Millions of children will be heading back to school this fall, and according to the CDC, 1 in every 59 children has sensory integration issues due to falling along the autistic scale. In fact it is estimated that as many as 16% of school-aged children suffer from a sensory integration disorder. Sensory needs are a common medical condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses.
KultureCity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating sensory accessibility and inclusion for those with invisible disabilities, has created a special designation for those brands who meet a strict criteria for sensory inclusion and are appropriate for people with autism and sensory integration disorders. The Certified Sensory Inclusive™ designation has only been previously awarded to one company. Now, KultureCity has added Groove Soaps to that list. This is huge news!
“As the father of a child with sensory needs, it’s comforting to know that any brand we bring into our home has given as much time and care into their products as I have with our family,” says Julian Maha, M.D., founder of KultureCity.
1 in 6 individuals has a sensory need or an invisible disability. This includes people with PTSD, autism, dementia, strokes, or other conditions and disorders. Parents and families who deal with this on a daily basis can use KultureCity’s Certified Sensory Inclusive™ as a way of feeling assured that products will be sensory inclusive for all students returning in the Fall.
Did you know that Groove Soaps was started by a dad who wanted a handcrafted, plant-based soap for his daughter who has sensory issues?
“We started Groove Soaps out of necessity for my daughter, using my Grandmother’s special soap recipe she taught me as a child. Our soaps are plant-based, hand-crafted, and built with scents that aren’t overpowering, but are a welcomed addition to anyone looking to get their groove back,” co-founder Jason Woods explains.
While all our slabs are safe and sensory inclusive, their “Don’t Be So Sensitive” slab of soap, in particular, allows for effective cleaning while still being appropriate for sensitive skin, thanks to their premium ultra lathering oil blend.
We make the highest quality hand-crafted, plant-based soap. Using just six ingredients--coconut oil, sustainable palm oil (RSFO palm oil), canola oil, olive oil, castor oil, and vitamin E--our process is a nod to the traditional soapmakers of times past. We believe today’s manufactured soap doesn’t have the same soul, so we prefer handcrafted soap making due to its pure art form.
Our soaps make people feel cleaner and better. The instant rejuvenating sensation you get with each bar of Groove Soaps is thanks to our genuine love for old-world soap making. Our pure and simple ingredients, and extraordinarily rich and enveloping scents that transport you to wherever your shower concerts take you.
MORE ABOUT KULTURECITY: The nation's leading nonprofit on sensory accessibility and acceptance for those with invisible disabilities. Board members include actors Randall Park and Noah Wyle, and NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins among others.