How are these natural soaps saving endangered species? By supporting the organizations who are doing just that!
Being in the business of blogging, I get approached by all kinds of companies wanting to get the word out about their latest products and campaigns. Every once in a while a really unique company comes along and completely blows my mind with their mission and values.
Tiger Naturals is one of those companies.
They make craft organic soaps with all-natural ingredients.
Nothing new, right? I have a slight obsession with craft soaps, so I’ve reviewed quite a few different brands here on the blog before.
What makes Tiger Naturals different?
It’s all in the name. Tiger Naturals is on a very important mission, you see. They’re on a mission to save the tigers! And lions! And panthers! And as many endangered cat species as they can!
How are they doing this?
So simple. For every bar of Tiger Naturals sold, they donate 20% of profits towards outstanding organizations that are working tirelessly for the conservation of these majestic animals:
- Panthera – the only organization in the world exclusively devoted to the conservation of the world’s 38 wild cat subspecies
- Tigers for Tigers – a coalition of Tiger mascot schools around the continental US dedicated to raising awareness around campuses through school spirit and fundraisers.
Tiger Naturals soaps are so unique!
The nice people at Tiger Naturals sent me each of their 3 bar soaps to try. They came wrapped in minimal, recyclable paper. I could already smell them through the packaging, but when I opened them I was pleasantly surprised with just how unique these soaps really are.
Each of their soaps is inspired by a different endangered cat species, so their current line includes bengal tiger, white tiger, and lion. They have plans for 7 more soaps in the works, and I’m really looking forward to what they come up with!
A great, natural soap with a purpose
How do Tiger Naturals soaps actually measure up as a bar soap? I love them! They lather nicely; they’re very gentle; and they rinse off completely without any weird residue. I love that they’re all made with coffee grounds, so they’re wonderfully exfoliating and feel so luxurious.
All natural ingredients are so important, especially for a soap, so here are some of the nourishing ingredients in Tiger Naturals soaps:
- Shea butter
- Olive and coconut oils
- Brewed coffee and tea leaves
- Essentials oils
I’m so impressed with the quality of these soaps, and knowing that a portion of the proceeds is going towards a noble cause is just the icing on a very yummy cake. 🙂
Visit Tiger Naturals at the links below to learn more about their mission and get yourself some of their unique soaps!
Want to learn more about what’s really in your soap?
Our friends at Tiger Naturals have a few things to say about that…
Whether you’re a biochemist or you’ve just seen Fight Club, you know by now that soaps are made from fats that react with lye. Back in the day when bathing finally became a pre-req, soaps were made with natural oils and ingredients that didn’t take a Masters in English Lit to pronounce.
Nowadays, look at the label of any major brand of soap and tell us what you see.
- Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate.
- Titanium Dioxide.
I really wish we were making these up, because that last one sounds supercalifragilisticespeciallybadforyouadocious.
The truth of the matter is, as the world got bigger, the ingredients used by big brand soaps became far less natural. Most of what comprises these soaps is lab-tested and definitely not mother-approved, all in the name of mass production.
We as consumers have let ourselves become brainwashed to believe that marketing terms like “extra fresh” or “moisturizing cream” mean anything but unnatural. Let’s not forget those beloved “microbeads”, better known as tiny particles of plastic – President Obama eventually had to ban them in 2015 because they were responsible for destroying ecosystems!
It’s time we took back our bodies.
These days, more and more authentic soap makers are producing all-natural soaps that actually do what they were intended to – wash, clean, and nourish your skin. Ingredients you can pronounce like coconut oil and shea butter can moisturize your body without turning your skin into a science experiment, and consumers are starting to realize they have options.
No longer do you need to feel trapped by big brands who bundle 10 bars for 2 bucks. Organic soaps nowadays are competitively priced and often last longer than their chemically-produced counterparts. It’s not rocket science anymore (thankfully) – with boutique soaps, you can finally get what you need without paying a premium.
Speaking of paying, soap manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar business. It’s a curious thing to see how little the industry pays it forward as we consumers continue to line their pockets. It’s not enough to just be organic – we should look to soap makers who are as philanthropic with their savings as they are philosophic with their soaps.
Up and coming brands like Tiger Naturals (who make organic soaps that capture the essence of endangered animals) donate a whopping 20% of their profits towards animal conservation – unheard of in any industry.
As a society, we must champion these full-circle brands that not only deliver us great products, but give back to the world in which we share together. Let us no longer turn a blind eye to the everyday products we use, and instead make conscientious decisions that will benefit everyone in the long run. Remember, small acts will always lead to great change.
Here’s to a world full of greater deeds (and fewer plastic beads).