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This Saturday and Sunday we will be part of the Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show in Mount Gretna, PA. Booth 115 . Rated as one of the top art shows in the country. I am very humbled to invited to this event .We are celebrating our tenth 10th year!
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Drop the soap ...you must not. Having fun making Organic Yoda Soap. Scented with tea tree, lavender, bergamot,and clary sage. H**p and avocado oils added to soothe the skin .
A new twist on an old favorite. Organic Honey Almond soap .
Freshly made with organic oils and butters, organic botanicals, and therapeutic grade essential oils. Water will never be the same....
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wildwoodsoapworks.com Unlike anything that has ever touched your skin, our organic, all-natural bath and body products will leave you feeling like never before!
Freshly made lotion bars with organic ingredients of jojoba oil, cupuacu butter, high oleic sunflower oil,and bees wax. This one is Honey Almond. I switched over a while back from using Shea butter to Cupuacu Butter. Cupuacu Butter with its hydrophilic qualities has the ability to hold up to 4 times it weight in water, making it perfect for skin hydration. This fabulous butter is also very high in antioxidants. Scented with only therapeutic grade essential oils .
Sacred Sage Soap. The name Sage comes from the Latin word salvare which means to heal or to save. Here are a few benefits of Sage oil:
Sage has anti microbial properties.
Sage can boost cognition.
Sage can improve your mood and reduce anxiety.
Our Sacred Sage Soap is made with a generous portion organic cocoa butter along with 6 other organic carrier oils.
Rosemary Mint is back on our site. Made with Spanish and Moroccan Rosemary essential oils and a super high menthol Peppermint. Always organic . Water will never be the same.
The University of Iowa did a study and found that Canadian Catnip extract ,Nepetalactone was 8 times more affective at repelling mosquitoes and ticks than DEET. This is one of the main ingredients in our Buzzed Natural Bug Spray. Made with a proprietary blend of therapeutic grade essential oils and sold in glass. We have sold thousands of bottles and it is guaranteed to work or we will refund your money back.
Calendula the herb that heals. The petals contain high levels of antioxidants in the form of carotenoids and flavonoids. This is a jar of organically grown calendula infusing in an organic high oleic sunflower oil. High oleic sunflower oil is high in vitamin E. This infusion steeps for four weeks and is then strained. The liquid gold is used in our organic lip balms.
Recently cured Always Faithful made with essential oils you would find in a forest.
Gardener made with the Four Thieves blend and pumice for exfoliating .
Lavender made with a high altitude Bulgarian Lavender. This is one of the finest and sweetest lavenders available on the market.
Last but not least is Tea Tree with the highest quality Tea Tree oil from Australia.
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Good Old Soap to the Rescue!
I know this is long but it's a good read.
Palli Thordarson PhD
Why does soap work so well on the SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus and indeed most viruses? Because it is a self-assembled nanoparticle in which the weakest link is the lipid (fatty) bilayer.
The soap dissolves the fat membrane and the virus falls apart like a house of cards and "dies", or rather, we should say it becomes inactive as viruses aren’t really alive. Viruses can be active outside the body for hours, even days.
Disinfectants, or liquids, wipes, gels and creams containing alcohol (and soap) have a similar effects but are not really quite as good as normal soap. Apart from the alcohol and soap, the “antibacterial agents” in these products don't affect the virus structure much at all. Consequently, many antibacterial products are basically just an expensive version of soap in terms of how they act on viruses. Soap is the best but alcohol wipes are good when soap is not practical or handy (e.g. office receptions).
But why exactly is soap so good? To explain that, I will take you through a bit of a journey through supramolecular chemistry, nanoscience and virology. I try to explain this in generic terms as much as possible, which means leaving some specialist chemistry terms out. This is a rather long post, but hopefully you enjoy it.
I point out to that while I am expert in supramolecular chemistry and the assembly of nanoparticles, I am not a virologists. The first image here is from an excellent post here which is dense with good virology info: https://t.co/73TurPhxOE?amp=1
I have always been fascinated by viruses as I see them as one of them most spectacular examples of how supramolecular chemistry and nanoscience can converge.
