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Ingredient knowledge: St. John's Wort, Not only for depression

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Ingredient knowledge: St. John's Wort, Not only for depression

  Hardy and attractive, St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a common meadowland plant that has been used as a medicine for centuries. In the pre-modern medical era, St. John’s wort was used for treating wounds, burns and infections and for its power as a painkiller. Hippocrates and Pliny recorded the medicinal uses of St. John’s wort, early European and Slavic manuscripts prescribe it, and Native American tribes are known to have used it. Ancient herbalists recommended mixing the flower extract with cornstarch to be applied to inflamed or burned areas. Sixteenth-century herbalist Culpepper recommended an oil-based St. John’s wort ointment...

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press release: Brigit True Organics leaves the OTA

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press release: Brigit True Organics leaves the OTA

For immediate release: Charlottesville, VA

Organic Soaps And Balms LLC leaves the Organic Trade Organization.

Organic Soaps And Balms, a certified organic manufacturer of body care for super-sensitive skin, splits with the Organic Trade Association (OTA) over OTA's support of the DARK Act.

The DARK (Deny Americans their Right to know) Act, the law that pre-empted Vermont’s and all other state’s mandatory GMO labeling laws, was passed in July with the support of OTA's board. Even though 90% of Americans want to know if GMOs are in their food, until a new national law is implemented, which can take years, Americans will not know if GMOs are in their food.

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Antibacterial Soap does no better than plain soap against 20 strains of bacteria

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Antibacterial Soap does no better than plain soap against 20 strains of bacteria

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Washing your hands with antibacterial soap containing triclosan – the most common microbe-killing ingredient used in these soaps – may be no better than ordinary plain soap, according to South Korean researchers.

Moreover, antibacterial soap products contain chemical ingredients, such as triclosan and triclocarban, which may carry unnecessary risks given that their benefits are unproven. There are indications that certain ingredients in these soaps may contribute to bacterial resistance to antibiotics, and may have unanticipated hormonal effects that are of concern to FDA.

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Ingredient Knowledge: Organic Olive Oil, our offering to nourish your skin

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Ingredient Knowledge: Organic Olive Oil, our offering to nourish your skin

Brigit True uses certified organic olive oil as the major ingredient in all of our skin care. Olive oil not only has a far superior shelf life compared to other oils, but incorporates the most advanced anti-aging and healing properties, helping us avoid preservatives and synthetic anti-aging particles. Discovered more than five thousand years ago, olive oil has been revered as an ancient European beauty treatment. The external application of this prized oil creates soft, supple skin which appears to defy the rules of time. When used on the hair and cuticles, brittleness and coarse irregularities become silken and smooth....

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We are now NOP certified organic!

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We are now NOP certified organic!

Happy Spring! We have been busy over the winter. And like the spring bulbs we can now show the blossoms of our work: we are now NOP certified organic we updated the products with beautiful new labels We just posted the new items online for you to check out. For more information or to download our Newsletter click here:  Spring 2016 Newsletter   Our press release: For immediate release, Organic Soaps and Balm LLC awarded organic certification, Charlottesville, VA Organic Soaps And Balm LLC, a Charlottesville-based, woman-owned manufacturer of organic olive oil based skincare products, was recently awarded certification as a USDA National...

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