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May
13
Glycerin – What is It & is it in Our Soap?
By Sandy Palisch

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Glycerin is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture on your skin. It’s like a natural moisturizer for your skin. And its not greasy, so it great for all skin types. The good news is that Glycerin is a natural byproduct of the Cold Soap Making Process used at Simply Organic Soap and is, by default, in our all our handcrafted, small batch soaps!



Many people are surprised at how good their skin feel after using one of our soaps in the shower and ask “What are you putting in there to make it so amazing?” The real question should be what are we NOT taking out? The Answer – Glycerin!



Many big soap manufacturers remove the glycerin from their synthetic an...


Feb
20
Share the love, with yourself and others!
By Sandy Palisch


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On Valentine's Day, we focused on showing others - friends and families alike - that we love them. Maybe it is with flowers, chocolate or a gift, maybe it is with a kind word or a smile. Now that about showing your self some love? Too often life gets busy and we forget to take care of ourselves, the ladies of Simply Organic Soap are just as guilty! Right now, take a moment and make a plan to take care of yourself, to show yourself some love. Need some ideas on how to do that? We can help with that too as we wouldn't ask you to do anything we wouldn't do ourselves so here is our top 5.



  • Spend time watching your favorite movie or read a book

  • Catch a game (Sandy is on her way to watch our Directo...

Jan
15
My Trigger - Peppermint!
By Sandy Palisch








I have heard that everyone has a trigger smell or taste, apparently mine is peppermint. Anytime we use peppermint essential oil in our products (no matter which one), I am taken to an immediate place of relaxation. This might not make sense to some as it is known for its ability to pep you up – that is the technical way of saying it I am sure – but for me, it is relaxing. In fact, right now I am drinking peppermint tea and am taken back to a relaxing time when we were in the kitchen hanging out (drinking wine and eating) after a long day of soap making. Yes, our soaps clean and hydrate, but they also might take you on a journey, embrace it and have good clean fun!



Erin




Nov
13
Baby, It's Cold Outside
By Sandy Palisch

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Not everyone likes all four seasons or really, the cold, however, unless you live on a beach somewhere, you are going to experience it at some point during the year. Full disclosure, this is Erin & I do embrace and love the cold so I am biased to the current weather in Texas.






Last night, we were in hour 4 or 5 of holiday show prep when Sandy stopped, went outside and started spinning in the brisk wind. It was awesome. Sure, there was music, but she wasn't dancing to it, rather just twirling because she could and the cold air felt reinvigorating. Before you ask, no, it wasn't a brainstorming session, nor were we prepping wine bottles for our candles!



Today - as the work week is in day 2, ...

Oct
11
It's that Pumpkin Spice Time of the Year!
By Sandy Palisch


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Pumpkin Spice Organic Soap




Pumpkin Spice Season is upon us! Yes, some of you may run in fear but we do not as pumpkin is an amazing secret for your skin! Admittedly, we are big fans of a pumpkin spice lattes, but we are even bigger fans of what our pumpkin soap can do for your skin. Pumpkin contains antioxidant vitamins A & C which help soften your skin and boost collagen production preventing signs of aging.


Aug
31
Jul
27
Behind the curtain with Sandy & Erin - we won’t let you be a chicken
By Sandy Palisch

Erin here - time to lift the curtain on one of our processes, holiday soap blend selections.


Today, after a lemongrass flower soap making session, we sat down to determine our holiday soap blends. Do we go fruity (grapefruit, lemon)? Do we go spicy (rosemary, spearmint)? Do we go subtle (lavender, eucalyptus)? Our promise to you is that we will never make a soap that we wouldn’t use ourselves, today, we stuck to that promise.


We have a trio of holiday essential old blends; the peppermint fir needle and cinnamon orange clove are the regulars, the third is our rotation spot. For that third spot, the suggestion of a sage essential oil came up. Now, Sandy and I are not only business part...


Jul
23
Mar
13
Meet the Maker: Simply Organic Soap
By Franz Locsin

Our vendors are rock stars. Case in point: Simply Organic Soap, a Texas apothecary line founded by former fighter jet designer Sandy Palisch.

In 2013, the mom of three boys fell in love with organic soap while vacationing in Breckinridge, Colorado. After her stash of souvenirs ran out, she decided to take matters into her own hands and engineer something organic that created a similar spa-like user experience.

The company officially launched in 2016 and now offers a dozen scents of handcrafted healthy soaps as well as lotion bars, bath bombs and salts and even cedar soap dishes handmade by a Houston woodworker. Today Sandy runs operations with Erin Reilly and some help from her son Austin; the...


Nov
10
Essential Oils – Good for your body and your soul!
By Livory Baguio

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You can hardly read an article about natural healthcare without learning about the benefits of essential oils. These benefits – more energy, stress relieve, muscle relaxation to name a few – are key reasons to why we use only essential oils in our organic soaps. As we worked in the soap kitchen this week, another benefit came to mind, the scents of the various essential oils brought back fond family memories.

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Right now, we are busy creating our winter and holiday soaps. Scents of cinnamon, peppermint, and fir needle from the essential oils have filled our space. With those scents came the sharing of memories and laughter about baking cookies, decorating the Christmas tree, passing...


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