Archive for the 'Handmade Soap' Category

Germ Control

July 22, 2010 at 13:27 PM
Posted by RubaDub

hand-germsI am a huge germaphobe. I don’t like the idea of big messes staying on my hands. Bacteria are an ever-present organism that exists in every facet of our world. I know that bacteria is necessary for the proper functioning of major processes in the ecological cycle, but I am not getting sick on account of the bacteria that could easily be washed off with handmade soap.

I think that we should try to be as cleanly as possible and that is not saying a whole lot.  It’s commonsense to wash your hands before you eat and after using the restroom, but that’s not enough  Think about all the various activities that we do with our hands everyday and how much of it get transferred to orifices throughout our body. All I’m saying is that I will be careful.

The Everlasting Bacteria Epidemic

July 6, 2010 at 13:04 PM
Posted by RubaDub

bacteriaBacteria are microorganisms that exist on just about every surface on Earth. They are single-celled and are usually a couple micrometers long. The shape of bacteria differs greatly—from rods to spheres. And no matter how hard we try, the fact of the matter is that bacteria are here to stay. They have been present since the beginning of life on this planet, and they have evolved to function well in virtually any climate.

Because we are constantly battling these bacteria, many people fail to realize that there are two times more bacteria cells on the human body than our own cells. Most of these are beneficial to our various physical functions. The bacteria which are most harmful to the body affect the respiratory system and cause illnesses like tuberculosis, which kill two million people a year. Your best defense against these bacteria is to use a liquid soap regularly throughout the day.

Opt for Natural Skincare

April 23, 2010 at 12:09 PM
Posted by RubaDub

soapIt is important to exfoliate your skin regularly. This helps remove dead skin cells and impurities to give you softer, fairer, blemish-free skin. There are many exfoliants available in beauty stores, but it is crucial that you choose the right one for your skin type.

There are some that are too abrasive, some that have too many chemicals, and even others that have no effect at all. The safest ones to choose are those that are made from all-natural ingredients, like oatmeal soap. You can even make your own oatmeal scrub at home. Just make a paste out of oatmeal and water, and apply it on your face: instant exfoliation!

Lather It Up

April 7, 2010 at 14:36 PM
Posted by RubaDub

washThe chemicals and additives in most soap make them inherently harsh on the skin. It’s unfortunate that when trying to keep your hands clean you also have to deal with the resulting dry skin and chaffing. It can really become an endless cycle; the dirty, grubby hands, the lathering up, the washing, the drying off, and the scaly, parched skin. This vicious cycle doesn’t have to continue forever.

Switching soaps could very well be the answer that frequent hand washers are looking for. When purchasing soap, look for handcrafted soap that uses only natural products. This will ensure that there aren’t any potentially harmful chemicals are synthetic products that can dry or irritate your skin.

Keeping it Natural

March 8, 2010 at 16:58 PM
Posted by RubaDub

handmade-bath-productsTo be healthy and happy people, we have to consume healthy and happy things.  The foods we eat as well as everything else that we put on our bodies are so important that they should not escape consideration. Using mass-produced products exposes us, and the environment, to harmful chemicals and pollution.
Using natural handmade bath products is one way in which we can be conscious of our consumption.  Natural things are thing that do not have any unnatural chemicals in them.  These toxins are what we want to avoid when we want to be as positive and vibrant as we possibly can be.

Charming Health and Beauty Gifts

December 28, 2009 at 11:52 AM
Posted by RubaDub

soapWhether for the holidays, a birthday, or just for the heck of it: a gift of health and beauty products is a great way to reward your female spouse.  Here are a few ideas sure to delight her:

~Handmade Soap – handcrafted soap comes in scintillating flavors and smell great during and after washing.

~Bath Salts – add exquisite scents to bath water and also provide the healing benefits of natural salinity.

~Skin Moisturizers – proven to promote healthy skin and also to help combat dryness and itching in colder winter months.

~Sensual Oils – though not a traditional health and beauty product, these are great for a relaxing massage administered by a loving husband.

Handmade Soap: Back to Basics

November 25, 2009 at 11:20 AM
Posted by RubaDub

soapMany of the household items that we use today are made from chemicals that may have harmful effects on our children and the environment. It is not healthy to use too many artificial products, especially if we are unsure on their long-term effects.

Natural products, such as handcrafted soap, are better than products that come off a factory assembly line. The manufacturers of these unique products use research and science to prove the effectiveness of their herbal-based products. For a cleaner and greener planet Earth, go natural!

Stay Clean This Flu Season

November 11, 2009 at 14:36 PM
Posted by RubaDub

soapFlu season is now upon us, and everyone is more concerned about staying germ-free. We’ve all heard the advice about washing your hands and properly covering your sneezes, but there are some other precautions that will help ensure your health through the chilly fall and winter months.

The soap you choose when washing your hands has a big impact on how sanitary your cleaning routine is. Bar soaps can sit in unclean and mildew-ridden holders, and who knows how many other people have rubbed their infected hands with them? Liquid soap is a more hygienic option and will prevent you from being contaminated. After you wash your hands, always you the towel to open the door, as the doorknobs are a cesspool of bacteria.

Shea Butter: The Natural Moisturizer from a World Away

October 12, 2009 at 13:16 PM
Posted by RubaDub

shea-butterThe people of Western Africa have long enjoyed the benefits of shea butter, and their secret to moist, luxurious skin has since been passed to the rest of the world. Shea butter is produced from an extraction of the large seeds of the wild shea tree. In its raw state, the butter is white or yellowish in color, and its texture and consistency are similar to that of real butter.

Handmade shea butter soap has actually been found to contain healing properties as well. It restructures the skin, treats eczema and dermatitis and even soothes sore, aching muscles. Shea butter soap can be made at some expense from home with the use of raw, unprocessed butter, but it’s also widely available online. It represents an all-natural alternative to the mass-produced soaps that can prove harsh and even detrimental to the skin.

Goat’s Milk in Cosmetics

September 10, 2009 at 12:16 PM
Posted by RubaDub

tn_omh_soapAlthough most of the mainstream cosmetic products on the market today are perfectly safe, some of them contain harsh chemicals that can do more harm than good. Some soaps and moisturizing creams harbor so many ingredients that it’s difficult to determine their intended effects. That’s why so often it pays to keep things simple. All-natural cosmetics take all of the guesswork out of soap shopping.

Handmade goat milk soap is all-natural and loaded with beneficial antioxidants such as vitamin A and vitamin E. Goat milk soap also possesses age-defying properties thanks to its amino acid content. These amino acids can be utilized to revitalize damaged tissue and make you look significantly younger in time.