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The Soap Tribune, Issue #172--Let's grow a sprout garden together
January 14, 2023

Live Kitchen Series

I added more sprout photos, since I am starting my sprouts as I write this.

We are almost finished with this year's fresh stored vegetables and will be breaking into the stored garden grown food.

Let's grow sprouts together.

I will be setting up micro greens in the next week or so and then moving into garden seed starts. I did a few seed swaps and got some very interesting things to grow.


Instant Liquid Soap diluting tips

I received an e mail from a local customer. She was having doubts about the Instant Liquid Soap diluting process in its compostable bag.

Click the link below to read tips and tricks when making your Instant Liquid Soap into liquid hand soap refill.


hand soap vs dish soap

Both hand soap and dish soap are intended to clean but are usually not the same. Most hand soaps are some sort of gentle on skin soap, intended to clean your hands but not much else.

Most dish soaps are detergents, containing harsh, non food grade chemicals that cut through grease.

As a comparison, a dish soap gel will clean 1-3 dishes before you need to add more to your sponge. The same amount of good sudsy Castile soap will clean 5-6 dishes before you need to add more to your sponge. The soap should be gentle enough to clean the dishes and your hands at the same time.



Industry news

As we head into the new year, the natural products industry is looking for new and innovative products. There have been more contests and product slams than I have ever seen.

These opportunities are for businesses of all sizes, across a wide range of natural product industries. They are all looking for new and innovative...

It's so rare for these opportunities to pop up in the soap industry. I thought you would be interested in reading about we look for business to work with. Click the link below to go behind the soap curtain.

If you know anyone in a related industry who may be interested, please forward them this e mail. Thanks!!


Small Biz Rocks

Remember to support your local and small businesses wherever you go. They are the life blood of a community. When you go on vacation, do you go to a big box store for entertainment or to the village for a nice dinner or a stroll to see the town?



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Simply copy and paste the coupon code in the shopping cart. This is the code "freeshippingtribune"

I apologize for this extra step in the checkout process.

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