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?"
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."
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.
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.