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    Share the products you love and get rewarded!

    Having friends can pay off for both you and your friends.  You can now earn $5 for each friend you refer to our website, and your friends will each earn $10 also.  See the details below on how to get started

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    2.) Referral Program Link

    After you have completed a purchase a Referral program link will show up in your accounts page.  

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  3. Benefits of Bar Soap

    Why Choose Bar Soap Over Liquid Soap?

    calendula and aloe soap

    Most liquid soaps are not true soaps; if you read the label closely you might notice the absence of the word soap (excluding the brand name). This is a subtle clue that the liquid "soap" is not actually a soap. Most liquid "soaps" are actually detergents, which are made with surfactants. Surfactants are chemicals that allow oil and water to combine. Washing your hands with water will remove the water soluble dirt on your hands, and if using soap it will combine with the oils on your hand and allow them to be washed away with the water also. Both soap and detergents work on the same principal, the difference is detergents can be far more effective at combining oils and water, which isn't always a good thing. Some surfactants can be so effective at combining

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  4. Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils - Buyer Beware

    Bay Berry Bliss essential oils

    I am often asked if our essential oils are therapeutic grade. This term is often used to describe essential oils with the intent to differentiate pure, high quality essential oils from others of lesser quality or that may be diluted. The problem is, there is no regulation for the term “therapeutic grade” and for that reason it is meaningless. No government agency or generally accepted organization “grades” or “certifies” essential oils as “therapeutic grade”, “medicinal grade”, or “aromatherapy grade” in the United States. Anyone can put those words on their essential oil label that may or may not even be 100% pure essential oils. This terminology has been adopted by many as a clever marketing term in an attempt to differentiate their company from the many others who sell essential oils. It’s important to keep in mind

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  5. Natural Hair Care

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    Skip the chemicals and cleanse your hair and scalp without stripping away your natural oils...they are intended to be there!

    Liquid shampoos, even many claiming to be “natural”, are made of mostly water and also contain preservatives, harsh chemical detergents, and surfactants that are quite effective at cleaning your hair. The surfactants bind themselves to the naturally occurring oil in your hair and allow it to be washed away. These surfactants can be so effective that they strip your scalp of it’s natural oils that protect your scalp. This results in a host of other issues that leads us to purchase more chemical laden conditioning products to fix; that leave our hair dull and weighed down.

    Shampoo bars were used many years ago before the commercial liquid shampoos were available, and are making a come back as we

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  6. Why does handmade soap cost more than other commercially available soaps?

    Peppermint Soap
    1. 1.) We don't skimp on the essential oils, which can easily be the most expensive ingredients. We buy hundreds of pounds of essential oils every year!
    2. 2.) We don't craft our recipes to a price point. We could use cheaper oils, or add more water, or otherwise adjust our recipe to increase profits but we choose not to. Our focus is on quality, not price. We are now using 100% USDA certified organic base oils in all of our soaps!
    3. 3.) Batch size. We are not able to make extremely large batch sizes of soap. We want everything to be as fresh as possible, to provide the freshest products to our customers. This means we must place a limit to our batch size to ensure the best quality products in your hands.
    4. 4.) Many bars you might think of as soaps are not actually soaps. Read the ingredients! It is
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  7. Sodium Hydroxide

    Sodium hydroxide is also known as lye and caustic soda; it is highly caustic (able to burn or corrode organic tissue by chemical reaction) and reactive. Once the dry sodium hydroxide is mixed with a water a lye solution is created. This solution, when mixed with fats and oils cause a chemical reaction called saponification. The result of chemical reaction called saponification is soap. You can not make bars of soap without sodium hydroxide. If a bar of soap is really soap, sodium hydroxide must have been one of the ingredients that went into the process. Labeling laws do not require the listing of sodium hydroxide as a soap ingredient, so many soap makers will leave it off of their labels to not raise any questions with their customers. Soap by definition needs to have sodium hydroxide in it, whether it is listed on the label or not.

    Most soap makers (including us) will superfat their soaps, which means there is an excessive amount of oils available to ensure all of the lye has

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  8. SLSA

    Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA) is a very similar sounding product, and is often used the same way in bath products. Some people would consider SLSA natural since it is derived from coconut and palm oils. It does conform to Ecocert's natural and organic cosmetic standard and is 100% of natural origin. SLSA is a much larger molecule than SLS and therefore is classified as a safe, skin-friendly surfactant because it can not penetrate the skin. It has become the standard foaming agent for "natural" bath products. We will not mark our products with SLSA as All-Natural due to the amount of material processing needed to manufacture SLSA.

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  9. SLS

    Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a surfactant and a detergent. It is a cheap ingredient that is often added to bath products to produce luscious foamy lather or bubbles that last a long time. The Lauryl in SLS comes from Lauryl alcohol which can come from petroleum products, or it can also come from coconut oil. The oil is put through an elaborate process that liberates the fatty acids, hydrogenizes the oil, then pulls out the lauryl alcohol. It is still mixed with other chemicals to produce SLS, and the derivation of the lauryl alcohol from coconut oil does not make this a natural ingredient in any way. We think most would agree it probably just sounds better to be able to say the ingredient is derived from coconut oil. SLS identified as "coconut-derived" or "from coconut oil" is a marketing gimmick to make you believe the ingredients are more natural.

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  10. Panthenol

    Panthenol, aka Pro-Vitamin B5 is super moisturizing in skin and hair care products. The human body readily absorbs panthenol through the skin and rapidly converts it to vitamin B5, a natural constituent of healthy hair and a substance present in all living cells. It works as a humectant by infusing water in the cells, retaining moisture deep within the skin's tissues

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