Binu Binu is a brand of modern soaps inspired by the ritual of the Korean public bath, a place free of vanity and inhibition and where generations are brought together in the simple act of cleansing. Their formulas are based on the idea of daily ritual, intergenerational bonding, and the infamous Korean scrub treatment “Seshin,” a vigorous, pragmatic and extremely effective exfoliating treatment that can be found at the baths. Other points of inspiration come from strong female role models in Korean culture – like the Haenyeo sea women of Jeju Island, elderly female divers who dive tank-free for the catch of the day to support their families, and the modern-day shaman known as Mudang, female healers who specialize in matters of the mind, body and soul.
Binu Binu uses 100% natural plant botanical ingredients and essential oils, including a base of “boricha” in all of their soaps, the Korean roasted barley tea which has a place in the household as important as water. Made by hand in small batches in our Toronto studio using the cold process method which retains the skin benefiting properties of natural oils, Binu Binu soaps are fragrance-free and do not contain palm oils, synthetic detergents, artificial colorants, parabens, sulfates, or animal products.