Yup! We use all plant derived oils for our soaps, washes and body oils. We don't use tallow, lard, lanolin or any other animal products including milk or beeswax. All of our products are certified vegan by PETA and Vegan Action.
No. All of our products are palm-free. Palm oil production is responsible for the devastation of orangutan habitats and to this date attempts to certify sustainable production have fallen short.
No. Our master-formulated soap does not contain lye (sodium or potassium hydroxide). Although a necessary element used in our saponification process, once cured we are left with an alkali salt of fatty acid; true soap. Read our blog post about how we make soap!
Many commercially made soaps are not soap at all. Often they contain sodium laurel sulfate (detergent), fragrance and chemical additives that dry out the skin. Our soap retains its natural glycerin, which is a humectant that attracts moisture to the skin, it's made without detergents, parabens and dyes, so it's friendly to your skin and our environment.
We don't! All Mountain Girl Soap is formulated and made from scratch. Read more about our process.
Yes! True soap, as defined by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), not the FDA. However, based on the intended use of “cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance (of the human body)” our soap is actually regulated as a cosmetic and falls under the requirements of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) under the authority of the FDA. In addition, the labeling requirements for our products are governed by the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA). The FPLA was passed by Congress in 1966 to protect consumers and gives authority to the FDA to regulate food, drug, and cosmetics. We also voluntarily comply with the FDA’s guidelines for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
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