We are not just a luxury brand of home and body fragrances – every day we also strive to make ourselves sustainable. Here are some of the steps we took thus far to make Castelbel and Portus Cale even better
We are gradually switching from palm oil to an Olive and Coconut Oils -derived soap base. By using coconut and olive oils, we are not just improving our environmental sustainability, but also enjoying the benefits of superior products: soaps with all that Castelbel quality, now with a creamier, more luxurious and richer lather that cleanses, fragrances and cares for your skin. In other words, soaps that are gifts for you and to the planet!
In addition to being dermatologically tested, our Portus Cale body care products are NOT tested on animals. All our soaps are made with a 100% vegetable base. Most of our soaps are vegan (except soaps containing honey and donkey milk), as well as all our hand creams and body lotions.
We get most of our resources directly from both domestic and EU suppliers, which reduces long-distance shipping and our carbon footprint. In addition to using FSC-certified paper to wrap most of our soaps, we try to use as much sustainable raw and subsidiary materials as possible in the making of our products. Our sachets, for instance, are filled with Portuguese cork, a 100% natural, biodegradable and renewable resource.