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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Soap vs Detergent Bars

A lot of people take their soap for granted.  It dutifully cleans their skin and they don't give it much thought.  I mean, soap is soap.  Any old bargain basement brand from WalMart will do...right?  

Wrong!  You rub soap all over your entire body every day and most of us use it several times a day on our hands as well.  So it would probably be a good idea to find out more about what you're slathering on yourself and washing down the drain in such a routine and matter of fact way.

Take a look at the ingredients of a popular commercial "beauty bar."  It can't even legally call itself soap.  That's because it's actually a harsh detergent!  Fake soap!  sodium tallowate, sodium cocyl isethionate, sodium cocoate, sodium laurel sulfate, water, sodium isethionate, stearic acid, coconut fatty acid, fragrance, titanium dioxide, sodium chloride, disodium phosphate, tetrasodium EDTA, trisodium etidronate, BHT, FD&C blue no. 1, D&C red no. 33

Is anybody feeling the yuck factor here?  The chemicals that make up this so called "beauty bar" are incredibly harsh and drying.  They're not kind to skin AT ALL.  But more importantly, some of them have been shown to harm the nervous system, the developing fetus, or to cause hormonal disruptions.  Some are even known carcinogens!  No amount of slick marketing can change those disturbing facts.  So why take a chance when there are better options?

Now let's take a look at the simple ingredients found in our natural Wild Carrot Complexion Soap.  Notice that, other than water, they don't have a whole lot in common.  premium saponified vegetable oils (organic extra virgin olive, organic coconut, sustainable organic palm, organic sunflower, organic shea butter, organic castor), distilled water, organic oat flour, goats milk, essential oils (fennel, carrot seed, palmarosa, benzoin, frankincense, rose geranium), wild carrot, sea salt  

Properly made natural handmade soaps are incredibly moisturizing and gentle to the skin. They retain all of their natural glycerin while commercial soaps do not. Their ingredients come from nature and they're scented with healing essential oils from plants, not synthetic chemicals made in a lab.  Plus they never contain triclosan, a harmful pesticide found in many commercial so called "antibacterial" soaps.  In fact, numerous studies have shown that soaps containing triclosan are no more effective than plain soap at reducing bacterial levels on the hands and they actually contribute to antibiotic resistance in humans.  Not good.

So there you have it folks.  Learn how to tell fake soap from real soap.  Because the soap you use every single day matters after all!  You have a choice.  Choose natural soap.  Your skin, your health, and your planet will thank you for it.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Tooth Savior Soap for Teeth Makes a Comeback!

Our most popular product of all time is back!

Reintroducing Tooth Savior Soap for in 2 natural flavors: Ultamint and Cinnaclove. Our amazing Tooth Savior cleans teeth completely and naturally, without added glycerin, fluoride, SLS, triclosan, sugar, synthetic dyes, preservatives, or other harmful ingredients found in many so-called "natural" toothpastes.

Compare our premium ingredients to any other tooth soap on the market, and you'll see that Tooth Savior is clearly superior.

Saponified organic vegetable oils (turned into soap)  
Organic aloe (instead of water, soothes & heals) 
Pure essential oils (mother nature's flavors) 
Made in the U.S.A. birch xylitol (a sweetener, fights cavities!)
Sea salt (antimicrobial, antifungal, provides minerals)  
Living Clay® (calcium bentonite clay, draws out impurities)
Wild white oak bark (antiseptic, astringent). 
Organic horsetail (polishes, contains silica, a trace mineral)
Vanilla bean (another natural flavor)
Organic stevia (a safe natural plant sweetener) 

I'm telling you.  None can compare. Try our soapy alternative to harmful toothpastes.  Your teeth (and your wallet) will thank you for it.  As an added bonus, customers have reported an END to painful tooth sensitivity.  But we're not making any medical claims here.  No sirree.  Try it for yourself and see what happens!  (this. is going to be. good)

To learn more about natural dental health (trust me, almost everything you've been taught is WRONG) download Good Teeth, Birth to Death by Gerard F. Judd, PhD and read Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel, based on the recommendations of pioneering nutritional dentist Dr. Weston A. Price.

Friday, August 8, 2014

We're In!

A Wild Soap Bar is super excited to be included in Organic Spa's 6th Annual Skin Care Directory, the ultimate guide to some of the best natural and organic beauty and personal care brands out there. It's a real pleasure to see so many wonderful companies listed. I've been checking out their websites all morning and I must say...we're in incredibly good company!

Besides A Wild Soap Bar of course, what are some of your favorite brands?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Soap Couch

Have you ever seen a soap couch?  You have now.  Relax.  Take a load off.  Sink in.  Lather up.  :)  #soapgonebad

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Simple, Natural Face Powder Recipe

I don't use many "beauty" products, but when I do, I make them myself when I can with simple, natural ingredients. I save a little money that way, but more importantly, I have piece of mind knowing that the stuff I'm using is safe for me, my family, and the planet.

As I was blending up my morning smoothie, it dawned on me that I could use that deliciously dark organic cocoa powder to tint a natural face powder. So I rushed on over to the soap shop to grab a few more things and give it a whirl.

The results were fantastic!  My simple recipe is below.  The cornstarch and clay absorb oils and reduce shine while the cocoa powder and cinnamon give it a nice scent as well as a little color. You can tweak how much to use to match your skin tone. Or try substituting other powders for the base like arrow root, kaolin clay, green clay or tapioca starch.

Experiment and have fun with this.  But do keep it simple. Because simple is almost always better.  Enjoy!

Natural Face Powder

1/8 C cornstarch
1/8 C calcium bentonite clay (I recommend Living Clay®)
1 TBS organic cocoa powder
1 TBS organic cinnamon powder