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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Natural Fragrance Oil? . . . Really?
March 13, 2018

Natural Fragrance Oil? . . . Really?

Our love for fragrance has been around for millennia and is deeply rooted in many cultures. As more and more consumers are demanding natural skincare, companies are continuously looking for ways to meet that demand with "natural fragrances."
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The War on Soap!
January 28, 2018

The War on Soap!

While I respect the research that has been done over the years concerning skin pH, I disagree with the way in which the research is being commercially corrupted. Natural soap has received unfair condemnation since all soaps are not created equal.
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How to Use Bathing Herbs
January 9, 2018

How to Use Bathing Herbs

The addition of botanicals and herbs to your bath is a simple pleasure that can be transformative. Botanicals have been used in baths for thousands of years to relieve aches and pains, to fight colds, boost circulation, or energize or relax your mind and body. Soaking in a warm fragrant herbal bath provides a quiet sanctuary in which to retreat, reflect and refresh.
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