Thursday, December 23, 2010

Geranium Shea Butter Soap

A lot of expensive spas use geranium in their spa treatments. You can have the same fragrance experience with our geranium soap for a lot less money.  This in one of our personal favorites. It has a pleasing aroma. The shea butter is a wonderful moisturizer and it has a great lather.

Geranium is a perennial shrub with pink flowers. It is native to South Africa. It has a leafy rose like aroma with fruity and minty undertones. The essential oil is a good skin toner. The scent is soothing, mood lifting and balancing. It can help with eczema. Geranium is a popular fragrance in spa treatments.

A mellow rose like fruity scent
Aromatherapy benefits: comforting and mood lifting

Skin benefits: Shea nut butter has great healing and protecting qualities. Wonderful moisturizer. Good for your whole body.

Shea Butter ingredients: Saponified Coconut Oil, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Shea Butter Purified water, Sorbitol (from berries, moisturizer) Sorbitan (emulsifier) Soybean Protein,essential oil Colo

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Our Speciality Soaps

Kelp Soap -Yes it smells a little like the ocean, but kelp is very good for your skin. It is full of minerals and
Vitamins. Kelp is beneficial to skin and hair. It is used in many shampoos, cosmetics and skin care products. No, you won’t smell like kelp after you use it. Kelp contains as many as 70 minerals and vitamins which include calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron. It contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and A. It also has amino acids, proteins, and fatty acids. Kelp can help detoxify skin, it has natural antioxidants and it can help heal skin. Kelp grows in the ocean all over the world. It can grow as much as two feet a day.

Tomato Soap -Tomatoes aren’t just for salads and spaghetti sauce. They are great for your skin. Tomatoes contain vitamins C, B, and folic acid. They also contain lycopene and antioxidants. Tomatoes brighten dull skin. It has an astringent action. Tomatoes contain a natural acid which is good for oily skin. It is a natural antimicrobial. Tomatoes can help protect against harmful UV rays. The tomato is an herbaceous sprawling plant. They are native to South America. Historians believe that the Spanish explorer Cortez may have been the first to bring the tomato to Europe in 1521.


Calendula Soap - The Romans named Calendula in honor of its ability to bloom on the first day of the month. Calendula sooths and softens skin. It has an astringent action. Calendula is also an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. It helps heal wounds; it has cleansing, anti fungal and detoxifying properties. The flower heads are used for sore or inflamed skin. It can also help with acne. The flowers can be eaten. It is a common and popular plant. Calendula is native to the Mediterranean region.


Rose Hip Soap -Rose Hips contain vitamin C, A, B and essential fatty acids. They also contain antioxidants and flavinoids. Rose hips can promote healing because of the high vitamin C content. It may help with tissue regeneration, eczema, and psoriasis. It is a wonderful natural exfoliant. The Rose hip is the pomaceous fruit of the rose plant. It is usually red to orange but may also be purple to black in color. Rose hips begin to form in the spring and ripen in the fall.


Carrot Soap - Carrots aren’t just good for your eyes. They are also good for your skin. Carrot seed oil is thought to have the ability to regenerate mature skin cells and may help promote tone and elasticity to skin. Carrot seed oil has potent antioxidant properties. It has vitamin A and minerals. Carrot seed oil can help sooth inflamed or sensitive skin. The wild ancestors of the carrot most likely came from Afghanistan.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Patchouli Spice Soap

Our Patchouli Spice soap is infused with cinnamon, cloves, and ginger to produce a lovely warm and sensual soap. It reminds us of the Hippie days of the 1960’s and 1970’s. We have added ground spices to deepen the aroma and give a gentle exfoliation action and to add color. The scent is warm, inviting, deep and sensual. It is one of our personal favorites.


Patchouli is a perennial herb native to Asia. The essential oil has an exotic intense earthy sweet fragrance with woody and spicy notes. It has antidepressant, anti-inflammatory and anti microbial actions. It is also an aphrodisiac. It can help with eczema and oily skin. It is soothing, relaxing and sensual.

Cloves come from an evergreen tree native to Indonesia. The essential oil has a sweet powerful spicy fruity aroma. It is an antioxidant with natural antibiotic and antiseptic properties. It is warming and comforting.

Ginger has been used since the 1500’s for medicinal purposes. It is a rhizome that is native to South Asia. Ginger has a warm spicy woody fragrance. It has natural anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger essential oil may help stimulate the circulation due to its warming effect, it also is a natural anti-oxidant.

