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ryan gosling gifting!

i am so excited to announce that good. clean. soap. had the opportunity to gift ryan gosling (actor – the notebook, crazy stupid love etc.) along with many other amazingly talented artisans! i thought he would just love our peppermint soap & scrub! 

so here’s to you mr. ryan gosling! enjoy!

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isn’t “skin nourishment” just a fancy word for “lotion” YES & NO

 

ok maybe we should first define skin nourishment & lotion…

  • skin nourishment means quite literally to feed the skin so that it may become healthy.
  • lotion is defined as a liquid to soothe or clean the skin.

so while lotion is great we want your skin to be fed naturally & healthfully.

what makes our skin nourishment so fancy schmancy & fabulous we cannot call it lotion?

but of course the amazing qualities of the oils we create skin nourishment with…

  • organic jojoba oil is simply the greatest! it comes from beans of a plant, simmondsia chinensis, technically it is not an oil but actually a plant wax closest to the human sebum (oily substance our skin excretes to moisturize skin). naturally contains vitamin e! also does NOT block pores therefore making it perfect for all skin types. shown to soften & smooth fine lines. absorbs quickly into the skin. non greasy dry oil. (i could go on & on…..)
  • organic mango butter is straight from the seed of the mango tree (exotic huh?). if reducing fine lines, skin regeneration, moisturizing, protection against UV radiation, dry skin relief, fights skin issues such as eczema, helps reduce stretch marks (so many fabulous qualities-these are my favs) are important to you then look no further!

so i have only listed 2 ingredients so far on our mandarin skin nourishment & already i know you are wondering how could this get any better? i mean these two ingredients alone are exciting right? absolutely but we have just a few more to talk about!

  • next up organic sunflower oil which is super rich in vitamins A, D & E (little more of that fighting Vit E), moisturizing, gentle & easily absorbed by the skin make this a “go-to” oil for all skin types!
  • and lastly for your citrusy delight organic mandarin essential oil is added to skin nourishment not only to tickle your fancy with light & fruity smell but to provide some really awesome benefits (every ingredient has to work hard!) such as helping to reduce stretch marks & scars. mandarin also has an antiseptic quality as well & is gentle enough to use on children!

we hope that you now understand that although we like the word “lotion” when it comes to ours we believe it to be so much more than that so skin nourishment is more appropriate. yes is it a bit fancier? sure but i think we use some pretty fancy ingredients!

http://www.goodcleansoap.com/shop/mandarin-skin-nourishment/

thanks for taking a peek @ have a super day!

Green French Clay & Oatmeal in soap?

when creating soaps i want to not only create a simply beautiful soap to see, feel & smell but create a soap that is well thought out in it’s ingredients. i want the soap to have a purpose beyond cleansing…so the story behind green french clay & oatmeal soap. why we love it is this….

green french clay has so many amazing qualities…

  • pulls oils, impurities & toxins from skin
  • stimulates the skin which makes for healthy glow
  • tightens pores
  • works magic for blemishes (acne)
  • full of fabulous minerals

as for organic steel cut oatmeal…we hand grind it to create gentle skin exfoliation.

and organic oatmeal is great for all skin types & has some pretty amazing qualities as well…

  • natural toner & skin tightener
  • works as a humectant (fancy word for it attracts & holds moisture to the skin)
  • works also as a skin protectant (we all need more skin protection!)
  • anti-imflammatory properties (soothes skin irritations)
  • crazy rich in anti-oxidants

we believe the combination of green french clay & oatmeal is truly magical! we want to provide you not only with a soap that cleanses gently but does so much more than that using simple wholesome ingredients that will make you feel great about what you are putting on your body.

http://www.goodcleansoap.com/shop/french-clay-oatmeal-soap/

have a super day!

all natural [& creative] easter eggs!

i love easter!

with that being said i love easter eggs!

and with that being said i love finding new ways to dye, decorate & generally make fabuously gorgeous easter eggs!

here’s some really sweet ways to make your (& my) eggs perfectly perfect just in time for the easter egg hunt!

rubberband easter eggs!

