The Special Flower Blog — Skin Issues

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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My Own Skin Issues and the Creation of the Goat Milk Oats and Honey Soap

Skin Issues

My Own Skin Issues and the Creation of the Goat Milk Oats and Honey Soap

For those that are unfamiliar with one of the owners here at Special Flower Oil Co, we'll give a little bit of history, as well as a personal testimony to one of our soaps. Raul served as a U.S. Navy Corpsman attached to 1st Marines Division. During this time he deployed for a total of 13 months to Iraq, spending much of his time as a Military Transition Team (MTT) Trainer, where he taught Iraqi Medics the finer point of field medicine in an austere and war-torn environment. This a personal account:   Iraq was an interesting place - not...

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