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Mooseberry Soap

Organic soap and body care products made from ingredients that are sustainable and organic, including “bio-food-grade organic colors.” Many of their products are scent-free. Non GMO. They are a wholesale company, but they also sell retail on their website—both products and soapmaking supplies. They are a little sketchy about providing ingredients lists for all their products, but what they do show on the site demonstrates they understand the issues.

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Herbalix Restoratives

Therapeutic body care products made with “only the finest…pure, potent ingredients…extracted in the most natural ways possible.” I’ve used these products and they really are potent!”There are no synthetic chemicals, parabens, phthalates, petroleum, aluminum or fillers used in any of our product formulations. We also go to great lengths to avoid refined, bleached and deodorized oils.” The products are made in the Pacific Northwest, on a property used for growing organic vegetables, flowers and herbs. The land is home to bald eagles, ospreys, swallows, and abundant wildlife. “Our manufacturing equipment consists of stainless steel tanks, stainless steel paddles, and stainless steel piping. All plastic, silicone, or other harmful components have been removed and each piece has been retrofitted to insure totally clean processing. In other words, none of our raw materials pass through plastic at all! All plastic packaging used is also known to be leach-free with no estrogenic activity so that your products remain free of phthalates and other second-hand synthetic chemicals.” Products contain a preservative that is 99% effective in killing all the major microorganisms required, and at the same time preserves the good bacteria. Deodorants, soaps, moisturizers, salves and haircare. Plus detox products that purge aluminum from your body, through your skin, while you sleep. Enter code Debra10 at checkout to get 10% off your purchase.

Listen to my interview with Elizabeth and Michael Fessler, Founding Partners of Herbalix Restoratives

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Sinfully Wholesome

I found this website because a reader wrote and said, “There are only four ingredients in this soap. I think that’s the smallest number of ingredients I’ve ever seen in a soap. This soap was used by Cleopatra. I think it may be in a class of it’s own.” The website says “Beyond organic natural skin care…wildcrafted soaps and oils are 100% natural and handcrafted from wild and/or organic fruits and their precious oils.” I have to say that the ingredients used to make these products are among the purest and most extravagant I’ve seen…Nepalese soap nuts, cold pressed oils to retain micronutrients, natural spring water…even the wrapping is wildcrafted handmade lokta paper to preserve the potency of the precious oils. All soaps can be used head to toe, for bathing, shampoo, and shaving.

Listen to my interview with Ken McGowan, Founder of Sinfully Wholesome

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Poofy Organics

This line of organic body care products was founded in 2006, after a family member was diagnosed with breast cancer. Determined to stop using products laden with toxic chemicals, they made their own with “the safest and most effective ingredients…Our products are safe for our world, children, pets, and expectant mothers…We promise to avoid toxic ingredients such as synthetic fragrance, parabens, triclosan, PEGs, Triethanolamine, Oxybenzone, GMOs and other harmful chemicals!” They have four separate lines: I Am Goddess for women (which includes makeup and nail polish); Ruggedly Natural for men; Young, Wild and Free for kids; and Baby Poof for babies. Most of the products are USDA Certified Organic while others are made using mostly organic ingredients. Scented products are all essential oil or food extract based. All ingredients are disclosed. All products are made fresh by hand in small batches in Rutherford, New Jersey. 80% of products are vegan, all are cruelty free and gluten free. Products rank safe on Environmental Working Group Skin Deep database. 

Listen to my interview with Poofy Organics Independant Consultant Katie Lynch.

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Divina Natural

A 100% natural and organic luxurious skin care line with focus on natural treatments for anti-aging, skin lightening, serious skin conditions and long lasting hydration. You can “rejuvenate, restore and revitalize your skin organically and holistically with the finest and most effective ingredients at the most affordable prices.” Products come unscented and scented with essential oils; you can also have products custom-scented or developed especially to address your individual skin condition.

Listen to my interview with Divina Natural Managing Partner and Formulator Sheila Jacaman.

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Dropwise Essentials

“A safer, greener, conscious alternative to the sterile world of commercial industrial-strength beauty products. Our products are free of synthetic and petroleum chemicals; made with certified organic ingredients; formulated with 100% pure essential oils; earth-friendly; and cruelty-free. They contain no parabens, no propylene glycol, no sodium laurel sulfate, no phthalates or synthetic fragrance, and no petroleum-based ingredients of any kind. We use ingredients like organic jojoba, organic virgin coconut, and organic macadamia nut oils, as well as organic aloe vera, organic cocoa butter, organic castor oil, organic beeswax, and certified organic herbs like calendula and chamomile, which are supportive of the skin. You can always count on us to provide full ingredient disclosure, clearly articulated explanations of the benefits of using our products, and the authentic use of aromatherapy in the products.”

