Bar Soap Cha Cha's by Chandler Farm
Chandler Farm Cha Cha's Peppermint Leaf Bar Soap - 4 oz.
Chandler Farm Cha Cha's Peppermint Leaf Soap is Palm Oil Free, Paraben Free, & enriched with organic extracts. Chandler Farm Cha Cha's Peppermint Leaf Bar Soap is rich and luxurious. Chandler Farm Cha Cha's Peppermint Leaf Body Bar Soap is clean and natural. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Phelps Great Ape Foundation.
Cha Cha's story
By Yati, orangutan babysitter at Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Reintroduction Project
Cha Cha, an orphaned baby orangutan, was confiscated from a private home in the village of Tumbung Samba in Central Borneo, and brought to Nyaru Menteng on August 8, 2002. When the bald-headed baby arrived, she was very apprehensive and clearly traumatized. She always sat with the babysitters, being very precious and spoiled, insisting on being cuddled while she enjoyed some fruit!
Eventually, she slowly and cautiously began to explore the roots of nearby trees, and then, eventually, to climb a little, but always where she could keep an eye on her beloved babysitters.
In the following days, Cha Cha began to appear more at ease and to integrate well with other orangutans. Feeling more settled, she began to climb higher in the tress, hunt for food in the forest such as fruit, leaves, termites and tree sap, and even to construct nests. Every morning when she went off to Forest School, she would lead the way into the forest; if she found herself left behind the others, she would cry.
Cha Cha began to spend all of her time in the trees playing until she got thirsty, when she would climb down and go to the babysitters to ask for some milk. And directly after taking her refreshment, she was back up in the trees, exploring further and further afield. But every time, she still could find her way back to her group. Sometimes, Cha Cha would play on the ground, rolling around and wrestling with her friends like Cantik and Martisen. One time, she got bit by some "dancing ants" (so called because if bit by them you dance around wildly in pain trying to shake them free), and cried hysterically and her whole body came out in goosebumps with her hair standing on end. Luckily, the pain from dancing ants subsides quite quickly and they aren't dangerous.
Cha Cha began to grow bigger and bigger, and more independent, and eventually began to learn to sleep out at night in the forest (rather than returning to the baby house). This was an indication she was ready for Forest School 2, and she was promptly graduated to the new location. She quickly adapted to her new set of bigger friends. Now she spent her days in the forest under the careful observation of the teknisi (or male caretakers) and grew more and more confident. After around a year and a half of training at Forest School 2, clever Cha Cha was already ready to be released to Palas Island.
When Lone first took Cha Cha to the island, Cha Cha hugged her tightly and did not want her to go. Patiently, Lone sat with Cha Cha on the feeding platform for hours, hoping that Cha Cha would understand that this was her new home. When dusk finally fell and Lone had to leave her behind, Cha Cha cried and cried. Some of the teknisi stayed behind to keep an eye on her. She was very apprehensive for the first day or so, but then suddenly decided she was rather impressed with her new home. Not only did she make friends very quickly with both male and female orangutans, she became regarded as a real "social butterfly!" She loved playing and exploring with her friends, especially the brave tomboy, Daisy, who could put a male orangutan in his place with just a stare! Cha Cha was such a loveable and friendly character, and soon became a favourite star on the Animal Planet series, Orangutan Island.
On August 3, 2009, the teknisi reported that Cha Cha appeared ill, and she was immediately brought back to the clinic for medical attention. She was weak and pale, unable to eat or drink much, and repeatedly vomiting. On the 6th of August, her condition took a turn for the worse and she stopped eating and drinking altogether. On the afternoon of August 7th, despite every effort to save Cha Cha, she passed away.
Cha Cha was enormously loved by all her friends, both orangutan and human, and to this day remains sorely missed. She had been a shining example of the success of a patient, dedicated, nurturing and loving process of rehabilitation, and was very close to achieving the ultimate goal of a return to the wild to live free. Sadly, the light of this star was extinguished too early.
Do you have any fragrance-free products?
All skincare products smell bad in the lab, because they are loaded with chemicals and raw ingredients. With this, manufacturers do scent them. They are not scented to make them smell good, but just scented to make them NOT smell bad. Chandler Farm chooses natural essential oils. Chandler Farm recommends their Natural Lavender to people who prefer a “low scent” to their products.
Do you use filtered water in your products?
The water used in Chandler Farm's products goes through a softener, purification, UV and filtration process. It is tested daily, and a sample is sent out weekly to confirm that the process is working.
Why does Chandler Farm support The Phelps Great Ape Foundation?
The Phelps Great Ape Foundation (PGAF) is committed to the long term survival of the Orangutan in the wild. The PGAF dedicates 100% of their donations to projects focused around education of the Orangutan crisis, and placement of displaced Orangutans. Chandler Farm is passionate about their mission.
Why is organic bodycare so important?
Your skin is your largest organ. Often we are so concerned with what we are putting in our bodies, that we don't think about what we are putting on our bodies. Just as fatty and processed foods have negative impacts on our internal organs, harsh ingredient-filled bodycare products have negative impacts on our skin.
What is the deal with palm oil?
Palm Oil is found in Food, Bio-Fuel, and Bodycare Products. Palm oil is harvested in Indonesia. The clearcutting of these Indonesian rainforests displaces all living things within the ecosystem. Harvesting of Palm Oil is also followed up by the burning of the remnants left after the clear cut. This burning releases more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than fossil fuels.
Palm Oil Free Body Care
Soothing, Nurturing, Luxury Bodycare without the compromise of harsh ingredients, or threatening our environment. Chandler Farm is creating a lifestyle. A lifestyle that supports healthy living while contributing to our world and environment. Chandler Farm follows the industries STRICTEST standards for ingredient use. Chandler Farm's products meet all National premium bodycare standards, plus meet Chandler Farm's standards to avoid Palm Oil, and provide a better environment for the creatures of the Indonesian Rainforest. Chandler Farm's promise to their customers is simple:
- Chandler Farm promises to NEVER use: Parabens, Harsh Sulfates, Petroleum, Phthalates, Palm Oil, Mineral Oils, Talc, Formaldehyde-Producing Preservatives, Silicone Derived Emollients, Cationic Surfactants, Quaternary Ammonium Compounds & More.
- Chandler Farm Promises to Use: Organic and Natural Ingredients, Essential Oils (Natural Fragrance), and Flower and Plant Extracts.
- Chandler Farm is part of the campaign for Safe Costmetics.
- Not only can you feel good about the way our products benefit your body, you can feel good knowing that Chandler farm donates a portion of its profits to The Phelps Great Ape Foundation.
About Chandler Farm
Orangutans are our endangered friends who inspire Chandler Farm and who benefit from some of their proceeds. You’ll notice many of their products are named after beautiful orangutans.
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