Factory Rebuilding

Factory Rebuilding

Our rebuilding efforts continue full steam ahead. Here’s a look at the past two months of construction in the wet room, where our kettles are being installed this week!

Discount Factory Outlet & Soap Museum Reopened!

Our discount factory outlet & soap museum has officially reopened! We are still located at 616 Exchange Street in Middlebury, Vermont but with new hours of operation. We are now open Tuesday – Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday from … Continued

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Walmart Goes Organic???

Walmart Goes Organic???

As if Walmart hasn’t done enough already, they’re invading the organic food market: When Walmart announced in April that it was introducing the Wild Oats brand of organic food products in 2,000 stores, some food-justice advocates grew excited. In U.S. … Continued

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Pesticides and Children

Pesticides and Children

We come into contact with so many pesticides everyday, children usually more often than most. In the recent TIME magazine article “Why Organic Is the Right Choice for Parents”, TIME explores the benefits of choosing organic foods for yourself and … Continued

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Two New Limited Edition Flavors!

Two New Limited Edition Flavors!

We have two new limited edition flavors up for sale in our store: Cinnamon and Lavender Rose! Our new Cinnamon Clove bar is a germ-killing blend of essential oils with a clove-ey overtone. Excellent for combination skin and oily zones. … Continued

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A Tight Squeeze!

A Tight Squeeze!

The building had old inefficient lights. We have had the electricians in to replace those lights with new efficient “high bay” florescent lights. They give more light, for less electricity. It’s greener! The catch is that the ceiling is so … Continued

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Vermont Soap finds silver lining after fire

Vermont Soap finds silver lining after fire

The Rutland Herald recently wrote an article about the fire at our factory and our recovery efforts. For Larry Plesent, last month’s fire that seriously damaged his Exchange Street business turned into an unexpected opportunity to expand his organic soap … Continued

Take THAT Toxic Chemicals!

Take THAT Toxic Chemicals!

It is a good time to be living in Vermont! Gov. Shumlin has officially signed a bill into law to regulate toxic chemicals in children’s products: The Vermont Department of Health will list potentially harmful chemicals on its website starting … Continued

Minnesota Bans Triclosan

Minnesota Bans Triclosan

We here at Vermont Soap have been long-time believers that triclosan is a dangerous chemical and should be removed from products for the general public. Looks like Minnesota agrees! “Although many people have never heard of triclosan, most of us … Continued