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Why we use olive oil and why we reject coconut and palm oils.

Choosing skincare products can be a challenge, especially if you have skin allergies and sensitivities. You know to look for products that say they are hypoallergenic. However, many commercial soaps, creams, and balms are so loaded with ingredients that not only sound like they are full of chemicals; they are full of chemicals! It can […]

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We started packaging our products to please our customers. Before that, they were naked.

It’s true. For the first five years of our selling SallyeAnder soaps, our soaps faced the world stark naked! Because, from the very beginning, our approach was to have as minimal an impact on the environment as possible. Our founders, Gary and Karen Austin, had sustainability in the very fibers of their being. They chose […]

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7 Extraordinary Days in Panama

  Thanks to our friends, Kristen and Ivan Morales, I visited The Reserva Ecologica Panamaes in western Panama. It was an amazing adventure to explore the natural flora of Panama where everything seems to grow. Plants I have only studied in books were there in profusion; Ylang ylang (found in our Rose Clay Mask and […]

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FEATURE: Lavender Moon Soap in Woman’s World

Loved seeing our Lavender Moon Essential Soap Bar is the Woman’s World line-up of 17 Soothing Lavender Beauty Products to Spoil Your Skin! We couldn’t agree more…our Lavender Moon Essential Soap Bar uses all-natural essential oils and adds oatmeal for it’s soothing and exfoliating properties. Check out the article here. Or visit our website here […]