Charlotte & Castel is a small company focusing on well made, handcrafted goods. All our products are made in small batches from the best most natural ingredients available. During the design and making of our products, careful consideration for the environment is taken into account; where we buy our raw materials, how we make our products, how we produce our packaging, the possible footprint we leave behind and how we can minimize it.
Our soaps are all natural and made with botanical plant extractions and pure essential oils. Our bars are coconut oil based which is very moisturizing and antibacterial, each containing other beneficial oils and butters such as avocado oil, shea butter, grapeseed oil, safflower and rice bran oil that are unrefined and when possible, we choose organic. The marbled soaps are made with the addition of clays, which are earth based and wonderful for the skin. All of our soaps contain a high concentration of sea salt which is pure and natural, collected from the waters of the Mediterranean shores. Lending to softer, healthier skin, sea salt contains trace minerals and nutrients that help to draw out toxins from the skin and support better circulation in the body. Each bar is hand cut by us and cured for at least 6 weeks, for a long lasting bar.
All of our packaging is designed and letterpressed by us on 100% recycled paper sourced from North America. Our inks are vegetable oil based. Our soap boxes can be composted, as they are designed in such a way that we fold them without the use of glue.
On world oceans day 2016 we launched the Charlotte & Castel Respect Care Protect Foundation. We are inspired by the ocean and we care about its health. It's the life blood of our company and there is a little drop of the ocean in each and every one of our sea salt soaps. We know that our oceans are in peril.
Overfishing, pollution and ocean temperature rise are some of the biggest issues our oceans are facing. These do not just effect the creatures living in the ocean, but it effects us all. We can take action every day through the choices we make. Small changes can make a big difference. With our foundation we are supporting ocean conservation efforts around the world.
We have spent the past 10 years working and living on the ocean as crew members on yachts. We scuba dive, surf and have a true love for the ocean. Our plans with Charlotte & Castel is to build a lifestyle goods brand that is conscious and active in the day to day choices we make as a company and to partner with companies that believe in a better way.