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Is Coffee Good for Your Skin? Or Why I Put Coffee in Soap (And Not the Other Way Round)

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Yes, coffee is good for your skin. Now that we have that settled, let’s see why. I know very few people who don’t enjoy a hot cup of coffee at least from time to time if not every day. And I am one of those very few. I never drink coffee. Or almost never. I …

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Bye-bye, sponges!

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Using a sponge or a loofah in the shower every day is not necessary, really. In order to have healthy skin, scrubbing and exfoliating shouldn’t be done that often. Still, what we do use in the shower or bath is important. Our skin is our largest organ and it tends to absorb a lot of …

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3 Basic Sustainability Steps

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First of all, what is sustainability? A simple definition would be that it refers to meeting our needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The concept is composed of three main pillars: economic, environmental, and social—also known as profits, planet, and people. Ok, it looks complex. …

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Bar Soap and Bacteria

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Does bar soap spread bacteria? Can bacteria get transferred from a bar soap onto your skin? Can you pass disease by using bar soap? Is bar soap unhygienic? These are some questions many people ask themselves in relation to using bar soap. We’ve also touched upon the subject in our survey and it’s a very …

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Curcuma or Turmeric

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Spices are about traveling. They take you on journeys. And that is why we love them so much. Turmeric or curcuma has always been about sunny, faraway India to me. Although my feet have not touched the mysterious Indian land yet, my soul has been there many times. The turmeric we use comes from India …

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Alkanet Adventures

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Alkanet or Alkanna tinctoria is a plant used for naturally coloring cold process soap and other cosmetics, as well as candles. In cold process soap, if you’re in the Soap Fairy’s graces, you can get beautiful shades of purple. Or grey, equally beautiful. Being a natural colorant, you can never be 100% sure that the …

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Activated Charcoal

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Not many things in life are as simple as black or white, but some things are. Such as activated charcoal or Night in the Forest, our black and white soap. The activated charcoal we use is a fine black powder made from coconut shells and activated through being processed at very high temperature. Coconut shells …

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