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My name is Esmeralda Woestenenk and I am a scientist, soap maker and jewelry artist. For my jewelry see my other Etsy shop SilverBlueberry.

I have a Master of Science in molecular biology and a PhD in biochemistry, so the chemistry of soap making is not something that scares me. What does scare me, on the other hand, is the amount of chemicals we are exposed to in our every day lives.

Chemicals in cosmetics, clothes, cleaning products, etc do not need to be tested as thoroughly as drugs, and their cocktail effects have not been tested at all. I am inclined to remove products from my life that are harmful for the environment or harmful for myself. I am a vegetarian and I try to avoid cosmetic products that are mineral oil products or contain harmful or non-biodegradable chemicals.

A while ago I stopped…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 18
  • Joined December 3, 2009

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fair trade and organic oils, essential oils

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About

My name is Esmeralda Woestenenk and I am a scientist, soap maker and jewelry artist. For my jewelry see my other Etsy shop SilverBlueberry.

I have a Master of Science in molecular biology and a PhD in biochemistry, so the chemistry of soap making is not something that scares me. What does scare me, on the other hand, is the amount of chemicals we are exposed to in our every day lives.

Chemicals in cosmetics, clothes, cleaning products, etc do not need to be tested as thoroughly as drugs, and their cocktail effects have not been tested at all. I am inclined to remove products from my life that are harmful for the environment or harmful for myself. I am a vegetarian and I try to avoid cosmetic products that are mineral oil products or contain harmful or non-biodegradable chemicals.

A while ago I stopped buying soap and started making my own. It feels extremely good to exactly know what you add, and to have a really short ingredients list with nothing strange on it. I am planning to expand my product line from soap to other kinds of products in the future.

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