Feb 5, 2011 · 2 Comments

Casa Laguna's "Green" Soaps & Lotions

As part of our continuing “go green” efforts, Casa Laguna has partnered with famed purveyor of fine English toiletries Gilchrist & Soames to help us strike a balance between making eco-friendly decisions like conserving water and energy and reducing waste, while still maintaining the highest quality of service and providing the best possible guest experience.  Gilchrist & Soames products can be found in famous luxury hotels and resorts worldwide. The company has made a promise to pursue eco-friendly practices in all aspects of product creation, from ingredients and packaging to sourcing and manufacture.

Casa Laguna showers now have pump dispensers containing products form the Gilchrist & Soames London Collection®, which contain no parabens, phthalates, petrol-derived ingredients, mineral oil, urea, DEA, TEA or propylene glycol. They do contain food-grade, naturally derived USP glycerin, natural conditioning agents from honey and the brassica plant; and soybean and cottonseed oil, instead of petrochemicals. Gilchrist & Soames is also committed to cruelty-free development and vow to never test their products on animals. Gilchrist & Soames soap and lotion dispensers are also found next to all our bathroom sinks. The application of these refillable pump dispensers greatly reduces our carbon footprint by eliminating packaging waste and leftover product.

There is one area, however, where we feel a packaged product is necessary to assure the best guest experience, and that is in bath bars for rooms with jetted tubs. Again, Gilchrist & Soames helps us keep our footprint small by wrapping the bars in eco-friendly recyclable materials.

Now we just need to make a choice on which bath bar our guests will enjoy the most—and we’re asking you to help us make that decision. Choice number one (1) is the 2.5oz Saddle Exfoliating Vitamin E bar, with an anti-oxidant rich formulation that is pleasing to use. This bar (the white one in the picture) is perfect for an allover body exfoliator, but gentle enough to use on delicate facial skin. Choice number two (2) is the 1.5oz Saddle Glycerin bar; a translucent gold glycerin soap that gently cleanses as it moisturizes your skin. The difference in size is due to the higher cost of producing glycerin soap, and the fact that, by its nature, the softer exfoliating bar has a tendency to be used up more quickly. The fragrances are almost identical. To vote, simply leave a comment for this blog page, or go to our facebook page and vote by leaving a comment under the header “Help Us Choose.” Only one vote per person please.

We always welcome guest feedback on our green efforts, as well as your suggestions regarding products or methods that might help us with our eco-friendly efforts.

1. casalaguna said:

Thanks Katie for your feedback.

On Feb 7, 2011 at 03:09 pm

2. Katie said:

I like number 1

On Feb 5, 2011 at 11:21 pm

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