• Do you have the winter skin blues?

    This time of year, even those of us who don’t typically suffer from dry skin tend to deal with a more parched outer shell. The combination of cold, dry air outside and dry indoor heat can really zap your skin of moisture. And this isn’t just on your face, but on your hands, feet and really, your whole body! While there’s no magic solution to combat this dryness, here are some steps you can take until that warm, muggy air returns. 
  • A new year … a new resolution

    Yep, it’s that time of year again. While many people go without setting resolutions at the beginning of the year, I actually like having a new focus each January … even if it is thrown out the window by the time Mardi Gras rolls around. Sure, every year I resolve to lose weight, exercise more, drink less, read more …. I also try to focus on another area of my life, such as professional development, being more spiritual, etc. This year I’ve decided to focus on practices and products that are better for me AND the planet. 

  • What's the deal with goat milk?

    Have you noticed an abundance of soap and other skin care products that contain goat milk? It is said that Cleopatra regularly took baths in donkey milk, to preserve the vitality and beauty of her skin. All milk is actually a great addition to a skin care regimen, and there are multiple reasons why we recommend goat milk soap.

  • Let's talk saponification!

    We are often asked if our soap contains lye. The idea of lye in a body product scares people, and we get that. But the short answer is … no. We use sodium hydroxide (also known as lye) to create our soap, but after the process of saponification, there is no lye that remains.
  • The great things about olive oil soap

    Did you know that the Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians all used olive oil in their personal hygiene rituals? They not only used it to promote soft and shiny hair, but also used it mixed with a bit of sand to cleanse their bodies. Today, olive oil is used in skin care products because of its high content of vitamins, antioxidants and moisturizing properties.
  • The salt that’s not a salt

    Guess what? Epsom salt isn't actually salt. It’s actually a pure mineral compound of magnesium sulfate in crystal form, so it looks an awful lot like salt. But it has no sodium chloride, which is what regular table salt is. The wonders of epsom salt have been well known for hundreds of years and, unlike other salts, has beneficial properties that can soothe the body, mind, and soul.

  • Chamomile: a super plant!

    When you think about chamomile, most people automatically think about tea. Many tea drinkers rely on this magical elixir to help them relax and have a peaceful night’s sleep. But did you know that chamomile has a host of other benefits?
  • Our top 5 self care tips ...

    Taking care of yourself is always important, but in these days of global pandemics, riots, working remotely, and homeschooling, it is imperative. Besides booking yourself a month-long spa retreat in some exotic location, there are a countless ways to practice self care that are simple and relatively inexpensive and you can do while safe at home.
  • Our 5 favorite essential oils ...

    Essential oils are a hot topic these days. Even though they have been used since the beginning of time as a form of medicine, modern essential oils are also being used as cleansing agents, in personal care products and for everyday aromatherapy.
  • Why all natural soap?

    We are often asked why we started making soap. After several years of ditching most processed foods, we switched to using all natural cleaning products in our home. So we were paying attention to what we put in our bodies and around our bodies -- but what about what we put ON our bodies?