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Our natural soap and the glycerin in our glycerin lotion is derived from making biofuel. Marshall picks up used vegetable oil from some of the world's finest restaurants, then processes it in our home garage. The biofuel goes into our cars, and the glycer
FURTHER Products is owned and operated by Megan & Marshall Dostal, with occasional after-school help from their 13 year old son. For years, Marshall, a guy who drove a biodiesel fueled automobile and brought his own shopping bags to the market way before it was fashionable, picked-up depleted waste grease from some of America’s finest restaurants. He then converted it into biofuel in a make-shift lab inside the family garage. One day Megan, a former event planner for Vogue Magazine, walked into the garage and became alarmed at what her husband had accumulated: drums of glycerin, a byproduct of the biofuel distillation process. Megan stared at her grease-covered soul mate and lovingly suggested he clean up his act. That's when Marshall decided to take things one-step FURTHER. He put the glycerin to use by creating a hand soap – Megan loved the idea, but was not a fan of the smell. So she joined the team and got to work. Together, they developed a signature fragrance from the oils of Bergamot, Olive, and grasses to create a scent that is at once clean, fresh and sweetly aromatic. The restaurants that provided the waste grease started using the soap, and FURTHER Products was born. Today, Marshall still picks-up waste grease from local restaurants but the biofuel is created in a warehouse, not the garage. And Megan has traded-in her SUV for a vintage diesel wagon and Marshall's biofuel now powers two family cars and one company truck. The soap has been joined by a hand lotion, a dish soap, two candles, a roll-on fragrance and a bar soap - all made right here in Los Angeles.