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Does Your Soap Use Real Frankincense?

Does Your Soap Use Real Frankincense?

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Lesson While Walking Our Puppies

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Lesson While Walking Our Puppies

I like to listen to audio books when I walk our puppies.  Here's Willow...our charmer, and Primus...our 110 lb. lap dog. Aren't they cute?Anyways...I was listening to The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg.  In the book, he interviews someone from Protcer & Gamble...one of the largest consumer companies in the world, making Crest toothpaste, Dawn dishwashing soap, Herbal Essence shampoo, Tide laundry detergent,  Ivory soap, and many other brands we all know.The guy from P&G made an interesting statement.  He said that Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, a common ingredient in all the above products as well as most big brand...

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Vitamin C and Your Skin

Vitamin C and Your Skin

When most people think about Vitamin C, they usually think about boosting their immune system...I know I did.Did you know that Topical Vitamin C has some amazing benefits to your skin too?Here's a quick rundown of some of the biggest benefits Vitamin C has for your skin: Powerful Antioxidant to reduce signs of advanced aging Even skin tone Revitalize skin surface Improve hydration Firm skin Regenerate collagen That's a pretty impressive list! That's why we add generous amounts of topical Vitamin C into our Smile Facial Bar.And Vitamin C is not the only antioxidant in Smile.  There is also Beet Root Powder,...

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Secrets of Big Brand Soap: Ch. 1

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Secrets of Big Brand Soap: Ch. 1

A lot of times, large companies become the target of criticism...unfairly.  Many became so big by being so great.  One of my favorite soap companies (other than ours), is Rance.  It has an amazing history, and has produced incredible soap for centuries.  If you ever want to splurge on a luxury soap...try it.And many other soap companies start small, where the founders are concerned about quality ingredients.  They get large enough by producing a fantastic product, and get bought out by a larger company.That is where something unfortunate happens many times.The parent company starts to change the formula...substituting some of...

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Meiling Soaps and Qi-Tonic

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Meiling Soaps and Qi-Tonic

Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required Full Name Email Address * What the heck is "Qi-Tonic"?Great question!  In Chinese herbal medicine, Qi-Tonics are herbs and roots that work primarily as adaptogens and immunostimulants (fancy words for properties of overall balance and immune system boosting, respectively). An even simpler way to break this down is that a tonic strengthens a system. And "qi" (pronounced "chee") is explained as the vital life force.  So a "Qi-Tonic" is something that strengthens our life force.There are four main Qi-Tonics in herbal medicine.  The one we use in our soaps in Ginseng.Why on earth...

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