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Craft these DIY Asian-inspired guest soaps to reinvigorate road-weary visitors.
There is something special about finding the perfect soap. Learn more about which soap is ideal for your long-term skin health.
Learn the facts about antibacterial soap, what the FDA has to say about it and how you can make your own simple soap.
Undo summer’s damage with S.O.A.P.’s new Brown Sugar Souffle Body Scrub.
LOVE NATURE NYC’s line of bath, body and home products helps create an experience that nurtures and connects the mind, body and soul.
Choose among three naturally-scented John Masters Organics bar soaps.
A Tulikivi soapstone fireplace and cook stove complement the off-grid lifestyle of a Montana man and his Earthship home.
Learn how a calendula and lavender baby bar soap helped make child care a little easier for this blogger.
Did you know that lemons can cut grease, brighten laundry and whiten fingernails? Discover these and many more uses for lemons!
The Barr-Co. collection is made from natural ingredients and is hand crafted in St. Louis, Missouri.
Let's quash, once and for all, the notion that only harmful chemicals can kill germs and bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil and grapefruit seed extract are natural antibacterials that keep your home clean—and safeguard your family's health.
I recently came across a new website, Fight Germs Now. The site’s primary focus is to alleviate concern about the safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps. However, I’d like to scream from the rooftops, “Antibacterial soaps aren’t necessary!”
Recent studies find that many public bathrooms contain soap dispensers with bacteria-infected soap.
Cap off your Hemp History Week celebrations by making hemp soap. Hemp oil contains essential fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids known for their excellent emollient and lubricating properties.
Learn how to make soap from scratch using eco-friendly materials and herbs.
From a little-known sugar substitute to a conversation-starting book, this list of items for the green kitchen contains a few surprises.
Soapwort has an array of health benefits. You can grow this herb in your garden and the leafy branches can be used to wash your hair, give your dog a bath or wash laundry.
Forgo store-bought goods this year in favor of a homemade gift. These homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas are sure to meet your time, talents and budget!
Learn how to catch more fish using star anise essential oil. Blogger Dawn Robnett explains why Illicium verum oil with keep the fish nibbling all day.
Purple Prairie Botanicals Orange and Tea Tree Facial Toning Bar combines the bacteria-fighting power of tea tree and orange essential oil for a product that promotes healthy, glowing skin.
I love discovering beauty products that use essential oils in lieu of artificial fragrances, which is what Pattern does with its body washes.
Up to 75 percent of antibacterial products carry triclosan and triclocarban, hormone-disrupting chemicals that affect brain and nervous system development.
Natural and effective skin and hair care for our pets can be easy, economical and gentle. Learn which herbs guest blogger, Dawn Robnett, uses to make Castile soap for her pets.
Our newest guest blogger, Dawn Robnett, is always searching for great herbs to color soap and skin care products. She recently discovered comfrey, which provides a beautiful green color and wonderful skin benefits.
Soapwort is growing well for Cynthia Meredith, our guest blogger from Texas.
Mystic Masala offers Ayurveda-based candles, soaps, and body products made from sustainable herbs and fair trade methods in Nepal.
Gardener’s All Natural Hand Balm with Shea Butter by SunFeather Natural Soap Company ($9) is a delectable combination of olive oil and shea butter scented with lavender, lemon and ginger essential oils.
Purchase beeswax, soap making and candle making supplies from GloryBee Foods' online store.
Washing the dishes is a necessary evil, but it doesn’t have to be a burden on your wallet or the planet. Dani dishes about how to green your dishwashing routine.
I don't know about you guys, but this time of year can be rough. As in your skin. It's cold outside, you are busy getting everything ready for the upcoming holidays, and maybe you haven't gotten in the habit of
A new "relaxing room" in England reinforces the aromatherapy benefits of lavender. Learn how to incorporate lavender in your everyday life.
The Soap Kitchen Tea Tree Wake Up is an olive oil-based soap with palm, coconut and tea tree oils that soothe irritated, inflamed skin
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps' fair trade, hemp almond pure castile soaps are a competitive rival to conventional formulas in both moisturizing capabilities and scent.
Men love spruce and lavender -- or maybe it's the Soaptopia body balm.

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