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What is Soap Scum?

Posted by BBN on 8/15/2012 to Soap
Soap scum is a white or gray filmy layer that covers the surfaces around our showers, bathtubs, and sinks. Soap scum is actually formed thanks to minerals in your water that combine with the wonderful oil and moisturizing elements in your soaps.  Get rid of those minerals and you get rid of the scum.  Soap is getting a bad wrap.  It shouldn’t be called soap scum at all should it?  Maybe water scum is a better name.  Let’s just call it what it is.

One Soap, Two Uses

Posted by BBN on 7/20/2012 to Soap
Do you love your natural handcrafted soap bar in the shower for the silkiest skin ever?  How about as a shampoo? A natural handcrafted soap bar can definitely be used to shampoo your hair!  The soap will typically contain an excess of oils added to the mixture that provides two benefits:

Benefits of Milk Soaps

Posted by BBN on 1/16/2011 to Soap
There is a long history of using milk in soaps and other skin care products.  In fact milk has been used in bath products since ancient times.  Cleopatra, rumored to have had beautiful skin, was said to have taken daily milk baths.  But what, if any, benefit does your skin get from these popular products?

Becoming a Soapmaker

Posted by BBN on 6/13/2010 to Soap
I was recently reading a book that discussed the Top Ten Events in the process of becoming a Soapmaker (The Everything Soapmaking Book, by Alicia Grosso).  It’s a good book by the way, for those starting out.  Well, the list made me think back to the days when I was just dabbling in the art of making soap.  Never did I think I’d become so addicted.

Is it Soap? Is it a Cosmetic or a Drug?

Posted by BBN on 6/4/2010 to Soap

The FDA regulates cosmetics and drugs.  What determines how a product is classified is the intended used for the product.  The way in which firms market a cosmetic can make it a drug, or how a firm markets a drug can make it a cosmetic.  So what is soap?

Why I Love "Real" Soap

Posted by BBN on 5/22/2010 to Soap
Did you know most of the commercial soap bars that line most grocery stores� shelves are actually synthetic detergents? 

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 One Soap, Two Uses
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