A bit about our organic shampoo and body bar...
A bit about how we made our organic shampoo and body bar...
Chris here, creative director and product designer for Ecotiva. I wanted to chat with you about something that is very near and dear to our hearts: USA manufacturing. As someone who used to run the production floor for a custom ski and skateboard factory in Denver, CO I can tell you there’s nothing quite like getting hands on with the production process! It has inspired me to always look for US made options as a consumer, and for our products at Ecotiva.
Living in Boston, I felt very lucky to find a small factory in Vermont (about 4 hours from where I live) that makes some incredible organic and eco friendly soap. We visited the factory and got to walk the floor with Bill (the production manager). We listened to him as he explained how they responsibly source their ingredients, especially their palm oil. That was a huge point for us.
Our goal was to create a shampoo bar that people can use in lieu of buying plastic bottles of liquid shampoo. We chose to add some shea butter and aloe vera in order to give the bar conditioning and hydrating value as well. After we got our first test batch in and started using it, we quickly realized that it can double as a body bar! The second discovery was one of necessity. I had run out of shaving cream... and you guessed it, it worked like a charm!
Needless to say, we’re super excited to get this one on the shelf. We sure hope that you enjoy using this incredible shampoo and body bar just as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it!
Chris Joseph And The Ecotiva Team