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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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Organic Bar Soap Making Video

April 13, 2018

Handmade or cold-process bar soaps, (when properly made and formulated) are THE MILDEST soap product that can be made in any form. At Vermont Soap we make a true craft handmade bar soap in the quantities and quality that will meet your needs. Handmade soap is aged for nearly a month on oak and stainless…

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Castile Dilutions Guide

March 29, 2018

HANDS and BODY: Use full strength or dilute up to 50% DISHES: Saturate applicator with full strength castile soap and scrub. Add more as needed. Always soak tough stuff in soap and hot water first to loosen debris. Use some castile soap in your wash water, but utilize a soapy sponge or scrubber to do…

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Are Your Cleaning Products Decreasing Your Lung Function?

March 14, 2018

Believe it or not – YES! There are so many nasty chemicals in conventional cleaning products that they are actually impacting lung function. Women with regular exposure to cleaning products may face a steeper decline in lung function over time, according to an international study. Women who used sprays or other cleaning products at least…

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Air Fresheners – Friend or Foe?

March 2, 2018

Air fresheners are supposed to make your home smell fresh or clean or possibly like you’ve taken an instant trip to the Bahamas, but what are they really? Artificially scented aerosol sprays or cones or doodads that you plug into the wall that usually smell positively dreadful and hit you in the face whenever you…

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The Importance of Smell

March 1, 2018

Long before the development of tools the sense of smell was likely just as important as the sense of sight. Food – as well as predators – could be smelled long before they were actually seen. Scent played an additional role in identifying who was kin and clan and who was not. As the species…

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Teeth Cleaning Through the Ages

February 23, 2018

The ancient Egyptians are thought to have scrubbed their teeth with a special powder made from ox hooves and eggshells as far back as 5000 B.C. The Romans opted for sticks with frayed ends, while the Greeks used rough cloths. In 1498, the Chinese began attaching coarse boar hairs to bamboo or ivory handles, creating…

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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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Vermont Soap Company Promotes World Peace through Natural Soap

February 3, 2018

In 2016 Vermont Soap Company founder Larry Plesent was contacted by a gentleman in Egypt named Ahmed Safaa. Ahmed was seeking advice on how to make bar soaps the Vermont Soap way. Larry began mentoring Ahmed vial email in the basics of batch soap production. Fast forward through dozens of emails over the next two…

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How To Make Sure Your Package Arrives Before Christmas

December 5, 2017

To take advantage of our FedEx Ground FREE SHIPPING on orders over $35 and still have your gift arrive on time, please order early! According to FedEx, the last week of shipping before Christmas (12/18 – 12/21, 12/22) customers will need to use FedEx Express Services (Express Saver (3-day transit), 2-Day, Standard & Priority) to…

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