Natural Soap and Essential Oils
July 20, 2018

Natural Soap and Essential Oils

Essential oils are temperamental to work under any circumstance. While a natural essential oil scent blend may change a bit when combined with virgin oils in a cream, these blends are especially unpredictable when natural making cold processed soap. Why doesn't my new soap bar smell the same as the last one? After all my years of soapmaking in never ceases to amaze me just how much the actual soapmaking process changes the scent of an essential oil blend.
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Are Bar Soaps Hygienic?
June 20, 2018

Are Bar Soaps Hygienic?

Somehow bar soap has come under fire as a being a source of bacteria. The strange thing is that when I was a little girl (a long time ago) we had one bathroom and one bar of soap that was shared by the entire family. We never thought anything of it and we seldom got sick.
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What Is A Facial Cleansing Oil?  How Do I Use It?
May 22, 2018

What Is A Facial Cleansing Oil? How Do I Use It?

A facial cleansing oil is a gentle way to dissolve away all the dirty skin oil that has combined with bacteria, makeup, dead skin cells and other debris from your face and replenish it with clean, nourishing oils that help balance the skin’s natural oils.
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Chagrin Valley Soap . . . What's In A Name?
April 17, 2018

Chagrin Valley Soap . . . What's In A Name?

Every few months we receive an email questioning the origin of the name of our company. We often receive a question like this . . . “why did you give your company such a sad name?” So . . . why did we name our company "Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve?"
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