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Soapology owner Emma Grosse, of Farndon, is giving one bar of soap to homeless charity Framework for every ten bars sold

The owner of a small specialist soap business, who believes everyone has a basic right to cleanliness, has donated her 1,000th bar of luxury soap to a charity that helps vulnerable people.

Soapology owner Emma Grosse, of Farndon, gives one bar of soap to Framework for every ten bars sold.

The charity delivers housing, health, employment, support and care services to vulnerable people across Nottinghamshire.

Soapology bars (30871251)
Soapology bars (30871251)

Emma said: “We believe that anyone in a vulnerable situation, such as homelessness, deserves the basic human right of cleanliness.

“We all feel so much better in ourselves when we are able to freshen up, and our donations will go a little way towards helping people in desperate times.”

Soapology, established in 2011, makes natural artisan soap bars that are free of palm oil.

Emma Grosse of Soapology (31307918)
Emma Grosse of Soapology (31307918)

She set up the soap donation scheme a few years ago, and gave 300 bars to Framework in 2018, another 350 last year, and 350 more recently. Each bar was made from production offcuts.

Emma chose Framework because she was aware of the work they did in the Newark area, and wanted to support them.

Emma has seen an increase in the popularity of her bars of soap, since people have become more conscious of the use of plastic.

“People have started to change their shopping habits,” she said. “Bar soap rather dispenser soap is making a comeback.”

She said the alkaline level of bars of soap meant bacteria could not thrive on them, so they were hygienic as well as environmentally friendly.

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