Natural Soap and Essential Oils
July 20, 2018

Natural Soap and Essential Oils

Essential oils are temperamental to work under any circumstance. While a natural essential oil scent blend may change a bit when combined with virgin oils in a cream, these blends are especially unpredictable when natural making cold processed soap. Why doesn't my new soap bar smell the same as the last one? After all my years of soapmaking in never ceases to amaze me just how much the actual soapmaking process changes the scent of an essential oil blend.
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Are Bar Soaps Hygienic?
June 20, 2018

Are Bar Soaps Hygienic?

Somehow bar soap has come under fire as a being a source of bacteria. The strange thing is that when I was a little girl (a long time ago) we had one bathroom and one bar of soap that was shared by the entire family. We never thought anything of it and we seldom got sick.
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What Is The Difference Between Soap Bars and Shampoo Bars?
July 27, 2017

What Is The Difference Between Soap Bars and Shampoo Bars?

While the process for making a shampoo bar is the same as making soap and the ingredients are similar, a well-formulated shampoo bar is not your typical soap bar. Shampoo bar "recipes" are tweaked to use different proportions of oils and butters and to include botanicals, like nettles right, herb infused oils and essential oils that are known to help nourish the hair and scalp.
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How We Decide What Scents Not to Use?
March 24, 2017

How We Decide What Scents Not to Use?

We are often asked, "Why No Jasmine, Sandalwood or Apple Scents?" When we use scents (essential oils) we look at a few criteria such as the method of extraction, sustainability, cost and of course is it a pure essential oil.
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