Washing... We All Do It
We have to wash our skin (among other things like dishes, laundry and home). For many, it is a daily routine. We clean the grime, sweat & bacteria that accumulates on our bodies. Does it matter what we use for that routine chore? ABSOLUTELY!
Skin... Our Largest Organ
Our skin is the first layer of defense against the world. It protects us from the harsh environment we live in. It is also the first part of our body that anyone sees. It is used in many ways to create an instant reflection about who we are. Should we not treat our skin with the upmost care and maintain it the best way we can? ABSOLUTELY!
Natural Soap... It Is Good
I remember the first time I was introduced to the age old soap, true soap, made from natural fats (plant oils in most cases) and lye (NaOH - Sodium Hydroxide). See, I never washed with bar soap, I hated the way it made my skin feel. I felt too squeaky clean & my skin quickly became dry after showering. Still, I wanted to support my friends hobby & used the soap. I was immediately in love.
The shower filled with the wonderful scents of natural essential oils, the sudsie bubbles were luxurious & soft, my skin was moisturized and silky. How could this be?
Soap Not Detergents... There Is A Difference
"In the old days" everyone used soap. It was the only thing we knew to use to clean. As our society became more technologically advanced we thought we could do better by making it synthetically. Detergents were born. While they are cheaper, they are not better. Firstly, many detergents (also referred as surfactants, short for surface active agents) create significant negative environmental impact during production. They also are so effective, they wash everything from your skin, including your bodies own important oils. Finally, but not least, they can leave behind detrimental chemicals on your skin. If it touches your skin it will make its way into your body.
Saponification... Making Soap
Soap is created when an alkaline / caustic material is introduced to fat. The chemical reaction creates micelles. These micelles decreases the surface tension between 2 objects, they are what make water suds. This sudsing action is one of the ways to visibly see the reduction of friction between surfaces. It is this that enables the cleaning action to take place. All the stuff you do not want (sweat, bacteria, food particles, dirt, etc...) on the permanent surface (skin, counter top, clothing, dishes, etc...) are lifted and rinsed away. It is that simple.
Quality Ingredients... Responsible Choices
When choosing our ingredients we thoroughly research their efficacy, environmental impact & source of origination. It is a tireless dedication to creating a positive impact for our customers with the least impact to our planet, our communities & your pocketbook.
Thanks for reading my first blog post. This was a quick introduction to things and my first attempt at blogging. I plan to pick more specific topics and go into more detail on those topics in the future. Please keep an eye out for new posts in the future.
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