Specific ingredients are listed along with the picture of the given soap in the Ari Rose shop. Soaps are typically made with saponified oils of coconut, organic RSPO sustainably sourced palm oil, almond oil, olive oil, organic cocoa butter and fair-trade Shea butter. I add additional ingredients to each soap such as organic coconut milk, essential oils, oatmeal, raw honey, cinnamon, French clays and more. These added ingredients provide various benefits to the skin based on individual skin type.
What are your Soap ingredients?
What does saponifaction mean?
By definition, "the term saponification is the name given to the chemical reaction that occurs when a vegetable oil or animal fat is mixed with a strong alkali. The products of the reaction are two: soap and glycerin." Juice Mama B&B uses food-grade lye which when mixed with our oils, begins the process of saponification. ALL soap requires the use of lye to be made. Once the soap hardens, it must cure for at least 4 weeks. This process allows the lye in the soap to evaporate, leaving a hard bar of soap for you to use.
Do your soaps contain sustainable palm oil?
Yes, the palm oil used in our soaps is organic and RSPO certified sustainable. There is controversy over the use of palm oil and understandably so! Ari Rose has diligently researched suppliers and determined that we would not use palm oil unless it is RSPO certified and sustainably sourced. We do not support the destruction of any animals or their habitats.
Ari Rose continues to research, question and demand the highest quality ingredients from the most trusted sources.
If you would like to make a special order for "palm-free" soap, please contact us directly.
How are your soaps scented?
Ari Rose only uses plant-based essential oils in our soaps. Never have or will we use fragrance oils. Sometimes people ask for soaps that smell like "vanilla" or "fig" for example, however, scents like these come from fragrance oils. It is important to understand the difference between fragrance oils and essential oils. Learn more about fragrance oils here and why we do not use them.
Are your products vegan?
All of our products are vegan. However, there are some vegans that consider raw honey not to be vegan. Two of our soaps contain raw honey, Honey Child and Sugar & Spice. All other products are honey-free and made with vegan, plant based ingredients.
Why do you feature other company's products on your site?
Ari Rose is proud to feature and promote other women of color and mom-owned businesses that share our company values. Each company listed is focused on holistic self-care. The products are also hand made and produced with love. The owner of Ari Rose has tried almost all of the products listed, and believes in the value they provide.
Why are you only partnering with women of color and mom-owned businesses?
Ari Roses owner, Jessica Mann, believes in the importance of women supporting women in their mental, emotional and spiritual evolution. A woman of color and mom herself, Jessica understands the challenges faced as a result of these factors. In the beginning of her entrepreneurial journey starting Ari Rose, only a few hands were reached out to her offering support. Those that did help were always women and moms. Jessica want's to be sure she continues paying it forward.
How can I become a partner Company?
If you are interested in becoming a partner company and having your products listed on the Ari Rose platform, please fill out the contact form and someone from our team will be in touch with you soon!
What is your return policy
Unopened product can be returned up to 14 days after the package was mailed out. Any product returned after the 14 day period will not be refunded. We are not responsible for the cost of shipping and handling with returns. We will always do our best to rectify any issues a customer may have with the product they received. Please contact us immediately if you receive the incorrect order or a product that is damaged, as these cases are handled on a case-by-case basis.
Considering all soaps and butters are made by hand and in small batches, the look of each product may vary. We always want to hear feedback, whether positive or negative. So please allow us to make good on your purchase to the best of our ability if you are unsatisfied.
WHERE IS YOUR COMPANY LOCATED?
Ari Rose™ is currently located in Chicago IL.
WHAT STORES CAN I FIND YOUR PRODUCTS IN?
You can find Ari Rose™ products in the following stores listed on our Find Us page.