We provide

  • Hand-crafted soaps, deodorants and herbal balms for people who love the Earth, live passionately, and are committed to sustainability

We use

  • Fair-Trade, organic and local materials
  • Home-rendered tallow, fats extracted from fruit pits and seed hulls rather than primary food oils
  • Plant-based essential oils, colorants and exfoliants
  • Recycled, recyclable and compostable packaging

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Is 100% Recycled as good as it sounds? The case of toilet paper…

Is 100% Recycled as good as it sounds? The case of toilet paper…

For consumers trying to make responsible choices, marketing language can be confusing. One example is the label “100% Recycled.” I used to assume this meant the entire product was made from stuff that had been used, disposed of

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Make your own reusable tissues

Make your own reusable tissues

This is a simple way to save trees and money! The idea of using a tree to blow my nose just doesn’t sit well with me. Cutting down a majestic being and grinding it up, pulping, bleaching and mashing it into tissues that will be used and thrown away… no thanks! There is another way,

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Vegan Soap?

Vegan Soap?

If you use handmade soap, you’ve probably seen “vegan” on the label of more than one product. People sometimes ask me if I make “vegan” soap. Well, let’s talk about this! “Vegan” implies the absence of animal products, including fats, milk, beeswax, and any other animal-derived component. Clearly, if a soap contains tallow, lard, goats

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Hey Trader Joe’s, palm oil is not sweet!

Hey Trader Joe’s, palm oil is not sweet!

My husband, thoughtful man that he is, brought home some Trader Joe’s specials for me for Valentine’s Day. I habitually check ingredients, so I snuck a look at the ingredient labels on the “For the Love of Chocolate Mousse Cake” and “Mini Sugar Hearts” cookies. To my great disappointment, palm oil was listed multiple times

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Armpit Ecology!

Armpit Ecology!

As we all know, deodorants are big business! I’ve spent my fair share on commercial products over the years in trying to shut down the stink! But I have not used commercial deodorant now for many months, since I began making my own natural product. Developing natural products requires knowledge of the processes behind the

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FDA Bans Harsh Antimicrobials: Here’s to Handmade Soap!

FDA Bans Harsh Antimicrobials: Here’s to Handmade Soap!

Did you know that many commercial soaps (about 40%, according to the New York Times) contain antimicrobial chemicals including triclosan and triclocarban? On Sept. 2, the FDA passed a rule banning these chemicals from use in antiseptic hand and body washes. Why did we let soap get so complicated and chemical-laden in the first place?

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