Topical Alcohols

You may consider yourself an expert on alcohol and experiment with it daily. But did you know that TOPICAL alcohol must always be poisoned before it is bottled and used? Recreational drinking alcohol or ethanol is a huge source of … Continued

Organic Eater’s Top 12 in 2012

Vermont Soap makes the list on Organic Eater’s “Top 12 List of Things to Buy” VERMONT SOAP ORGANICS is my absolute favorite soap now! They have completely won me and my family over! The Lemongrass Zen is THE best smelling lemongrass … Continued

Training Manual for a Village Soap-Making Operation

Presented by Larry Plesent and Sandy Lincoln with assistance from Ezra Nkrumah This manual was created based on experience in the field at Asawinso Village, Western Region, Ghana, with the Asawinso Cooperative Oil Palm Millers Association (COPAMA), and sponsored by … Continued

Shea Nut Butter – Nature’s Hand Lotion

Just below the Great Sahara Desert lies a broad swath of the African Savannah lands. Outside of the rainy season, this is one of the harshest, driest, dustiest places on earth. Brutal sun, wind, and the Hamatan dust take a … Continued

Plant-based Vegetable Oils

Previous “Ingredient of the Month” columns have focused on topical ingredients to avoid, generally petrochemical based materials and specific preservatives like Triclosan ™ and Butyl Parabens. Let’s talk some GOOD ingredients to look for, like plant-based vegetable oils. Remember; “Good … Continued

Vermont Soap Reduces Carbon Footprint – Video

Vermont Soap switches to corrugated cardboard packing material to replace bubble wrap. We’ve had it with bubble wrap! Vermont Soap was spending over $2,000/yr on single use, petroluem based bubble wrap and it was driving us crazy! One day we … Continued

These Are Great Seal of Approval

Our organic foaming soap was awarded the These Are Great Seal of Approval! The combination in this foaming organic soap makes your skin soft and best of all, you are not using anything toxic! You clean all of the germs away … Continued

Everything made from petroleum!

And today’s secret ingredient is….Everything made from petroleum! Oils are mostly carbon and chemists know that carbon is carbon is carbon- wherever it comes from. So why is that if I rub vegetable oil on my skin for 20 years … Continued