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

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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

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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

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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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Pamper your pets

  Our dogs are family members too, right? It only makes sense that you would want to use the same high quality SOAP to bathe your dogs that you would to bathe your children. Branch Basics makes the perfect dog shampoo – it won’t sting their eyes and cleans gently and effectively without the use […]

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At the carwash!

  Safe enough for your baby but strong enough to tackle engine grease?! Yup. Branch Basics is a powerful, organic solvent made from the fatty acids of edible and seed-bearing plants. It’s a soap. And good soap cleans everything. Safely. From household use and personal hygiene to commercial and industrial applications, Branch Basics really does tackle […]

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Bring on the Fresh Produce!

In Charlottesville, finding local, organic produce is fortunately pretty simple. I joined Bellair Farm’s CSA (community supported agriculture) and am absolutely loving it so far. There’s something really special and awesome about eating produce that you pick yourself. (Now I’ve just got to learn how to GROW it myself!) I’m also excited about selling Branch Basics at […]

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Pics ‘n Praise: Puppy Love

  We LOVE hearing from you! Whether it’s a post, a tweet, an email or a snail mail, there’s rarely a comment that’s not shared and enjoyed amongst us three owners. But why keep them all to ourselves?! We figured this season, abounding in Christmas cards, is a great time to share pictures and praise […]

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Wise Traditions Conference: SUCCESS!

Kelly and I spent the past week in California, first visiting a sweet family friend at their BEAUTIFUL Carmel home (complete with a fabulous garden, amazing views, fresh air and ADORABLE children!) and then headed to Santa Clara for Weston A. Price Foundation’s 2012 Wise Traditions Conference. This was our second year to attend and […]

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Carpet stains, anyone?

We just received a testimonial from a new Branch Basics user and had to share…along with the awesome before/after pics she sent us: “Hi, I just received the gallon of cleaner and 3 bottles and used Branch Basics for the first time today and I am in love! I have a couple pet stains on […]

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Let’s hear it from some Baby Mamas!

Two of our favorite young mamas have put Branch Basics to the ultimate test: their babies! Both girls strive to use the safest products around their little nuggets, but also need something that works, especially for the…well…”tough stuff”. Let’s hear it straight from the mamas’ mouths: “Baby Charlotte and Mom love Branch Basics! From washing […]

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A Look into our Launch Party!

Thank to all of those who came out last Thursday to help us celebrate our official transition from Three Branches Healthy Living to Branch Basics! If you haven’t already, take a look around our new site, www.branchbasics.com. It’s kinda awesome… 🙂 Calypso St. Barth was the perfect setting for this event as most of our […]

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