The science behind how soap kills coronavirus

By now, we’ve all heard how important washing our hands with soap and water is to help fight coronavirus. But how does it actually work? And what is most effective? To help break it down for you, we’ve put together this Q&A with some quick facts.

Why is soap our biggest defense for Coronavirus?
First let’s start by thinking about a time when you had butter or oil on your hands […]

By |2020-04-14T00:51:51+00:00April 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How wine country inspired our latest soap

My husband and I enjoy traveling just like any other couple. We love the ocean and a great beach, but our favorite type of destination is wine country for two reasons. No. 1: We love trying new wine and hearing how wineries made their mark, and No.2: We love hiking, and usually where there is good wine, there are rolling hills or mountains nearby.

We’ve traveled to some of the most beautiful wine countries […]

By |2019-11-10T15:35:55+00:00September 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How I discovered Kukui Oil

Last weekend at a dear friend’s annual Crawl for a Cure event, I met an auto mechanic and a home remodeler. As we talked about our careers and I let them know about Elemental Blue, I quickly realized I was talking to two people who could significantly benefit from using Elemental Blue kukui oil on their rough, dry hands. Of course, I let them know about this miracle oil, and they asked a few questions […]

By |2019-04-12T01:22:30+00:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How did we come up with our company name?

This is a question I get a lot when talking to customers. They love the name, and it sounds nice, but what’s the meaning of it? And how did I land on this name?

Coming up with our company name was actually a long process and a lot harder than we thought it would be. Initially, my husband and I brainstormed different ideas. I felt strongly about the name relating to nature, health […]

By |2019-03-15T00:22:40+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Billions of Skin Bacteria is a Good Thing. Learn How to Keep Them Happy.

We Americans have a constant focus on being clean. We have a cleaning solution for just about everything. We’re obsessed with washing our hands. We enjoy a daily, hot shower. And hand sanitizer is always within reach.

While there are many advantages to living in a clean society, being too clean can wreak havoc on your skin. And, it can actually make you sick.

By cleaning too much and too harshly, […]

By |2018-12-01T15:23:10+00:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why “Shop Local” Means So Much to Me

I’ll never forget sitting in the back of my dad’s Dodge Caravan, waiting impatiently while he drove us to my grandma’s house. She lived 10 hours away in southeast Iowa where the roads were unpaved and the nearest neighbor lived at least a quarter mile away.

Unlike my kids who get to travel to beautiful beaches every summer, driving to the country to visit family is what I did on vacation when […]

By |2018-11-11T17:35:36+00:00November 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Bath Bomb with Kukui Oil and Cocoa Butter

We’re getting more adventurous with our bath bomb making here at Elemental Blue. Typically, we make all of our bath bombs with sweet almond oil. This oil is mild, hypoallergenic and rich in Vitamin E. It also does a great job of making all of the ingredients stick together.

With our new floral, fruity-scented Blue Moon bath bomb, we are trying a couple of new ingredients and are replacing sweet almond oil with kukui oil […]

By |2018-09-16T15:57:01+00:00September 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why We Use Phthalate-free Fragrances

One big difference between our soaps and many natural soaps is how they smell. While we make our soaps with all-natural oils, we also add manmade, phthalate-free fragrances to ensure an amazing scent.

Other handmade soap makers prefer scenting their soaps with essential oils because they’re from nature and not manmade. While these oils may still provide a nicely-scented soap, we at Elemental Blue prefer a more fragrant, beautiful scent, and […]

By |2018-09-30T00:30:13+00:00August 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dead Sea Salt: Miracle Minerals for Your Skin

A few people have asked what makes Elemental Blue’s Mineral Bath so wonderful. Besides its amazing scent, there is a key, therapeutic ingredient that sets this bath product apart from others: Dead Sea salt.

Dead Sea salt comes from the saltiest body of water on earth and contains, what I like to call, miracle minerals, which benefit our skin and overall health. While Dead Sea salt is […]

By |2020-05-23T13:25:10+00:00April 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Bath Bombs for a New Year

Can you believe it’s already a new year? Another year of birthdays and holidays, and more opportunities to live up to your goals and dreams. You’ll be sure to experience more wins, more failures, more sad and happy moments.

Because the anticipation can be overwhelming, we, at Elemental Blue, want to inspire focus and passion with the release of our two newest bath bombs, Zen Garden and Wildberry.

Floral and lightly-herbal […]

By |2018-06-11T19:22:49+00:00December 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments