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The Myth of Antibacterial Soaps

The Myth of Antibacterial Soaps

We get asked many times if our soaps are ‚Äúantibacterial‚ÄĚ and exactly what are antibacterial soaps.¬†I¬†wanted to share some scientific background¬†and information from the FDA.

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The "How's" & "Why's' of Homemade DIY Natural Cleaning Products

The "How's" & "Why's' of Homemade DIY Natural Cleaning Products

Are natural DIY cleaners easy to make or effective? Melissa shares some of her experience and favorite recipes to help make your spring cleaning clean and fresh!.

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Meet Dina, Our Soapmaker!
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Meet Dina, Our Soapmaker!

When I was hiring a new apprentice soapmaker, I called four of Dina's referrals. Before I could even finish explaining why I was calling, all four of them said "You

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Four Ways to Naturally Avoid Mosquitoes
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Four Ways to Naturally Avoid Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are a pain in the summer, but many conventional bug sprays and insect repellents contain unnecessary or harmful additives. We’ve compiled a list of four easy ways to keep bugs away safel...

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Purify Your Skin With Activated Charcoal!
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Purify Your Skin With Activated Charcoal!

Activated carbon (or as it is most commonly called, activated charcoal) is a form of charcoal with amazing powers to attract and adsorb other molecules.  Learn why we are using activated charcoal t...

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Introduction to Citrus Essential Oils: Lemon, Sweet Orange & Bergamot
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Introduction to Citrus Essential Oils: Lemon, Sweet Orange & Bergamot

The smell of citrus is familiar, bright and invigorating. Citrus oils have a wide variety of different benefits and uses and are often included in natural cleaning products, fragrances, and culinar...

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A Conversation with Dr. Bobbi Jo Rayo, Pediatrics!
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A Conversation with Dr. Bobbi Jo Rayo, Pediatrics!

Meet Dr. Bobbi Jo Rayo, a local pediatrician and one of our amazing community partners! Dr. Rayo is a Doctor of Pediatrics at Pediatric Associates in Hilliard, OH has been working in pediatrics for...

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Five Great Uses for our Healing Blend Body Butter

Our Healing Blend Body Butter is an amazing product, made from 100% natural and organic butters, oils and essential oils. It's a must-have in the fall and winter to heal dry, cracked skin, but ther...

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Oops! A Small Mistake Makes for a Funny Bar of Soap
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Oops! A Small Mistake Makes for a Funny Bar of Soap

Soapmaking is a tricky art. There are so many factors that go into making great soap, and sometimes even the most seasoned soapmakers can slip up and make a mistake. Recently, I accidentally added ...

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Move over Beer soap, here comes Cider!

Sally Carroll Moon and Peter Moon are on the frontier of apple cidery in Columbus. They started Mad Moon Cider and hard cider production in 2014, using traditional craft methods very similar to wh...

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Now: All organic oils!

We’re proud to announce that our foaming hand soaps are now made from exclusively organic oils! Along with organic coconut, palm and sunflower oils, our new organic extra-virgin olive oil can...

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A transformational journey: our workshop and retail space has been a labor of love

Sandra and I moved the soap lab out of our living room last October.  It was a commercial space hidden away in an industrial park, but it gave us the room we needed. Literally the same day, we rece...

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We moved out of the house!

It was time to take back the living room!  We are excited about our recent move out of the house and into a leased 1,500 square foot facility. The new space will give us room to grow and allow us...

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A spiral galaxy appears…

A spiral galaxy appears in a batch of Herbal Mist Balancing Toner. After adding ingredients to a batch of Toner, and before stirring, I left the room momentarily.  When I returned, this incredible ...

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Minnesota bans Triclosan Antibacterial in personal care products

There is rarely if ever the need to use antibacterial agents in everyday hand washing. Yet over the past decade, there has been a rapid increase in the use of antibacterial agents in consumer pro...

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