Stay healthy, wash your hands!

Winter weather is on its way, and along with the cold weather comes the cold and flu season. You can help keep yourself healthy with the simple habit of washing your hands. You don’t need to use antibacterial soap, in fact, the Centers for Disease Control has discovered that using regular soap is just as effective as antibacterial soap.

The CDC recommends that we wash our hands under running water, use soap and actively wash your hands for 20 seconds. How long is 20 seconds? You don’t need a timer—sing the Happy Birthday song twice! The CDC says there are 5 steps to effectively washing your hands; Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, and Dry. Use soap and rub your hands together vigorously. Soap is a surfactant: it helps lift the dirt from your skin, and rubbing your hands together creates friction which helps remove dirt and germs. Rinse well, dry and you’re done!

Wash your hands often, especially after coming into contact with anything dirty or germy and before touching your food.

Our bar soaps are very mild and don’t dry your skin with repeated washings. Our liquid soaps have a foaming pump to create a rich lather. If you are looking for a good soap, we have lots of options for you!

Spring Seasonals

If you're a long-time Smith Family Soap fan, you know that we make a few products you can only get during certain times of the year. Our Spring Seasonal Scents are juicy, creamy Raspberry and sweet-spicy Pineapple Cilantro! Raspberry features Kaolin Clay for an extra-smooth feel (and gorgeous color). Both bars have the natural ingredients you love, and are only available until we run out—and then they'll be gone 'til next spring!

 Herbal and refreshing!

Herbal and refreshing!

 Like dessert for your skin.

Like dessert for your skin.

Atomic Soap?

You might have a platinum or gold credit card in your wallet, but no-one expects their card to actually consist of precious metals. Similarly, in the 1900s (when radium was extremely valuable), products used words like "atomic", "radium", and "X-ray" in the names! Here are a couple of examples from Retronaut.com, and you can click through for more.

 Image from  RetroNaut.com

Image from RetroNaut.com

 Image from  RetroNaut.com

Image from RetroNaut.com

Wet Shaving

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Wet shaving is an old technique that is once again becoming popular. Men today are discovering what their grandfathers knew, that shaving with a brush and shaving soap gives a truly superior, relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Shaving brushes are items that have largely been left behind in recent times. But they can help make shaving a very enjoyable experience. Running hot water over the brush will give a warm lather that helps soften your beard. Using the brush to apply soap lather to your face in a gentle circular motion helps lift the hairs and lay down a slippery layer to allow the razor to glide over your skin.