Absolutely NO silicone, petroleum products, parabens, sulfates, phenoxythanol, polyethylene glycol, synthetic fragrances or dye.
100% of our products are Vegan and gluten free - All soaps are made from organic, locally grown plants in Paraguay.
Paraguay is a very different country from the USA. Labor regulations are archaic and go largely unenforced. Wembe, through our parent company Durandal SA, employs roughly 20 people at above market wage rates by 20% - 30%. We also provide training of skill sets that can migrate to different jobs in mechanical or chemical areas of manufacturing. The installations where we manufacture are new and made to code and specification for additional safety features and environmental efficiency, using spring water and hydroelectric power.
Wembé is a derivative of the Guaraní word "Guembé", which describe a plant that grows in the entire Amazonian region. Also called "Ceriman", Monster Fruit, it is a tropical species from the Aráceas family.
The rainforest is a magical place. Tall trees, delicate ferns, lush plants with vivid colors, a hundred thousand different hues of green. An incredible abundance of life. Abundance of everything. Strange fruits and stranger flowers seemingly come from another planet. Dense, humid fog all around. Bright darkness. Peace. Energy.
As you walk by, your soul changes, your spirit feeds of this peaceful energy. The world you left behind seems so small, so far away, so meaningless. Slowly, like in a dream, you become one with the Amazonian soul. Capture that soul and take it with you. Keep it in a little compartment in your mind, and take it everywhere with you. Open the compartments any time you need, because it will always be there. Close your eyes, breathe, remember the scents of the forest. Remember the peace. Remember the energy. And face the troubles of life like a warrior. Feel the water in your skin. Take a deep breath. Smell your soap. Rub it down your body, and feel how it perfumes your skin. Evoke good thoughts. See your dreams come true. Smile, and smell again. Feel beautiful, strong, and positive.
Wembe uses in all it's lines only the finest essential oils from plants, from certified organic origins when possible, and each blend is carefully designed following the aroma-therapeutic principles of each plant, so each bar of soap and each ounce of salt or scrub is more than just a perfumed hygiene item, it's a work of art hand crafted to alter the mood and smoothe the spirit. No synthetics, all natural.