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January 11, 2016
That moment....when you first wrap your fingers around a new bar of soap and slowly bring it up closer to your nose...and then you let the scent bloom as you close your eyes, the fragrance notes slowly opening up to play the music in your head that takes you to a far away yet familiar place.
The top notes light floral and citrus notes you recognize immediately. An impression has been made. You have now successfully been lured it...you want more, and as the delicate top notes fade you are drawn to the middle notes, or the "heart of the fragrance" notes. It's very pleasant, a smooth combination of floral or fruit tones, maybe infused with some spices. You could linger here a while...and if you do the base notes, the final fragrance notes appear and mingle with the heart notes to create the full body of the scent and now you have the lasting impression. These rich notes linger on and on....
Yes...it can be an obsession.
So many soap scents. So many fragrance notes.
Such a simple pleasure.
It's a lot like a shoe obsession; hand crafted natural soap is like the Jimmy Choo of body cleansing products. Except you don't need to find room in your closet, you just need to find room in your shower.
There are currently 10 different bars of soap in the humble authors' master bath to choose from, depending on my mood and occasion...and that's not including the men's soap.
So how many bars of soap does it take to satisfy a natural soap addict?
We just think that's a silly question.
April 01, 2020
As we all do our part to help contain the spread of COVID-19 by self-isolateing and social distancing, it's easy to to feel overwhelmed, anxious and stressed. We also suddenly more aware of how often we need to washing our hands, how we frequently we need to wipe down “high-touch” surfaces like countertops, doorknobs, toilets, phones, and keyboards using household cleaners and wipes. We suddenly need to be aware of how often we touch our faces, and how often All that awareness can increase stress levels.
March 15, 2020
A recent in-depth analysis by market intelligence agency firm Mintel reported that bar-soap sales in the U.S. declined 2.2% from 2014 to 2015 against an overall sales increase of 2.7% in the broader bath-and-shower category. Further, according to the report, the percentage of households using bar soap dropped five percentage points between 2010 and 2015 from 89% to 84%. What's causing the market for bar soap to continue to fall?
March 06, 2020
For several weeks now we've all been hearing the guidance from the CDC, federal and local governments and other public health officials.
Frequently. For twenty seconds. But have you been wondering why these scientists and public health experts are currently telling you, to clean your hands of dirt, grease, bacteria and viruses "plain soap and water works?"
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