If you should ever be in New Paltz upstate New York make sure to stop by Mother Earth’s Storehouse. It’s like a family-run Whole Foods with a great selection of natural and organic products in three locations within the Hudson Valley region. Always on the lookout for cool green products I loved the vibrant illustrations on the packaging of LEAP organic bar soaps at their store. I was not surprised that Moxie Sozo created the packaging since I have always admired the Boulder-based design and advertising agency for their green initiatives. For starters Moxie Sozo is certified zero waste, 100% carbon neutral, and 100% renewable-energy powered. The hand-painted illustrations with quirky and powerful lines such as “what we lack in corporate cloud we make up for with our environmental ethos” are reflective of LEAP’s sustainable business practices. LEAP Organic Soaps are certified organic by Oregon Tilth to ensure that all organic ingredients and processes meet USDA’s guidelines. They contain no synthetics, parabens, petroleum, sulfates, GMOs or chemicals of any kind. Instead the eco-chic soaps are made with some of the highest levels of certified organic, fair trade shea butter on the market and smell delicious. I bought the organic lemongrass bar soap that has a blend of 100% certified essential organic oils such as lemongrass, orange, and lime. The fun packaging of the soaps is 100% recyclable, contains 50% post-consumer waste, is FSC-certified and produced with alternative sources of energy. It’s so beautiful that I can easily see it reused as framed bathroom art.