Kilted Suds ~ The Dirty Truth

The Charcoal Craze

Posted by Brigid McHugh

I feel like when it comes to activated charcoal there are only two types of people: The ones who jump up and down because I have charcoal soap The ones who don't know what charcoal is or why it is used If you're a jumper, this post probably isn't for you, but who knows, maybe you will find other uses for activated charcoal that you didn't know existed!     Rewind a few years ago, if you mentioned charcoal to me, I would have thought of drawing a picture, or cooking up some s'mores. These days, my mind goes to...

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Port Jervis Farmer's Market Soap

Posted by Brigid McHugh

As many of you know, Kilted Suds is a proud participant in the Port Jervis Farmers' Market. I strongly believe in the importance of supporting local businesses, and also in supplying your body with the best you can. This means eating foods that are good for you, using cosmetics that aren't full of harmful chemicals, and so many more things. The Farmers' Market has become an important part of our routine both in providing fresh food for my family, and in helping my business to grow. Last year toward the end of the season, I noticed some berries growing on...

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What Are Free Radicals?

Posted by Brigid McHugh

Usually when people ask me how I make my soap, my first response is "Very Carefully!" The truth of this process is actually quite simple, it's a lot of chemistry, a lot of formulas, a lot of trial and error, and a lot of practice. Why am I talking about chemistry? Simple, free radicals are all about chemistry too! Let's put this in simpler terms: a free radical is an atom (or group of atoms) that has an unpaired electron and is therefore unstable and highly reactive. To fully understand what this means, you must have a basic knowledge of...

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Hit the Headaches with Peppermint

Posted by Brigid McHugh

As I write this post, I'm sitting on my couch dealing with a pulsing headache. While headaces have many causes, and many cures, I have learned a few tricks that seem to help, one of which is using peppermint essential oil. I actually stumbeled upon the usefulness of peppermint oil after one of my customers told me how much it has helped her headaches. Who would have thought right? Anyway, I took her advice, and started using my peppermint soap when I get headaches, and it really does help! I've since done some research on the subject, and wanted to...

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Small Business Saturday

Posted by Brigid McHugh

  This Nov 26, we want to celebrate Small Business Saturday(R) with you! It's a special holiday created so communities can show love for small businesses like ours. And it wouldn't be a celebration without customers like you joining us!So mark your calendars for Nov 26, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and get ready to Shop Small(R) with us. Stop by www.kiltedsuds.com all day and save big!And please don't forget to share your favorite Small Business Saturday moments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #ShopSmall.Thanks for your support. See you Saturday, Nov 26!KILTED SUDS  

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