as far north as the Willamette Valley in Oregon. It contains organic buffalo tallow from buffalo sustainably raised on organic pastures. We are principally local food producers who believe that even the soap we use be made from products that come from the farms around us.

Ingredients:

Extra virgin olive oil (Northern California), Goat's milk (southern Oregon), Organic Buffalo Tallow (Southern Oregon), Peppermint essential oil (Willamette Valley Oregon), Beeswax and Honey (Diggin' Livin' Farm and Apiary)

40% of profits go to Grandma Aggie, of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, and the Agnes Baker Pilgrim Fund. 

This soap contains no palm oil. Palm oil plantations in Sumatra and Borneo are devastating the last remaining habitat of the Orangutan, Sumatran Tiger, and many other amazing creatures, as well as indigenous people and their culture. Over 90% of the palm oil imported into the United States comes from plantations, formerly rainforests, in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Your purchases and your lifestyle choices send a message out to the world at large; as together, we help to create conscious consumption.

Washing is an agricultural act. Author Wendell Berry said "Eating is an agricultural act", reminding us all that every bite we take is a form of participation in the agricultural commodity. Most soap is largely made up of fats and oils grown in other countries. However, we have fats and oils right here in our bioregion, perfect for making soap with a smaller footprint! Many scientists say 350 parts per million (ppm) is the safe upper limit for CO2 in the atmosphere. Currently, our planet has 391 ppm CO2 and is rising by 2ppm every year. It is time to rethink washing as an agricultural act and take responsibility to reduce our global carbon emissions by lessening the distance traveled from farm to bath.