Friday, August 20, 2010

New Bar Soaps!

I am so happy to announce that we have some new bar soaps that we want to share with you! I'm excited because I used these soaps for years. My friend, Jane, used to make them, and after trying them, I refused to go back to store-bought soap! I was so sad when she said that she was going to stop making them, and I bought the last of her soap that I'd used for so long.

I recently learned that Cathy is now making soap using Jane's exact recipe. Nick and I talked to Cathy and she is just as nice as Jane! We were both happy to start carrying her soaps. All of the soaps are made of a base of saponified coconut, olive, and palm oils, using the cold process method. The scented soaps are scented with essential oils only, no harmful perfume oils. No artificial colors or dyes are used. Some of the soaps contain shea butter or ground herbs or flowers. All soaps are handmade and hand cut to approximately 5 oz.

Unscented Oatmeal - With shea butter for sensitive skin and those with eczema and psoriasis. Unscented for those who are sensitive to scents of have MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity). Oatmeal is very finely ground and the soap is soothing with a wonderful texture.

Eucalyptus Mint - Refreshing, with a wonderful smell of eucalyptus and spearmint.

Lemongrass - Lemon and orange essential oils provide a crisp, citrus scent.

Lavender - Calming scent from lavender essential oil and ground lavender buds. Naturally colored with ground indigo root.

Gardener's Soap - Lemongrass, peppermint, and ylang ylang essential oils combine to provide a fresh scent. Ground juniper berries make this a great scrub bar, getting the dirtiest gardener's hands clean!

Cathy's husband makes wonderful Cedar Soap Dishes, pictured below.


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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Soap for Teeth??

I've heard about different tooth soaps for years. While the idea sounded kind of strange to me, enough people raved about them to make me curious. I heard about how amazingly well they clean and how they help irritated gums. Many people said that they would never even consider going back to regular toothpaste.

So, I looked around online.

I was struck by a couple of things. First, the price was, well...really high! I just couldn't see spending $30.00 to brush my teeth! Also, some of the products looked just like little pieces of soap, and honestly, that just didn't appeal to me. There may have been more to them than that; I moved on after seeing the pictures.

So, I never did try any type of tooth soap.

Well, I just learned about a handmade product called Soap for Teeth. Cathy, who makes Soap for Teeth, said that it had rapidly become one of her best sellers! People tried it and kept coming back for more.

We did something we don't normally do; we ordered Soap for Teeth for Truly Pure & Natural before trying it. Cathy's recommendation was so strong that we felt comfortable doing that.

I tried it, and honestly, I was a bit surprised at first. I'm used to a sweet taste when I brush, and there was absolutely no sweetness in this product. I could definitely taste the soap, and I wasn't expecting that!

I brushed for two minutes, and afterwards my teeth felt so clean! I don't know how to describe it except to say that they felt different than they'd ever felt after brushing. The peppermint left my mouth feeling a little bit tingly, too.

I've only been using Soap for Teeth for a week or so, and I'll come back and update later on. So far, I'm okay with it. For people who want really clean feeling teeth and gums, and for people who are sugar-free and are avoiding all sweeteners, this is a good product.

Soap for Teeth is a liquid and comes in a 1-ounce cobalt blue bottle (we will be getting 4-ounce bottles in soon) with a dropper. Simply wet your toothbrush, place about four drops of Soap for Teeth on your brush, and you're ready to go.

Oh, and the price? A fraction of the cost of the other products I've seen out there!

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