Savontree is born during the period of most awareness about the devastating effects of the plastic on our planet. Savontree represents soap in French and the olive tree being the source of olive oil, our main ingredient and pure Mediterranean, just like me!
My name is Laura and I am from Galicia, a beautiful region in the Northwest of Spain. Nine years ago I took my suitcase and left my homeland to explore new adventures and like many others, ended up in this amazing country that is England, which has gifted me with many opportunities, personal and professional.
As someone who cares for the environment and after realising how much we still need to learn, I wanted to start changing small daily routines in my life, seeking new ways to recycle and reduce plastic use. Switching the shower gel bottles to soap bars was a good decision, however most of these soaps were making my skin dull and dry. I did a bit of ingredients research and realised that I could give a try to making my own soaps; ultimately, why not being the one who decides what goes on my skin? I have always been a homemade skincare supporter. I firmly believe that most beauty products, (definitely soaps!) prepared with ingredients from your kitchen are far more effective than any other commercial product, as good as that may be. Just for the simple reason that the properties of the products you use go into your skin completely unadulterated, therefore healthier.
Well, it was indeed a fascinating experience. Next chapters: Endless hours of research, learning process and tons of trial-and-error tantrums, (no further details on this…). Eventually expectations became reality, my first made-from-scratch artisan soap, a soap without chemicals, vegan and sustainable. A little piece of heaven that left my skin incredibly moisturized, softer and with a delicious lasting scent.
That was the moment when I decided to make of this new passion a life project. And Savontree was born.