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One Less Plastic Bottle a Day

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One Less Plastic Bottle a Day

Shampoo bars have many benefits that make it easier to reduce your plastic use while reducing waste.By using a shampoo bar you save money on product since the first few ingredients in the bottle version is mostly water with diluted sulfates and other harsh surfactants.Costa Californica formulates their shampoo bars using non-toxic biodegradable surfactants that are plant based and eco-certified in origin. The gentle foaming qualities are gentle enough for babies and are lower in alkaline making your hair feel soft an not stripped of its natural oils.Shampoo bars are also incredibly convenient when traveling because you don’t have to...

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Science Behind Cardamom's Skin Benefits

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Science Behind Cardamom's Skin Benefits

Reviewed By Registered Dietitian Mollie Meldahl, RD, LD, CPTCardamom is native to the East originating in the forests of the western ghats in southern India, where it grows wild. Today it also grows in Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Indo China and Tanzania. It is also known for its many health benefits varying from anti-aging, aroma-therapy, digestion, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Cardamom's antibacterial properties that help in healing breakouts in addition to acting as a skin purifier in way of clearing out blemishes. It also helps in giving a clearer and evened out complexion. Cardamom contains vitamin C, which is a powerful...

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Why We Started Selling Hand Sanitizer in the Refill Pouch

Why We Started Selling Hand Sanitizer in the Refill Pouch

Recently we have been challenged to introduce a new product to our line that we never could have anticipated if it wasn't for the COVID-19 pandemic. Many supermarkets that carry our soap have requested Hand Sanitizer, and have asked whether we were carrying this kind of product. While we have posted in the past about the simplicity of washing hands with soap and water to remove germs, we now have recently been selling our Rinse Free Hand Wash/Sanitizer with 60% Ethyl Alcohol due to the demand. This amazing sanitizer includes organic Aloe Vera and Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), which adds moisture...

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Here We Are Again

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Here We Are Again

Bar soap vs. liquid? Many people think bar soap retains germs. According to the CDC, that is not true. Other studies show people use almost seven times more liquid soap than bar per washing. Bacteria on bar soap washes off every time you use it, so there’s no need to worry about it contaminating your skin. If you’re not assured, rinse the soap under running water and lather it up before you use it, further removing germs from the soap.Some of the pros of bars soaps include being able to travel with them no matter the size. We once traveled...

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FDA Says "Skip Antibacterial Soap?"

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FDA Says "Skip Antibacterial Soap?"

  As we take precaution with the Corona virus that has reached 115,000 worldwide, including famous actors like Tom Hanks. We tend to reach for products that are labeled “antibacterial,” in hopes that it will offer a thorough eradication of potential germs on our persons? The common antibacterial found in some bar soaps is triclosan, which has become concern amongst environmental, academic and regulatory groups.  They have even performed studies on Animals, with results stating the altercation of hormones in the body. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), states that there isn’t enough science to show that over-the-counter...

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