Monthly Archives: July 2011

Cooperative Business Models, Consumer and Worker Cooperatives

Did you know that over 1 Billion people on this planet are members of cooperatives? Cooperation in the US, as well as internationally, has had a rich history of experimentation and has taken many forms. There are many different types … Continue reading

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100% Eco-conscious, 100% Brother Echo

Wow! Well we are just flabbergasted here at Co-soap. We met an awesome new friend at the AR Conference in LA and he took it upon himself to make us this epic banner. Talk about representing! Thanks Brother Echo, you’re … Continue reading

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Animal Rights Conference 2011

Co-Soap made it down to the grandiose LAX Westin for the 2011 Animal Rights National Conference and had a great time! We met a lot of awesome, sincere animal rights enthusiasts and some dedicated people who work hard to enact … Continue reading

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Palm oil problems: a legacy of profit-over-people

One of our favorite Co-Soap customers/enthusiasts who hails all the way from Gainesville, FL has brought our attention to Palm Oil. Being that she is extremely allergic to the stuff, it’s no wonder she can’t get enough of our pure, … Continue reading

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Co-Soap is going mobile!

We are so proud to be taking Co-Soap on the road to the Animal Rights National Conference this weekend! It is taking place July 21-25 at the Westin LAX Hotel, and we will venture where no other vegan soap cooperative … Continue reading

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Fragrance dangers: the slippery slope of scented soaps

As two wise scholars once concluded, “yeah, roses really smell like poo-oo-ooo.” Seemingly pretty or pleasant things can sometimes reveal their own putrid and essentially sceptic realities. It seems safe to say that no one particularly enjoys swimming in the … Continue reading

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Eucalyptus oil: a history

Legend has it that a certain, how should we say–saucy, chewing-gum magnate resided for a time on Catalina Island, just 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. Although the island is currently covered by groves of these spindling trees, … Continue reading

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Essential Oils, what are they?

Hello readers! We love essential oils at Co-Soap! We feel that they are a great alternative for making soaps that smell great without relying on artificially made fragrances and other artificial chemicals that can leave rashes, break outs, or other … Continue reading

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Avocado Oil and Its Benefits

In the future we will have more blog posts about our soap making process but for now it is important to establish for our readers that all soap comes from the chemical reaction of fatty acids (plant based oils or … Continue reading

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What does Hypoallergenic mean?

The word hypoallergenic is actually a marketing term that was first used in 1953 and means “below normal” or “slightly” allergenic  in order to say that a product is less likely to cause an allergic reaction then one not labeled … Continue reading

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