Saying a soap is "handmade" says nothing about quality of the ingredients or the knowledge and skill of the soapmaker! Chagrin Valley is not just another soap company. We are committed to healthy skin, healthy people and a healthy planet.
People often ask, "Do you make glycerin soap?" or "What is the difference between between your soap and glycerin soap?" The term "glycerin soap" is a misleading term. All true soap made from scratch is glycerin soap.
I was introduced to Chagrin Valley shampoo bars in the summer of 2006. I couldn't believe the difference in my hair after just one use. It definitely felt odd while I was washing (but I knew that was going to occur after reading tips on the site---thanks Ida!). Once my hair dried it had so much more body...
We have received numerous emails over the years questioning our use of Canola Oil in our soap and shampoo bars. All Canola is not created equal. The purpose of this article is to clear up misconceptions about the canola oil we use at Chagrin Valley.