Vermont Soap

Chevy Bolt vs. Toyota Tacoma

May 28, 2020

Making the Connection Turning Soap into Transportation It always bothered Vermont Soap’s founder Larry “the Soapman” that he drove an internal combustion engine to work every day. And so, one chilly morning in January 2020 he finally did something about it and ordered an electric car. By plugging his all-electric Chevy Bolt into Vermont Soap’s 20,000 sqft 150kw rooftop solar array he was able to metaphorically turn soap into transport (read more about Vermont Soap’s environmental mission here)! Here in his own words is a comparison between his beloved Toyota Tacoma pick up truck and his newly found infatuation with…

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What’s the Deal With Handmade Organic Soap Anyway?

April 8, 2020

It takes a full month to make a bar of handmade soap. Why bother? In this episode of Organic 201 we will explore the world of handmade, cold process, or poured bar soaps (they are all the same thing); crystal structure, and how the ingredients and manufacturing process create the mildness or harshness of the bar itself. Soap making is the art of taking oils which make you dirty and turning them into soap which makes you clean. But let’s start at the beginning… of human civilization…. As far as we know right now, best guess is that somewhere around…

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A brief (but fascinating) explanation of soap crystals

October 18, 2019

Soap is just a crystal that foams.  Who knew?   All soap is a crystal as you now know. Crystals are formed when acids and bases are mixed together under proper conditions. In soap the acid is the organic vegetable oils aka fatty acids. The base is potassium or sodium hydroxide and water. The acids have extra electrons to share. The base is needy for electrons. They bond and form stable structures that are not and acid and not a base. Something new is formed – a soap crystal. Done right no measurable free alkali remains in the product.

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The Dark Side of Green

June 14, 2019

Worried about your health? The health of your pets, children and the planet? In the end it’s the con in convenience that screws everything up. Forget about diabetes, obesity, and immune system break downs. How about just getting outside for some fresh air, sunshine and exercise? We often joke about the dark side of green. If you are heating your home entirely with local firewood instead of Saudi oil, here is a good portion of what you might need to get through a Northern winter. By the time you cut down the sick and damaged trees (greatly enhancing the health…

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Vermont Soap Lowers Its Environmental Impact

June 5, 2019

Vermont Soap Lowers Its Environmental Impact At Vermont Soap, we actively reduce environmental impacts at every stage of production. It begins by refraining from using toxic chemical ingredients, and continues by powering our factory with solar panels and reducing packaging waste through bulk refill products. In all these ways we make healthy choices that benefit our employees, our customers, and our world. Our World We recognize that human beings are now at a critical juncture in relation to our planet. Safer alternatives must be created to lead us into a sustainable future. We conduct our business in an environmentally aware…

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April 25, 2019

If you have males in your house consider setting up a wholesale account with Vermont Soap because you will want to buy this one by the case. Izaroma combines the amazing cleaning power of organic alcohol with natural essential oils to create a uniquely effective and natural spray for your toilet seat and its environs. More than just another nicely scented spray, Izaroma utilizes a 70% alcohol blend to effectively control odors at their source. A Brief History Lesson: Alcohol has a three hundred year history of use as a safe and effective disinfecting and sanitizing agent. Up until a…

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Visit with Vermont Soap at Supply Side East 2019!

April 8, 2019

Vermont Soap will be rocking it out at Supply Side East April 9th and 10th in Secaucus, NJ. Billed as the East Coasts Premier Health and Nutrition B2B Ingredient Show, the Supply Side East and West shows have also become a strong resource for private label and white label brands looking to expand their topical wellness programs. Come and visit Matt and Bill in New Jersey next week to check the latest in 100% natural and certified organic pet and people products. Now offering private label CBD infused salves, balms, lip and deodorant products for the discerning wellness customer. Met…

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Which Toothsalt Product Should I Use?

March 8, 2019

We are often asked “Which Toothsalt product should I use?”. The correct answer is BOTH! Neem Toothsalt is specially formulated for gums and bad breath. We put a serious amount of organic Neem leaves in there and it is meant to have a positive effect upon oral mucosa. Neem twigs been used in India for thousands of years as a combination natural toothbrush and dental floss to maintain teeth and gums. The Soapman writes: In 2004 I was teaching soap entrepreneurs in West Africa. I had been having issues with my gums and decided to give Neem a try. I…

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Three dermatologists, 3 different diagnoses. What do you recommend?

January 30, 2019

Dear Soapman, I have been to 3 dermatologists and have gotten 3 different diagnosis for my painfully dry cracked skin. Someone said your product might help. What do you recommend? Signed, Pained in Pittsburg, PA Dear Pained, Ouch! The lines between eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis are often blurred so don’t be surprised that different doctors will put a different name on your skin issues. While we do not pretend to diagnose, treat or cure any disease, thousands of people with a wide variety of dry skin conditions have found soothing relief by switching to our organic products. Why is this?…

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Have you considered glass packaging instead of plastic? I hate plastic.

December 6, 2018

Hi Cheryl, We agree. Thanks for asking. Filling up the planet with plastic is a kind of collective insanity we are all waking up to. At Vermont Soap we support buying factory direct in bulk and refilling dispensers. In this way we can minimize packaging, reuse some of the containers, and recycle the bottles after. Glass makes a lovely package. It is very inert and easily recyclable. We have looked at this and concluded that with the added packaging materials and shipping challenges to get the products to you intact, higher shipping cost, higher product cost, increased breakage and added…

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