Cinnamon essential oil comes from the leaves or bark of a tropical evergreen tree native to Sri Lanka. It is an ancient spice that has been used for thousands of years. It has natural anti-microbial properties. It may help with circulation due to it’s warming effect. It is stimulating and has antiseptic properties.


100% pure Patchouli, Ginger, Cinnamon & Clove essential oils. With ground ginger, cinnamon, clove, and star anise. * caution - remove the star anise before use.
A unique sensual spicy fragrance. Aromatherapy benefits: Sensual, warming, vitalizing and romantic.

Skin Benefits: Cocoa Butter has high moisturizing qualities and helps protect and soften skin. Great lather

Cocoa Butter ingredients: Saponified Coconut Oil, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Cocoa Butter, Purified water, Sorbitol (from berries, moisturizer) Sorbitan (emulsifier) Soybean Protein, essential oil/Herbs/Color

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lemon Soap

Oh My what a soap! Pucker up. This is one fruity tart smelling soap. It will leave you feeling fresh and clean and ready to tackle your day. It is a very refresing soap. The hemp seed oil provides moisturizing benefits and a loverly lather.

Lemons come from a small evergreen tree that is native to Asia. Lemon essential oil is wonderful. It is high in vitimans C,A, and B. The essential oil has natural antimircobal, antiseptic and astringent properties. It is also a great antioxidant. It can help to detoxify skin and help with acne or oily skin. The aromatherapy benefits are very refreshing and uplifting.

Skin Benefits: Hemp seed oil contains essential fatty acids, Omega 6, Omega 3, Omega 9 and vitiman D. It softens and protects skin. It has excellent moisturizing and healing benefits.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Youtube video interview

I was interviewed by Loraine, a beauty guru from YouTube, she also did a review of our products. It was a pleasure meeting her. Here are the videos.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

New Products and updates

new lip balms
We have been working hard creating new products. We recently made lip balms, a dog wash, bath salts, there are new sugar scrubs and bath fizzies. Our website has been updated. Please visit out website at: cupertinosoap.com

We did another give away. This time the prize was a spa bag full of wonderful goodies, like mini bath fizzies, sugar scrubs, heart shaped loofa, soap, tub tea and a nail brush. We did our drawing today and the the winner was Trung Ho of Cupertino. We will do another give away soon.

Don't forget to visit our facebook page for more updates.

Tomorrow a Beauty Guru from YouTube will doing an interview on me and my soap business. I am very excited! Stay tuned for the video.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Our Patchouli Citrus Soap

Our patchouli citrus soap is sensual and fresh. It has an exotic aroma. The patchouli is intense and long lasting. The citrus has fruity notes. This is one sexy soap. The cocoa butter and hemp seed oil have wonderful moisturizing properties.


Patchouli is a perennial herb native to Asia. The essential oil has an exotic intense earthy sweet fragrance with woody and spicy notes. It has antidepressant, anti-inflammatory and anti microbial actions. It is also an aphrodisiac. It can help with eczema and oily skin. It is soothing, relaxing and sensual.

Oranges come from an evergreen tree, orange essential oil is extracted from the fruit of the tree. . The trees are native to China, but they can be grown in many parts of the world. Oranges contain vitamin C which is good for your body and skin. Orange essential oil is a natural anti-inflammatory, it also has anti-bacterial properties. The essential oil of oranges is said to be an anti-depressant because it has a cheering and refreshing fragrance.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What our customers have to say about our soap.

Our customers really love our soaps. We wanted to share their comments.

Your soap is fantastic! I really like Mama Mia and ALL the ones I have tried so far.. . .I hope to try them all eventually! I definitely will never go back to "supermarket soap" now that I have tried yours!



Your soap is so much better for my skin!


Dawn L. Redwood City, CA

Being somewhat of a 'soap snob', I no longer have to search for a great soap. Now my biggest problem is deciding which one to use first... In fact I usually have several bars in the shower at the same time because I can't decide- thanks for making so many great blends and scents to choose from!

LeeAnn T. Cupertino

Cupertino Soap Co. rocks. Love every soap I have tried. The lather is so luxurious and the scents are so nice. Annie G. El Dorado Hills, Ca.

