• Why WECAREBEST Organic Castile Soap and Bar Soap?

    Why WECAREBEST  Organic Series?

    Benefits of WECAREBEST Organic Soap

    What is the number one benefit of Organic soap? Organic soap is simply better for your skin. It contains natural ingredients such as plant-derived base oils, glycerin, and essential oils. By contrast, synthetic, mass-market soap is made of petroleum-based lathering agents, synthetic fragrances, harsh dyes, and dangerous preservatives. It’s not surprising, then, that a lot of our customers say that their skin feels better after using organic soap, and that it sometimes helps to improve skin conditions such as eczema and acne, rather than producing further irritation.

    But not only is WECAREBEST organic soap better for you, it’s also better for others. It’s better for the environment because producing its ingredients has less of an environmental impact, and because those ingredients break down easily and cause fewer problems after they go down the drain. It’s better for animals because its ingredients are already recognized as safe, so no animal testing is necessary. And finally, organic soap is better for the economy, because it is often made by small, local producers, so the dollars you spend on it stay in the community.

    What do I mean by organic soap?

    When I talk about organic soap, most of the time I’m talking about natural and organic soap. Natural soap is made out of fats or oils, water, lye, and often essential oils and natural dyes. Organic soap also has the added benefit of being made of ingredients that are produced with organic farming practices, that is, farming practices that don’t use pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. So organic soap is natural soap, but it is also one step better.

    WECAREBEST Organic soap is made from

     Organic eatable ingredients

    that are better for your skin!

    Organic Base Oils

    WECAREBEST Organic soap is made from natural ingredients, and in most cases, those ingredients are also organically farmed.Such as organic olivia oil, organic coconut oil, organic grapeseed oil... The majority of the soap bar is made of what are called base oils. We use some of the same base oils for soapmaking that you can use for cooking. So if it’s safe to eat, it’s probably also safe to put on your skin. In the case of our latest recipe, those oils are coconut, olive, and castor bean oil. (We used to use palm oil but are phasing it out because of the massive amount of environmental destruction that it takes to produce.)

    Premium Essential Oil

    Another ingredient in our soap is essential oil. Essential oils are the volatile or fragrant compounds in certain plants. Most essential oils are distilled from things you would eat such as citrus fruit or herbs. Two examples of essential oils we use are lemon essential oil and rosemary essential oil. Experts say you shouldn’t put pure essential oil on your skin because it is very concentrated and can cause irritation. However, essential oil diluted with another oil is just fine.

    Planted Based Glycerin

    WECAREBST organic soap also contains glycerin. Glycerin is a natural product of the soapmaking reaction. A lot of mass-market soapmakers and some small-batch soapmakers take out the glycerin because it makes the soap bar last longer or because they can sell the glycerin to use in other cosmetic products. However, when glycerin is left in the soap bar, it acts as a humectant, or a substance that attracts moisture from the air into the skin. Two other natural humectants are aloe and honey.

    What about lye?

    Lye is a purified natural substance that does not meet the definition of “organic.” Lye does have it’s origins in wood ashes, so it is plant-based. But it doesn’t seem like something you’d want to put on your skin. So what gives? Well, one soapmaker explained there is a difference between “contains lye” and “made with lye.” Soap is made in a chemical reaction between lye and oil. So, if done properly, there is no lye left in the soap once the soapmaking reaction is complete. There are only sodium ions, fatty acids, glycerin, and a bit of water. (And essential oils and whatever else you put in the bar.) If you have any more questions about how this works, google knows the answer, or you can send and email to wecarellc@bestcare.us, and we can grab a beer and chat about chemistry.

