Vermont Soap

The North Hollow Diet

May 4, 2018

This blog post was originally published in the Green Energy Times where Larry Plesent pens a column of eclectic whimsy and science titled Ingredient of the Month.   This month’s Ingredient of the Month is….. The North Hollow Diet An answer to “Magic Hot Button Ingredient” Diets Did you ever notice how most diets (like…

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How to Clean Up Your Oral Care Routine

February 16, 2018

Everybody should brush their teeth twice a day, right? It’s a common practice that was instilled in us as children. But do you know what’s REALLY in your toothpaste? For one, mass market tooth cleaning pastes usually contain sodium lauryl sulfate aka shampoo base. The main reason manufacturers add SLS to toothpaste is not to…

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Closed for Labor Day

September 1, 2017

The Vermont Soap Factory Outlet will be closed September 4th and 5th for Labor Day. We will reopen for our regular retail hours on Wednesday, September 6th at 10am. Thank you and have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

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The Beauty of Castile Liquid Soap

August 25, 2017

Do you love beauty products, but you’re running out of bathroom counter (and medicine cabinet and closet) space? If you buy just one bottle of castile liquid soap, you can dump some of those products taking up your precious bathroom real estate. In addition to having a zillion uses for cleaning, castile soap can be…

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Plants Got You Scratching? Look No Further.

August 21, 2017

Picture this: you’re out in your garden, weeding away on a gorgeous day. All is well as you methodically swipe through the understory of your plants, gathering and pulling up the unwelcome seedlings, and tossing them off to the side. Until, that is, you unknowingly grasp a wild parsnip. Before you have time to react,…

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Why You Should Steer Clear of Conventional Sunscreen

August 14, 2017

There’s no doubt that sun protection is absolutely essential for a healthy life. UV rays can greatly damage your skin, exacerbate existing problems, and even cause cancer. But what our health organizations fail to tell us is that there are a number of hidden dangers in conventionally produced sun screen that use chemicals (rather than…

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Preserving the Greens of Summer with DIY Dried Herbs

August 10, 2017

It is safe, free, fun and easy to dry your own herbs for those long winter nights to come. All you need is a ball of string and sturdy scissors or small pruners. Here’s how to do it: Start with clean green fresh healthy plants grown away from pesticide and herbicide spraying. Discard yellowed, dead,…

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The Beauty of Natural Insect Repellent

August 7, 2017

Summer is here again, and that likely means it’s brought bugs to your doorstep. In moments of itchy frustration, it’s easy to head to the nearest pharmacy and pick up the most powerful, toxin-infused bug spray that you can find. And if you’re sensitive to mosquito and other bug bites, it can be difficult to…

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Four Reasons to Love Foaming Soap

July 31, 2017

Here at Vermont Soap, we make a delectable variety of scented hand soaps. Don’t tell the bars, but the foaming stuff is our favorite. Here’s why: It feels like a mini trip to the spa. Let’s face it – washing your hands sometimes feels like a chore. In bathrooms, you’ll often find yourself squirting some…

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Does Liquid Sunshine kill salmonella and other bacteria on the counter tops from raw food?

July 26, 2017

I cook a lot of raw meets and eggs. I just purchased your Liquid Sunshine, would that kill salmonella and other bacteria on the countertops from raw food?? Soap and water are recognized as effective agents for cleaning salmonella and other common bacteria from hands. The primary mechanism for hand washing is to physically remove…

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