Listen to my interview with Dropwise Essentials CEO, Founder, and Formulator Donya Fahmy.

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For nearly a quarter of a century, the organic artisan crafting team at Terressentials has been handcrafting a diverse array of distinctive gourmet and USDA certified organic personal care products, including organic skin care, organic hair care, organic bath products, organic baby products, and more. As a certified organic business with a deep commitment to an authentic organic lifestyle, Terressentials limits its palette of body care ingredients to those materials permitted in the production of certified organic foods under the USDA National Organic Program regulations.  For discriminating and organically-aware individuals around the world, Terressentials offers many elegant, effective, aromatic and nourishing body and hair care products that are 100% organic and also crafts a lovely range of organic fragrance-free products (without added essential oils) for those who prefer the traditional fresh simplicity of pure organic herbals.  The Terressentials website is full of information about cosmetic ingredients, the organic regulations, and organic skin and hair care. All product ingredients are listed on the Terressentials site and trial sizes are available for personal experimentation.

Listen to my interviews with Terressentials co-founders Diana Kaye and James Hahn.

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Tilth Beauty

A natural-based, high-performance, anti-aging luxury skincare line that is also gluten-free. Based on three decades of experience, research, and development, each product has been painstakingly crafted with a unique and potent blend of botanical and industry -proven ingredients without ANY potentially harmful elements commonly found in most skincare products: no parabens, phthalates, sulfates, petroleum-based products, silicones, synthetic fragrances or GMOs, animal/dairy-derived products, or artificial colors.  “Tilth is the name given to indicate the health of soil. Healthy soil (soil with good tilth) is seen to be oxidized with the ability to maintain good levels of moisture and vital nutrients. Tilth Beauty has taken this concept and adapted it using the latest skin care technology to produce the best anti-aging skin care products. “Here at Tilth Beauty, we’ve combined the readily available tools given to us by Mother Nature with cutting edge technology to forge luxurious, safe and highly effective skin care products without using any questionable ingredients.” Products have a slight fragrance from the botanical ingredients.

Listen to my interview with Tilth Beauty Founder and Owner Anthony Vargas.

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JES Organics

A complete line of natural/organic skin care, anti-aging, hair & body products and natural mineral cosmetics.   Founded by a registered nurse who could not find products pure enough for her own use. All her products are listed as safe by Environmental Working Group. “We strongly believe that all products should be free of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, and other harmful effects. ALL JES Organics products are PARABEN, SULFATE, FRAGRANCE FREE, and NON-TOXIC.

Listen to my interview with Touchstone JES Organics Founder Janis Uquillas.

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Sweet Harvest Farms

Luxurious soaps, handmade using “the tried and true cold process method of making soap – entirely from scratch with certified organic oils that your skin actually craves….Our soap is made in small batches, from scratch, with each bar being individually cut and hand-wrapped to insure quality control. Natural colorants are used in our wonderful soaps to bring out the beauty of each bar and organic and natural herbs are added to some of the recipes. Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Palm Oil (sustainable) and Coconut oil are just a few of the rich oils used to create this luxurious line of soap. Rosemary extract is used in every batch because it is a natural preservative and can extend the color and scent of the soap for up to two years.” Also unscented laundry soap and body lotion, scribes, and salts.

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Swanson Soapworks

I found this soapmaker at my local farmer’s market and was immediately drawn by the artistry of the simle swirls on the edge of each soap bar–akin to the swirl of frosting on top of a cake. Then I learned they make their soaps with a vegetable-based blend of water, olive oil, sustainably produced coconut oil, sustainably produced palm oil, vegetable shortening, sodium hydroxide (lye), essential oils (if scented), clays (if added) & spices. They make our bars in small batches using the traditional “stir the kettle” cold press method and use only pure essential oils, natural clays & powders, herbs from their garden and filtered water. I bought a bar, of course: Spicy Peppermint with Green Tea. Other scented varieties are more citrus and herbal than floral, also unscented.

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Vermont Soap

“Our products are so natural, they’re certified to USDA organic food standards by Vermont Organic Farmers.” They have been a certified organic processorsince 2003. For over twenty years Vermont Soap has been manufacturing 100% natural and toxic-free personal care and cleaning products. They make handmade bar soaps for sensitive skin, anti-aging products and moisturizers, 100% natural shower gels (soap based), castile liquid soaps, nontoxic cleaners, products for pets, camping and gardening. All products are free from artificial scents (many are unscented altogether) and other toxic ingredients, such as antimicrobials and detergents.