Most viruses consist of three key building blocks: RNA, proteins and lipids.The RNA is the viral genetic material -it is very similar to DNA. The proteins have several roles including breaking into the target cell, assist with virus replication and basically to be a key building block (like a brick in a house) in the whole virus structure.
The lipids then form a coat around the virus, both for protection and to assist with its spread and cellular invasion. The RNA, proteins and lipids self-assemble to form the virus. Critically, there are no strong “covalent” bonds holding these units together.
Instead the viral self-assembly is based on weak “non-covalent” interactions between the proteins, RNA and lipids. Together these act together like a Velcro so it is very hard to break up the self-assembled viral particle. Still, we can do it (e.g. with soap!).
Most viruses, including the coronavirus, are between 50-200 nanometers – so they are truly nanoparticles. Nanoparticles have complex interactions with surfaces they are on. Same with viruses. Skin, steel, timber, fabric, paint and porcelain are very different surfaces.
When a virus invades a cell, the RNA “hijacks” the cellular machinery like a computer virus (!) and forces the cell to start to makes a lot of fresh copies of its own RNA and the various proteins that make up the virus.
These new RNA and protein molecules, self-assemble with lipids (usually readily present in the cell) to form new copies of the virus. That is, the virus does not photocopy itself, it makes copies of the building blocks which then self-assemble into new viruses!
All those new viruses eventually overwhelm the cell and it dies/explodes releasing viruses which then go on to infect more cells. In the lungs, some of these viruses end up in the airways and the mucous membranes surrounding these.
When you cough, or especially when you sneeze, tiny droplets from the airways can fly up to 10 meters (30 ft)! The larger ones are thought to be main coronavirus carriers and they can go at least 2 m (7 ft). Thus – cover your coughs & sneezes people!
These tiny droplets end on surfaces and often dry out quickly. But the viruses are still active! What happens next is all about supramolecular chemistry and how self-assembled nanoparticles (like the viruses) interact with their environment!
Now it is time to introduce a powerful supramolecular chemistry concept that effectively says: similar molecules appear to interact more strongly with each other than dissimilar ones. Wood, fabric and not to mention skin interact fairly strongly with viruses.
Contrast this with steel, porcelain and at least some plastics, e.g. teflon. The surface structure also matter – the flatter the surface the less the virus will “stick” to the surface. Rougher surfaces can actually pull the virus apart.
So why are surfaces different? The virus is held together by a combination of hydrogen bonds (like those in water) and what we call hydrophilic or “fat-like” interactions. The surface of fibres or wood for instance can form a lot of hydrogen bonds with the virus.
In contrast steel, porcelain or teflon do not form a lot of hydrogen bond with the virus. So the virus is not strongly bound to these surfaces. The virus is quite stable on these surface whereas it doesn’t stay active for as long on say fabric or wood.
For how long does the virus stay active? It depends. The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is thought to stay active on favourable surfaces for hours, possibly a day. Moisture (“dissolves”), sun light (UV light) and heat (molecular motions) all make the virus less stable.
The skin is an ideal surface for a virus! It is “organic” and the proteins and fatty acids in the dead cells on the surface interact with the virus through both hydrogen bonds and the “fat-like” hydrophilic interactions.
So when you touch say a steel surface with a virus particle on it, it will stick to your skin and hence get transferred onto your hands. But you are not (yet) infected. If you touch your face though, the virus can get transferred from your hands and on to your face.
And now the virus is dangerously close to the airways and the mucus type membranes in and around your mouth and eyes. So the virus can get in…and voila! You are infected (that is, unless your immune system kills the virus).
If the virus is on your hands you can pass it on by shaking someone’s else hand. Kisses, well, that's pretty obvious…It comes without saying that if someone sneezes right in your face you are kind of stuffed.
