The Special Flower Blog — Health

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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Planting Flowers: Practicing What We Preach

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Planting Flowers: Practicing What We Preach

Our last blog post, we talked about wrapping out soap in seed paper in order for us not only to leave our footprint in terms of soap, but also to have an impact on the environment.  It's no secret that flowers can brighten up just about anyone's day, regardless of gender (Yuliya bought me some sunflowers this past week). So when we heard that there was a way that we could deliver flowers with out soap - we jumped at the chance. Unfortunately the past week or so has been incredibly hectic (as we prepare for a pair of events)...

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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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