  Listen to Debra’s interviews with Vermont Soap founder Larry Plesent

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DeodoMom Deodorant

A “toxin-free and hypoallergenic deodorant for pregnant women, which of course is also suitable for any health-conscious person regardless of gender or age. The deodorant has no aluminum, alcohol, fragrance, dye, or parabens and is 100% vegan. And unlike most ‘natural’ deodorants, it WORKs.” What it does contain is water and magnesium hydroxide, a natural mineral. They also make and sell a very pure olive oil soap.

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Baltimore Soaps and More

Truly unscented soaps, butters, scrubs, and balms, handmade by a woman who understands the meaning of the word. “I developed MCS in 2005 and now make unscented natural soaps from scratch. I don’t use any dyes or anything artificial. Body butters, lip balms, and bath teas too – all made without added fragrances in my scent free, smoke free, pesticide free home. Please warn MCS folks not to purchase handmade soaps from soapmakers who use essential oils or fragrance oils because their hands, molds, storage areas, packaging, etc. will all be fragrance contaminated. Although I add a variety of botanicals for beauty, variety, and skin loving properties, the lye process zaps 99% of the scent of anything I add (I note exceptions in my write-ups) and so most smell simply like a fresh bar of soap. I can no longer work outside of the home due to my MCS and so purchasing my soaps helps support my family.”

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Valley Green Naturals

Organic and natural bodycare products handmade on a farm in Virginia from plant-based ingredients. Simple soaps, plus products for face, hair, body, hands and feet, outdoors, and especially for men. Many products available unscented (with no added fragrance, but products may have natural scents from the plant ingredients).

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Birch Hill Happenings

A complete selection of unscented, natural, plant-based personal care products–lotions, creams, shampoos, oils, the extremely-difficult-to-find unscented talcum powder, and more. These can be scented to your taste with natural essential oils (they allow space in the bottle for easy mixing) or left unscented. Available in 2-ounce, 4-ounce, 8-ounce, 16-ounce and 32-ounce sizes, so you can both sample and save.

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Soap for Goodness Sake

Handmade soaps, shampoo bars and skin care products, made on a farm. "Our handmade natural soap and skin care products are made in small, quality controlled batches with top quality natural and organic ingredients and using only pure essential oils in our scented products and natural ingredients for color….We use only sustainable organic plantation palm oil which does not contribute to palm forest destruction…We essentially use more hand power than generated power when making soap. Soaps are all measured, mixed, poured, cut, racked, wrapped. labeled and packaged by hand…do not contain synthetic fragrance, dyes, artificial preservatives, parabens, phthalates, Cocamide MEA, Cocamide DEA, TEA, propylene glycol, amino methyl propanol, petrochemicals or other ingredients which could be harmful to human health and the environment. Our products do not contain animal fat, sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS) or detergents. 

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Soap Hope

Buy your favorite brands of all-natural soap online and 100% of the profits will be invested in microloans for women in poverty. "We research every maker for you to ensure our products are 100% all-natural. There are NO artificial preservatives, fragrances, colors, parabens, or other harmful chemicals in any products at Soap Hope, and all products are cruelty-free. You can feel safe with every product we carry." Soaps include bar and liquid soaps, shampoo, laundry soap, cleaning products and more.

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Tropical Traditions

Skin care products made from Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil and Virgin Palm Oil. "Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil is traditionally made from fresh organic coconuts, and independent laboratory tests show that it has a higher level of antioxidants than other coconut oils…all other ingredients used are 100% natural. Our hand-made creams, lotions and lip moisturizers contain no alcohols, no artificial fragrances, and no petroleum products…each product has an unscented version."

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Prairie Meadow Soap

100% natural, pure vegetable handmade soap. This is "whole soap" containg all the moisturizing glycerin and other elements present from the soapmaking process. Made with aloe vera, cocoa butter, jojoba and shea butter, and food grade oils including avocado, olive (40% in each bar), coconut, and palm. "Our scented varieties are infused with pure aromatherapy essential oils for their natural fragrance and beneficial properties….Organic herbs and botanicals, some grown in our own organic garden, and others purchased locally where possible, produce the natural, earthy tones in our handmade herbal soap and provide a natural gentle exfoliation." No synthetic additives, animal tallow, petroleum products or other chemicals. Selection includes half-a-dozen types of fragrance-free soaps, aromatherapy soaps, deodorant soaps, shampoo bars, and more.

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"Celebrate the wonders of the plant world and give something back." Handmade, vegetable based soaps that "do not contain artificial colorants, fragrances or preservatives, are scented using pure essential oils and colored with natural herbs and herbal teas. Plantopia's soap labels are printed with soy ink and made with 100% post consumer fiber. The same is true for our gift boxes. The decision to obtain eco-friendly packaging was an expensive decision for a small start up organization…made in a desire to hold true to our own beliefs. If you buy three soaps, they will make a donation to plant a tree through the Trees Across America Campaign, sponsored and supported by Earth Day Network and American Forests' Global ReLeaf Program. Soaps are available unscented or with simple, lovely additions, like orange blossom honey that contains real orange blossom honey and is colored with the tea brewed from organic calendula petals. An unusual item is their Sea Soap, which lathers easily in salt water.

