Behind Further Soap are Marshall and Megan Dostal, who make their own biofuel for their 1984 Mercedes 300D by collecting grease from Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton’s restaurant, Mozza. The fuel-making process also creates glycerin as a byproduct — which is then purified and used to make Further Soap!
Further Soap smells amazing, with a scent derived from essential oils of bergamot, olive and exotic grasses. However, because the ingredient list only mentions “natural fragrances” without revealing all the ingredients that go into the scent, I’m guessing some environmentalists — including myself — will opt instead for soaps that practice full disclosure.
All the other ingredients in Further Soap are rated “low hazard” in Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep cosmetic safety database — except for cocamidopropyl betaine and citric acid which are rated a “moderate hazard” 5 and 4, respectively.
Marshall and Megan also make a soy Further Candle with the same clean scent as the soap, also made with veggie oil from Mozza. If you’re not bothered by the “natural fragrance” issue -- at least not enough to stop you from checking out locally made, biofuel-supporting, recycled products -- you can find both Further Soap ($18.50 for 8 oz) and Further Candle ($24) online or in local stores.