Question: Are your products gluten free?
We do not produce any products that include wheat, barley or rye. Gluten is rarely introduced in soap, although beer soap is becoming more of a trend. Some of our soaps do use oatmeal and oats. There is some debate as to whether or not oats are gluten free, due to shared farmland and the potential for cross contamination in the growing process. "Mr. 6 Cats" is very gluten sensitive, and does not eat oats of any variety. We recommend that if you are highly sensitive, please avoid any oatmeal soaps, which are clearly marked.
Question: Are your products sustainable?
Sustainability is important to us. Many soaps and soap bases include palm oil, which is a subject of much debate as it relates to sustainability. Efforts have been made to label and ensure palm oil comes from sustainable sources, but there is no clear consensus on this topic. Many of our products do contain palm oil. If this is a concern, please contact us for alternatives or to create a soap for you excluding this ingredient and to discuss how it may impact your final product.
Question: Are your products non-GMO?
We make every effort to avoid GMOs. However, GMOs are not always highlighted in source materials, nor would they make sense to include. Coconut oil, for example, is often labeled as non-GMO. Shea butter, on the other hand, is typically not. The "big GMO companies" aren't as deeply involved in coconuts, shea, almond, or cocoa as they are in the production of corn, soy and wheat, lowering the risk of GMO ingredients in our products.