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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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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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