This post is part of a sponsored collaboration with Giving Soaps. As always, all opinions are my own and are never influenced by compensation.
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What does it mean to give back?
Giving back could mean something different to each and every one of us. For some it means donating money. To others, giving back means donating products, clothing or services to those in need. You can even donate your time. Not many of us have the time to donate their hands-on efforts to those in need, though, so we've found a great alternative way to give back.
We should all be contributing something extra to society. Instead of being takers, we need to work on being givers. We can give back by simply donating new or used clothing, toys, book, blankets, etc,. to local shelters. Another easy way to give back to those in need is to purchase from brands who support charities that align with your values.
Giving Back with Giving Soaps
Giving Soaps is a bath and body company that has made it easier for everyone to give back to charities that are in need of funding. Not only do they offer amazing skincare products, they donate 20% of all sales to carefully vetted charities like charity: water and Feed My Starving Children.
Giving Soaps' products are made from 100% plant-derived ingredients and range from beautifully hand-crafted bars of soap to body lotions, lip products and even body balms. Their packaging is unique in that it is all plastic-free and is either repurpose-able, recyclable or compostable. When you receive a shipment from Giving Soaps, you might notice the packaging looks used or warn. That is because they reuse boxes with prior "experience" to cut down on waste. Their box filler is even made from shredded paper from local businesses and their business cards are made from torn pieces of cardboard. It's brilliant!
Not only are Giving Soaps' products beautiful, they are really great quality, too. I have been using the Lemongrass Lotion every night before bed. The smell is phenomenal and this lotion feels so good on my hands and feet. My current favorite bar soap has to be the Lavender with Charcoal for two reasons: the smell is so nice; and I love the cleansing properties of charcoal. Charcoal helps to draw out the impurities and also gently exfoliates your skin.
The smaller size of most of Giving Soaps' product line makes them perfect for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, teacher gifts and more. Slip a bar of soap ($13.99) into a Soap Sweater ($8.29) and you have a perfect gift! Check out how beautiful their products are:
This holiday season I have been making a huge effort to support smaller businesses. I encourage you to join me by visiting www.givingsoaps.com. Shop purposefully and focus on quality-made products for your friends and family.