Our goal is to minimize our impact on the environment and provide customers with excellent natural, and nearly-natural, vegetarian and vegan soap, bath, and body products. WE STRIVE FOR TRANSPARENCY and list all our ingredients in plain language that everyone can understand.
We use recyclable/reusable/compostable materials as much as we can in an effort to keep our rivers clean!
What Makes Riverside Soaps So Special
You've heard a lot of soap companies claim their soaps, shampoo bars, conditioner bars, and other products are 'natural'. We like to educate our customers. Most of our soaps and other products are 100% natural, and furthermore, contain NO HARMFUL DERIVATIVES. 95% of our products are colored naturally from plants. If we use mica, it's ALWAYS lab-created, NOT natural. Natural Mica is often mined by children, who can fit in tight holes and have to crawl down tunnels leading 50 - 100 feet below the surface of the earth - all the while breathing in harmful dust, and risking the collapse of the 'mine'. Furthermore, natural mica contains heavy metals. So we refuse to use these, even though they are cheap, and widely available. When we do use artificial fragrance (because some people are, in fact, allergic to essential oils!) we use phthalate-free fragrance oils, AND WE'LL TELL YOU. Sometimes, there's no other way to get the scent our clients want - like maple syrup! But we never - ever - use conflict or exploitive products (such as mined mica). Even when we use natural ingredients, such as palm oil, we choose to use Palm Done Right Certified Sustainable, Fair Trade Palm Oil, Certified Fair Trade Sugar, and Certified Fair Trade Cocoa powder. So remember - when you choose your soap and beauty products - vote with your wallet - and pat yourself on the back whenever you're using a company or product that ensures that they are supporting the good of the planet, the people, and YOU! So the next time someone says that their soap is natural - ask how it's been colored, and ask how it's been scented. The answer will probably surprise you!
Here's What's New in the Shop!!!
For those who didn't know, I offer a 15% MILITARY DISCOUNT. Also - free local delivery is now available in Stittsville, as well as curbside pickup. In the news - this weekend in the shop, we'll be making a salve salve containing ingredients proven to be effective in treating psoriasis! Last but not least, the countdown is on for June's soap of the month! Come see us every Saturday & Sunday at The Little Red Spade in Stittsville!
Amazing covid-killing company :)
Love your products, I can't wait for your natural deoderants to come out!
Due to Covid-19, all Soaping classes are temporarily cancelled.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and look forward to offering classes again!