This lovely soap is a beautiful sculpture for your home, fantastic for your skin, and a meaningful gift which gives to many. As seen in gift guides including People Magazine, Treehugger, GOOD, National Geographic Traveler, the Everygirl, & a lovely blogpost by Kevin Roberts, the CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide "Taking a Bird in Hand"
Each black, bird shaped soap contains a white, ceramic bird, handmade from Louisiana Clay, which remains as a keepsake once the outer soap has washed away.
Through the daily act of washing, you will eventually free the clean, white, ceramic birds inside - potent symbols of restoration and recovery. The soap is shaped to be cradled in your hand and is a powerful representation of all creatures affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster.
The soaps are made with natural, locally sourced ingredients: biodiesel glycerin, fair trade olive oil, aloe, activated black charcoal, and a light cypress scent - reminiscent of Louisianan bayous. They are made by Emily Manger Davis of Sweet Olive Soaps, a third generation soapmaker from New Orleans.
10% of proceeds are donated to to environmental cleanup and care for affected animals of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster. (Gulf Restoration Network & International Bird Rescue) $23,250 donated and counting!
These fine soaps are all natural, they contain no shea butter or animal products. We have received many thank yous from that for those that are allergic, and they are really wonderful for your skin. It is great for all skin types and not drying for daily use. The heavenly Rigaud Cypress scent has a rich history which began in Paris in 1850 and is delightful for both women and men.
Also, because of the activated black charcoal, they are wonderful cleaners. We have regular customers that are mechanics, cooks, and makers that love how powerful and gentle our soaps are.
To prolong the life of handmade soap please keep in a soap dish and allow to dry between uses. Store in a cool and dry place until ready for use.
Testimonial from International Bird Rescue:
“The idea for BirdProject is so simple yet resonant, that of darkness washing away to something flawless and beautiful. We see this first hand all the time at International Bird Rescue. Birds that come to us covered in oil and thick tar get a second chance when they’re thoroughly washed and nursed back to health. We are so grateful for our partnership with BirdProject. This is a company that walks the walk, and knows exactly what we mean when we say, “Every Bird Matters.”
Orders are shipped between 1 - 3 days upon receipt of payment via USPS. (Did you know their boxes are Cradle to Cradle Certified? How great!) We typically ship on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Once your order is shipped, you will receive an email notification to let you know that your Goods are en route. Orders typically take 2-4 shipping days to arrive at your doorstep.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need something shipped immediately for a special occasion, or if you have any questions for that matter, and we look very forward to hearing from you!
Invoices are not included with packages due to many of our products being sent as meaningful gifts, however you will receive an email receipt in your order notification email.
Merci Beaucoup & enjoy your Goods!
**Shipping within the U.S.: We use USPS for regular orders, priority mail takes 2,3 days to land at your doorstep. Larger orders are shipped via FedEx, typically allow 3,4 days for delivery.
**Shipping Internationally: We are happy to ship to you wherever you are in the world! Just select your country from the list and shipped via USPS, estimated 7-10 days for arrival. If shipping via USPS, tracking and insurance are unavailable, so we are not able to guarantee your package. (We haven't had any issues to date, knock on wood.)
**Returns/exchanges - Unfortunately these are not possible due to the hygienic nature of the soaps. Made to order items are also not possible to return or exchange. For the rest of our other items, if they are not damaged a return or exchange is possible on a case by case basis.
**Glycerin Soap - High quality glycerin soap naturally attracts moisture from the air. If your soap has a little of the protective waxed shipping tissue, just give your Bird or Bar an initial wash, this is completely normal for a handmade soap. The BirdSoaps are carefully wrapped in 100% recycled tissue paper to protect their shape during shipping.
Matter's mission is to create sustainable products that give back to social and environmental needs, all made beautifully in the U.S. All of the ingredients selected to make our products are made from eco-Happy materials, regionally sourced & locally made, with the intent of making sustainable products more commonplace & ultimately ubiquitous.
This carries through to all of the details: From the eco friendly materials sourced regionally to create the products, to the 100% recycled boxes, paper, and packaging, to eco-inks used in printing, to cradle to cradle certified boxes via the USPS when shipped, to our business cards - we carry this through in all aspects of our business.
We are wholeheartedly committed to and excited about creating products with integrity that give back, that are made with love in the U.S. We hope that you enjoy our thoughtful goods.