I've been using these soaps for a year now and no longer need any body lotion as the soaps are so gentle and moisturizing that my skin feels soft all the time! My favorites are the Lavender Mint and the Rosewood Geranium. My teenager boys use the Patchouli and love it. We wouldn't use any other soap now. It's truly the BEST! Deborah V., Cupertino, Ca

5 Stars!!I just want to tell you how much I enjoy “Cupertino Soap company” soaps. My favorites are Plumeria, Lavender and Mango. They smell fabulous in the bathroom and make me stay there longer every night. It has been a great therapy for me. I absolutely love them. Not only do I use it, but I have given it as a gift to my friends. Thank you so much !! and I can not wait to get a new one soon.
 Mika S., Cupertino Ca

I want to give a huge shout out to Cupertino Soap Company. I contacted this company to find out about their products and ingredients of being all natural. After speaking with them, I decided to place an order of several different types of soaps they carry. I was extremley happy when my package arrived, and used their soap. Not only is it great for your skin, it is ALL NATURAL. Thank you V, your products are the best, especially the (Citrus Sunrise). My only regret is that I didn't order a case of your soaps, which I will do next time, and my cats were licking me all night long like a popsicle. I will highly recommend your products to everyone. Thank you for sending me one of the nicest things I have ever ordered on the internet. I wish you much success with your business.

Anthony C. Las Vegas NV

Cupertino Soap Company soap should come with a warning: "May increase water consumption". Once you use the soap the "lather rinse repeat" really isn't a suggestion any longer - it is a must! Your showers last much longer than anticipated because you lose track of time...the soap really is that good!


It's hard to pick a favorite soap because once you think you have your favorite, you open a new box and that one becomes your favorite. There isn't a "bad" soap Cupertino Soap Comany makes, just an order of "most favorite to least favorite" - they are ALL amazing and you don't have to take my word for it, start trying them out, you won't be disappointed!


Cupertino Soap Company soap isn't just soap, I've used soap before, this is uniquely different. It's like they all have their own individual personalities...don't believe me? Try for yourself!


Heather L. San Jose, Ca.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Our Newest Products

We have some new products. They are soaps made with just botanicals, they have no fragrance, they are also colored naturally. These soaps are full of skin loving nutrients to help your skin be it's best. Below is a short description of each.

Kelp Soap

Yes it smells a little like the ocean, but kelp is very good for your skin. It is full of minerals and vitamins. Kelp is beneficial to skin and hair. It is used in many shampoos, cosmetics and skin care products. No, you won’t smell like kelp after you use it. Kelp contains as many as 70 minerals and vitamins which include calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron. It contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and A. It also has amino acids, proteins, and fatty acids. Kelp can help detoxify skin, it has natural antioxidants and it can help heal skin.
Kelp grows in the ocean all over the world. It can grow as much as two feet a day.

Tomato Soap

Tomatoes aren’t just for salads and spaghetti sauce. They are great for your skin. Tomatoes contain vitamins C, B, and folic acid. They also contain lycopene and antioxidants. Tomatoes brighten dull skin. It has an astringent action. Tomatoes contain a natural acid which is good for oily skin. It is a natural antimicrobial. Tomatoes can help protect against harmful UV rays.
The tomato is an herbaceous sprawling plant. They are native to South America. Historians believe that the Spanish explorer Cortez may have been the first to bring the tomato to Europe in 1521

Calendula Soap

The Romans named Calendula in honor of its ability to bloom on the first day of the month.
Calendula sooths and softens skin. It has an astringent action. Calendula is also an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. It helps heal wounds; it has cleansing, anti fungal and detoxifying properties. The flower heads are used for sore or inflamed skin. It can also help with acne. The flowers can be eaten. It is a common and popular plant. Calendula is native to the Mediterranean region.


Carrot Soap

Carrots aren’t just good for your eyes. They are also good for your skin. Carrot seed oil is thought to have the ability to regenerate mature skin cells and may help promote tone and elasticity to skin. Carrot seed oil has potent antioxidant properties. It has vitamin A and minerals. Carrot seed oil can help sooth inflamed or sensitive skin

Rose Hips Soap

Rose Hips contain vitamin C, A, B and essential fatty acids. They also contain antioxidant and flavinoids. Rose hips can promote healing because of the high vitamin C content. It may help with tissue regeneration, eczema, and psoriasis. It is a wonderful natural exfoliant.
The Rose hip is the pomaceous fruit of the rose plant. It is usually red to orange but may also be purple to black in color. Rose hips begin to form in the spring and ripen in the fall

Parsley Soap

Parsley is rich in vitamins, including vitamin C which is good for your skin. It is a natural deodorizer. Parsley can help to detoxify skin, is also has astringent and anti-microbial properties. It can also help reduce itching.
Parsley is a bright green biennial herb. It is mostly used a cooking spice. It is common in the Middle East, Europe and America

