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REDBUD SUDS GOES HOG HAPPY!

REDBUD SUDS GOES HOG HAPPY!

We believe in the power of knowing our source. Early this spring, I had the pleasure of visiting Homestead Springs and chatting with Jane Myers, the our local lard producer. Jane and her husband Damon run an amazing farm in Ashland, Ohio. They’ve got everything from hogs to cows to freshwater trout and salmon! We love how thoughtfully Damon and Jane approach agriculture. They’re the friendliest farmers I know, and we’re so proud to use their Berkshire lard in our soap. Lard in soap? You may be wondering why. Sorry, it doesn’t make soap smell like bacon. At RedbudSuds, we include locally...

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RedbudSuds Opens Mini-Shop in Ohio and New Online Store

RedbudSuds Opens Mini-Shop in Ohio and New Online Store

We're open and ready for business! On Friday, March 4th, we opened our first retail shop within the 2nd April Galerie in Canton, Ohio. Don't live in Ohio? No sweat! We opened a new online shop, too. In OHIO: The 2nd April Galerie boasts a lovely collection of local art and artisans, from ceramics, jewelry, photography, paintings and more… now including RedbudSuds. Be ye not confused: 2nd April Galerie is the name of the gallery, not the date we open. The RedbudSuds shop is on the second floor. Come visit any time! First Fridays are a great time to visit 2nd April...

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Shampoo Bars De-Mystified

Shampoo Bars De-Mystified

What?!  You say. You wash your hair with a bar of soap? Why?  Or maybe you’ve tried a shampoo bar before with mediocre success. Just as there are many types of shampoo, not all shampoo bars are created equal. A well-crafted shampoo bar is completely natural, cleansing and conditioning, and leaves zero waste. I fell in love with making shampoo bars after years – I kid you not – years of looking for a natural hair-care solution that actually worked and didn’t cost its weight in gold. I had experimented with the “no-poo” method, mixed up home-made batches of castile soap and coconut milk, and tried nearly...

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