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Anti-Bacterial Soap? Guess What ... They All Are!

Anti-Bacterial Soap?  Guess What ... They All Are!

In recent years, sales of anti-bacterial soaps made with triclosan have steadily increased.  You might be thinking, “Of course! They’re better at removing bacteria and reducing the spread of disease!”  Unfortunately, you’d be wrong. Last year, there was a review in Clinical Infectious Diseases that concluded, after a review of 27 different studies, that soaps that contained the anti-bacterial ingredient triclosan were no more effective than regular soap and water in regards to removing bacteria from the hands or slowing the spread of disease. The conclusion was that people who washed their hands with anti-bacterial soaps made with triclosan had no fewer bacteria on their...

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Dryer Balls!

Dryer Balls!

Our Dryer Balls are Amazing! We are excited to introduce 100% pure Wool Dryer Balls to our product line!  Sold in Sets of 4 with your choice of Essential Oil to NATURALLY: Soften Laundry –The friction of the wool fibers of the dryer ball against your clothes will naturally soften laundry. Save Electricity – The dryer balls separate laundry in the dryer and prevent items from clumping.  This allows clothes to dry faster and can cut drying time 25 – 40%!  Use the moisture sensitive setting on your dryer and it will automatically stop and save you unnecessary drying time.  ...

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Decoding Soap Ingredient Labels

Decoding Soap Ingredient Labels

Did you know that soap, sold in the US with no claims other than being soap and made from oil plus alkali does not have to legally list its ingredients?  Now, say the soap is moisturizing or exfoliating and now you do have to label the ingredients, since now the soap is considered a cosmetic.  Strange laws, but regardless, how do you read an ingredient label on a bar of soap? I’m sure you have seen a few different kinds of labels on soaps.  When creating a soap or cosmetic product label, there are 2 approved ways of doing so...

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Activated Charcoal ... What is it and why should I try it?

Activated Charcoal ... What is it and why should I try it?

Activated charcoal is popping up in all sorts of beauty products these days. But what is Activated Charcoal? Charcoal is activated through heating common charcoal in the presence of a gas that causes the charcoal to develop lots of fissures and pockets in its surface, increasing the large surface area of the carbon.  When activated charcoal is exposed to contaminants, the contaminants “stick to” or adsorb to the vast surface of the carbon particle. The highly adsorptive property of activated charcoal makes it great for drawing out impurities from skin. Activated charcoal does not however absorb oil, which is critical...

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