Category Archives: Soap Ingredients

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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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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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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