Small changes are unknowingly the most impactful, just like investing in an eco-friendly bar of soap makes you a more conscious human being and Mama Earth a happy camper at the same time. If this good deed piques your interest, look at Plant Paced to get your hands on some delicious (not in the edible way, although we wish, sigh) hand-poured natural soaps made by Founder, Aanchal Bagalwadi. These bars of goodness are equally loving and gentle on your skin, so we're talking win-win!
Aanchal shares that she has always been super passionate about protecting and respecting Mother Nature. She also enjoys working with her hands saying, "To understand through my hands; to make, create and navigate my process is a gift and I am truly grateful." And soap making brings the two together perfectly.
Unlike most products that stake claim to being natural yet have an ingredient list with foreign names, everything that makes it into Plant Paced cold-pressed soaps -- neem leaves, eucalyptus, and basil to tangerines and rose petals are sourced from local farms and villages. The essential oils too come from a nearby village where women freshly extract oils from seeds, fruits and bark. Being someone with sensitive skin, Aanchal also uses age-old ingredients, healing for the skin, like haldi, coffee, and manjistha (madder root). The most popular is the Coffee Scrub Soap, for a gentle yet efficient exfoliation. Close seconds are the Dried Rose Petal and Fresh Tangerine bars. We also like the sound of Oatmeal Vanilla and Charcoal Lavender. Prices start at INR 250 with pan India shipping available.