FEEL GOOD SUSTAINABLE SUDS
Sustainable, vegan & palm oil free essentials for a clean life & a clean conscience
At Hand In Hand, we make soap and personal care products that feel great — on your hands, in your home, and in your heart because of the good we’re doing together around the world. We know you want to kick it on Mother Earth for a while longer. So do we.
- On Your Hands: Our products vegan, cruelty free and feel great on your skin. They’re made of ingredients like coconut oil, olive oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, and essential oils. We never use phthalates, parabens, BHT, SLS, petrochemicals, or palm oil.
- In Your Home: Our beautiful bottles are made of infinitely recyclable aluminum, are reusable and look great next to your sink.
- In Your Heart: By using Hand In Hand products, you’re making a difference. By avoiding palm oil, an industry that is detrimental to our planet and fraught with human rights abuses you are contributing to global community efforts.
Scroll down to learn more about what is and is not in our products.
Palm Oil Free: The palm industry is incredibly detrimental to our planet and fraught with forced labor and human rights abuses. Unlike most brands, we never use palm oil. Ever.
Buy to Give: For each product purchased, Hand in Hand donates a bar of soap and clean water to a child in need around the globe. We have donated over 13 million bars of soap to date!
Cruelty Free: Our products are all 100% vegan and never tested on animals. Period.
Environmentally Friendly: We are mindful of the environment in all we do, from sourcing and harvesting ingredients to our recyclable packaging.
Vegan: Our products are not formulated with animal derived ingredients.
Made in the USA: All of our products are made in the United States.
Paraben Free: Parabens are a group of chemicals widely. used as artificial preservatives in personal care products. They have health and environmental hazards, so we make sure our products are preserved without them.
Gluten Free: Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale, acting like a glue that holds food together. Why does it need to be in your personal care products then?! Answer is, it totally doesn’t, so we totally leave it out of our products.
Phthalate Free: Phthalates are multifunctional chemicals that work as softeners in cosmetics but may have some effects on hormones, so you will not find them in our formulations.
BHT Free: BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) is a synthetic antioxidant used as a preservative in cosmetics and can be hidden in fragrance formulations. It can induce allergic reactions in the skin, so we ahve avoided it in our products.
SLS/SLES Free: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Ether Sulfate are both surfactants added to many health and beauty products to create foam and offer a cleaning action and can irritate the skin.
EDTA Free: Ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid is a chelating agent, binding with metals to make lotions more stable and soaps lather better but is best to avoid.
PEGs Free: Polyethylene Glycol act as emulsifiers to bind water and oil-based ingredients and may reduce the skin's natural moisture so we left them out.
Petrochemical Free: Petrochemicals are ingredients derived from petroleum. Think oil…yuck! These bad guys are commonly found in lotions and scrubs, but we make sure to leave them out and replace them with good-for-you ingredients like shea + cocoa butters.
Palm Oil Free: The palm industry is one of the most detrimental to our environment. It is a leading cause of rainforest degradation, global warming and the displacement of indigenous people and endangered species. Since we started in 2011, we have avoided this ingredient in all of our products, a step most in our industry have not taken.
Fair Trade Ingredients: Simply put, fair trade means sustainable, ethical trade that puts people + planet first. Ingredients are harvested in environmentally friendly ways and workers are empowered by better conditions & wages. Look for an asterisk to find our Fair Trade ingredients on each product page!
Highly moisturizing on the skin, this natural oil soaks in quickly and keeps skin nourished.
From cocoa beans, cocoa butter contain naturally occurring plant chemicals that moisturize and hydrate dry skin.
Cornmint Essential Oil:
With a minty aroma similar to peppermint, this scent can soothe and invigorate senses.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil:
Derived from the leaf of a tall evergreen tree, eucalyptus oil has a soothing, cooling vapor that promotes feelings of relaxation.
Ginger Essential Oil:
With warming and soothing notes, Ginger Essential Oil has earned the nickname “The Oil of Empowerment” for the feeling of confidence that it is known to inspire.
Lavender Essential Oil:
Distilled from the plant Lavandula angustifolia, the oil promotes relaxation.
Orange Essential Oil:
A bright, sweet aroma reminiscent of orange trees provides an uplifting scent.
Rosemary Essential Oil:
This herbaceous oil is known to improve your mood and boost memory retention.
With high concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins, shea butter is great for softening skin.
Sugar pulls moisture from the environment into your skin and is an excellent exfoliant for softer skin.
Sunflower Seed Oil:
Rich in Vitamin E, this oil hydrates and contains essential fatty acids.