Go to our website to see our newest products. http://www.cupertinosoap.com

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Confessions of a soap-a-holic and how it all started

I never knew what I was missing until I started making handcrafted soap. I used to think soap was just soap, it was something to wash with and that was that. Then one day when I was working for a fair trade company I was chatting with one of my friends there and we started talking about what we would do if we could do anything we wanted. My friend Dawn said she wanted to make handmade soap. I said “you can make your own soap?!?” I had never given that any thought, I didn’t know you could make your own soap. Wow that got my head spinning in all sorts of directions. So I asked her a million questions about making soap. I could not stop thinking about making my own soap.
I used to buy my soap from the grocery store or drug store. It’s cheap as can be and you get several bars. Well after talking with my friend Dawn, I started reading ingredients on the soaps in the grocery store. Yuck! I could not pronounce half of the ingredients and the other half of ingredients I had no idea what they were. So that sent me into research mode. I am the queen of research, I love to look stuff up and find all I can on the subject. I checked out all of the ingredients in the soaps from the grocery store. Boy was I grossed out after reading all of that. I started thinking I can’t believe I have been putting this junk on my skin for years.
So of course I just had to research the best things to put into soap. I found that soap does not have to be made with cheap or harsh ingredients, or with ingredients that you couldn’t pronounce. It could be made with wonderful nourishing oils, butters and essential oils that make your skin really healthy. I had dry skin and eczema and I thought I was just going to have to live with it. My son also had skin problems. We went to the doctor’s and got lots of medications that never really helped.
Well I started making my own soap. It was quite the experiment at first. I made a lot of really bad soap. They looked horrible and didn’t smell nice. But practice makes perfect. I finally started making very nice soaps that actually made a huge difference in my skin and my son’s skin. So I thought I would share this with my friends. Well they were not that interested at first. They said soap is just soap what’s the big deal! Well I wasn’t going to take that lying down. So I explained to them about the ingredients in the soaps they were using, for example: most large soap manufactures use beef fat in their soaps. They were not happy to hear this, but still not that interested in my soap. Geez, what was I going to do with all of that soap I made. So I decided to give all of my friends some soap as a gift. Well that really changed their minds. They used my soap and became hooked on the good stuff. They discovered how lovely the lather was and how soft their skin was, and that they no longer needed to use lotion, and they smelled really nice after their showers. Now they can’t seem to get enough and could not imagine ever using the soaps from the grocery store ever again.
I must confess that I am totally hooked too. It is so fun to try a new soap fragrance or a new soap blend. Sometimes I have several soaps in the shower and a different one in every bathroom and at the kitchen sink. Sometime I wash my hands just so I can play with the soap and feel the great lather. Ok I admit that I am a soap-a-holic, I just can’t help myself, and there is something very nice about a great handmade natural soap.
Come on, ditch the grocery store and drug store soap and buy handmade natural soaps. You will be so glad you did. Be good to yourself and the planet, use natural soaps.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Citrus Sunrise Soap


If a sunrise had a fragrance it would smell like our sunrise citrus soap. It contains essential oils of lemon, grapefruit and orange. It is like sunshine in a bar of soap. This soap has happy and refreshing aroma. The shea butter and olive oil give this soap wonderful moisturizing properties.

Oranges come from an evergreen tree ,orange essential oil is extracted from the fruit of the tree. . The trees are native to China, but they can be grown in many parts of the world. Oranges contain vitamin C which is good for your body and skin. Orange essential oil is a natural anti-inflammatory, it also has anti-bacterial properties. The essential oil of oranges is said to be an anti-depressant because it has a cheering and refreshing fragrance.
Lemon comes from a small evergreen tree that is native to Asia. It is high in vitamin C, A, and B. The essential oil has natural anti microbial, antiseptic and astringent properties. It is also a great antioxidant.
The fragrance is rich, fresh and uplifting. It may help detoxify skin.
Grapefruit is native to Asia and the West Indies. It is an evergreen tree. The essential oil has antiseptic and astringent properties, as all citrus fruits do. It is a natural antioxidant containing vitamin C. It can help with acne and oily skin. The scent is fresh slightly sweet with bitter undertones. It is very refreshing.
100% Pure orange, grapefruit & lemon essential oils.

A lively fresh scent.