The process is simple.
You need many different cups of dye (see bottom paragraph for all natural dyes)Hard boil your eggs.
Place egg in very lightest dye (let’s say pale pink) for just a touch of color.
Dry. Wrap several rubber bands around the egg, but leave plenty of pale pink spaces in between.
Dye in medium color dye (such as hot pink, or magenta).
Dry. Remove rubberbands. Dry again.
Wrap several rubber bands around egg, but not where the magenta is. Again, leave some pale pink stripes.
Place in darker dye, like red or purple.
Dry. Remove rubberbands, and you should have a beautiful tri-colored egg!

melted crayon easter eggs!

Instructions
  1. Hard-boil white eggs. Remove them from the hot water with tongs or a slotted spoon, dry them, and rest them in an empty egg carton or on plastic bottle caps (an adult’s job).
  2.  Color them with the crayons’ tips or remove the paper coverings and use the crayons’ sides. For a speckled effect, grate a crayon and sprinkle the bits over the eggs. The waxy eggs are very slippery, so take care when turning them to color the underside.
  3. When you’re done coloring, leave them to dry for about an hour.

all natural easter egg dye!

 Bluish-Gray
Mix 1 cup frozen blueberries with 1 cup water, bring to room temperature, and remove blueberries.

 Blue
Cut 1/4 head of red cabbage into chunks and add to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 Tbsp. vinegar. Let cool to room temperature and remove cabbage with a slotted spoon.

Jade Green
Peel the skin from 6 red onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 3 tsp. white vinegar.

Faint Green-Yellow
Peel the skin from 6 yellow apples. Simmer in 1-1/2 cups water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar. Simmer 4 oz. chopped fennel tops in 1-1/2 cups of water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.

Orange
Take the skin of 6 yellow onions and simmer in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 3 tsp. white vinegar.

Faint Red-Orange
Stir 2 Tbsp. paprika into 1 cup boiling water; add 2 tsp. white vinegar.

Yellow
Rich yellow: Simmer 4 oz. chopped carrot tops in 1-1/2 cups water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.
Mustard-yellow: Stir 2 Tbsp. turmeric into 1 cup boiling water; add 2 tsp. white vinegar.
Various shades: Steep 4 bags of chamomile or green tea in 1 cup boiling water for 5 minutes.
Pale yellow: Chop 4 oz. goldenrod and simmer in 2 cups water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.
Faint yellow: Simmer the peels of 6 oranges in 1-1/2 cups water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. vinegar.

Brown-Gold
Simmer 2 Tbsp. dill seed in 1 cup water for 15 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar.

Brown
Add 1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup strong coffee.

Pink
Faint pink: Chop 4 oz. amaranth flowers and simmer in 2 cups water; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar. Simmer the skins from 6 avocados in 1-1/2 cup water for 20 minutes; strain. Add 2 tsp. white vinegar. Mix 1 cup pickled beet juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar.
Dark pink: Cut 1 medium beet into chunks and add to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 Tbsp. vinegar and let cool to room temperature; remove beets.

Lavender
Mix 1 cup grape juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar.

thanks Better Homes & Gardens & Pinterest!

introducing fresh aloe & avocado soap!

available at the online boutique: www.goodcleansoap.com

oh how we love growing our own aloe vera plants & infusing fresh aloe right into our soap!

also i thought we might show a little comparison for you:

below is good. clean. soap.’s aloe & avocado soap and here is the list of ingredients:  coconut, soy & olive oils, distilled water, sodium hydroxide, avocado oil & freshly cut aloe vera…that’s it!

and here a well known manufactured “Aloe Soap’s” (this soap is known as being 99.4% “pure”) ingredients:  Sodium Tallowate (animal fats) And/Or Sodium Palmate, Water, Sodium Cocoate And/Or Sodium Palm Kernelate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride (salt), Fragrance (can be one or more of 200 chemicals. Companies don’t have to disclose the actual components of each fragrance, under the guise that their fragrances are trade secrets.) Coconut Acid*, Palm Kernel Acid*, Tallow Acid*, Palm Acid*, Tetrasodium EDTA (is a preservative that’s made from the known carcinogen, formaldehyde and sodium cyanide)

also you will notice that many manufactured “soaps” is not even labeled soap…it is labeled “bars, or beauty bars”

well this is just a sample of how all natural soap is oh so different than manufactured soap. that’s why it’s so important to read the ingredients and not just the front label. And if you have questions about our products please don’t hesitate to email goodcleansoap@gmail.com we would love the chance to talk with you about natural skincare! we want you to be as educated about what you put in your body as what you put on it.