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Foundations of Beauty: Why Buy a Handmade Soap?

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Foundations of Beauty: Why Buy a Handmade Soap?

The act of taking a shower, at a quick glance - seems like a really simple concept. Hop in the shower, lather up, feel clean, move on - but this simple daily activity sits on top of a heap of complex issues - from utilizing synthetic detergents and surfactants, energy and chemical stockpile use, to the use of animal fats in commercial bars. Not to mention, many of the synthetic detergents are petroleum based - and most of us just go along with it. To start, lets recap what soap is - animal fat and/or plant oils (which is what...

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Customer Service: Above and Beyond Basic Duty

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Customer Service: Above and Beyond Basic Duty

This past week we were fortunate enough to be featured in a blog by Bloomin' Uterus(Thank you Lisa!) regarding the custom creation of soap and body care items, and their interaction with people who suffer from endometriosis. Shortly after answering the interview questions and subsequent post by BU, a woman named Melissa reached out to us. Melissa suffers not only endometriosis, but Hashimoto's (an autoimmune disorder that turns the body against the thyroid) and Toxicant‐Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT is an autoimmune disorder characterized by a breakdown of innate tolerance to even the most basic chemicals, resulting in anything from headaches,...

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