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A Few Words About Organic Soap And Shampoo
December 12, 2013

A Few Words About Organic Soap And Shampoo

Truth in labeling is important to Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve. Educated, informed consumers make the best choices. We Make Our "Organic" Soap and Shampoo as Organic as Possible. Since it is impossible to make real soap without lye and organic lye does not exist, there is no such thing as a "100% organic" soap or even "organic" soap based on the three tier system of the USDA National Organic Program.
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Herbal Basics: Fresh vs Dried Herbs
October 8, 2013

Herbal Basics: Fresh vs Dried Herbs

When using herbs for culinary or therapeutic use, one of the most common questions is . . . which is better, dried herbs or fresh herbs? When using herbs to make skin care products, I recommend that beginners use dried herbs for the best results and longest shelf life. The moisture content of fresh herbs may cause mold to form in infusions, especially oils.
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Skin Care from the Garden
October 1, 2013

Skin Care from the Garden

People have harnessed the power and simplicity of nature's plants for centuries to enhance the skin’s appearance, help treat skin problems and improve skin quality. If you are looking for an alternative to the harsh chemicals found in commercial skin care, naturally therapeutic herbs and herbal products may be your answer.
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Is It Safe? Cocamide DEA Discovered In 98 Personal Care Products
September 8, 2013

Is It Safe? Cocamide DEA Discovered In 98 Personal Care Products

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) reported on August 30, 2013, that independent testing revealed that cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA), a cancer-causing chemical, was discovered in 98 shampoos, soaps and other personal care products sold by major national retailers.
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