Tuesday, November 27, 2012

On Using Antibacterial Soaps

Today we live in a world where aggressive bacteria and viruses are abound. Everywhere we go, every object we touch, every person we interact with increases the risk of contracting sickness. So scientists came up with antibiotics and antibacterial stuff that aggressively eliminate the threats to us and the lives of our loved ones. By killing these bacteria and viruses, we are safe.

Well, its not completely true. Many people are beginning to think that it is otherwise.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cleaning Fruits & Vegetables for the Holidays

Its almost Christmas! Here in the Philippines, the peak of activities are coming close and a lot of preparations still need to be done. Christmas shopping is just about to intensify, the rush to supermarkets or the local palengke to buy food for the Noche Buena is not too far away, and the abundance of fresh fruits from all over the world are coming. Not to mention the tradition of many Filipinos of preparing several rounded fruits during the eve of New Year to bring good luck, a lot is being consumed during the holidays.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Natural Liquid Bath Soaps Holiday Sale

As an early Christmas Gift to lovers of natural products in the Philippines, Casa de Lorenzo's Natural Liquid Bath Soaps go 50% OFF!

Instead of paying P350 for a 250mL bottle of our Natural Liquid Bath Soaps, it becomes P175 only. All you have to do is LIKE our Facebook Fan Page www.facebook.com/thecasadelorenzo and SHARE the promo poster from our timeline, and the discount can be applied to your order.

Offer is good until December 20, 2012.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lemongrass and Citronella Differences

Almost everyone is familiar with Citronella. Its strong citrusy scent repels mosquitoes and works as an antiseptic on a variety of uses. It is in candles, potpourri, lotions and many others to help ward off insects. Almost everyone is also familiar with Lemongrass, which are used in grilled or roasted Filipino foods like lechon. Lemongrass is also a favorite herb of Philippine Traditional Healing for its efficacy in helping digestive problems.

Citronella and Lemongrass are cousins. They almost look the same, they grow the same way, and as essential oils, they are processed the same manner. But do you know how to distinguish Citronella from Lemongrass while they're still plants?

Actually its very easy.

Monday, October 29, 2012

They Used Natural Liquid Soaps

We're excited to share to everyone the feedback of people who've used the Natural Liquid Soaps of Casa de Lorenzo. Here's a few of those who've tried.
Experience bathing luxuries naturally. Get a bottle of Casa de Lorenzo Liquid Castile Soap and Old Fashioned Soap today and feel the difference. Visit our website http://www.thecasadelorenzo.com and order now. We offer Cash-On-Delivery to Metro Manila and Metro Cebu customers. Email us at order@thecasadelorenzo.com for more details.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Natural Liquid Soaps Cash On Delivery

Great news! We are now offering Cash-On-Delivery basis for our Natural Liquid Soaps. Actually it applies to all products of Casa de Lorenzo. If you haven't had any experience using credit cards, GCash, Smart Money, Bank Deposit Payments, or PayPal, but still want to buy our products, you can pay when you get your orders. Available only to Metro Manila and Metro Cebu deliveries.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Making Your Own Natural Liquid Soaps

What's the best thing that can happen to your bath products? Its when you begin using natural stuff. But it gets better if you can make your own right at your own home right? Well, this is exactly what this article is about, being able to make your own natural liquid soaps.

To make your own natural liquid soaps at home, there are 4 things you need. These are natural liquid soap, additives, scents and bottles. Putting them together is really easy, you won't break a sweat in your brow, but you need to familiarize yourself with your materials before proceeding.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Natural Liquid Soaps on Multiply

We would like to announce that we have opened an online shop at one of the leading marketplaces online in the Philippines, Multiply.

To all frequenters, fans and shoppers on Multiply, you may visit http://casadelorenzo.multiply.com/ and get our Natural Liquid Soaps there. Whether you choose to transact directly to us or via our Multiply Shop, you're still getting the same Casa de Lorenzo Liquid Soaps.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Cleaning Fruits and Vegetables Naturally

Before you take that first bite on that apple, before you open up that banana served on your table, before you peel those lovely oranges straight from the market, before slicing those tomatoes for your salad, washing them is a must.

Just like washing your hands before eating, it is essential that we wash our fruits and vegetables before we serve and eat. It doesn't matter whether they come from the public markets, the supermarkets, your neighborhood green grocer or straight from your backyard garden, clean food saves a lot of headaches. For starters, there's dirt settling on them while being transported and you can't be too sure if the containers or the people who handled your fruits and veggies have sterile hands. Those alone can be a cause of concern. Add up the fertilizers, pesticides and chemicals to hasten ripening like kalburo, they will end up in your bodies instead with water in the drain of your sink.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Patchouli in the Philippines

Here's an herb that is native in Southeast Asia, and also here in the Philippines. Locally known as "Kabling," this plant has been utilized since time immemorial as relief from arthritis and rheumatism when leaves are pounded and applied to the afflicted area. It is also used as diuretic for scanty urination when leaves are boiled in water and drank as tea.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Natural Liquid Soap Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our first Natural Liquid Soap Giveaway! As per the survey in our Facebook Fan page, the winners will receive (1) 250mL bottle of Peppermint Liquid Castile Soap. And instead of just giving away 2 bottles, we've decided to giveaway 3 bottles! Join us in congratulating the 3 winners.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Castile Soap or Old Fashioned Soap?

