What is a lotion bar?

A lotion bar is a solid block of lotion, used for moisturizing skin and personal care. Lotion bars are typically made with natural ingredients that stay solid at room temperature, but melt a little from body heat, making it easy to apply the lotion bar as needed and store in a reusable container. Basically, lotion bars take the best of natural skin care — gentle, simple ingredients like shea butter and essential oils — and pack them into a small bar, rather than a large plastic bottle — this eliminates both the plastic waste from the bottle, and the excess water used in traditional lotion. Lotion bars pack in all the best moisturizing ingredients, concentrated without excess water or plastic waste.

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Statement on Recent Events and Social Injustice

To say that it has been a difficult three weeks here in Minneapolis would be an understatement. We are saddened and angered by the murder of George Floyd in our city, as well as the countless other deaths of Black Americans around the country before and since then.

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Earth Day: Food sovereignty in rural Haiti

As we have shared throughout this Earth Day blog series, human activities and environmental impacts are deeply linked -- especially in food production and distribution. While it is important to ensure that all people in developing countries have access to nutritious...

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Earth Day: Clean water access in developing countries

Around the world, environmental and community health is intertwined with access to clean water. Ecosystems, animals, and people rely on water for basic functions of life, and cannot thrive without it. In developing countries like Haiti, water contamination is directly...

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Earth Day: Tree Planting in Rural Haiti

A common Earth Day activity around the world is tree planting -- and for good reason: according to U.S. Forest Service, reforestation “represents unique opportunities to address emerging issues associated with climate change by conserving and managing genetic...

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Earth Day 2020

Today we come together as a global community to recognize the challenges we collectively face and the ways we can solve them together. Education is the first step for all of us; it is important to learn about ecosystems around the world and in our own backyards, to...

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COVID-19 Update: March 26

Dear friends, family, and others in our community, We want to take time to share how the Vetiver Solutions team is working during the novel coronavirus pandemic that is currently spreading around the world. Based in Minnesota, we are all following CDC recommendations...

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Vetiver Solutions 2019 Year-End Update

We are so grateful for all of your support in 2019! Click on the newsletter cover to learn about our collaboration with farmers in Moreau, Haiti over the past year. Feel free to reach out with comments and questions. Happy New Year!

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Vetiver Solutions 2018 Year-End Update

We are excited to share our end of year update with you all. Thanks to your support, over the past year and a half we have done some incredible work in Haiti. Please see the link below to learn more about what Vetiver Solutions has been up to in 2018 and do not...

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Our 2017 Reflections

Written by: Jesse Abelson, Chief Executive Officer As the end of 2017 has come and gone, we figured it would be appropriate to look back and reflect on the past year of Vetiver Solutions. It has been a busy year full of successes and failures, but we are incredibly...

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College of Biological Sciences: Putting Down Roots

We have been featured on the University of Minnesota College of Biological Science's website. Below is a snippet of the article. To view the full article: click here. "Abelson, also, has been working tirelessly as Vetiver Solutions prepares to launch in early 2018....

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Our Experience at CGI U

A few weeks ago we had the honor to travel to Boston for the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative University Conference. It was an incredible honor to be chosen to both attend this conference and present a poster during the expo session regarding our pilot this past...

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