Moksa Organics ~ Fair Trade and Organic Bath & Body Products {Review}

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 Product was given to me in order to post my honest opinion. 

 

Melanie & Haskell Martin founded moksa organics with a “clean revolution” in mind. A Revolution that combines their deep love for nature, a love for activism, and a desire to be a part of a world that offers peace and well being for all species. moksa organics operates as a small business doing great things. Social Entrepreneurship is the heart of their Revolution.
Based in Gainesville, Fl, Melanie & Haskell produce and manufacture by hand thousands of their organic bar soaps, body butters and bath products each month. They use 100% certified organic ingredients, as well as sustainably sourced, fair trade ingredients whenever possible. Every purchase means, a designated dollar amount is contributed to organizations that work to promote social justice, environmental preservation & activism, educational workshops, & conservation of habitat and endangered species. 

 

I have been a customer of Moksa for over a year now and I love their Organic line of soap bars, body oils, and body butter. I first heard about Moksa through a daily deal site for natural and organic products. I was a little hesitant to purchase the deal because it was a preset offer of two soaps and a body oil. I don’t think my soap love affair had officially started yet, but I was intrigued by the companies use of organic materials. I was hesitant because of the body oil. 

 

In the past I haven’t had the best experience with oil. It always left me feeling slimy! Well, I bought the deal and immediately fell in love with Moksa! The soap bars were amazing and thebody oil wasn’t too oily! I picked the Orange Ginger body oil and I loved the way it smelled. I like putting the oil on my legs after I shave. Also one of my first picks of soap was Abbey Road and it remains my favorite!

 

For this review I was sent a Seattle Chai Organic Soap Bar, a Kilimanjaro Organic Soap Bar and a Kilimanjaro Body Butter. Unfortunately I have been sick for the last 3 weeks with a cold, which has led to sinus issues. This has affected my ability to smell! I can barely smell, but I can sense the notes of cocoa in the Kilimanjaro body butter and soap, as well as the notes of orange and cloves in the Seattle Chai soap bar. I am sure once I am feeling better that I will be able to fully enjoy these products.  What I would like to share with you though, is what is behind every Moksa product, a non-profit to support!

 

The Seattle Chai Organic Soap Bar is in fact made by purchasing locally made and fair trade ingredients of coffees and teas from Seattle. Moksa has also made it their mission to support local businesses. The Seattle Chai bar does not contain palm oils, as well as any of their other bars! Did you know that the use of palm oils is one of the world’s leading causes of deforestation? Also, with every purchase of this soap bar, $0.50 of your purchase will be donated to CIFAE. The Conservation Initiative for Asian Elephants identifies the issues of critical importance to the long term survival & sustainability of the Asian elephant & the indigenous peoples sharing its habitat. There is so much wrapped up into this bar of soap! 

Some Moksa soap bars have texture to them. I wouldn’t call them “scrubs” because that makes them sound harsh! The bars that I have tried always have small pieces of coffee bean or other small ingredient that gives the feeling of a soft massage for your skin. These bars are also huge in size! They are each 6.5 oz. and can easily be cut in half if you want. I currently have their Abbey Road in my shower and their Amazon Lemon in my kitchen. I cut the Amazon Lemon in thirds, so it would be the perfect fit for my hands. I also enjoyed Moksa’s Christmas specialty soaps this past year and I had their Evergreen, which smelled like holiday spice, in my downstairs bathroom. I got the most compliments on that soap! It made my whole bathroom smell amazingly Christmassy!!! As you can see, I recommend Moksa soaps for every room in the house that involves a sink or shower!

 

Moksa has also partnered with the International Fund for Animal Welfare, IFAW, to create the Kilimanjaro line to raise awareness about the endangered African Elephant. The Kilimanjaro Orgainc Soap Bar contains rich cocoa butter, which is made with fairly traded ingredients of pure cocoa butter & shea butter. It also has notes of vanilla & orange. With every purchase of this soap bar $0.50 of your purchase will be donated to IFAW programs that protect endangered species & habitats in crisis around the world. 

 

The Kilimanjaro Organic Body Butter smells like cocoa, vanilla, and orange.  This body butter is made with fairly traded ingredients from a women’s cooperative in Ghana. With every purchase of this body butter $2.00 of your purchase will also be donated to IFAW.  The body butter is firmly set in the jar, but as you scoop it out and apply the body butter, it turns oily and moisturizing! I like using this for my arms and hands as a daily moisturizer.