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Organic Essentials Menstrual Pads

Tampons made from 100% Certified Organically Grown Cotton. Disposable menstrual pads with an Organic cotton core. Unscented. They are a farmer-owned company and grow the cotton themselves. Site also has organic cotton balls, cosmetic rounds, and swabs, disposable organic cotton nursing pads, and a lot of information on the dangers of conventional menstrual products.

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Naturally Yours

A full line of cleaning products suitable for homes, businesses and government buildings (they are an approved vendor for eco-minded cities Berkeley and Seattle, two states, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Interior, and several National Parks). Economically priced and super-concentrated, these cleaning products are nontoxic, biodegradable, non-ecotoxic, fragrance-free, and cruelty-free. Most of the products contain natural, double-distilled, insecticide-residue-free citrus solvents, citric acid, and proprietary natural citrate blends. “We take every opportunity to preserve the environment”. Most of their rinds, citric acids and other citrates are imported from South America to help create jobs, thereby reducing the slashing and burning of the Amazon Rain Forests. All bottles, containers, packaging and literature are produced from materials that are completely recyclable. Product labels and literature are made from post-consumer waste paper and inks are soy-based, nontoxic and biodegradable.

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Magick Botanicals

Fragrance-free hair, body, and baby care products. Though their name includes the word "botanicals" and the first line of their website says "natural," these products are not natural–they do contain petrochemical ingredients. But they are meticulous about being fragrance-free. Their products "are produced in small batches with every attention to insure that the raw materials used are odorless and non-irritating. We take great strides to see that out products are produced and handled in ways to prevent contamination with ambient fragrances."

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Grateful Body

Chemical-free skin care products and topical medicinals handcrafted in small batches from organic, biodynamically grown, and ethically wildcrafted plants and cold-pressed plant oils. These treatments deeply nourish the skin, supporting and strengthening your skin’s capacity to take care of itself. Products are safe and beneficial for women, men, children and babies, and for all skin types.” Note their products are free from synthetic fragrances, but do have natural fragrances inherent in their beneficial ingredients. “We simply base our formulations on the vast intelligence and life force of nature, instead of the narrow intellect of the laboratory.”

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Get a Guru Handmade Soap Company

"100% Pure handmade Olive oil soap. No Additives. No Preservatives. No Chemicals. No testing on animals. No Animal products. Your Skin will notice the difference…available unscented and in many unique blends, using only pure and natural herbs, plant extracts and oils…We treat soap making as an art. We are always experimenting with different colors and techniques to keep our soap the finest in the world. As a result the color, texture and aroma will differ from batch to batch. Its all part of the charm." I found this little shop in a village just up the coast from where I live in Florida. They have no labels on the soaps–their name and the price is stamped into the soap! In the shop, the irregular hand-cut pieces sit out in open baskets. They don't give you a bag unless you ask for one. Their blends are unusual and absolutely wonderful–like oatmeal and lavender, vanilla and mint, ginger and grapefruit. Ask them what they have when you are ready to order, as I noticed not all of the blends in the store were on their website.

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Dr. Bronner Magic Soaps

A mainstay in natural food stores for decades, Dr. Bronner's now has soaps "certified organic under the USDA's organic food regulations…They are made with organic coconut, olive, hemp and jojoba oils, and most are scented with organic essential oils [comes unscented and in non-floral scents like peppermint in addition to simple florals]. They contain no synthetics, no petrochemicals and no floral water fluff. All cylinder bottles are now made from 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic…The bar soaps are wrapped in 10% HempFlax / 90% post-consumer recycled paper."

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Birch Hill Happenings

Unscented “Ecological Dish Soap” can also be used for laundry. “Contains washing agents made only from vegetable oils. Contains anti-irritants and is pH balanced to protect the skin. It is completely biodegradable. No phosphates, no builders, no inorganic additives, no benzene sulphonates, no animal products, no skin irritants, no dyes or perfumes, and is not tested on animals.”

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Natural Solutions

“We want to provide our customers with honest and true products that really are natural!…we are offering Natural Beauty Solutions and health products that meet the demands of eco-wise people! Our philosophy is that ‘Only the Purest will do for YOU!'” Products include skincare for all skin types, hair care, body care, tooth care, cosmetics, sunscreens, all natural hair remover kits, unscented items, and more.

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