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Soap Saves Lives at Stone City Farm

Soap Saves Lives at Stone City Farm

By Paul Dunn / pdunn@chronline.comPosted: Friday, July 22, 2016 @7:30 pm Boutique Hobby Soapery in Tenino Makes Chemical-Free Cleaning Bars Fueled by Goats   Kathleen Nece, left, and her daughter Catarina, greet the family's current tribe of six goats this week on their Stone City Farm in Tenino. Photo courtesy of Paul Dunn. Just ask Tenino resident Bob Hardy. He’ll tell you.But we’ll get back to Mr. Hardy later.First, let’s meet Kathleen Nece. She makes the soap that saves lives … “I didn’t think they’d try to eat the soap.”That’s Nece speaking earlier this week from a modern wood-frame home...

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Tested on humans. Goat approved.

Tested on humans. Goat approved.

Can you pronounce the ingredients on your skincare products? Everything that comes into contact with your skin has the potential to be absorbed.  Environmental pollutants can not be avoided but as a consumer you have a choice when purchasing your skincare products. A large portion of commercial soaps use harsh detergents to cleanse the skin.  Take a look at the products in your shower and you will be amazed at the myriad of ingredients such as, alcohols, parabens, dyes, and synthetic preservatives.  Do these ingredients do more damage than good?  Did you stop using commercial bars of soap because they made you...

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I have a personal question.

I have a personal question.

Do you know what is in your body soap? I couldn’t answer this question until about 8 years ago when a friend began having health issues related to skin products such as soap. I looked at the label of my soap and was shocked to see all the chemicals and preservatives. For my entire life, I had been assaulting the largest organ of my body – my skin.  And to think, my children were using it too!  Since then, I have made many changes in my life regarding skin products and my family’s soap. In fact, after serving in the...

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Extend the life of your soap!

Extend the life of your soap!

Did your soap leave too soon?  Does your soap ever become slimy? or mushy? or seem to melt away? If yes, you probably have a problem with your soap dish. If soap is not stored in a proper soap dish that allows drainage, your soap never dries properly, loses its hardness, and melts away. Why is a proper soap dish important? A proper soap dish will extend the life of your soap and prevent it from becoming soft. A proper soap dish helps dry out your soap and allows air to circulate around your soap which extends the life of...

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Soda Ash...TOXIC? Or NATURAL?

Soda Ash...TOXIC? Or NATURAL?

Have you ever purchased handcrafted soap with a white flour-like substance on it as shown in the picture above? This is called soda ash.  Handcrafted soap that contains soda ash is completely safe to use. Soda ash is a natural product of a reaction that sometimes occurs during the soap making process when naturally occurring carbon dioxide in the air comes into contact with the soap. Although this may be an aesthetic issue for some, this is simply mother nature running her course. Remember with handcrafted soaps, all bars are not alike. Why does soda ash occur in the soap making...

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