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Farewell

Brigit True Organics is closed

A message from the president and founding partner, Brigitte Rau:

Dear lovely customers and connoisseurs of truly organic, wholesome, soulful and handmade skin care: we bid you farewell. It has been a fabulous ride, meaningful and much fun, creating skin care that has been loved and needed by many.


My husband Jon and I started Organic Soaps And Balms  in 2001. After 18 years, we have closed up shop. We will be on a sabbatical, spending time with family in Europe. During that time we will evaluate possibilities to continue the business. Even though we went from manufacturing in our home kitchen and selling on the farmer’s market to a commercial facility and selling nationwide, including at Whole Foods, we were not able to gain a supporting market share. 
[Do you have a connection to investors? Talk to them, let them know our email: BTOstore@BrigitTrueOrganis.com.  We'll be checking-in infrequently.

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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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