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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 does not simply fall apart. They are flushable but they are not biodegradable. After all, this is plastic we are talking about not paper. Even worse these plastic single use wipes are wreaking havoc in sewer system across the country and around the world. According…

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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 it comes to gum care, every oral care paste and gel we tried came back with a failing grade. Does brushing your teeth actually spread gum disease? The answer is…Maybe. Most toothpaste is held together with sodium lauryl sulfate, one of the main foaming chemicals…

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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 international pavilions. Exhibitors range from small and medium-size companies to well-known national brand makers who also supply store brands. Click here to learn more about the event.

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Soap for the People

August 15, 2018

Get with the Program! Turn YOUR home into a nontoxic household. Vermont Soap is YOUR partner in replacing conventional formulations with products natural enough to be certified to organic food standards. Natural is a process…not a result. Natural and organic cleaners and body care products look, feel and act slightly different from petrochemical ones. It may take a couple of tries before you get comfortable with your purchase. We encourage you to experiment so you can find the product that best fits your skin type, reactive body or special requirements you may have like needing unscented products. What we put into our…

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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. Molecules, the tiny building blocks of matter; disseminate ceaselessly through space and over time. And that goes double for all sorts of molecules we use to make our lives easier; like pesticides and herbicides for instance.  They just don’t stay put. All life is related…

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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 a percentage of your customers will love you all the more because you care! In the daily business battle for hearts and minds, it is always better to be perceived as the good guy in it for the long haul rather than the pirate ripping…

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Test Your Skintype

June 15, 2018

We get a lot of questions from people regarding skin type. First, not all of us have one specific skin type year in and year out. Oiliness and dryness can change with weather, hormonal cycles, diet, emotions, environmental sensitivities, disease and genetics. Many people get dry skin in the Winter and feel oily in the Summer. At other times you may want a medicinal bar. Sounds pretty natural to me! Adjust your soaps accordingly. You will probably find one or two products that you use most often. Where are you on the skin type spectrum? Here’s a simple test you…

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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 convenience lifestyle. We spoke about paying attention to engine exhaust and not standing in it or letting children play around it. We also talked about reducing food and liquid that is sold in clear plastic packaging, and how HDPE #2 plastic is the human safest…

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101 Uses for Castile Soap

May 15, 2018

Castile Liquid Soap is a multi-use cleaner that is safe and mild on YOU! Used to clean counters, floors, woodwork, tile or other household surfaces. Castile Liquid Soap contains no Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or other detergents, alcohols, artificial colors, fragrances, or preservatives. Absolutely no chemical or synthetic ingredients are ever used. Works best in warm to hot water. Castile Liquid Soap is of special benefit to chemically sensitive and immune system impaired individuals. The most sensitive will see the most dramatic results. People who suffer from dermatitis soften react to laundry, dish and other common cleaning products. It is not…

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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 body clearing out your pores and sweating out all the toxins it’s accumulated over the years from conventional deodorants. For whatever reason, it happens to the majority of people who switch from a conventional antiperspirant or deodorant. For all the same reasons listed above, you…

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