Soap, as we know it, dates back almost 5,000 years to ancient Babylon, where clay tablets tell us it was made from water, salt and cassia oil (cinnamon). During the Ancient Roman era, they began making soap from tallow (animal fat) and ashes (lye). The greatest historian of that era, Pliny the Elder, tells us how among the Celts (the first people known to make soap into balls) and the Germans, guys were more likely to use it than the ladies! Modern soap making, however, really didn't come into it's own until 16th century Europe, when vegetable oils (such as palm oil) began to replace animal fats.
Today, most of the soap you see on store shelves and the web, is produced by giant corporations. To save on cost, natural fats and oils have given way to synthetic ingredients derived from petrochemicals or worse. But not here!! At The Good Common Sense Store, we focus on small, family owned producers who still use plant-based, cruelty free ingredients. Here you will only find soaps that sooth, pamper & clean, the safe & health "wellness" way!