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Why Handmade Soap is Best

According to several recent reports bar soap is on trend! Environmentally conscious consumers around the world are serious about making their homes and bathrooms plastic-free by ditching liquid soap and their plastic containers. In my last blog post I covered a few other steps on how we can all can make a difference to the […]

Complete Guide to Organic Homemade Soap

Organic soap trends are all the rage these days. People are reverting from commercial beauty brands towards milder soaps created by hobbyists and small-scale business owners. As for us, we love organic soaps. They are easily made and they often are better for your skin than commercial products that are worth thousands of dollars.If you […]

How is Bar Soap Made?

The first time I made soap, I understood immediately that the process of creating handmade soap is one where science and art come together. After lots of hours in the chemistry lab during my premed years, I knew that the chemistry of soap making would be uncompromising: you goof the recipe, you end up with […]

Organic Soap Keeps You Healthy, Young and Clean

Soap is amazing stuff. The exact same ingredients can become a bar, liquid, gel, paste or spray—yet all made with the same ingredients. How cool is that? At Vermont Soapworks (kind of a Willie Wonka™ factory for soap) we take oils, which make you greasy and turn them into soap, which makes you clean. This […]

Why are people switching to organic soap?

Purchasing commercial, store-bought soaps might be more convenient and less expensive than artisan-made soap products, however, next time you pick up a package of brand-name soap, take a look at the label. If you notice ingredients you are not familiar with, be concerned. These ingredients are not added to the product to be good for […]