Meliora Bath and Body Soap Bars - Made in the USA

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✓ Plastic-Free

✓ Dye-Free

✓ Preservative-Free

✓ Palm-Oil Free

✓ Cruelty-Free

✓ Synthetic Fragrance-Free

For every Peppermint item ordered, we'll donate 3% of the sale to Women's Voices for the Earth.

These bars are great stocking stuffers, as the peppermint makes even the sweatiest of stockings smell festive and bright.

Get your bars in gift-ready boxes or package-free. Available in single bars, or save with a 6-pack.

Full Ingredient List: Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Sunflowerate, Glycerin, Water, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil], Organic Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

*peppermint essential oil naturally contains the potential allergens limonene and linalool.

Each bar is 4 oz. 

Nerd Alert: More Detailed Information On Ingredients: 

Our Peppermint Bath & Body Bar uses Coconut and Sunflower Seed Oils as the base vegetable oils for the soap. This combination gives us a firm bar that also lathers and cleans without drying your skin.

Sourced from Century Sun Oil out of Pulaski, WI, sunflower oil is a local alternative to the olive oil we've used for bath and body bars before.

Sodium Cocoate: This is the chemical name of saponified (that is, 'made into soap') coconut oil. It's the chemical that grabs onto both dirt and water to do the cleaning.

Sodium Sunflowerate: This is the chemical name of the saponified sunflower seed oil. 

Glycerin: This substance is chemically a type of alcohol and is naturally created when the oil is converted into soap. Glycerin is known for skin-softening abilities and is an effective solvent, meaning it can dissolve substances such as stains and dirts. 

Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil and Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil : There is always some coconut and sunflower seed oils left in the soap after conversion to sodium cocoate and sodium sunflowerate. This is because we use sodium hydroxide, or lye, in the conversion process. Leaving these excess oil in the soap not only ensures there is no remaining lye in the finished product, and also gives the soap its lather and moisturizing feel. Some soapmakers refer to this as 'superfatting' and more oil remaining results in a softer, more moisturizing bar.

Water: Water is used in the soapmaking process as a substance that dissolves lye and then is a medium so the lye can reach all of the oil to react. After being useful in this process, the water is allowed to evaporate from the soap over a period of several weeks, and the resulting dried bar has very little water. There is only about 5% water remaining in the finished bars, thus making them more shelf-stable than a liquid soap that would require a preservative due to the high (about 60%) water. 

American Towels LLC

All of our towels are made in America, from "seed to stitch". This means that from the point that the cotton seed is put into the soil at the farm, your towels and the materials used are from the United States. We have nothing against imported towels or imported cotton. There is a need for global manufacturing. However, we also know that people like you (and us), want to buy locally, whenever we can. Whether your preference is a soft, luxury spa towel or a classic super absorbent ring-spun towel, or if you prefer organic cotton, we have you covered, and you can be sure that it is American Made. 

Beginnings

American Towels was started in 2020 with the goal of doing what we could do to support American manufacturing, jobs, and workers. With Covid-19 decimating our economy and feeling like our reliance on China and other large "supplier" countries is unsustainable, it made sense for us to focus on what we can do to keep our economy as much as possible, on our own shores. We know a lot about bath towels, and we are big fans of one of the last textile mills operating in the USA, 1888 Mills in Griffin, Georgia. They make some of the best bath towels on the market and it's a bonus that they are also made in the United States. With 1888's  partnership, we can offer you, the best quality bath towels made in the USA.

Where we get our towels

We proudly get the bath towels that we sell from 1888 Mills in Griffin Georgia; one of the only terrycloth mills left in the United States and the only mill that makes seed to stitch ring-spun *and* American Organic towels of which we carry both. 

West Coast Shipping

We have had a number of questions from our customers why the towels are made in Georgia but we ship from California. Simply, our home and our warehouse is in California. As we grow, we will open a central fulfillment location in the South and Midwest to more economically fulfill our customer's orders on the mid to eastern side of the country. 

Made in America

Made in America to us, stands for quality, good jobs, and honest work. We are proud to be able to offer these quality USA products to you. 

We truly value your patronage and thank you for your support.

The American Towels team

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