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5 reasons why you should be using natural shampoo bars

Natural shampoo bars have been replacing store bought and/or factory manufactured shampoos. They are the recent trend in cleansers because of the benefits surrounding them. Most shampoo contain sulfates which is an abrassive sudzing agent often used in laundry detergents. Sulfates are deep cleansers so they are great for removing oil, dirt, and debri, however, they can be good for cleansing but bad for your health. Sulfates can remove the natural oils from your scalp, also called sebum, which is needed to nourish your hair growth. They also dry out your skin, leaving you with cracked, itchy skin, this is why natural soap and shampoo bars are the way to go. 

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No-Poo Cleansing: 5 Alternatives to Shampoo

If you suffer from dry, itchy, flaky scalp and frizzy hair it may be time to get rid of your shampoo. Green beauty lovers and naturalista everywhere have started using the no-poo cleansing or cleansing without shampoo/ gentle cleansing method.  People are starting to discover the harsh chemicals that are in shampoos, like sulfates, which is a sudsing agent that can strip the natural oils from your hair and scalp and imbalance your pH levels, leaving you with extremely dry, itchy scalp and brittle hair.  This is a problem for people with sensitive skin and even people without sensitive skin are starting to realize the effects it has on their hair and scalp.  When the hair strands don't get enough oil this could lead...

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What is Activated Charcoal?

There are numerous ways to use Activated Charcoal, you can add it to your diet or your daily skin routine, helping to improve your health and make your skin clearer and younger looking than ever. But wait! Don’t just run and grab charcoal from your barbeque grill; the charcoal that you use on your barbeque grill is made from peat, coconut shell, coal, wood or sometimes petroleum and is not quite the same as activated charcoal. Continue Reading>>>> So what is Activated Charcoal? Activated charcoal is charcoal that has been heated with gas that causes it to expand, thus giving the charcoal a porous surface that is able to trap chemicals and toxins and even prevent the absorption of toxins and...

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Why Use Natural Soap?

  Most of us when walking down the soap aisle in our favorite stores are lured into buying products with colorful and attractive packaging as well as their fresh and scented aroma. However, most consumers don’t notice that these so-called soaps are actually labeled beauty bars, moisturizing bars, body bars, etc. this is because majority of the commercially produced bars available on the shelves of your favorite stores are not actually soaps but detergents which are not only bad for your skin but for the environment too.  Continue>>> The soap making process is simple. It involves a chemical reaction between the oils and lye (sodium hydroxide). The chemical reaction converts the lye into glycerin which is a natural product commonly...

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Could your soap be effecting your health?

We have been taught to trust the brands that we see on television and on our store shelves and we believe them to be good quality products that are good for us, but have you ever wondered if that's really true. The truth is many of the cleansing products that you use might in fact be doing you more damage than good.  Chemicals in soaps, perfumes, cosmetics and household cleaners are things that should not be ignored or taken lightly. They can disturb our hormones, lead to reproductive problems, promote allergies and increase the possibility of cancer. Our skin is the largest organ of the body and allows us to absorb minerals and vitamins, but regrettably it absorbs the toxic chemicals that we put on our skin as well....

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