Fabriqué avec conviction
What is a “DuschMödeli” ?
It’s a highly nourishing showering soap, made in small batches by hand in a small workshop in the Kanton of Aargau (Switzerland).
Why buy a “DuschMödeli” ?
It produces minimally harming residues in waste water (contrary to industrial detergents).
It’s not only good for your skin but also friendly to the environment.
And it’s made out of really good raw materials.
It cleans and nourishes the skin in one go.
And causes 0% plactic waste.
Last but not least: you simply use less cleaning agent because it’s a hard bar of soap (70% of liquid detergents consist of water…).
What is the “DuschMödeli” made of ?
Organic vegetable oils (mostly olive oil from southern Italy) and lye.
Plus organic natural essential oils and colored clays.
Made by hand.
In order to preserve the natural essential oils (which tend to be highly volatile) a duschmödeli is made by hand with the traditional hot soap making process.
You can come an visit my tiny workshop every thursday evening between 17:00 and 20:00. Schlossbergstrasse 6 in 5621 Zufikon (Aargau).
It wouldn’t be a bad idea to write to me beforehand (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give me a quick call – just to make sure that I’ll be in my workshop…
PolarLicht (polar lights)
This is my third recipe for a facial balm completely free of any synthetic ingredient.
Green is the color of this highly nourishing balm.
Green as the ionizing polar lights in the arctic sky.
Green as the lichen which defy almost any environment and develop such a fascinating color.
This facial balm is defined by the raw, dark green avocado oil; complemented by other plant oils which soften, nurture and protect sensitive, mature and dry skin.
The plant wax and the tiny amount of galipot not only help the skin to retain moisture but boosts the regenerating effect of this care recipe.
I’m intrigued by extra terrestrial phenomena; therefore you’ll find a couple of odd names amongst my products…
This Swiss foundation’s goal is to make old vegetables, plants and animal breeds known again. Not so long ago we had a stunning variety of apples, plums, carrots, salads, goats, cows, chickens etc.
In today’s world everything is subjected to the dictates of economics.
Best transportable ?
Max profit with minimal input ?
Consider only the most efficient animal or vegetable ?
BUT biodiversity is important.
Cause it cushions risks.
If one plant results in a lean crop, you may have another species that produces a good crop.
If one breed of animal suffers from a certain disease, you have another type that doesn’t experience the same sickness.
Many plants and animals have adapted over hundreds of years by nature, farmers, monasteries to the surrounding environment. This resulted in an incredible variety of plants and animal breeds.
In the last hundred years this diversity has shrunk to a frighteningly small number.
And this fact could be fatal for us. One day.
So it’s important to counteract.
It’s fortunate that ProSpecieRara is gaining in popularity.
In order to make the valuable work of this foundation tangible, good products with raw materials from animals and plants worth preserving are highly important.
Like the duschmödeli “CapraGrigia”. Or the “DunkleBiene”. Or “Vom Acker”.
Many raw materials for cosmetics have tongue–twisting names, and if you take a look (with the help of a magnifying glass…) at the (usually) long list of ingredients, you often know just as much after the (highly technical) read as you did before.
Long shelf life
Many of these unpronounceable substances find their way into the respective formulation for production and logistical reasons only.
I think it would be a blessing for the skin and the environment, if purely natural substances were used; which every consumer understands.
Admittedly, my advantage is that I’m a small “anchovy”…. in the vast Pacific…
I can make things that don’t require preservatives because I only produce small batches and sell them in a short time period.
The downside of my miniature size is the amount of time and labor which is required per product sold.
Which leads to a higher price.
Lets take my deodorant.
I produce about 30 pieces at a time.
Before getting the product ready for production it has to be formulated and tested; the label has to be designed and printed; a foto has to be taken for the web shop and a product description has to be written.
Only then comes production, filling, labeling plus stocking.
All these steps are allocated to a relatively small number of products.
BUT my big plus is: Due to my mini quantities I need 0 preserving substances and 0 ingredients which are exclusively required for large scale production.
Large manufacturing quantities can’t go without these auxiliary chemicals.
For my products I can say: what’s printed on the label is in the container.