I make natural soap and body products. In my research, I’ve been shocked to see how many “organic” and “natural” skin care products are anything but. Even in the handmade soap market, synthetic additives are common. Check the labels and do your research. If you ever have questions, the company should be forthcoming with information. In our case, we love to talk soap and to hear from our customers!

Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author and public speaker, known for her work on sustainable agriculture, food politics and social change. Named one of Time Magazine’s Eco-Who’s Who, Anna has been featured in The New York Times, Gourmet, O-The Oprah Magazine, Domino, Food & Wine, and Vibe, among many other outlets.