    Soapmaking and cooking

    A few years ago a friend bought a house, and her father came to visit to help her with a couple of carpentry projects before she moved in. We were all having dinner one night, and he said something that stuck with me. If you start with the best ingredients, and manage to combine them with a little bit of skill, you’ll probably end up with a pretty good dish. If you think about it, this makes a lot of sense. Imagine buying a salmon right off the boat, which you could when I was growing up on the Oregon Coast. Imagine taking the salmon home and cooking it over an open fire in the back yard. Pristine ingredients. And sure, it takes a little bit of skill to cook fish over a fire. Now imagine fish sticks that you buy in the freezer section of the grocery store. Imagine all the technical steps and machinery it takes to make fish sticks. Now which tastes better? In my experience, soapmaking works the same way.

    What organic soaps do not contain?

    Now that we’ve talked about some of the good stuff in organic soap, I'm going to mention a few of the bad things found in mass-market commercial soap. Three ingredients I’m going to examine are surfactants, parabens, and artificial frangrances.

    Surfactants

    Surfactants are the chemicals responsible for the cleansing properties of a particular product. Surfactants are made of long molecules with two different ends. One end of the molecule sticks to water, while the other sticks to dirt and oil. Surfactants, as a category aren’t automatically bad for you. Soap is technically a surfactant. But you have to be careful about which surfactants you put on your body. One of the most common surfactants in personal cleansers and shampoos is sodium lauryl sulfate. Sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS, is made from coconuts, but it is contaminated with toxic byproducts when it is manufactured. SLS has been linked to skin irritation, toxicity, endocrine disruption, and cancer. Another unsettling fact about SLS and many other synthetic substances is that your body doesn’t have the enzymes to break them down, so they may accumulate in your tissues over time.

    Parabens

    Parabens are a specific type of preservative used in a wide range of cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. More specifically they prevent growth of mold and bacteria. Paraben is actually short for “parahydroxybenzoate.” The reason we should avoid parabens is because they act like estrogen in the body. Too much estrogen can lead to breast cancer and reproductive issues. One piece of good news is that there are a lot of newer safer preservatives available, so a company that is still using parabens is really just being lazy. When inspecting labels on cosmetic products you should look out for the three most common parabens: butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben. Or you can just opt for a simple, natural product such as organic soap!

    Artificial fragrances

    Let me tell you a story about artificial fragrances. Back in the early days of Metaphor Organic, we used some of them. (Hangs head in shame.) We bought all our essential oils down the street at a little bulk herb shop, and the artificial fragrance oil was right next to the essential oils. We didn’t know any better! But the more research we did, the more we realized we should phase them out. For example, there was an artificial vanilla that we used in some of our scent blends. Then we tried to find natural vanilla, but it was very expensive and it didn’t smell very distinctly. So we wrote to the manufacturer of the artificial vanilla to try to find out what was in it, because maybe then we could justify putting it in the soap. But they wouldn’t tell us! Artificial fragrances recipes are protected as trade secrets. So maybe they are fine, but other sources report that the majority of artificial fragrances are derived from petroleum.

    Other ingredients

    There is a long list of other synthetic ingredients that may be found in mass market cleansing bars, but listing them would make this article way too long. The best place to look for info on just about every additive to personal care products (and food) is the Environmental Working Group, or EWG. It’s their job to stay up to date on all the latest research on potentially harmful chemicals.

    Why do companies use chemicals?

    Ok, technically everything is made of chemicals, but you know what I mean. Why do large skin care companies use synthetic ingredients? For one, they’re cheaper than natural ingredients. For another, they’re easier to process and store. And finally, it’s easier to get them to produce exactly the desired result, such as super intense colors and scents. Remember that artificial vanilla we found at the herb store? It smelled like an hyper-natural BLAST of vanilla. Unfortunately, a lot of natural scents aren’t able to translate into soap. You can distill the essential oil out of a certain number of plants, mostly strong-smelling herbs, but I’ll bet that blueberry-ice-cream-scented soap is synthetic. Likewise, many flower scents are incredibly expensive to distill in their natural form, so, for example, if you want a jasmine bar of soap that costs less than $25, you have to use synthetic.

