Scrumpy Soap Co considers every product we make or sell fits with our eco friendly philosophy and core values.
“Caring for you and your environment by only providing products that are of great quality but do not cost the earth. All of our products will meet at least two of our six criteria. Many will meet all six. Sustainable, locally hand made, organic, bio degradable, recycled, reduced impact on our earth. No palm oil is used ever”
All our soap is 100% natural and bio degradable with no palm oil. We are working toward being a zero waste business, we collect rain water, utilize solar power, we offer 50c refunds on the return of all our glass bottles and jars. All our orders are sent utilizing recycled paper etc.. as wrapping. (a sticker is placed on the post bag stating this) Our bags are lined with cornstarch windows and are made from recycled paper and completely compostable, all our labels are made locally, olive oil is sourced locally, all gift bags are made by me from recycled fabrics, no business cards or plastic are used ever, all washing of pots and utensils, used in the making of products, are cleaned with the water going straight back onto the property, herbs are grown in the garden, we do not ship overseas (no soap miles) all stall fixtures etc have been made from recycled jarrah and by us. We waste nothing and wash all our clothes with soap scraps as well as on sell large bags to customers, our gift boxes are made from post consumer waste and in Australia, all scrap cardboard is composted. All oil containers are returned to the growers or utilized by people who want them for water wells. There is not one article on our stall that does not fit our criteria.
We continue to seek more environmentally suitable products that can replace unsustainable, wasteful and environmentally hazardous ones. I already make many items from recycled materials and I love when people grab hold of some of those ideas and go off and see what they can do for themselves. I hope we inspire people to want to try something new and make small changes to benefit the health of our planet. Scrumpy Soap Co is not driven by profit alone. I choose not to charge artisan prices for my products because I believe a good product should not be only for those on above average incomes. We do not believe that the bottom line is all that makes a business successful. Man made climate change is real, pollution is a problem and destruction of world eco systems is happening now at an alarming rate and people want things to change swiftly.
I hope that all business can see the writing on the wall and start considering their actions. By reducing waste, sourcing ethically or locally, and drawing a line on how much profit one needs so that it doesn’t cost the earth will allow everyone to benefit.