Buy or DIY: Natural Handmade Soaps

Get your daily clean the natural way with handmade soap formulations you can either buy or make yourself. Read on for unique varieties that may just reinvent your morning shower.

Photo: Poppy Soap
Photo: Poppy Soap

Buy It: Organic Anise Bamboo Charcoal Soap by Poppy Soap

Don’t let summer skin woes like breakouts, shine and clogged pores get you down. This unique blend from Poppy Soap uses bamboo charcoal to draw out dirt and oil and leave skin feeling clean, soft and refreshed.

Much like a water filter cleans impurities using charcoal, this formulation will gently unclog your pores without harsh detergents. Made with natural and organic ingredients, each pick in the Poppy Soap line is carefully handmade by soap-master Lindy Laroche at the brand’s workshop in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

For another feel-good perk, Poppy Soap will donate a bar of organic soap to your local women’s shelter for each product purchased through its Bar for Bar program.

Click here to learn more about the Poppy Soap process and ingredients, or head to the brand’s online store to browse the entire product line.

Price: $12


As an added bonus for Earth911 readers, enter the promo code “Earth911″ at checkout to receive $5 off your next Poppy Soap purchase of $30 or more.

Mary Mazzoni

Mary Mazzoni

Based in the Phoenix metro area, Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.

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