Kalabash Bodycare products are made and packaged by hand in Britain from a quaint thatched cottage, complete with an Aga, in rural Bedfordshire UK. In line with UK legislation, every Kalabash product has been assessed for safety by a qualified Cosmetic Scientist and passed by them as being compliant with the European Cosmetic Regulations, EC 1223/2009.
Our products are handcrafted with care and attention, using meticulously selected, high quality and vegan-friendly plant-based ingredients, which are kind to your skin and our planet. Kalabash products are high quality artisanal, handcrafted and made in small batches for freshness and quality. We try to use as few ingredients as possible in our products and create them with understanding, honesty and care. We passionately believe in equality and that everyone should have access to education. We try to help by sourcing Fair Trade and organic Shea Butter which goes into Kalabash products. Doing so enables the women who work so hard to produce it to send their children to school and give them a better future with dignity. Because our products are handmade one batch at a time in the UK, we feel we are playing a small role in sustaining the UK artisan craft and manufacturing sectors. Because we are conscious of the environment and our planet, we produce all our products in reusable/recyclable containers/packaging and avoid unnecessary wastage during the production process. We try to keep the use of plastic to the bare minimum and only use plastic when more sustainable alternatives are unavailable. Each bar of Kalabash vegan-friendly artisan soap is hand cut, hand stamped and exquisitely packaged in plastic-free biodegradable packaging. Transparency is important to us and so you clearly understand what’s in each product, our labels include a complete list of ingredients by their commonly known names and clear directions for use. Although many of our ingredients are from around the world, we try to source our raw materials and packaging from local suppliers as quality and maintaining a small carbon footprint is equally important to us. Because our handcrafted soap is palm free, it doesn't contribute to deforestation or degrade wildlife habitats.