BirdProject Soap, Tropical Edition
This new edition is our ode to New Orleans in her 300th year, inspired by the lush, tropical beauty that is ubiquitous in our amazing, swampy city. The design is also inspired by my Dutch roots, a pattern in delft blue on white ceramic.
Each black, bird-shaped soap contains a blue, ceramic bird, handmade from Louisiana Clay, which remains as a keepsake once the outer soap has washed away.
Through the daily act of washing, you will eventually free the clean, white, ceramic birds inside - potent symbols of restoration and recovery. The soap is shaped to be cradled in your hand and is a powerful representation of all creatures affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster.
The soaps are made with natural, locally sourced ingredients: biodiesel glycerin, fair trade olive oil, aloe, activated black charcoal, and a light cypress scent - reminiscent of Louisianan bayous.
10% of proceeds are donated to environmental cleanup and care for affected animals of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster. (Gulf Restoration Network & International Bird Rescue) $28,674 donated and counting!
To prolong the life of handmade soap please keep in a soap dish and allow to dry between uses. Store in a cool and dry place until ready for use.
These fine soaps are all-natural, they contain no shea butter or animal products. We have received many thank you's from those that are allergic, and they are really wonderful for your skin. It is great for all skin types and not drying for daily use. The heavenly Rigaud Cypress scent has a rich history that began in Paris in 1850 and is delightful for both women and men.
The activated black charcoal makes our soap wonderful cleaners. We are happy to be of help to our regular customers that are cooks, mechanics, and makers that love how gentle yet powerful our soaps are in removing tough residue while not drying their hands.
Testimonial from International Bird Rescue:
“The idea for BirdProject is so simple yet resonant, that of darkness washing away to something flawless and beautiful. We see this first hand all the time at International Bird Rescue. Birds that come to us covered in oil and thick tar get a second chance when they’re thoroughly washed and nursed back to health. We are so grateful for our partnership with BirdProject. This is a company that walks the walk, and knows exactly what we mean when we say, “Every Bird Matters.”
Pickup available at The Shop
Usually ready in 24 hours
Orders are shipped between 1 - 3 days upon receipt via USPS, UPS, or FedEx. We typically ship on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Once your order is shipped, you will receive an email notification to let you know that your Goods are en route.
Orders typically take 2-5 shipping days to arrive at your doorstep, this does vary per shipping service, especially during these supply chain issue times. We aren't responsible for delayed or lost/stolen shipments. We do offer UPS or FedEx shipping which includes insurance, which is recommended. **More shipping info below.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need something shipped immediately for a special occasion - or if you have any questions for that matter, and we look very forward to hearing from you!
All online shipments are carbon neutral. We participate in Shopify's Planet Millenium plan - which purchases carbon credits for each online order as well as helps to fund green carbon offset technologies which absorb carbon for 1000+ years. We also use 100% recycled boxes, packing paper, & paper tape - all of which can be recycled.
Merci Beaucoup & enjoy your Goods!
**Invoices are not included with packages due to many orders being sent as gifts, however you will receive an email receipt in your order notification email.
**Orders sent First class USPS don't automatically include insurance. Insurance is required in order to replace orders that have gone missing during shipment (a thankfully unusual occurrence). Priority USPS, UPS, or FedEx orders do include insurance for the value of your order. USPS claims can be filed here, FedEx here, & UPS here. Heads up that FedEx & UPS claims are far easier to submit and to actually receive payment for damaged/lost goods.
**Returns/exchanges - Unfortunately these are not possible due to the hygienic nature of the soaps and body care products. Made to order items are also not possible to return or exchange. For the rest of our items, if items are not damaged, an exchange is possible within 14 days of purchase with proof of purchase. As a small business, we are not able to pay for return shipping.
**Shipping Internationally: We are happy to ship to you wherever you are in the world! Just select your country from the list and when shipped via USPS, estimate 7-15 days for arrival. If shipping via USPS, tracking and insurance are sometimes unavailable, so we are not able to guarantee your package against being lost or stolen. (We haven't had any issues to date, knock on wood.)
**We frequently use upcycled shipping boxes & protective shipping materials, including bubble wrap, compostable shipping peanuts, & recyclable air pockets.
**Sales or discounts do not include gift sets, books, first aid kits, or Little Sun Products.
**Glycerin Soap - High quality glycerin soap naturally attracts moisture from the air. If your soap has a little of the protective waxed shipping tissue stuck, give your Bird or Bar an initial wash, this is completely normal for a handmade soap. The BirdSoaps are carefully wrapped in 100% recycled tissue paper to protect their shape during shipping.
Common Questions Answered
What payment methods can I use?
We offer multiple payment methods including credit cards as well as alternate payment methods including afterpay, shop pay, amazon pay, and apple pay.
How quickly will my order be shipped/available for pickup?
We typically ship on Mon, Wed, & Friday, but your order should be shipped within 1-3 days of receiving your order.
Local pickup orders are filled within 1-3 days of order receipt. They're available for pickup at our store during regular shop hours: Mon, Wed-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5.
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Is a receipt included with my gift?
Due to the frequency of our goods being shipped as gifts, we do not include paper invoices or receipts (also more eco friendly).
Your receipt is emailed & we're happy to include a gift note for you - please include in the note section at checkout.
Do you offer e-gift cards for international customers?
Yes, gift cards are available to all customers, please find them here.
How Do I Set Up A Subscription Order?
Select the subscription frequency that you prefer on products that are available for subscription.
To edit, log in to your account - frequency, product type, etc can all be updated there.
*Minimum of 2 purchases for your subscription discount.
How are my fragile products shipped?
We use a variety of eco friendly packing materials to protect your fragile items:
- Accordion wrap to surround glass jars or bottles
- 100% recycled paper for packing material
- Compostable packing peanuts
- Recycled bubble wrap
- Upcycled bubble wrap & other packing materials we receive in shipments