Are All  Handmade Soaps The Same?
August 5, 2014

Are All Handmade Soaps The Same?

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.
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Glycerin Soap & Glycerin
July 29, 2014

Glycerin Soap & Glycerin

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.
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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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