from giving a gift to a business
We started by making soap for Christmas gifts with a clear vision of what we wanted: Soap with integrity. Luxury, hand crafted soap that was all natural, non-GMO, no chemicals and nothing "nature identical" made in a lab. We also thought we'd be kind to animals by making our soaps vegan. Come to find out, a lot of folks out there are allergic to factory soaps. After many requests for more and comments like, "I can't believe how well it lathers!" and "This is the only soap my
skin-allergy prone kids can use" we decided we might be on to something.
So from the banks of the Rogue River in Michigan we created Flow Bathworks, a company with a conscience. Michigan made in small batches with non-GMO and sustainable oils, scented with no synthetic fragrances–only pure essential oils. Our soaps are free of sulfates, harsh detergents, preservatives and lab created colorants. We use environmentally friendly packaging and keep it to a minimum.
WE'RE STILL GIVING:
We donate our soaps scraps to Clean the World. See what they do:
We donate to Women at Risk:
10% of our profits go to these brave folks to prevent human trafficking. See what they do:
We donate to Exalta Health: They provide medical, vision, dental, behavioral and spiritual care services to folks who are in a tough spot or don't have insurance. See what they do:
Grand Rapids Public Museum: This has always been a favorite place of mine as a child. It was becoming an explorer for a few hours into another world. Check out their current exhibits:
Safe Haven Ministries: A place of refuge and hope for the abused. See their services:
Oasis of Hope: Ensures the medically underserved have access to affordable health care
As well as many local charities raising money for veterans, underprivileged kids, schools and dementia research.