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So what exactly is Activated Charcoal?

by | Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

In our previous blog post we introduced you to our Activated Charcoal Soap and by now many of you have been enjoying the soap and have requested more! So what exactly is activated charcoal? Well, According to Medical News Today "Activated charcoal is not the same substance as that found in charcoal bricks or burnt pieces of food.  The manufacture of activated charcoal makes it extremely absorbent, allowing it to bind to molecules, ions, or atoms. In...

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Soap Making Class 2011

by | Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 0 comment(s)
Soap Class 2011

While going through some old photos on our Facebook page I came across some photos of a soap class that I taught 8 years ago (that's right 8 years ago!). I just can't get over that it's been that long ago! When I was going through these photos it reminded me of how much I enjoyed teaching the class and how I thought it was so cool to be teaching the class in a science lab! To be able to look back on our business and see how far we have come is truly amazing! I am grateful for...

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The Chemistry of Soap

by | Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

This is my wonderful husband Timothy Minor The process of making soap is called saponification. I'll be the first one to admit that I was very bored in my high school chemistry class. At that time over, 30 years ago, I didn't see how it apply to everyday life. Of course there were experiments and projects that we conducted, but quite frankly, I was just not interested! Fast forward to today; and now I can't get enough of the chemistry as it relates to making soap. Now, I long...

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Activated Charcoal Soap

by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 0 comment(s)
Activated Charcoal Soap

Activated Charcoal Soap You've asked for it and now its here!  Here's a sneak peek of our new Activated Charcoal Soap!  So far we have gotten really good reviews and people are enjoying the soap. Activated Charcoal has an all-natural black color that is made from coconut shells, washed for purity, and pH neutral. Activated Charcoal Soap will produce a rich grey lather and will work hard to gently deep clean your skin. Activated Charcoal Soap is known to reduce the size of your pores...

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