Live Clean Challenge

Jaclyn Ubert
Did you know the average woman puts over 515 chemicals on her skin each day?! Now add in what you’re eating and breathing in, that can be an overwhelmingly amount of toxins. It's time for a change!
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There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. And out of those, the United States has only banned 30 of them to date (unlike many European countries). Which is why we have to be our own advocate, for ourselves and our family!
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Here at FLS, we care and are committed to providing the purest and safest products available. Using only all-natural ingredients that each serve a beneficial purpose. And that you can have a peace of mind when using.
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We'd like to challenge you to really think about what you’re putting in and on your body throughout the day. Each thing may seem minor or irrelevant in the moment, but it adds up, day after day. And in the long run can make a lasting effect.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, don't worry, you don't have to change everything at once. Take baby steps!  Perhaps one product swap a week by finding an all-natural and lower waste alternative. Where going for improvement, not perfection. Next time you buy something, check the label. A good rule of thumb is, if you can't pronounce the ingredients, or the ingredient list is a mile long it's most likely not all-natural or healthy.
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So think about being a detox ninja! Take on our Live Clean Challenge, and be the healthiest version of you! You're worth it!

 

A few key ingredients to look for and avoid:

  • BHA, BHT
  • Parabens
  • Artificial fragrances
  • Phthalates
  • Sulfates
  • PEGs
  • DEA
  • Formaldehyde
  • Petrolatum (often hiding behind code name ‚Äď mineral oil)
  • And more

 

A few key words to gravitate towards:

  • all-natural
  • organic
  • vegan
  • essential oil
  • palm oil free
  • cruelty-free
  • compostable packaging

 

Live Clean,

The Fire Lake Soapery Team

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    Plastic Free July

    Jaclyn Ubert

    Have you heard of "Plastic Free July?" It's a challenge to reduce your consumption of single-use plastics in July and beyond! What began with just a few participants in Australia back in 2011, has grown to over 2 million people from 159 countries that are choosing to be part of their annual Plastic Free July challenge! To get you started, the main items to "choose to refuse" are shopping bags, bottled water, straws, takeaway containers and coffee cups. You can register at, plasticfreejuly.org and challenge your friends and family.

    Here's the really exciting part.....

    In honor of Plastic Free July, we have some announcements to share with you (if you follow us on Instagram you may have already heard the news)! Fire Lake Soapery is completely phasing out single-use plastic to become a plastic-free, clean living company! For example, we've traded our plastic lip-balm containers for ones that are 100% compostable! And they are so rad! We believe every business needs to be responsible for the waste they produce, and we'd love to help you in your efforts to live with less waste.

     

    Here's to a cleaner, healthier, more beautiful earth for you and generations to come!

     

    Get Dirty & Live Clean,

     

    Jaclyn

    co-owner of FLS

     

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    A Wonderful New Trend in Bar Soap

    Julie Zoller

     

     

     

    Bar soaps of all kinds are making a comeback, and now this includes shampoo bars! With it's numerous benefits, it's easy to see why, and we were super excited to jump on board as we introduced them as a new product this week! After much research we created a hair-loving, all-natural recipe, available in both Rosemary Mint and Sweet Orange & Cedarwood. Whether you're trying to save money, live with less waste or adapt a more simple, minimalist lifestyle, shampoo bars are a great alternative to the liquid shampoos that come in a plastic bottles. Just one shampoo bar can last for 80 - 100 washes and do the job of THREE -16 oz bottles! And at just $8.95, our all-natural shampoo bars are refreshingly affordable, and a great way to save. Also, did you know around 552 million shampoo bottles are thrown away annually? And since most people don't recycle items from the bathroom, that means almost every shampoo bottle ever made is still on this planet! (YUCK!) We also love that they're light-weight, compact and convenient! Keep one in your shower, one in your gym bag and one in your suitcase and you're good to go!

    Here at Fire Lake Soapery we believe what you put on your skin and hair matters. Our blend of natural oils and plant-based ingredients focus on loving your skin and hair as well as our environment! It's a win-win-win, for your body, wallet and our planet! So, let's not make this just a trend, let's make it part of a wonderful lifestyle change.

     

    HOW TO USE A SHAMPOO BAR?

    Anything we change that's part of our regular routine can take getting used to, so go into it with an open mind. Some like lathering the bar in their hands first, while others prefer applying it directly to their scalp. Either way works great and the bars lather very well, leaving your hair clean and shiny. If you feel you need a rinse, we recommend a herbal vinegar rinse (message us if you'd like us to start carrying one) that can be applied during your shower or sprayed on afterwards. You could also use a small amount of coconut oil afterwards when your hair is still damp to help condition.

     

    We hope you enjoyed our first blog post!

    From all of us here at Fire Lake Soapery, thank you for reading our little blog, for your support of our little soap business and for helping us make a difference!  

    Peace, Love & BAR SOAP!

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