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Buying Green Gifts: a User’s Guide

November 25, 2018

During a stint teaching entrepreneuring skills to women’s co-ops and small businesses in West Africa years ago I saw a group of some thirty children racing through the village laughing and screaming and falling over one and other. One of the boys had been given a small toy car made of wood. It was hand…

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Organic Wipes?

November 12, 2018

Flushable damp wipes for keeping you and your baby’s butt extra clean are already very popular and becoming more so every day. But how flushable ARE those polyester wipes? And what happens to them after you flush them out of sight and mind? Polyester is PET 1 plastic, and while it may be flushable it…

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Does brushing your teeth actually spread gum disease?

October 17, 2018

Vermont Soap didn’t start out intending to formulate oral care products. After all the name on the building says Vermont Soap; not Vermont Tooth and Gum. It’s just that conventional oral care pastes and gels are COMPLETELY USELESS for pushing back on gum disease. Conventional tooth products might be terrific for fighting cavities. But when…

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We’re Exhibiting at PLMA 2018!

August 15, 2018

Vermont Soap will be exhibiting at the PLMA Private Label Trade Show in November! For more than 30 years, PLMA’s annual trade show has been the industry event of the year, where retailers and wholesalers source for their private label programs. More than 1,500 companies from 40 countries will be exhibiting their products, including 25…

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Molecules Just Don’t Stay Put

August 8, 2018

Molecules just don’t like to stay put. They’re liable to run off and hook up with the first available oxygen or hydrogen they find sitting on the nearest barstool. Having essentially no weight they are off like a prom dress at the drop of a hat and blown about on the fickle breezes of fate.…

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Solarizing your Business: Report from a Business Perspective

July 13, 2018

With US commercial operations utilizing nearly 40% of domestic electrical consumption, controlling business overhead with onsite energy production is financial win-win for your business as well as for the planet. Those solar panels on your roof are a billboard announcing to the world that your company understands the importance of economic and ecologic sustainability. Plus…

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The North Hollow Diet – Eating the colors of the planet

May 23, 2018

A diet for an increasingly toxic planet In our last episode we talked about the North Hollow Diet and how super nutrition combined with a reduction in exposure to dangerous chemicals is the only real answer to the daily war going on between our very much organic bodies and the unintended consequences of our modern…

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What should I expect when switching to an organic deodorant?

May 11, 2018

Switching to an organic deodorant is as easy as buying a new stick and using it, but there will be an adjustment period. You should expect to sweat a little more than you feel you should at first. We’re not 100% sure why this phenomenon occurs, but it may have something to do with your…

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7 Reasons to Switch to Organic Deodorant

May 9, 2018

No yucky chemicals. You won’t find any aluminum, propylene glycol, triclosan, or parabens in our deodorants EVER! Aluminum is a known hormone disruptor and prevents your body from sweating Propylene glycol (PEG) is a penetration enhancer (one of the things it does is help chemicals go deeper into skin) We’ve written plenty about tricolsan: The…

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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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