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.
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
Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates
Examples of Hotels Using Organic Soaps in the Boston Area
A Small Sample of Organic Bath Product Suppliers
In The News
- “10 Hotel Chains with the Best Bath & Body Products” Huffington Post, April 7, 2014
- “Organic Is the New Natural, and Here’s Why That’s Good” Rodale News, October 2010