ABOUT OUR NAME
Sauboon (pronounced 'saw-boon') is the word for soap in the native Afghan language, Farsi. We create our handcrafted soaps right here in beautiful San Diego, California.
My name is Zulfar and I have been a life long crafter. As a mother of four boys who are all now full time in school, I started to consider what I can do for myself outside of my Accounting profession that would allow me flexibility to balance work + family life. With the encouragement of friends & family, in 2020 I shifted my focus on starting a home-based business that can hopefully thrive and allow my creativity to grow. Aside from this small business, since August 2021 my time has been heavily devoted to helping the newly arrived Afghan Refugees here in San Diego. As part of a grassroots organization, I work to provide assistance to meet refugees' immediate groceries, hygiene, clothing (& more) aid. Many times, I am searching my local community groups for offers of free items that can be collected and gifted to these families who arrive with not more than they are wearing.
With countless hours of research and testing, I've created formulas using oils & butters that are rich in moisture while also providing the best cleansing lather.
CHOOSING HANDCRAFTED OVER COMMERCIAL
Unlike commercial soaps, handmade soaps are full of natural ingredients that can support your skin’s natural chemistry. One of the most important ingredients of natural soap is glycerin. This ingredient is a natural by-product of soap making and is often removed by commercial soap companies. But this key ingredient actually makes your soap foamier and attracts moisture to your skin.
Here at SAUBOON, we make all our products in small batches. This means we put a lot of attention to the little details from ingredients, design, hand cutting, hand stamping and hand packaging it all. So much passion goes into everything to create a beautiful handcrafted product.
WHY WE USE CLAYS
We focus on using a variety of clays in our bars. For centuries, clays have been used for bathing benefits. Clays are known for their many properties such as detoxification, promoting brightness in skin and producing a silky soap bar. Clays are also a natural colorant in soaps and gives a beautiful finished product in our soaps.
In our native Afghanistan, special clay soaps were used in the hammams both for hair and face, to cleanse, exfoliate and give the skin a fresh glow appearance. These clays derived from sodium bentonite are still used today in the hammams.
WHAT'S IN STORE FOR 2022?
Besides our luxurious soaps, we're excited about what's coming in 2022. We will be exploring new artisanal techniques, adding body butters to our line of products & build up our partnership within our local community. If you are a small business and would be interested in carrying our products, we'd be excited to hear from you!
We're all about the 'Smells So Good' experience, so give us a try!