Natural soaps articles

Nov
8
2018
Bas de Vries

Why natural soap is naturally better, for your skin and for the planet

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When is soap not really soap? More often than you might think. Bas de Vries of Quincessentials explores why natural soap is naturally better. Read more …

Sep
27
2018
Richard Phillips

Ten top tips for running a market stall or craft fayre stall

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Today we’re sharing ten tips for running a market stall or craft fayre stall from the folks behind The Soap Kitchen. Read more …

Jan
21
2018
Teresinha Roberts

Meet madder, woad & weld: traditional dye plants of Europe

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In this post, textile artist Teresinha Roberts of Wild Colours tells us all about the top three European dye plants for use in natural dyeing: madder, woad and weld. Read more …

Jan
4
2018
Nicola & Richard Eckersley

Earth.Food.Love: the story of the UK’s first zero-waste shop

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Nicola and Richard Eckersley, founders of Earth.Food.Love, share their journey to pioneering the UK’s first zero-waste shop in Totnes, Devon. Read more …

Nov
19
2017
Sophie Paterson

Join our new online community Living Low Impact

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We’re excited to introduce our new Facebook group Living Low Impact – and you’re invited! Read more …

Jun
4
2017
Sophie Paterson

My plastic-free life: an interview with Kate Armstrong

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You may remember from our post in May that the month of June marks The Marine Conservation Society’s Plastic Challenge. But what is it actually like to give up plastic? We spoke to campaigner Kate Armstrong of plasticisrubbish.com about her decade-long journey towards and campaign for a plastic-free existence. Read more …

Apr
6
2017
Dave Darby

Why the ‘natural’ in natural soaps is so important

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True soaps can be made from a range of oils and butters which come from plants, trees and in the case of some oils such as tallow and lard, from animals. These oils and butters are chemically classed as mild acids. Read more …

Oct
28
2015
Katrina McKenzie

Starting your own business: how to sell hand-made soaps

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As you enjoy soap making as a hobby and develop your expertise, you may find a growing demand for your soaps which awakens your inner entrepreneur; it can be fun and rewarding to earn money from something you love doing. Read more …

Jun
24
2015
Dave Darby

Low-impact & the city 1: introduction – how possible is it to live in a sustainable, non-corporate way in a city?

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I lived at Redfield Community for 13 years – it’s where Lowimpact.org was born – but now I live in London, and so I’m assessing my options for living as low-impact a life as I can. Read more …

Dec
22
2013
Katrina McKenzie

Why some soap-makers refuse to use palm oil and how you can help them

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Lowimpact.org: Hi Katrina – you make and sell soaps that don’t contain any palm oil. We wanted to talk to you about why you came to that decision, and what you use instead. To start, what is palm oil used for in soap making? Read more …

Apr
26
2013
Dave Darby

Craft skills are too important to lose

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How many people do you know these days whose work involves traditional craft skills? For every craftsperson in the UK, there must be a couple of thousand working in telesales. Read more …

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