Raise the (Shampoo) Bar: Eliminating Single-Use Plastic

You might not have noticed, but there’s a small revolution happening in the beauty and skincare industries:  it started with shampoo bars, but the ripples will soon be everywhere.   Naked Products At the center of the revolution is the need for the beauty and skincare industries to be more accountable for the waste they create — plastic bottles in particular. By one estimate, using a “naked” product like a shampoo bar, one that doesn’t come with a container, could …

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Palm Oil – “Just Saying No” Isn’t Enough Anymore

Here’s the problem with America and palm oil. The disaster in Indonesia has been out of sight for so long, we’re years behind as a country and a culture. We’re still at the point where “Just Saying No” to palm oil is perceived as a principled position. It’s not. The Dangers of Being Righteous From Afar More than one of our customers has been criticized, recently, for using palm oil in their soaps. They use it, of course, because we do. But then, we’ve also heard from people …

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How Do You Know if Your Olive Oil Is Authentic?

Olive oil. We use it to cook. We use it for its antioxidants and overall health benefits. It’s also used regularly for making soap. With so many of us using olive so often, it bears pointing out that we’re not always getting what we think we are. In the world of organic and natural, there are products that consistently make it hard to trust their quality. In the case of olive oil, it’s difficult to guarantee authenticity. The olive oil industry has a past worth investigating …

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Essential Oils: Who Can You Trust?

Industry on the Rise Essential oils sales are soaring and the trend doesn’t look to be slowing down. The market is estimated to reach $11.67 billion by the year 2022, according to Grand View Research Inc. The uses of essential oils range from aromatherapy to topical use and the benefits of these products are no mystery to consumers. The soap industry is no stranger to the use of essential oils. They are often used in the soap making process to provide quality, natural scents …

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Soap Base Formulation – Why So Many Soaps Fail

Ever use a soap that didn’t lather or that left your skin feeling tight and dry, despite the label being full of ingredients meant to pamper your skin? The internet is full of specialized reasons and advice, but the cause of most underperforming soap is, like a lot of things, simple and fundamental. And it’s also as old as soap itself. The problem isn’t lack of exotic ingredients, but a weak foundation – poor formulation of the soap base itself. It Comes Down to This Here’s …

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