 

Elephants are the largest land animals on our planet. Yet the future of this mighty species is remarkably fragile: In 1900, there were more than 10 million elephants worldwide. By 1979, less than 1.4 million. Today, fewer than 650,000 elephants survive.
In addition to relief efforts such as relocation, and securing habitats for elephants in National Parks, IFAW has created their Animal Action Campaign for the African Elephant.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Animal Action Education program will engage some 5,000,000 students, teachers and families in more than 15 countries to learn about and celebrate elephants, which are among the smartest, most social and emotional of all animals. The program will also introduce young people to the challenges that threaten the survival of this remarkable species, including habitat loss, poaching fueled by ivory trade and conflict with human communities.
To learn more about the partnership between IFAW and Moksa please visit Moksa Campaigns.


 

One last thing I would like to mention is that Moksa’s “paper” packaging is made from 100% recycled post consumer waste, and is 100% recyclable and biodegradable. The jars are also 100% recyclable. Their packaging is made in the USA and is printed with soy ink.

 

Overall, I love the Moksa products that I have tried so far. I love that this is an organization that truly cares about the planet,  as well as the people and the animals living in it! I love that they support local businesses and buy fairly traded goods. All around, this is the type of business that I want to support! I get excited that companies care about their products and consumers are willing to pay reasonable prices for good quality, fairly traded ingredients!
You can buy these products online.

Soap Bars: $6.50

 

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About Brittney Minor

Brittney is the owner/author of Brittleby's Corner. As a mom to 2 kids, she knows the importance of living a simple, healthy, and natural lifestyle. Brittney actively searches for greener ways to live and shares them with her readers.

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  1. SAPsMaMa says:

    I love that their soap ingredients is purchased locally made and fair trade ingredients of coffees and teas from Seattle!

    mphin278 at yahoo dot com

  2. I am saddened to hear that fewer than 650,000 elephants remain on earth. However I am happy to see that Moksa has partnered with IFAW to help. Lori Davis.

  3. I just love that they use pure and natural ingredients and that they use fair trade practices!

  4. Unknown says:

    Moksa supports people and planet! I love indulging myself with the Key Lime Vanilla body butter. Nurturing myself with moska= nurturing the planet! :)

  5. taryn says:

    I've purchased Moksa products in the past and I love their sustainable values AND their nourishing, delicious-smelling products!

  6. Lisa says:

    I also learned about Moksa from the daily deal site. Moksa has become our favorite organic company! It's run by a lovely family. We use the bar soaps to wash our hands at the sink and our bodies in the shower. I adore the body butter and use it every day! Orange ginger and Mint Rosemary are two of my favorite butters but it's hard to choose!

  7. cupcake mama says:

    I love that they have partnered with IFAW. I have been a long time supporter of IFAW! I also love that their ingredients are fair trade and local!
    mmjohnson555@gmail.com
    GFC:Mechele Johnson

  8. Holly Hennessy Swint says:

    I love that they use fair trade ingredients and have partnered with the IFAW. I would love to try their products! Holly Hennessy Swint astroqueen67@hotmail.com

  9. Chrystal says:

    I love that they don't use palm oil – most people and companies don't understand the issues around that ingredient!

  10. amyorvin says:

    I love this review. I really want to try their products. I like that they use 100% certified organic ingredients.

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

  11. Melissa Paz says:

    I love that they don't use palm oils or SLS and that the ingredients are local. I also like the generous size of the bars. Thanks for a great review!

  12. Chelsie says:

    I love that the soap is made by purchasing local and fair trade ingredients. I also LOVE that the body butter is made with fairly traded ingredients from a women's cooperative in Ghana!

  13. Sarah Hull says:

    I am really impressed that the he Seattle Chai Organic Soap Bar is made by purchasing local and fair trade ingredients of coffees and teas from Seattle. I think that it's so cool that they are re-purposing local coffee and tea!

  14. ilike that the product is organic and then i could use it alot for dry skin

  15. It's great to see that these products are organic and fair-trade, even their packaging!

  16. I like that it is pure cocoa butter & shea butter ant that it
    smells like cocoa, vanilla, and orange, the vanilla, I may have a little problem with, for some reason it really bothers me. I would love to give this a try.

  17. Christy Ann says:

    I'd love the Seattle Chai Soap!! It's so cool how they work with nonprofits too!

  18. MonaG says:

    Thanks for your review :) I love scented skin-care products and the lingering scent they leave behind on me and around my home.

    Like yourself, I am a bit wary of skin oils for the same reason. I’ve only used and liked Neutrogena’s body oil.

    Also, I like that the company looks beyond it’s own profits and is generous towards its generous causes.

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