Friday, April 4, 2014

Differences Between our Castile Soaps

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Casa de Lorenzo makes different kinds of castile soaps. For natural soap enthusiasts in the Philippines, this is a good to know piece of info, especially if one is particular about the effects of soap on their skin.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Benefits of Calamansi Essential Oil

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This is one tough article to make since there's not much that can be said about Calamansi Essential Oil. There is little research about the oil and its fairly unappreciated yet.

We all know about Calamansi. Its what we use in making juices, cooking, cleaning and laundry. From the supermarkets to the little sari-sari store by the street, Calamansi is available. It is just an essential part of a Filipino's life. Like Lemon and other citrus fruits, Calamansi produces essential oils from its skin.

What are its benefits? First, its scent. Calamansi Essential Oil has the capacity to help deodorize any bad odor. It eliminates the unwanted odors by overpowering other scent molecules in the air since the human nose is a lot more sensitive and appreciative to citrus smells. Making a linen spray of Calamansi Essential Oil will definitely keep your room or any area of your house smelling fresh and wonderful.

Secondly, smelling Calamansi Essential Oil can affect behavior. Studies gave indications that Calamansi Essential Oil have anti-anxiety effects. Just by smelling it, one can feel relaxed and refreshed, some even feeling a tingling effect while smelling.

Third, Calamansi Essential Oil has antimicrobial properties. It is not only astringent, but it can inhibit the growth of bacteria. Adding it on the stuff that you use when cleaning the sink or your bathroom not only deodorizes, but helps eliminate bad bacteria present in those surfaces. Although there are other stronger antiseptic essential oils than calamansi, it can still do the job pretty well.

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Fourth, it can help relieve symptoms of respiratory ailments. Best if combined with Peppermint and Eucalyptus essential oils. Place boiling water on a huge bowl and place a few drops of Calamansi, Peppermint and Eucalyptus and start inhaling the steam.

Fifth, mouthwash. Place a few drops of Calamansi essential oil in a glass of water and stir. Begin to gargle with the solution. It helps elimate bad breath and disinfects your mouth.

Its pretty wonderful to know that there's something local and very Filipino that can be used like Lemon. Since we are the world's largest producer of Calamansi, we should take advantage of the abundant supply here in the country.



Sunday, September 8, 2013

Soapy Friends Promo

We're not saying things between you and your friends are "soapy." We just want you to share to your friends and help spread the word on natural stuff, especially about Casa de Lorenzo Castile Soaps.

Here's our latest gift to all of the believers of taking care of skin naturally and in taking care of the environment. We hope that sharing to other people your experiences in bathing using Casa de Lorenzo Castile Soaps will convince them to try. And because you shared us, whatever soap your friend get, you'll get it too!

Visit our Promo Page to start!



Mechanics:

  1. Open to everyone.
  2. Tell your friends about Casa de Lorenzo Castile Soaps and encourage to try. As our gift to you, whatever soap they get from Casa de Lorenzo, you also get it for FREE!
  3. Simply ask them to use the special ordering form on our promo page (Link here: http://www.thecasadelorenzo.com/p/promos.html ), add your name and mobile number, and we'll contact you separately.
  4. After the successful delivery of your friend's soaps, we will deploy your package. Please note that shipping will be care of recipient.
  5. Soapy Friends will end October 7, 2013.
  6. For further questions or inquiries, please contact us at 0939-9192916 or email us at order@thecasadelorenzo.com



Monday, August 12, 2013

Super-Moisturize Your Castile Soaps

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To a lover of Natural Products, more likely than not, you've known that Castile Soaps are awesome in moisturizing and taking care of the skin, depending on how the soap has been made. But of course there is a way of increasing the moisturizing properties of your Natural Soaps.

First, you have to understand how this works.

Every bottle or bar of soap is a delicate balance, thus the soapmaker has to have considerable experience in making soaps, aside from some functional knowledge of chemistry and a lot of patience. Most liquid soaps are on the sweet spot that lies between too much oil and too much lye. Here is where the skill of the soapmaker is essential, as well as the knowledge of what oils to use so the desired effect of the soap can be attained. Coconut Oils are super cleansing when made into soap, Olive oil is very moisturizing and Palm Oil creates very good lather. To create a good soap, these know-hows are all applied.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Passionfruit Oil Extraction Project

So after a few days of figuring out how to extract the oil of Passionfruit Seeds, we've been pretty successful apparently.

Since the Philippines is a tropical country, drying the seeds were as easy as batting your eyelashes. Even though its the rainy season, a quick date with the morning and midday sun, the seeds were dry. What we were attempting is a cold-press method. When you're going natural, there's no way but cold-press, although its quite a tiresome method.

Friday, August 2, 2013

We're Making Passionfruit Seed Oil

Nowadays, in order to get high quality natural products, people have to do it on their own. That's really how Casa de Lorenzo Soaps came about, since we don't want to use detergents sold as soaps on our skin anymore, we made our own soaps (Read Why I Started Casa de Lorenzo). It was enjoyable, and one variant came after another. We're having so much fun in doing things on our own, we've decided since there's a shortage of supply of quality natural products here in the Philippines, we're going to make raw materials ourselves and one of our targets is making Passionfruit Seed Oil.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Many Benefits of Castile Soap

Castile Soap, originally came from Spain, popular with royalty and upper class citizens. In the Old World definition, Castile Soap is made strictly from Olive Oil, Water and Alkali. Nowadays, the definition widened, which included all soaps made from vegetable oils. And presently, there is bar Castile Soap and Liquid Castile Soap.

What are the benefits of Castile Soap? Read on to find out.