While at the International Gift Show in San Francisco last weekend, I met Robin at La Lavende Soaps. I stopped at her booth because it was packed with people unlike many of the other booths, and I had to learn more. These beautifully-scented soaps contain either olive, shea butter, or palm oil, or combinations of them. There are no animal products, and they re-use and recycle everything possible and cooperate with other businesses to reuse packing material. Here's another bonus: a portion of every 100g soap purchased will be donated to an emergency fund for women battling breast cancer.