Kilted Suds ~ The Dirty Truth

How to Use Sea Salt Hair Spray

Posted by Brigid McHugh on

I've been having so much fun with all things hair related lately, and summer is quickly coming to an end here in Pennsylvania, so here it is folks: How to use Sea Salt Hair Spray Begin with damp hair Sea salt sprays are typically best used on hair that has not been freshly shampooed. This is because the salt itself can be drying for your hair. Also, since the intention of sea salt spray is to add volume, leaving those natural oils right on your head is a much better way to go. Go ahead, take yourself a shower, but...

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Introducing Kilted Suds Shampoo Bars

Posted by Brigid McHugh on

Over the last few months I have formulated a recipe and created our 1st ever Kilted Suds Shampoo Bars. I want to take a moment today to explain to a little bit about why I chose the ingredients that are (and are NOT) included in these bars. One thing that was very important to me in formulating the Kilted Suds Shampoo Bar, was to make sure that I could bring you a product that did not contain sulfates. In most commercially available shampoos, sulfates like SLS and SLSA are used to enhance the amount of lather. These ingredients are typically...

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Kilted Suds and Essential Oils

Posted by Brigid McHugh on

I am forever trying to improve myself, my family, my business, and my products. So, about a year ago, I began taking courses, and gaining certifications. At this point, I (Brigid), have successfully completed two essential oil related certifications, Aromatherapy, and Holistic Essential Oils.

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The New Face of Gnat Away

Posted by Brigid McHugh on

Since it's debut, Kilted Suds Solid Lotion has been a hit! Then, thanks to your requests and suggestions, it was reformulated as an all natural insect repellent. Since the launch of Gnat Away, I have heard nothing but positive reviews, but I still wanted to make the product better. Our mission at Kilted Suds is to bring you products that are as good for the planet as they are for your skin. With that in mind, the Gnat Away you know and love has had a make-over. This fantastic solid lotion and insect repellent is now packaged in paperboard tubes....

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Soap Vs. Shampoo

Posted by Brigid McHugh on

I have spent the last few months working on formulations for shampoo bars as requested by YOU, my loyal customers! The first of many shampoo bars will be being released later this week, so I have decided to take this opportunity to shed a little light on the soap vs. shampoo discussion. Speaking on a VERY broad level, there are two main differences between my soaps and shampoos. Commercial soaps and detergents (yup, most of the bars of "soap" commercially produced are actually detergent) typically have a higher pH level than that of shampoo. True soap, which includes handcrafted soap,...

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