Poppy Soap Company: Organic Handmade Soap With A Cause

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Poppy Soap Co. founder Lindy Laroche was working as a medical rep when she had her son Brody back in 2009. Like many young moms, Laroche said welcoming her first child was a life-altering experience, and she soon decided it was time to make a change.

By asking customers to nominate their local women's shelter to receive a soap donation, Laroche hopes to connect people around the nation with shelter services in their area. Photo: Poppy Soap Co.

Photo: Poppy Soap Co.

“It was almost this turning point in my life once he was born,” Laroche remembers. “I have this huge responsibility to him, to show him what life is really about and really live the authentic life that I’m supposed to live.”

With the support of her husband Sam, she left her 9-to-5 behind to start a sustainable company with a community-driven cause.

“I decided to leave what I was doing and pursue my dream of developing a company that not only has a vision of total sustainability and extremely high-quality ingredients without cutting any corners, but also had a vision for giving back to local U.S. communities,” Laroche says of the inspiration behind Poppy Soap.

Read on for an inside look at the Poppy Soap Co. studio in San Luis Obispo, Calif. and to learn more about the company’s handmade products and its powerful mission to help those in need.

Mary Mazzoni

Mary Mazzoni

Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.
Mary Mazzoni