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Black Cumin Seed Oil

Black Cumin Seed Oil is cold processed oil from the seeds and is part of the primrose family. This oil has been tagged a miracle oil and is under instense study due to the benifits it has afforded people. It … Continue reading

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Karanja Seed Oil Skin Benefits

Karanja Seed Oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the Pongam Tree that is native to India. It is a cousin to Neem oil and is used in place of neem in soaps and lotions to avoid the pungeant … Continue reading

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Tamanu Oil Skin Benefits

Tamanu Oil Tamanu oil originates tropical areas and goes by many names according to where it is. Tamanu orginates from Tahiti but it is called Kamani in Hawaii, Dilo in Fiji and Ballnut in Australia. The oil is green in … Continue reading

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Shea Butter Skin Benefits

Known as African karite butter, it is derived from the pits of the fruit of the African Butter Tree which grows in Africa. Used for centuries for foot and body care, Shea Butter is able to moisturize and nourish the … Continue reading

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Soap vs. Detergent

Soap Soap is made of natural fats and lye. When lye hits the fats it changes the makeup of the fat into soap. There is no such thing as soap without lye. Its pH level is between 9 and 10, … Continue reading

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Old Time Lye Soap’s Many Uses

Grandma’s lye soap was used as a pre-wash to help get dirt and grime from the laundry. Dampen the spot and rub the bar on the area. Then throw the item in the wash. In the old days it was claimed that … Continue reading

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Why We Are Making Natural Soap

The last few years have been a medical nightmare for our family. Heart problems and bowel problems. Each of them led us on ways to help take care of these conditions with some natural changes to our diets. It worked … Continue reading

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The Ingredients We Use

Our soaps are made in small batches to control the quality of our product and get consistent results. We use our products and test each one we have created. We even used our pet shampoo on ourselves before washing them … Continue reading

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Welcome to Plain Old Soap

At Plain Old Soap we strive to keep the things that touch our bodies as natural and safe as possible. We create soap out of natural ingredients from plants and scent with oils extracted from plants or with herbal infusions. Our … Continue reading

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