Magic Moon SoapBlog
Magic Moon SoapWorks, Inc makes All-Natural Goats Milk Soaps, using only the purest of ingredients, herbs, & botanicals. Our little cottage industry company was lovingly created in 2009, after discovering and practicing the unique craft of making All-Natural, Hand-Crafted Artisan Goat's Milk Soaps. There are no "Melt-n-pours" here. We craft everything from scratch the way it's been done for centuries.
We are FREE of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, dyes, gluten, Nut Oils, chemical fillers or artificial ingredients and our bars are perfectly pH balanced. We are also very proud of the fact that we are a GREEN company and do NO Animal Testing. We were just certified by the LeapingBunny.org as an international Cruelty-Free company!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The SCARY words of Bath and Beauty Products - Intro to All-Natural, part 1
our website or reach for a bar of our soap, you might quickly see a bit of jargon about "Paraben, Phthalate, Dye, Sulfates and Cruelty Free". But what in the world does all that mean? In October we added "GMO Free" and in November - we're adding "100% Gluten Free". OK, great!- more confusion.
Some of these scary words have to do with food additives (and yes GMO's are in those chocolaty Halloween treats), genetically altered manufacturing practices and some with the chemical use in manufacturing bathing and beauty products. Why does Magic Moon put both bathing and food jargon in the mix? Well- simply because we use 100% organic ingredients, many of them from the culinary world. Because we handcraft our products with plant derived oils most commonly used in the culinary realm - we concern ourselves with all of these issues. We also use herbs and botanicals in our formulations as well - many you only heard about in your grandmother's garden or mother's kitchen.
This is not a topic that Bath and Body manufacturers want you to seriously pay attention to or ask questions about - I assure you. They would rather entice you with pretty words about their products containing Vitamin E, Aloe, Green Tea and so forth - and not address the real issues of healthy skin care. Even our children are not safe because of all the chemicals that are present in their "gentle baby and children's formulas".
OK- getting off my soapbox now. In this series - I hope to introduce you to all those SCARY words of bath and beauty products - why they matter and why you need to rid yourself of them.
Stay tuned...more to come very shortly - same Bath Time, same Bath Channel. (couldn't resist - Loved Batman as a kid!)
Happy soaping - Dana!