So how often do you touch your face? It turns out most people touch the face once every 2-5 minutes! Yeah, so you at high risk once the virus gets on your hands unless you can wash the active virus off.
So let’s try washing it off with plain water. It might just work. But water “only” competes with the strong “glue-like” interactions between the skin and virus via hydrogen bonds. They virus is quite sticky and may not budge. Water isn’t enough.
Soapy water is totally different. Soap contains fat-like substances knowns as amphiphiles, some structurally very similar to the lipids in the virus membrane. The soap molecules “compete” with the lipids in the virus membrane. This is more or less how soap also removes normal dirt of the skin (see picture).
The soap molecules also compete with a lot other non-covalent bonds that help the proteins, RNA and the lipids to stick together. The soap is effectively “dissolving” the glue that holds the virus together. Add to that all the water.
The soap also outcompetes the interactions between the virus and the skin surface. Soon the viruses get detached and fall a part like a house of cards due to the combined action of the soap and water. The virus is gone!
The skin is quite rough and wrinkly which is why you do need a fair amount of rubbing and soaking to ensure the soap reaches very crook and nanny on the skin surface that could be hiding active viruses.
Alcohol based products, which pretty includes all “disinfectants” and “antibacterial” products contain a high-% alcohol solution, typically 60-80% ethanol, sometimes with a bit of isopropanol as well and then water + a bit of a soap.
Ethanol and other alcohols do not only readily form hydrogen bonds with the virus material but as a solvent, are more lipophilic than water. Hence alcohol do also dissolve the lipid membrane and disrupt other supramolecular interactions in the virus.
However, you need a fairly high concentration (maybe +60%) of the alcohol to get a rapid dissolution of the virus. Vodka or whiskey (usually 40% ethanol - see picture), will not dissolve the virus as quickly. Overall alcohol is not quite as good as soap at this task.
Nearly all antibacterial products contain alcohol and some soap and this does help killing viruses. But some also include “active” bacterial killing agents, like triclosan. Those, however, do basically nothing to the virus!
To sum up, viruses are almost like little grease-nanoparticles. They can stay active for many hours on surfaces and then get picked up by touch. They then get to our face and infect us because most of us touch the face quite frequently.
Water is not very effective alone in washing the virus off our hands. Alcohol based product work better. But nothing beats soap – the virus detaches from the skin and falls apart very readily in soapy water.
Here you have it – supramolecular chemistry, the way molecules interact with each other (see picture) and nanoscience tell us not only a lot about how the virus self-assembled into a functional active menace, but also how we can beat viruses with something as simple as soap.
Thank you for reading. This started off as a similar post in Icelandic that then took off! So I decided to put in on twitter where it has skyrocketed again. For those that don't use twitter and can't read Icelandic (!), I hope you find this useful. With apologies beforehand for any minor (hopefully) mistakes or over-simplications that I have made on the way.
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Rock on gold dust woman...Black Magic Soap with Tea Tree and Lemon Myrtle essential oils and gold rush dust. It also contains food grade Bamboo charcoal that acts as a skin detoxifier. Ready for sale on Dec. 15th.
‘Tis the season for giving. Loaves of Lemon Verbena and Goat’s Milk Lavender and Lemongrass and everything in between.
They are finally here! Supernatural Deodorants that magically keep BO at bay for 4 or more days and nights. Tested in the hottest and most stressful conditions. Made with Organic Arrow root, Baking Soda ,Organic Mango Butter, Olive Squalane, Candelilla Wax, Zinc Ricinoleate ( a salt) and 4 beautiful blends of essential oils . No cheap Coconut oil to make you break out and no lumpy Shea butter. Vegan friendly! There is even a baking soda free version for the Uber sensitive folks.
They will debut on the website on the 24th but feel free to call or email for phone orders before hand.
Sorcery Tree Tree & Lemon Myrtle
Alchemy Lavender, Beramot &
Superstition Bay, Patchouli,Eucalyptus
Mystic Cedar, Rosemary,
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