The world is full of choices. Every move you make involves choices. With water you drink, choose from hot or cold, bottled or not, imported or local, bubbly or just plain! With coffee, there's an equally wide range of choices, and so does everything else. This time, we tell you about Casa de Lorenzo Natural Liquid Soaps so you know what you're having when you get a bottle.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Natural Liquid Soap Giveaway

Casa de Lorenzo is giving away a few bottles of Natural Liquid Soaps on Facebook! Enjoy the benefits of using soaps made from Olive Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil, scented by essential oils. Get the best of nature, for FREE!

To join, just go to Facebook.com/TheCasadeLorenzo and like the page. Look for the promo poster on the timeline, comment on the post and share the poster on your timeline. A raffle will determine the winner on Friday, September 21, 2012. We're giving away (2) 250mL bottles of Casa de Lorenzo Natural Liquid Soaps worth P350 pesos.

The more people joining, the more bottles of soap we'd be giving away so visit our Facebook page today. You can choose what to win. Select from our Castile Soap or Old Fashioned Soap, Lavender or Peppermint.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Castile Soap in the Philippines

Ask Filipinos about Castile Soap, chances are that might the first time they've heard of it. The most luxurious and the most famous soap in the world remains virtually unknown even up to now in the Philippines. History, unfortunately, does not reveal much why. We can always speculate but one thing is sure, soaps such as Castile are quite rare and apparently expensive in the past. Their supply is limited only to the upper-class Spaniards and Filipinos.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Are You Using Natural Soap?

Bubbles, a shower and water, a well lit bathroom and an attractive model taking a shower. These are the elements of a typical ad you'd see for a cleansing beauty product. It makes you curious to try out. It makes you have that "what if" in mind and when you see it on the supermarket stalls, a box or two goes in the cart. Have you made the right choice? So it seems. All your senses say you got it right. But is it natural?

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Essential Oils for the Rainy Days

Its the typhoon and rainy season again in the country. The Philippines being in the tropical part of the world, we experience a lot of rainfall per year. With the rains come plenty of things that can threaten our health and those of our loved ones. But a lot of these can be helped and managed by essential oils. Here's a list of stuff you might encounter during the monsoon season and how you can use of essential oils as home remedies on such situations. One big reminder though, most essential oils are not recommended to pregnant and babies under 3 months old so avoid using it on them. Also, these home remedies are only effective if what you are using are real essential oils.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Keep Bugs Away with Essential Oils

Its no secret that essential oils have the capability of keeping insects and other undesirable pests away. All essential oils does, to a certain extent, but some are more effective than others. Right now, during the rainy season in the Philippines, the rise of insect-borne diseases like dengue is on the rise. One may opt to use kerosene based insecticides, they are effective, no doubt about that. But research has proven that these insecticides are poisonous and destructive also to pets, humans and the environment.

Nature has its own arsenal,  and when used correctly, these effectively control if not eliminate the threats. It is therefore important to know what essential oils can protect you naturally from becoming victims these pests. Prevention is better than cure, right? Although nature also has provided us with cure for almost any type of sickness or ailment, it is still best not to get sick especially from bug bite. Here's a list of known natural bug fighters.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Using Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is one of the most well-known and the most consumed essential oil in the world. Found almost in all bath and body products, the scent is very familiar. Although Lavender is not cultivated locally in the Philippines, Lavender essential oils are still available in the country. One has to be careful though, where to buy because many still don't know the difference between essential oils and fragrance oils as only real essential oils have healing properties. Lavender is extremely useful because of its antiseptic, antidepressant, and other properties that help the human body. It is generally safe and has no restrictions in usage, thus every home should keep a bottle of Lavender essential oil. Here are some of the ways you can use Lavender Essential Oil. Please note that these recommendations are tried and tested home remedies, but consulting a health professional is advised especially in severe and special cases.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Plastics Ban in Metro Manila

For an advocate of an environment, the widespread ban of plastics and styrofoams seems a tremendous victory. All over Metro Manila, local governments have been implementing the widespread reduction of plastic material consumption. Buy from a local fast food restaurant or in a convenience store, most likely they'll pack it in a biodegradable material. Nature should be grinning right now for this progress.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Essential Oils in the Philippines

Is it hard to get Essential Oils in the Philippines? It appears it don't. When you do a search on the internet using "essential oil philippines" you'll get over 2,000,000 results. Potentially, 2 million sources of essential oils in the country. But what's the real deal? Are you getting the real essential oil?

One has to be very careful about buying essential oils. Real essential oils are extracted from plants through distillation or solvent extraction, but the cost of this process is high. Sometimes, its much cheaper to reconstruct the essential oils using raw chemical materials. Many fragrance manufacturers who have access to the technology can synthesize "essential oils" in their own laboratories, then mass produce them resulting in cheaper but acceptable products.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mineral Oil - Avoid or Keep using?

There are many things that come into mind when mineral oil becomes the subject of any discussion.It is a fact that more than 90% of all cosmetics and skin products nowadays contain mineral oil. From adult products to baby products, mineral oil is present in quantities that would surprise any common Filipino. All you have to do is to read the labels. It is sometimes called by the following names: white oil, liquid paraffin, liquid petroleum, and a lot more others. Sounds scary right? But before you make a judgement call right now, read further to know more.