Category Archives: Health

The Oakland Food Mill now carries Co-Soap!

We are happy to announce that the Oakland Food Mill is the newest location to carry Co-Soap products! Founded in 1933, the family-owned Food Mill is Oakland’s original health food store. The workers and owners of the food mill are … Continue reading

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Berkeley Student Food Collective Now Carrying Co-Soap!

Hello Co-Soapers! We are pleased to announce our newest location. The Berkeley Student Food Collective! The Berkeley Student Food Collective (BSFC) is a cooperative grocery market dedicated to: providing fresh, local, healthy, environmentally sustainable and ethically produced food at affordable … Continue reading

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Hello Wisconsin! Community Pharmacy in Madison Now Carries Co-Soap

We are proud to announce our newest location! Community Pharmacy of Madison Wisconsin.  Community Pharmacy is a fellow worker cooperative whose “mission is to promote health.” They are committed to expanding the definition of health to include a “right to … Continue reading

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Shop Sustainably with Green Zebra in San Francisco and visit our 7th Location!

Co-Soap is proud to announce our 7th location, the Green Zebra! Our globalized planet today faces many global challenges ranging from global warming, safe water access, and an industrial system based on depleting sources of fossil fuels. We cannot keep … Continue reading

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Cooperative Spotlight: Coopedota R.L.

This blog post is a spotlight on a contemporary example of one large and hugely successful worker’s cooperative hailing from Costa Rica’s Dota valley. Coopedota is a great model for the communal developments that can arise from a spirit of … Continue reading

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Coconut oil: a brief overview of a plant that is more friend than foe

It seems that the coconut, especially coconut oil, has received a bad rap in The United States and in Europe as of late. This is because many studies claim that the high levels of saturated fats are detrimental to the … Continue reading

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Palm oil problems part II: slash and burn agriculture, deforestation and environmental pillaging

A few weeks ago we published a blog about palm oil plantations that revolved around the social and cultural impact of exploitative agriculture and colonial legacies. We aren’t done plundering the veritable booty that is the problems with palm oil … 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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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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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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