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Are Bar Soaps Hygienic?
June 20, 2018

Are Bar Soaps Hygienic?

Somehow natural bar soap has come under fire as being a source of bacteria. Although sharing a bar of soap with your family may seem to be less hygienic than liquid soap, is that really true? As you place your soap bar under the faucet to create lather, you are actually cleaning the surface of the soap. How often do you clean the top of your liquid soap dispenser?
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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, “why did you give your company such a sad name?” So . . . why did we name our company "Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve?" The majestic beauty of the nature that surrounds me in the Chagrin Valley was and continues to be, my inspiration for "all things natural."
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Natural Fragrance Oil? . . . Really?
March 13, 2018

Natural Fragrance Oil? . . . Really?

Natural Fragrance oils are made in a laboratory but rather than being made from synthetic materials they are created by isolating a single aromatic component from the complex scent of an essential oil. These single components are called isolates. In the chemical profiles created by Mother Nature, the isolates interact with each other and other plant parts to create a wholesome natural essential oil with aromatherapeutic properties. That is not the case with single isolates blended together in a lab.
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