The Right to Shower is a soap line with a mission to end homelessness. This vegan, cruelty-free company donates 100 percent of its profits to human rights organization Lava Mae, which provides hygiene stations to 550,000 people across the United States who are living without homes. Their products are made with natural cleansers, recycled packaging, and organic ingredients. The bar soaps and liquid body washes come in four varieties: Dignity, Hope, Joy, and Strength. They smell great and feel wonderful on your body.
Head over to their website, www.therighttoshower.com, and read The Right to Shower’s inspiring story. While you’re there, check out their array of products. You can’t order directly from the site, but the handy “store locator” link will direct you to outlets in your area that carry this line. You can also purchase their offerings on third-party sites like Amazon. The body washes retail for about $12.00. We’re drawn to the sweetness of the Joy variety. It boasts the delicate, captivating scents of honeysuckle, grapefruit and tangerine. Like all of the company’s products, it’s sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and made from sustainably sourced ingredients. A little dab is all you need to feel fresh and clean!
The Right to Shower’s soap bars retail for approximately $8.00, depending on location. They’re handmade in small batches, boast an array of attractive colors, and utilize Rainforest Alliance certified palm oil. The Hope variety features dewy moss, creamy aloe, avocado, sweet clover and sage. This tantalizing mixture creates soothing suds! It’s 100 percent vegan (like all of the company’s other offerings), cruelty-free, and wonderful. You’ll want to pick up several bars, especially since you’re supporting such a worthy cause.
It should be noted that although The Right to Shower is a completely vegan, cruelty-free line, it’s owned by Unilever. This parent company is presently “working towards regulatory change”, according to PETA. This means that the brand will not test on animals anywhere in the world unless specifically requested by law. Since China requires animal testing, Unilever is still operating in a gray area as far as its cruelty-free status is concerned. Each person needs to determine what her/his line in the sand is in regards to this issue.
Still, we are heartened by the altruism of The Right to Shower’s mission to combat homelessness and provide much-needed mobile showers to folks who are living without a roof over their heads. Their products are popping up in stores across the US, and with a bit of digging, you can probably find one near you.