In the process of making gorgeous soaps for sale, we sometimes find ourselves with seconds (perfect in every way but undersized or looking NQR) and offcuts. Quintessence Soaps regularly donates soap to a local charity called Dandenong Ranges Emergency Relief Centre in Belgrave and give offcuts to the local Steiner School (Dandenong Ranges Steiner School) and donate soaps for local fundraising events.
Angkor Bath and Body, Cambodia
Fair Trade Soaps in Cambodia: Over the years I've made strong bonds with some special people in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I love all things Cambodian and in June 2013 I returned to Cambodia to teach soap making and to set up a social initiative based in Siem Reap Province. This is separate from Thrive Cambodia and is privately funded. The global corona virus pandemic has changed the tourism landscape and life in Cambodia. I think it will be a while before we are up and running again. You can follow us at: www.angkorbathandbody.com
Thrive Cambodia, Inc.
In 2011 my friend and I registered a fundraiser in Australia called Thrive Cambodia and fully funded a free english language school in rural Cambodia. The school operated an after school program which includes a free lunch for the 48-50 students who live in this community. We also sponsored high school students. Quintessence Soaps assisted with providing whatever resources were necessary to ensure the long term viability of the school. The school is no longer operating.
Quintessence Soaps is partnering with Eco Soap Bank: for every soap purchased from the Angkorean Collection we will donate the cost of making one Eco Soap Bank Bar in Cambodia. They recycle hotel soap into sanitized and remoulded bars which are donated through their hygiene programs in many poor communities in Cambodia (and other Countries). Check them out. They’re awesome and more relevant everyday! To learn about Eco-Soap Bank click here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pnk-EDn7SA&feature=youtu.be