Quarantined? Deep Clean!

March 19, 2020

Keep The Stir-Crazy At Bay The Green Old Fashioned Way! It has been quite the week friends. We’re all doing our best to establish thoughtful new hygienic practices in our personal and professional lives. As fears of Coronavirus sweep the nation drastic measures are being taken to contain it. Now, in this phase of social…

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Why You Should Be Washing Your Vegetables – With Our Stuff

March 5, 2020

Here’s the thing: you really should be washing your vegetables. Even if they’re organic and you bought them from the farmer down the road. Keep reading to find out why. Our trusty organic farmers take generous precautions to keep their produce safe, and we’re grateful for their efforts. But consider how those perfect fruits and…

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Foamer Soap Primer

February 13, 2020

I love foam. I like it on my skin and I like it on my beer. Foam is both fun and cool and at the same time. Not everyone knows or cares that the bubbles in foam always have an odd number of sides in the presence of gravity. Or that despite being 95% gas,…

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Feeling your Oats or… Aveno Sativa the Unexpected Superfood

December 19, 2019

Feeling your Oats or… Aveno Sativa the Unexpected Superfood When I think of superfoods (ingredients that are especially high in vitamins, minerals and other botanical goodies) I think of exotic red berries from Brazil or peanut like legumes that grow on vines in the rainforests of Peru. Trust me. Oatmeal is not what most of…

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Slathering Up for Better Aging

October 14, 2019

  I have a big problem with the phrase Anti-Aging. It sounds so military. As if aging is the enemy and we must martial all forces against it. The new term circulating through the trade rags is Better-Aging and I consider it to be a much more appropriate moniker. After all, we are talking about…

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How to Tell if Your Personal Care Product is Actually Natural!

July 29, 2019

It’s hard to pick up a bottle these days without being bombarded with “Natural” claims. Words like eco-friendly, sustainable, natural, biodegradable and even organic are all being shouted out. What’s real and what’s just BS marketing fluff? Here is a quick guide to help you navigate the claims.  But First: What is Natural? For many…

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Making Light of It

July 17, 2019

Today’s Ingredient of the Month focuses on light and specifically the blue/white light that is wavelength 483 nanometers; just before the UV (ultra violet) range. Several disturbing reports have come out in the past year about old 483 including one from the University of Toledo illustrating the mechanism of retinal eye damage from bright blue/white…

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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.…

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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…

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5 Ways to Reduce Packaging Waste by Shopping Vermont Soap

May 29, 2019

5 Ways to Reduce Packaging Waste by Shopping Vermont Soap Every choice we make as consumers impacts the environment, either positively or negatively. We are faced with options daily that can lead to better health for ourselves and our families, or that can lead to worsening our health and that of our environment. You’re already…

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