Who the heck are we, anyway?
Do you know exactly what is in that commercially produced soap bar (or body wash) you're currently using in your shower? I do, and that's why as the founder of SoapForAthletes, I want you to know too!
I know it's shocking to learn that commercial soaps are just one big block of chemicals. They mosty aren't even soap at all, but detergents that rob our skin of the nutrients it actually needs to be healthy. They are designed with ingredients to "get the job done" but with the least expensive investment on the part of the producer. Whatever is the cheapest stuff, in the cheapest combination, that will bring the highest return: there's what's in it. Never mind what it can do to YOU, in the long run from long term exposure to chemicals. That's just Corporate America. (see the table to the right to see JUST WHAT IS IN COMMERCIAL SOAP!!!! )
SoapForAthletes has become more than I ever dreamed possible when the idea of a healthier soap first came to me. It all really began back in 2011, when I started a long journey back to health, after a fall from a ladder left me literally in pieces. Being unable to do much of anything after my fall, I gained LOTS of weight. After being physically active my entire life, I suddenly became sedintary and before long, I found myself close to 300 pounds.I knew I had to do something, so after I healed I decided to be open minded about fitness opportunities and that's when CrossFit found it's way into my life, and soon my heart.
I discovered a supportive community, an amazing fitness program, and a new way to eat when my coach introduced me to the paleo lifestyle. It was then that I realized that what we put ON OUR BODIES has just as big of an impact on our health as what we eat. I discovered that I was working out hard, eating clean, and then taking a bath in chemical laiden commercial soap. It made no sense.
So I created a solution, first just for
family use. After Crossfit and the
paleo diet helped me lose over 125
pounds, I suddenly had a new sense of
purpose in my life, and I wanted to help
educate my Crossfit brothers and
sisters and share the importance of
my products with the community.
SoapForAthletes was born.
I hope you'll soon see how amazing "Training Dirty and Getting Clean" can be. My all natural, earth friendly bath and body products are created especially for you, for athletes, and anyone else that cares about the environment and their health.
As the founder, I always say that the day I walked out of Corporate America was one of the best days of my life, and I mean it. I left Corporate America behind with a specific mission and a vision… I wanted to make a superior product for us all to use. I wanted to share what I had learned about the dangers of commercially produced soap with all of you. I wanted to make a product with careful attention to the quality of ingredients, not skimping on quality just to support the bottom line. I wanted to create a company that gives back to the community, one that uses recycled packaging materials, and recycles all possible materials from production. And most of all, I wanted to create this line of products that would leave you, my precious fans, in love.
Carla Prada Akers, Founder and Creator
and Trails Natural Soap Company
THE BEST BAR AFTER YOUR BARBELL.