Oiling 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 the natural cycles of human existence here. If a thing is like gravity (pretty much inevitable) the best that you can do is to practice doing it with grace. Nature based Better-Aging actives generally include anti-inflammatory botanicals and plant seed oils containing essential fatty acids.…

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

July 29, 2019
washing hands

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 people natural includes compassion and the minimizing of the exploitation of people and the planet. This human drive to empathy gave rise to modern anti-exploitation economic policies, private fair trade programs, cruelty free claims and vegetarian/vegan consumer products. Compassion is considered an intrinsic part of…

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Making Light of It

July 17, 2019
blue light

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 LEDs.  Here scientists clearly proved that blue/white light in the presence of retinal (a natural chemical produced by and present in the eye) caused physical and permanent changes to the structure of specific sensors in the back of the eye. (1) Even more disturbing is…

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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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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 making a huge difference by buying natural and organic products. By using these products instead of their chemical-ridden counterparts, you are sparing our precious earth from harsh chemicals that end up in our water supply. And, you’re protecting your family by not putting toxins into…

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Are you Strong?

May 21, 2019

  Are you Strong? As in having a strong personal aroma that comes right out of your skin? Forget the social anxiety. VT Soap has some natural solutions for you and those that you love. They say good things come in threes but we have four amazing products for you to try. Tea tree Bar Soap with added aloe is a facial quality handmade soap for sensitive skin. Excellent for those small jawline pimples that pop out from time to time. Gentle and effective for everyday odor control. This is the gentlest tea tree oil containing product that we make…

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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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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 carved by the boy’s grandfather and had four little wheels that actually turned! For the rest of the morning that model car captivated and entertained a classroom sized happy mob of children as they squealed their way joyfully through the village. All but the poorest,…

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