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Denton-based Lion Bear Naked Soap Company hopes to clean up the way we clean

Denton-based vegan soap company hopes to clean up the way we clean

We’ve all heard the common phrase, “be the change you wish to see in the world.” Denton entrepreneurs Alex Spoor and Jason Schreiber hope to be the change they wish to see in North Texas.

The duo makes nontoxic, vegan-friendly alternatives to body care and home cleaning products — body soap, shampoo, home cleansers, laundry detergent and dishwashing soap — through a new venture called Lion Bear Naked Soap Company. (Say it slowly three times, and you’ll get it.)

“Through two years of research, we discovered that many products are laden with hidden toxins, about which everyone should be aware,” Schreiber says.

“While developing the recipes for new nontoxic products, we found that most effective ingredients for skin and body care were also vegan-friendly. This appeals to a population that has even greater difficulty finding effective cleaning products.”

All Lion Bear Naked products are free of gluten, hexane, phosphate, SLS, fluoride, synthetic fragrance, urea, triclosan, sulphur, paraben, petrochemicals and phthalate — making them safe for mammals of all ages.

We had to ask: What’s with the name, and what does it have to do with their new business venture? Well, Lion Bear Naked is an expression of returning to the “naked” ingredients that Mother Earth provides.

The online store will open for business in November. For now, these affordable products currently are sold at the Denton Community Market on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. While there, you can get free samples and wash your hands with the products.

The Lion Bear Naked team will also be at the Irving Main Street Marketplace on September 14, from 11 am to 7 pm.

Lion Bear Naked Soap Company
Denton-based Lion Bear Naked offers a variety of vegan-friendly personal care products. Photo courtesy of Lion Bear Naked
Lion Bear Naked Soap Company dishwashing detergent
Lion Bear Naked also makes dishwashing soap. Photo courtesy of Lion Bear Naked