Nancy Durand Lanson is the owner of Ancestral French Soaps - a small company, currently based in Maine, that explores recipes of years passed. By returning to traditional processes and natural ingredients they embody and promote sustainability. Their goal is to help the Earth a little each day, by creating and providing products that are planet- and inhabitant- friendly: 100% sustainable, organic and biodegradable. The company has evolved over the eight years since its establishment, as they revise and reaffirm what sustainability means to them. Through research, trial and error, practice and patience, their soaps have developed significance within their lives and become an expression of their passions. They choose ingredients that ensure quality and uphold their values. These soaps are not only visually and aromatically appealing, but are made with a greater intention.