Aromatherapy benefits: Cheering and uplifting

Skin Benefits: Olive Oil Contains antioxidants, regenerates skin and makes skin soft and smooth. Great Moisturizing properties. Shea nut butter helps to heal and protect

Ingredients: Saponified Coconut Oil, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, ,Olive Oil, Shea nut butter purified water, Sorbitol (from berries,moisturizer) Sorbitan (emulsifier) Soybean Protein (conditioner) essential oil, color

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Oh Lavender How We Love Thee!


Lavender is an evergreen woody shrub that is native to France and the Western Mediterranean. Lavender is very aromatic, herbaceous, woody and slightly sweet. The whole plant can be used. There are many types of Lavender but the best for aromatherapy and healing is Lavandula Angustifolia also known as English Lavender. The plant is steam distilled to extract the essential oil.
Lavender essential oil has wonderful healing properties for the skin and body. It helps relieve itchy skin and acne. Lavender essential oil has natural antibacterial and antidepressant properties. The essential oil works wonders on bug bites. Just rub a dab on the bug bite and the itch and pain is gone. I always take Lavender essential oil when we go camping.
A cup of Lavender tea is very soothing and is wonderful after a stressful day, it really helps you unwind and relax. It is a staple in my tea cabinet, I couldn’t do without it. Lavender essential oil is a great headache reliever also. You can rub a small amount on your forehead to make your nasty headache go away. (Always test on a small patch of skin first to be sure it does not irritate your skin.) If you are having difficulty sleeping a cup of Lavender tea will send you off to dream land in no time. If you have tummy troubles Lavender tea does a great job of making your tummy feel better. Lavender’s aromatherapy benefits are calming, relaxing, reviving and balancing. This is one powerful herb.
We love Lavender so much because it has so much to offer that is why we use it in our soaps. Our lavender soap is so calming and stress reducing. We have added dried lavender buds to our soap to round out the fragrance and provide gentle exfoliation. The fragrance of this soap is so lovely, the lavender really comes through.
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Monday, March 1, 2010

Cupertino Soap Company: Lemon Hemp Seed Oil Soap

Cupertino Soap Company: Lemon Hemp Seed Oil Soaphttp://cupertinosoap.com/page56.html

Lemon Hemp Seed Oil Soap


Lemon Hemp Seed Oil Soap
Oh my what a soap! Pucker Up. This is one fruity tart smelling soap. It will leave you feeling fresh and clean and ready to tackle your day. It is a very refreshing soap. The hemp seed oil provides moisturizing benefits and a lovely lather.
Lemon comes from a small evergreen tree that is native to Asia. It is high in vitamin C, A, and B. The essential oil has natural anti microbial, antiseptic and astringent properties. It is also a great antioxidant.
The fragrance is rich, fresh and uplifting. It may help detoxify skin, and help with acne or oily skin.

100% Pure Lemon Essential Oil
A rich fresh fruity scent
Aromatherapy benefits : Very Refreshing and uplifting.
Skin Benefits: Hemp seed oil contains essential fatty acids, Omega 6, Omega 3, Omega 9 & Vitamin D. Softens and protects. Excellent moisturizing and healing benefits. Wonderful lather.

Hemp Seed Oil ingredients: Saponified Coconut Oil, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Hemp Seed Oil, Purified water, Sorbitol (from berries, moisturizer) Sorbitan (emulsifier) Soybean Protein,essential oil Color

Monday, February 22, 2010

Orange and cinnamon soap


Oranges come from an evergreen tree, orange essential oil is extracted from the fruit of the tree. The trees are native to China, but they can be grown in many parts of the world. Oranges contain vitamin C which is good for your body and skin. Orange essential oil is a natural anti-inflammatory, it also has anti-bacterial properties. The essential oil of oranges is said to be an anti-depressant because it has a cheering and refreshing fragrance. It can also help with dull and oily skin.
Cinnamon essential oil comes from the leaves or bark of a tropical evergreen tree native to Sri Lanka. It is an ancient spice that has been used for thousands of years. It has natural anti-microbial properties. It may help with circulation due to it’s warming effect. It is stimulating and has antiseptic properties
We have combined orange and cinnamon for a fresh spicy scent. This soap reminds us of the holidays, sitting in from of a toasty warm fire and sipping on a hot toddy. This soap is fresh, spicy and sweet with a warmness that the cinnamon provides. It is a comforting soap fragrance. The cocoa butter has wonderful moisturizing and a wonderful lather. We think you will enjoy this soap.
100% Pure Orange and Cinnamon essential oils with ground Cinnamon for gentle exfoliation.

