Monday, May 18, 2009

Further Soap.

Kudos to these people who decided to make Further hand soap from recycled vegetable oil from restaurants. I am into the green movement. Maybe I am not that green but I believe that if everyone of us makes that self-conscious act of bringing their own green bags and only taking plastic bags when needed, or using the half flush when a full flush in the toilet is not needed, we can all make a difference in our own little ways. In our family, we have even gone a few steps further by not installing hot water pipes for handwashing or in the kitchen (then hot water would be used for only showering which requires a much smaller tank), bought second hand lighting fixtures and furniture. We have even decided to bring over the spare plate sets which my parents don't use. Buying old stuff doesn't always have to feel like taking home junk. If we reuse, recycle and reduce, we can make this world a much better place.

Anyway, I've decided to post the entire story as is, because no one tells it better than they do. 

"For years, Marshall, a guy who drove a bio-diesel fueled automobile and brought his own shopping bags to the market way before it was fashionable, picked-up depleted waste grease from some of Los Angeles' finest restaurants and converted it into biofuel in a make-shift lab inside the family garage.

One day his wife Megan, a former event planner for Vogue Magazine, walked into the garage and became alarmed at what her husband had accumulated: drums of glycerin, a byproduct of the biofuel distillation process. Megan stared at her grease-covered soul mate and lovingly suggested he clean up his act. That's when Marshall decided to take things one-step FURTHER. 

They developed a signature fragrance from the essential oils of Bergamot, Olive, and exotic grasses to create a scent that is at once clean, fresh and sweetly aromatic and combined it with the excess glycerin to create FURTHER.

Today, Marshall still picks-up waste grease from local restaurants and refines it in his garage. Megan has traded-in her SUV for a vintage diesel automobile and Marshall's biofuel now powers two family cars. And the soap made from Marshall's glycerin is returned to the bathrooms of the very restaurants from which it originated creating a perfect, sustainable circle. And now you can participate in this circle too. We hope you enjoy washing with FURTHER as much as we enjoy making it. And remember to please wash responsibly!"

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