Local entreprenuer Dave Simnick has hit a major target because that’s where you’ll find his new line of organic liquid hand soaps.
“Each one of our liquids have Aloe, [and] Shea butter,” said Simnick. “We make sure they don’t have phylynts, certain nasty chemicals we wouldn’t want putting on our hands or putting on our skin.”
The Naperville North graduate and his friend Eric Vong started the company Soapbox Soaps in 2010, starting with homemade bar soap purchased only online. For each bar sold, they would donate another to places like homeless shelters, child abuse centers, orphanages, and refugee centers around the world.
Today, their products are mass produced in Indianapolis and include a body wash sold at Whole Foods and most recently, a liquid form sold at local Target stores.
“To have started from my college basement to being on the shelves at Target is quite an honor but it’s a humbling commitment on how much we have yet to do,” said Simnick.
Every time someone buys from the liquid line of products, Soapbox Soap will supply a month of clean drinking water in developing countries. According to the company, 22,000 impoverished children die everyday from diseases that could’ve been prevented simply from some soap and good hygiene. So to help, Simnick’s determined to make his product a household name.
“Every time someone thinks i want to make a difference in my community or make a difference around the world, they can think, well I need to go get soap, why not do that with a simple purchase?” said Simnick.
For every one their body wash sold, Soapbox will donate a year of vitamin supplements to a child in need through the organization, Vitamin Angels.
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