A sweet, strong citrus and spicy scent.

Aromatherapy benefits: Refreshing, uplifting and cheering and warming


Skin Benefits: Cocoa butter comes from the cacao bean. Cocoa butter has several antioxidants that can kill off a range of free radicals. Cocoa butter is soothing on the skin. Cocoa Butter has great moisturizing properties and helps protect and hydrate the skin. It prevents dryness. Lovely lather. Sensitive enough for your face. It also helps with eczema and dermatitis. Cocoa butter makes skin soft.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Going Green



We have been working hard to be green. We are now using boxes that are made from recycled paper. They look great and what's even better is they can be recycled. We pack our soaps in boxes to protect them during the shipping process and while they are on display at shows. We didn't want to add to the waste that is already in the landfills, so we were overjoyed when we found these boxes.
Our next step was to eliminate the plastic wrapping that the soap is wrapped in. For quite some time there were no alternatives. We found a biodegradeable shrink wrap! We were so happy to find this shrink wrap. The shrink wrap decomposes in a two step cycle, taking approximately 20-36 months for the process to complete. Wind, heat, moisture and UV light break it down, returning the film to the biocycle after naturally occurring micro organisims reduce it to a biomass. We found this fantastic product at Nationl Shrinkwrap. Another big plus is the film still lets the scent of the soap come through, it also makes the soap look wonderful. Now we don't have to worry about plastic wrap that is not biodegradeable. We will be putting this new shrink wrap system in place soon.
We also try to keep our electrical and water use down which helps to keep the cost of the soap low and save the planet at the same time. We also recycle everything we possibly can in our office and soap shop. We are working hard to be green.
Be good to yourself and the planet use natural soaps.

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Soaps


We have been busy creating some new soaps. We made patchouli citrus, bergamot, coconut/lime and lemon verbena, orange, warm vanilla sugar, amyris, petitegrain,and spearmint & orange. They smell great and are beautiful too. We will be addinig these new soaps to the website soon.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cupertino Soap Company: Antibacterial Soaps

Cupertino Soap Company: Antibacterial Soaps

Antibacterial Soaps


Commercial antibacterial soaps are not good for you or the planet. Overuse of these types of soaps can create resistant bacteria. Instead try all natural antbacterial essential oils like lavender, lemon, thyme, lemongrass, bergamot and honey also works well. We carry many soaps with natural antibacterial properties, t...hey kill germs and make your skin soft plus you smell great, they are also good for the planet.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Fired up the soap pots


Today we got caught up on the inventory. We made several wonderful soaps which include: Orange, this is a new soap is smells just like a fresh orange. Next was Mango it has a great tropical scent. Another was one of our best sellers Vanilla and Geranium, it has a soothing and mellow fragrance. We also made Ginger and Geranium it is spicy and sweet, this is also one of our popular scents. And last but not least we made Freesia, a very nice delicate floral. There are some new fragrances in the works and they will be coming soon. Keep posted for new photos and more updates.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Soap ingredients


Have you read the ingredients of your soap lately? We read soap labels, a lot of soap labels. It's just one of the things we do. We want to know what other soap makers put in their soap. We were at our local drug store recently, and of course we had to read all of the soap labels. What we discovered was not so surprising, but still a bit of a shock. We read fifteen labels of soap manufactured by the big soap companies. Fourteen out of the fifteen manufacturers use sodium tallowate. What is sodium tallowate you ask? Sodium tallowate – is the result of combing sodium hydroxide with beef tallow. What this means is, when you use a soap with sodium tallowate it contains beef fat. Our soaps do not contain sodium tallowate. A lot of people buy soap in bulk at a cheap price, they usually buy it at the grocery store or drug store. The big soap manufacturers are not using quality ingredients in their soaps. They use the cheapest ingredients they can find. They take the glycerine out, ( which is very good for your skin) and sell it for other purposes. Our soaps have a high glycerine count, they are very moisturizing. Glycerine – is a naturally occurring sweet liquid in the soap making process. Glycerine is a humectant. It is a great moisturizer. You may think you are getting a good deal on soap when you buy it in bulk at a cheap price. But you are basically washing in beef fat, with lots of chemicals and inexpensive ingredients. Not only that but the soap manufactured by the big companies are not gentle on the skin. We use only quality ingredients in our soaps, and no chemicals and they are very gentle on the skin. Be good to yourself and the planet use natural soaps.