About Lather + Soul Skincare

Inspired by nature | Backed by Science

Established in 2016 and reborn in 2023, Lather + Soul Skincare is more than just a beauty and skincare brand — it's a heartfelt journey into the art of self-care, intention, and joy. Our founder, Pam Harlow, started this venture with a profound passion for alchemy, a deep respect for nature, and an unyielding commitment to integrity and ethics.

Every product is a testament to our dedication. Each creation is thoughtfully and intentionally made, from the meticulous sourcing of ingredients and label transparency, to our packaging considerations, carbon footprint, and environmental impact. We take pride in crafting products that resonate with our values, and that commitment extends to our in-house production, where small batches are carefully crafted from our own developed and tested formulations. We never use premade bases because we believe in the power of controlling every ingredient that goes into our creations. Your skin deserves nothing less than the utmost care, and we ensure that integrity and ethics are never compromised.

In a world often filled with frenzy, to-do lists, and hustle culture, we invite you to slow down and honor yourself. We encourage you to transform seemingly mundane daily tasks into rituals of self-care, intention, and joy. Whether you're lathering with a beautiful crystal soap in a warm bath, enveloped in the therapeutic aroma, or applying your favorite skincare products, witnessing your bare face become fresh and stunning, these moments become intentional acts of self-love, acceptance, and worthiness.

Lather + Soul Skincare is more than a brand; it's an invitation to embrace the magical blend of nature, science, and self-love. Let our products take you on the journey of honoring the beautiful soul that you are.


Ethics + Your Ingredients

Transparency isn't just a buzzword — it's a fundamental part of who we are. We firmly believe that you have the right to know what you're putting on your skin, which is why you will always find a detailed ingredients list with every product we create.

Our products are more than just skincare but a testament to our unwavering commitment to quality and safety. Each item is handcrafted in small batches, using only the finest, thoroughly researched ingredients. We prioritize locally sourced materials and proudly use raw ingredients that are either USDA-certified organic or Ecocert approved.

In our quest for ethical excellence, we are discerning about the company we keep. We collaborate exclusively with trusted, reputable suppliers who share our ethos and morals. We stand firm with Fair Trade, reject any form of child exploitation, and vehemently oppose animal testing. Our commitment to cruelty-free products isn't just a promise; it's a principle we live by. (And rest assured, our participants are always willing ones 😉).

We don't just speak up; we roar. We are vocal about where our morals and politics stand, because we firmly believe that silence in the face of injustice is akin to complicity. With us, you're not just choosing skincare; you're supporting a movement for transparency, ethics, and the unwavering pursuit of a better world.

"Black lives matter, love is love, science is real, feminism is for everyone, no human is illegal, and kindness is everything."


Sustainability + Environmentally Conscious

Our commitment to the environment goes beyond words. It is deeply ingrained in our practices and choices. We prioritize Fair Trade and organic raw materials, such as Fair Trade cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil, and sugar. Embracing Fair Trade standards not only ensures the highest quality but also safeguards our planet for future generations by prohibiting harmful chemicals and protecting vital natural resources. Our dedication to environmental preservation extends to our soap formulations; they are palm-free, a conscious choice made to counter environmental degradation, deforestation, and wildlife habitat loss associated with palm oil production.

Our eco-conscious efforts permeate every aspect of our business. From packaging to shipping materials and labels, we've made thoughtful choices to minimize our carbon footprint. Our packing tape contains 50% recycled content and is certified recycle-friendly. Even our gift boxes, fillers, gift wrap, tissue paper, shopping bags, and most shipping boxes are made from recycled materials and fibers.

We take pride in our packing slip, printed on tree-free paper derived from bagasse, a by-product of sugar cane. Not only is it biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable, but it also represents our dedication to sustainability. The cushion packaging material we use is made from biodegradable and recyclable kraft paper, a green alternative to traditional bubble wrap.

When it comes to packaging, we opt for cello bags made from wood cellulose fibers sourced through sustainable forestry principles. These bags are not only certified biodegradable and compostable but also made carbon zero. Our business cards are a testament to our eco-friendly ethos, crafted from 100% recycled fiber, bleached without chlorine compounds, and certified ancient forest friendly, Green-e Certified, and acid-free.

Even our packing peanuts are environmentally responsible; they are starch-based and dissolve away in water if you have no use for them, leaving no trace behind.

    Despite our small size, we're dedicated to minimizing our carbon footprint. We continuously assess and find ways to reduce, reuse, and repurpose, believing that even small changes can create ripping effects.