Oct 09

Dry Hands

With winter knocking on the door, we have started to receive phone calls and emails asking what we recommend for wintery dry skin. We enjoy being asked this question for a number of reasons. First off, it is part of the reason why we started making soap in the first place. We wanted people to have an all-natural soap that wasn’t going to leave your hands feeling dry and itchy. Secondly, we know that our products work. There is a lot of talk in the media about all-natural alternatives, but not all of them work. All of us here at Alabu get excited because we know that when someone calls looking for soap for dry skin, we can point them toward any of our soaps and know that they will make a difference.

This year it is more important to use a higher quality soap that is not going to dry your hands. As we all try to avoid getting the flu, it is important to wash your hands several times throughout the day. The use of antibacterial soaps is not as important as washing your hands correctly. Most people don’t wash their hands long enough, 5-10 seconds, when they should be washing their hands 15-20 seconds. Other ways to help prevent getting the flu are gargling salt water and getting enough vitamin D. If there are ways you prevent the flu, share them with us on our Facebook page.

Oct 09

Happy Monday!

It’s the start of another week here at Alabu. We have started getting ready for our next show in Wilmington, MA, this Saturday and Sunday. We’re really looking forward to getting back out and meeting more current and future Alabu customers. The time we get to spend with all of you helps to remind us why we do what we do every day. There are a lot of people that stop by our booth to discuss their skin. These conversations can range from dry skin to eczema and psoriasis.  Thankfully we have been able to come up with different products that are able to help with these different areas because it makes us incredibly happy when we here success stories. If you are going to be in the area, we want to continually encourage all of you to take the time to stop by our booth.

Oct 09

A Little More on Why

Are fragrance oils that different from essential oils? The simple answer is yes. The confusion happens because many people use these terms interchangeably. Nonetheless, a lot of questions have been raised about our decision to discontinue fragrance oils. This is not a decision that was made without serious consideration. I decided to take a few moments and go into a little more detail about how we made this decision. Continue reading →

Oct 09

No More Purely Herbal, Why?

There has been a lot going on over the last few months at Alabu. Nell and I have been unable to participate in the day-to-day activities, but we are excited to be back now. It was exciting to see a lot of the changes that have been made. One change that was made in the last few months is to discontinue our fragrance oil soaps. Continue reading →