Sensibility Soaps, Inc. was the first personal care company to achieve certification under the USDA NOP; the company has been certified since July, 2003.
Sensibility Soaps, Inc. was founded by Thom and Lynn Betz in December, 1996. The mission of the company since it’s inception has been to develop and manufacture natural and organic personal care products. We have two locations; the primary location is in Beaver Falls, PA. Another plant is located in Wampum, PA. The company plans to expand into a new factory in late 2008, which will be LEED-certified. Sensibility Soaps, Inc. was the first personal care company to achieve certification under the USDA NOP; the company has been certified since July, 2003. We were the first to launch a full line of organic personal care products under the Nourish—food for your healthy skin brand in Fall, 2004. The company also does private labeling and contract manufacturing for a number of well-known companies. Sensibility Soaps, Inc. is pleased to be certified by Oregon Tilth since July, 2007. We appreciate the professionalism, commitment, responsiveness, high standards, and organic industry reputation of Oregon Tilth.
Sensibility Soaps, Inc. uses the NOP food standards to develop personal care products. Undaunted by NOP food standard for personal care, the company believes that the USDA standards, the “gold standard” internationally, offer the purest, safest, chemical-free alternatives to personal care. The company touts and has demonstrated that the standards can be operationalized successfully for effective personal care products. Sensibility Soaps, Inc. strives to educate retailers and consumers to recognize USDA certification as their assurance that products are certified to stringent organic governmental standards.
Sensibility Soaps, Inc. has implemented sustainability initiatives from applying for LEED certification in one of their plant locations currently to reducing packaging waste. PLA film labels and PCR (Post Consumer Resin) PET plastic packaging are used for many products. Land acquisition is being finalized for the company to construct a new factory. The land is located in an economically distressed community. The goal of land re-use and re-using materials, such as bricks from the site, meet the company’s sustainability goals. Creating new jobs in the community meet company goals for revitalizing the economic environment. The company appreciates the support of local and state officials, who are working hard to facilitate grants and loans to make this plan come alive. LEED Certification is the goal as well for this new factory. The company currently employees 32 people.