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Why Are Vegan Bar Soaps Better

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Why Are Vegan Bar Soaps Better

Many people often ask what the difference is between vegan and non-vegan bar soap, and why would it matter if it isn't intended to be eaten?  The simple answer is that non-vegan bar soap doesn't contain Sodium Tallowate,, which is an ingredient that most people have never even heard of. This material is commonly found in many cleansing products and greatly affects the condition and health of the skin. It is fat derived from the fatty tissue of pigs or cattle, and is often used as a base by most soap companies that produce soap on a large scale. Sodium,...

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Bar Soaps Vs. Bottled Round 2

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Bar Soaps Vs. Bottled Round 2

Recently consumers have begged the question regarding whether liquid body wash, or bars soaps retain bacteria on the surface? Possible scenarios consist of the risk that a roommate might use your bar soap, rendering it contaminated? Well, according to recent studies, there is little risk in washing with a soap bar previously used by someone else. Why you might ask? It is simple, bar soaps are generally personal items that are use individually.Some people ask how can a bar of soap have bacteria on it and yet not spread germs?This is because washing is a two step process. You start...

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What Does RSPO Mean and Why it Matters

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What Does RSPO Mean and Why it Matters

If you have ever seen or heard RSPO when buying soap, it means Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).  This was established in 2004 with the objective of promoting the growth and use of sustainable palm oil products through credible global standards and engagement of stakeholders.The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil has developed a set of environmental and social criteria which companies must comply with in order to produce Certified Sustainable Palm Oil. When they are properly applied, these criteria can help to minimize the negative impact of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities in palm oil-producing regions.What...

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California Bar Soaps Made Affordable

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California Bar Soaps Made Affordable

These days consumers are always looking for the most affordable option when it comes to soap. Larger soap companies offer bars for as low as a dollar a piece at times. One often wonders how can a small company like Costa California compete with such competition? The answer is in the ingredients and weight of the bar. Even the partners here have used such bars in the past and didn't think twice.  All of that came to a halt after realizing that some bars actually leave your skin feeling dry after using them.It occurred that quality ingredients should be available...

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Are Bar Soaps in California Ethical

Are Bar Soaps in California Ethical

What does RSPO certified sustainable palm oil mean? It means that they are grown and certified against the RSPO principles and criteria. These stringent sustainability criteria relate to social, environmental and economic good practice.Recently after visiting an upscale resort in Dana Point California, I was surprised to see their room soaps stated on the box that they were made with rice bran oil. This is an alternative oil option for soap making when sustainable coconut oil or palm oil aren't available. After reading the ingredient posted on the opposite side of the box, I realized the soaps first ingredient was tallowate....

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