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The Origin and History of Soap
June 16, 2014

The Origin and History of Soap

Although no one really knows when soap was discovered, there are various legends surrounding it’s beginning. According to Roman legend, soap was named after Mount Sapo, an ancient site of animal sacrifices. After an animal sacrifice, rain would wash animal fat and ash, that collected under the ceremonial altars, down to the banks of the Tiber River.
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Why Does Natural Soap Sweat in Humid Weather?
April 17, 2014

Why Does Natural Soap Sweat in Humid Weather?

A quality bar of handmade soap will often "sweat" in humid weather due to the high content of natural humectants. A humectant is a substance that readily absorbs moisture from its surroundings. When natural soap sits out in humid conditions, the glycerin in the soap will draw the moisture out of the air and onto the soap.
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Your Stories: Help With Sensitive Skin
April 10, 2014

Your Stories: Help With Sensitive Skin

Dear Ida and Chagrin Valley Family, Your soaps have basically saved my skin, I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your products. I have an autoimmune disease that attacks collagen among other things, and this means my skin is very easily damaged. For years I used medicated soap after medicated soap and they just destroyed my facial skin.
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Insider Tips: Places We Take Our Natural Soap
March 14, 2014

Insider Tips: Places We Take Our Natural Soap

Has your bar of natural soap ever left the shower? If the answer is no, we think it’s time for it to explore! There are many places you can bring natural soap, and even people who have been using it for a long time may appreciate these ways to include more natural products into your traditional routines.
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