Cleaning and Toxics
Use Organic Soaps In Bathrooms

What Is It?

The term “organic” applies to soaps that contain a minimum of 95% organic contents by weight and organic soaps have gained a great deal of popularity in recent years. With the number of hotels in Boston, a conversion to organic soaps would be a strong step in the right direction for a sustainable future.

Benefits

By using organic soap, one can potentially avoid, or at least reduce, many common skin problems. Organic soap contains ingredients that have been produced without using herbicides, chemical fertilizers, or pesticides. Commercial soaps are hard on regular skin, worse on sensitive skin, and the chemicals used to make and enhance conventional soap dry and damage skin. Regular soaps will remove naturally present glycerin and instead include harsh substances like dyes, synthetic fragrances and preservatives. Purchasing organic soaps for your hotel can lead to much wider customer appeal and greater customer satisfaction, not to mention the environmental benefits of using all-natural materials.

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • The Colonnade Hotel
  • Reggae On The Grill
  • Sheraton Hotel

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Additional Resources

Examples of Hotels Using Organic Soaps in the Boston Area

A Small Sample of Organic Bath Product Suppliers

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