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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Your Stories: Psoriasis Relief
March 10, 2014

Your Stories: Psoriasis Relief

I recently had a severe psoriasis flare up on my arms and back accompanied by incessant itching and oozing from the sores. Doctors, naturopaths, homeopathy, a vegan diet, wheat germ oil, castor packs, topical cortisone--nothing worked. Your soaps have really helped my skin heal. I appreciate all your hard work and dedication. As I've said once before, you are truly the soap maker from heaven.
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