Organic Soap and Air Fresheners

Vermont Soaps

Scrub a dub dub, no toxins in the tub!

Here’s a nice little story about a soap company that could. Larry Plesent started Vermont Soap in 1992 after experiencing severe skin problems from the cleaning chemicals used by his window washing company.  He began researching healthy alternatives for people like him, sensitive to detergents and other synthetic ingredients.  Now, Vermont Soap has grown from a two-person operation in 1992 to become the largest manufacturer of handmade organic bar soap in North America.

Offering health-conscious and eco-friendly consumers all-natural soaps, shea nut butters, and air fresheners that are healthier for them and the environment, they’ve abandoned the chemically toxic over-the-counter sprays for sprays with natural essential oils. The brand new Aromatherapy Air Fresheners from Vermont Soap are safe, non-toxic, and can be sprayed directly into the air, on skin, fine linens, fabrics and all water safe surfaces to freshen and revitalize personal space at home, school, work, in cars, and any other environment that could use a pleasant and uplifting scent.

Vermont Soap's Organic Air Fresheners

Like all of the products from Vermont Soap, the new Aromatherapy Air Fresheners are free of artificial colors and fragrances, chemical preservatives, and animal by-products. We all know (and it’s proven) that artificial fragrances in some deodorizing products can cause nausea, headaches, irritated skin, respiratory reactions and other allergic conditions. The natural air fresheners from Vermont Soap contain only pure essential oil aromas that provide aromatherapy benefits for the mind, but don’t irritate the skin or nose.

In fact, an investigation of common air fresheners by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in 2007 found hormone-disrupting chemicals known as phthalates in numerous air freshener products.  The vast majority of the air fresheners tested contained at least trace levels of phthalates, and a Walgreen’s product tested the highest with a whopping 7,300 parts per million of the phthalate DEP.  None of the air fresheners tested listed the chemicals on the label. The State of California notes that five types of phthalates, including one detected in air fresheners, are “known to cause birth defects or reproductive harm.”  “The NRDC report prompted acknowledgement of the problem and corrective action by some of the manufacturers, but what about the others, are they really safe?” asks Plesent.  After the study, the NRDC and a coalition filed a petition requesting that federal agencies start testing all air fresheners for safety.

The Aromatherapy Air Fresheners are offered in: Country Lavender, Lemongrass Zen and Peppermint Magic and sold in an 8-ounce re-usable spray bottle for a suggested retail price of $8.75.  For a limited time, Vermont Soap is also offering a special introductory price of just $7.00, a 20% discount through their online store. A 16-ounce refill size is also sold for a suggested retail price of $9.89.

We think Plesent is on the right track and should probably change his last name’s spelling to go along with his pleasant message of purity. Vermont Soap also operates a Discount Factory Outlet Store and Antique Soap Museum that offers factory tours and demonstrations for those with kiddies. Products can be purchased at thousands of health food, gourmet and specialty stores.


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