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ABOUT + FAQ

WHO ARE YOU?

I'm Brittany. I'm an herbalist, soapmaker, the creator + sole laborer of THE BODY COVE est. 2017. I handcraft small batch raw fruit + vegetable bar soaps using the traditional cold process method. In 2021, I left my job in the tech industry to pursue TBC full time. My passions lie in creating natural soap, herbal medicine + earth sustainability. I'm originally from St. Louis, MO + have been residing in Atlanta, GA since 2012.

My mission is to be a safe space for the community I serve. To create earth friendly, fresh produce based products using locally + ethically sourced ingredients; emphasis on those who suffer from troubled skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, skin sensitivities, skin allergies + chronic ailments.

 

WHAT IS THE COLD PROCESS METHOD?

Cold process soap is created by mixing an alkali substance with water and blending it with fatty oils like olive oil + coconut oil to create a hard bar with a natural lather. The liquid batter is poured into molds and set for 24-48 hours before cutting into bars. The bars are set aside to "cure" for 4-6 weeks before use, as this time allows for them to become firm, gentle, moisturizing, and long lasting.

 

WHAT MAKES YOUR SOAP DIFFERENT?

Commerical "soaps" are not soap at all. They are detergent bars comprised of artificial hardeners, fragrance, foaming agents, and are legally considered a "cosmetic product" by FDA labeling guidelines. 

THE BODY COVE bars are true soap, and contain organic fruit, vegetables, unrefined oils, butters + essential oils, ONLY. These ingredients help your skin retain it's natural moisture, and keeps skin  soft and supple out of the shower. Not dry, cracked + covered with residue.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PRODUCE IN SOAP?

The natural sugars in fruit + vegetables help to create an abundant lather and also provide vitamins + minerals that skin can absorb. They are also very moisturizing. You can find specific information in the product descriptions of each bar.

 

PALM OIL FREE?

Yes. The overuse of palm oil in the food + cosmetic industry has contributed to many environmental problems like deforestation and the removal of indigenous peoples + animals from their natural habitats. 

 

ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCE?

No. I blend therapeutic grade essential oils from bark and flowers for scent. Artificial fragrances do not produce therapeutic effects, and are known to cause headaches + discomfort in some. They are also full of toxins and are terrible for vaginal health.

 

ARE YOUR SOAPS VEGAN?

All soap is plant based with the exception of the following bars: 

RAW CARROT + HONEY

GOAT MILK + HONEY

 

*Ethics are of the highest importance regarding ingredients + sourcing. Our raw honey is sourced locally from Weeks Honey Bee Farm in Omega, GA. Goat milk is sourced locally + ethically from naturally raised goats at Capra Gia Farm in Carrollton, GA. Organic herbs are sourced from Sevananda Natural foods store in Atlanta, GA. 

It's important you know the how + where when shopping for personal care products, and we believe in full transparency. If you have any further questions regarding our ethics, please GET IN TOUCH.