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Inside Stories

Why Use Natural Candles

natural soy wax candle le savon sauvage

Candles Candles create a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere in our homes and help with stress and anxiety, lowering blood pressure and heart rate. They symbolize the light conquering darkness, hope, strength and illumination. For Christians, the burning candle represents the presence of Christ as the light of the world. Why natural There are so many reasons …

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Bar Soap and Bacteria

handmade artisan pink ceramic soap dish

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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What’s the Expiry Date?

expiry date of natural soap

In a nutshell, good soap is like good wine: the older, the better. Our chemist advised we should use the 6M PAO symbol you will find on our labels. Chemists used to have guidelines for cosmetic reports in which it was stated soaps are usually fine for up to 30 months, but they do not …

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Soda Ash

soda ash on soap

If you’ve ever used cold process soap or if you’ve just been eyeing it on store shelves, you’ve probably noticed some bars have this uneven white, ashy powder or film usually on top, which gives them a frosty look, as if they’re getting ready for Christmas or something. To some bars it may lend a …

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What Makes Soap Hard?

cutting cold process soap

No, it’s not rubbing it in your hands that does it. Pretty much all of us who have been to Greece have tested the 100% olive oil soap, I’m sure. It’s a gentle soap that is generally highly appreciated. And still, it turns so mushy, doesn’t it? No matter the type of soap dish you …

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Lye, no Lie

coffee cinnamon clove soap savon jardinier

In our articles so far we’ve talked about natural ingredients, superfat, hot and cold process soap, about the chemistry of how soap works and about where soap comes from and some interesting information about its history. Let’s go back to chemistry now for a quick word on lye. To put it shortly, there is no …

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The History of Soap

History Soap

We have discussed in our previous articles about natural ingredients, superfat, hot and cold process soap and even about the chemistry of how soap actually works. But where does it come from? Who invented it? Many of us used to watch our mothers and grandmothers make soap when we were children. When I was a …

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