Hand Soap Versus Hand Sanitizer: Why “Antibacterial” Is a Dirty Word & 4 Steps to Healthy Hands


The Surprising History of Handwashing and Hand SanitizerS The history of intentional hand washing had an unfortunate beginning in the 1840s. When Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis proposed to fellow doctors that washing their hands before seeing each patient would reduce the transfer of infection, he was ignored, ridiculed, rejected, and ultimately dismissed from the hospital where he […]

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Welcome to the New Branch Basics: A Message from the Founders


Welcome to the New Branch Basics We didn’t set out to sell soap. We removed synthetic ingredients from our diet and everyday products and experienced the radical transformation that truly healing environments can provide. During this experience, we found that switching to truly safe cleaning products was the most impactful to help people create safe havens for their […]

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Currently Loving: Full Circle Brushes


We’re Currently Loving: Full Circle Brushes We guest-posted for the first time this week with Chanel Dror and Camille Moore on the beautiful, Austin-based lifestyle blog, Camille Styles. Allison shared her live-life-clean tips for Deep Cleaning in the Kitchen. You may notice that she referenced one of our favorite accompaniments for Branch Basics soap: scrub brushes […]

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