How it started
When I spend some time in Latin America in 2019, I saw with my own eyes the impact of our current (over)consumption behaviour. Piles of plastic waste as far as I could see before I could reach the beach. But also people who lived off the grid, and where still fully connection with nature. From leaf to root everything was used. Deep down in the Amazon there was no waste. And that inspired me. If they can do it there, why can’t we?
There deep in the Amazon I decided to contribute to the solution and not the problem. As a consumer you have more power than you think. With a seemingly small change you can make a huge impact.
Today there is a complete range of body soaps, shampoo bars and even a face bar. Rich skin and hair care, made from 100% natural ingredients.
Soap shop in Amsterdam
In the soap soap shop in Amsterdam, the natural soap bars and shampoo bars are handmade according to artisanal methods. So just like you, every nature bar is unique.
We use everything that nature has to offer. That is why every soap bar & shampoo bar contains a circular ingredient. Think leftover oranges from a local organic juice bar.
In this beautiful product every thing comes together: connection with nature, taking care of yourself and the earth and the impact that you as a consumer can indeed make.
Let’s raise the bar together!
Honest about soap
At Nature Bar we prefer to look at how things can be done differently, that is why we only work with 100% natural ingredients such as organic shea butter and calendula, ingredients that use the power of nature.
And why we stay away from mineral oils, microplastics, silicones and palm oil. Because that is not what you skin needs nor does it serves the planet.
Founded by Marlies van Heusden
I am an imperfect zero-waster, minimalist and composter.
From an early age I was often playing outside and fascinated by everything that grows. There was nothing I loved more than walking around barefoot all summer. Unfortunately I wasn’t really careful, so my mother often came with calendula ointment.
Can you imagine how surprised I was when I found a piece of handmade soap with calendula leaves in a shop in Mexico – full of dried herbs and precious stones. Until then it had never occurred to me that calendula is a plant/flower.
The calendula soap nourished my skin and healed mosquito bites quickly. In addition, the rich natural oils in the soap made my skin healthy again and made the use of other products such as body lotion unnecessary. A small bar of soap suddenly replaced several large plastic bottles in my micro backpack and brought me closer to nature.
I remember being amazed at the power of that bar of soap.