Guest Contributor: Beka Shane Denter
Skin is in. Radiant, soft skin is what we all want. Add a growing increase in skin sensitivities and the search for a product that delivers without doing additional damage can be a challenge. This was the case for Rina and John Clarke, the founders and creators of Buck Naked Soap Company when their infant son developed skin irritations from traditional baby products. “As necessity is the mother of all invention, the Chamomile & Calendula Soap was developed to help soothe the little guy’s skin, and a company was formed,” says Rina from her home in Cambridge, ON.
The Canadian company, which opened in March 2013, has grown into an upscale line of chemical-free, cruelty-free PETA approved products. Buck Naked offers up an enticing range of skin and hair care products, and even a “bark naked” line for pets. Their extensive list of items makes good on the company promise, “if you can’t (or shouldn’t) eat it, we won’t use it.”
The beautifully crafted soaps are manufactured in Rina’s home kitchen. A “small batch operation,” the company produces no more than 60 bars at a time. “This allows for stronger quality control,” explains Rina. Buck Naked stands firm behind its guiding principles of producing a sustainable product. They won’t use sandalwood because it’s an endangered species as well as only using RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm oil) in their products. “We want to be part of the solution. RSPO feeds back into communities through responsible employment, planting and animal practices.”
Buck Naked doesn’t add any form of fragrance oil or synthetic colorants to their products. A Buck Naked bar also “delivers more bang for the buck – no pun intended,” says Rina with a smile. “Our bars are larger than the average all-natural bar on the market.”
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