One of our favorite things to do here at New Pioneer Co-op is getting to know the people behind the brands that stock our shelves.
One of our newest local producers is Katie Adams, the owner and product developer at Thumbprint Soaps.
Based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Thumbprint Soaps gets their name from the idea that like snowflakes and fingerprints, no two bars of soap are exactly the same.
While they do provide a wide variety of products such as body lotion, face and body oil, and beard products, we're currently loving all of their soaps.
Why Choose Thumbprint Soaps
It's all about the ingredients!
These handmade soaps are old fashioned lye soaps made with modern fragrances and colors.
They're made from scratch in small batches using high quality ingredients like aloe vera, cocoa butter, and mango butter.
Basically, this soap is the real deal.
They're free from palm oil, detergents, parabens, and phthalates which will leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed without it feeling dry, irritated, or covered in a weird film.
Alongside using the best ingredients, Thumbprint Soaps also focuses on sustainability.
They've done their research and only work with suppliers that can provide ingredients that are both good for you and for the environment.
This means all their products are palm oil free, essential oils are used very sparingly, any preservatives they have to use are free from parabens and formaldehyde, and of course nothing is tested on animals.
Give the Gift of Soap
It's never too early to start thinking about the holiday season.
These colorful and attractive soaps would make for a great stocking stuffer or just a nice "no reason" gift to surprise a special someone.
Included within their wide variety of scents are also special collection packs.
One that we're excited to share is the Cedar Rapids Smells collection.
Yes, sometimes Cedar Rapids gets a bad rep for being the "City of 5 Smells" but trust us when we say that these three take the best smells the city has to offer and turns them into bar form.
Who doesn't want to smell like Crunch Berry Day?
While Thumbprint Soaps might be a newer addition to New Pi's local producer list, we're so excited to see them on our shelves, and we know that you'll love them just as much as we do!
Stop by today to take a look at everything they have to offer.