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WHAT IS REAL SOAP


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WHAT IS REAL SOAP


rediscover the past

In earlier centuries an all-vegetable-based soap was made in the Castile region of Spain from local olive oil. It was called Castile soap.  By the turn of this century, “Castile soap” had come to mean any vegetable oil-based soap, as distinct from animal (tallow) fat-based soap.  Liquid soap and bar soap are made in much the same way, meaning fats and oils are saponified with the addition of a hydroxide salts, heat, grease time and elbow grease. 

“Pure-Castile” is now your guarantee that you are using a genuinely ecological and simple soap – not a complex blend of detergents with a higher ecological impact due to the waste stream created during manufacturing, and to the detergents’ slower biodegradability. Unfortunately, many synthetic detergent blends are labeled as “Soap” despite the fact that may contain little or no real soap whatsoever.  These "Syn-Dets" produce big persistent bubbles and lather from their heavy chemical load.  A natural soap should contain no, or very little synthetics. That said, there are now more less environmentally impactful sythetics for natural soap makers if there is a need for some. I create my Dish Bliss OMG with just such limited synthetics and disclose all my ingredients. 

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MY STORY


COLORADO REAL SOAP COMPANY - Crested Butte, Colorado

MY STORY


COLORADO REAL SOAP COMPANY - Crested Butte, Colorado

The Colorado Real Soap Company was established in 2014. Situated in Crested Butte, way up in the Colorado Rockies, I endeavor to create wholesome products which combine traditional and modern practices which you can feel good about using. 

The skincare industry is unregulated for the most part, and "Green Washing" is RAMPANT!  This is a term used to describe the practice of making products look environmentally friendly.

"Know your farmer, know your food" is a term which refers to connecting the food you eat with the people who produce it, and establishing a relationship with these people based on knowledge, mutual trust and respect.  I place a very high value on this and I strive to live my life by it - I grow a large vegetable garden every year and purchase the majority of my food from local farmers and ranchers. I also hunt large and small game locally with my husband. 

My endeavor with Colorado Real Soap is to extend this to the products I make and use for personal care .... it has led me to where I am today and has shaped my desire to offer a selection of carefully crafted, super fresh SAFE products for you and your family. 

ENJOY!

 
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