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“Rub-a-dub-dub…” or how does soap clean? November 05 2014, 0 Comments

FACT FILES ON HANDMADE, PURE ORGANIC SOAP In summary, soap acts as a ‘surfactant’ and an ‘emulsifier’ to loosen oils and dirt from our skin. Similarly, it causes bacteria to loosen their grip on our skin- become trapped and be rinsed away. As much as people profess that soap is not required to cleanse the skin, it would take a lot of vigorous rubbing to effectively break the surface tension without soap…causing skin irritation. It’s recommended that hand washing with soap be done for 30 seconds, but the average person does it for less than 15 seconds.


“Eeny, meeny, miny, moe…” or how to spot eczema. October 15 2014, 0 Comments

FACT FILES ON HANDMADE, PURE ORGANIC SOAP ‘Eczema’ is a term applied to a large list of largely unqualified skin irritations…from the mild to the extreme- when the term changes to ‘dermatitis’. It is usually identified by collective symptoms of redness, bumps, swelling, itching, dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing or bleeding of the skin. That’s a lot of possible symptoms to acquire the applied label.

Soap ingredients...it becomes an easy choice! September 10 2014, 0 Comments

FACT FILES ON HANDMADE, PURE ORGANIC SOAP

It’s an incredibly eye-opening experience to start reading ingredient labels on personal care products. A few years ago, I assembled details of the ingredients in several commercially available soaps- for my interest and that of our customers.