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Weekly Product Highlight~SoapBox Shampoo and Conditioner

 I have seen this brand sold at Target, but have never purchased it for myself.  I was happy to see that it was included in the spice voxbox I recently received from Influenster.  When reading about this brand I realized what an awesome company it is!  For every product sold, a bar of soap or a month of clean water is given to a person in need.  Each bottle has a Hope Code printed on it, you can put it into the tracker on the soapbox website to see where your bottle is helping.

They partner with Global Soap Project, a nonprofit that collects hotel soap remnants and remakes them into new bars.
They also work with Splash, an organization that comes alongside local governments and aid organizations to take the clean water infrastructure multinational food corporations use and apply it to orphanages and children’s hospitals.

As for the product itself… I am usually not a huge fan of the coconut scent, but this product doesn’t have an overly coconut smell.  I think it seems a bit more almond like.  It is pleasant. I do like the shampoo, but I have really been enjoying the conditioner. It is thick and creamy, and a little goes a long way.

Both products are color safe, sulfate free and paraben free, as well as free of phthalates, EDTA and artificial colorants.  Happily these are cruelty free, not tested on animals.

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When I put my hope code into the tracker I was told that my bottles would be helping with providing water to Napal and India

 

The Project: Clean Water and Hygiene Education

Quick Facts

Scope: 650 Public Schools

Start Date: 2007

Projected Exit: 2020

Children Served: 90,503 daily

City: Kathmandu, Nepal

Population: 1,744,240

The city of Kathmandu is growing fastest of all other cities in Southeast Asia due to general population trends of moving from countryside into urban centers and the desire of locals to find economic opportunities and escape a decades-long civil war. Because of this urban growth, water quality levels have been affected. More than 70% of the water sources in the Kathmandu Valley were found to be contaminated with e Coli in randomized water tests, contributing to a 130% higher rate of diarrheal diseases among the urban poor compared to their wealthier peers in the same city. On top of this, they also pay up to 3x as much as their wealthier peers for the same water.

The Project: Clean Water, Hygiene Education, and Sanitation

Quick Facts

Scope: 3,000 Sites

Start Date: 2012

Projected Exit: 2025

Children served: 17,042 daily

 City: Kolkata

Population: 14,112,536

20% of schoolchildren in Kolkata live in slums. Kolkata (Calcutta) is a difficult city to tackle because it has widely available water in slums like these, but it is, almost across the board, contaminated. Splash decided that the best way to drive change within this massive infrastructure was to start with schools because schools are the most consistent platform across the more than 140 wards of the city for a program roll-out, and also the fastest way to begin. By providing 2,000 schools with clean water solutions and hygiene education and 1,000 additional child serving locations like orphanages and shelters, Splash hopes to change the levels of expectation in regard to water quality standards. In addition, Splash has partnered with local organizations to implement sanitation initiatives like With backing from the Indian government, success looks promising!

Why Water?

Without water, soap isn’t much use to anyone! That’s why SoapBox products contribute to clean water initiatives too. Water related diseases are one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and water-spread diarrheal diseases are the second leading cause of death among children under the age of 5. More children could be saved by fixing this issue than eliminating malaria, AIDS, and measles combined!

Who is Splash?

Our clean water donations are given through our great aid partner, Splash. SoapBox chose Splash because of their focus on providing clean water by use of succinct programs that independently run after Splash exits the community, leaving behind clean water and hygiene education.

Splash cleans water for kids. Using commercially proven technology – the same used by leading global food chains and hotels – Splash secures world-class water filtration for kids who would otherwise rely on unclean water in their schools, orphanages, or other institutions. Beyond this, Splash both creates and delivers hygiene education programs, and also partners with local experts in sanitation, thereby advancing the full complement of WASH (“Water, Sanitation & Hygiene”) interventions required to fight water-borne illness. – See more at: www.splash.org.

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