    Regular Soap that isn’t soap!

    As a final note on artificial soap, you might have noticed that a couple paragraphs ago I used the term “cleansing bars.” That’s because, legally, soap has to be made out of mostly oil, water, and lye. If it’s not, they have to call it something else, such as a detergent or “syndet” bar. That doesn’t mean that some companies don’t make actual soap and then put a bunch of other stuff in it. Dove soap is a great example. One ingredient is listed as “sodium tallowate,” which is just another way of saying tallow, or beef fat, that has reacted with the lye catalyst. Maybe not very delicious, but it is natural. But Dove also contains cocamidopropyl betaine, a synthetic surfactant. Likewise, Lush soap, even though we love its minimal packaging, contains SLS and parabens.

    Organic soap has many other benefits

    In the last part of this article, I’m going to talk about why organic soap is the best choice if you’re concerned not only about what sort of products you put on your skin, but also, the greater impacts of the production and disposal of those products. Organic soap is generally better for the environment, for animals, and for the local economy.

    Better production

    One reason organic soap is better for the environment is that its plant-based ingredients are grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. There is a ton of writing on why these substances are harmful so I’m just going to give a couple examples. Pesticides and artificial fertilizers can kill beneficial insects along with the ones that damage crops, they can harm other animals and plants, they can contaminate soil and water, and they can make people sick if they are exposed directly.

    Better disposal

    Another reason organic soap is better for the environment is that it breaks down easily after it is washed down the drain. Some of the ingredients that are bad for you in mass-market soap are also bad for fish and other organisms. Compounds such as parabens that mimic hormones are especially harmful, as they can disrupt these creatures’ life cycle.

    Better for animals

    Organic soap is better if you’re concerned about animals for a couple different reasons. For one, most organic soap is not made out of animals! There are some natural soaps that do use animal fat such as lard or tallow. If you’re looking to avoid these ingredients, check the labels, and look up the ingredients if you’re not sure. Sometimes ingredients are listed under names such as sodium lardate or sodium tallowate, which are the technical names for the free fatty acid salts that make up soap. Organic soap is also better for animals because usually, no animal testing is required. Organic soap ingredients are listed by the FDA as GRAS, or generally recognized as safe, and most new recipes are simply variations on older ones.

    Better for the economy

    Finally, organic soap has greater social benefits beyond personal safety and the environment. Most organic soap is made in small batches by local crafters. Studies have shown that the majority of money spent in local businesses stays within the community. At farmer or crafter markets, you can buy directly from the producer and attach a face to the product. And even if they don’t sell directly at markets, usually small-batch makers are more accessible than their corporate counterparts in case you have questions or suggestions for improvement.

    Conclusion

    After going through all these reasons, it’s easy to see why  WECAREBEST organic soap is a great choice.

    When we started, it was also the beginning of a larger maker movement, as producers and consumers shift back to smaller, more local, more unique products and better for your skin.


  • Why WECAREBEST Products?

    How WECAREBEST Products can be used differently, and good sanitizing practices during COVID-19

    Hand sanitizer is without a doubt our best companion with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. To meet the rising demand, the variety of sanitizer options has increased exponentially. With clean hands being one of your greatest defenses, it’s important to make sure the disinfectant you choose is powerful and effective. Here is what to consider when choosing the best hand sanitizer for you:

     

    Gel vs. Liquid: is there a difference?

    Hand sanitizers can come in both gel and liquid solutions. Scientifically speaking both are equally as effective as long as you thoroughly cover the surface of your hands, massage between your fingers, and under your nails. The most important element of a good hand sanitizer is, of course, the alcohol content.

     

    The CDC recommends a 60%~90% ethanol content or greater in all alcohol-based hand rubs, also known as ABHRs.

     

    Studies on gel vs. liquid hand sanitizers have noted that liquid disinfectant can be faster acting, at a rate of <15 seconds, whereas gel sanitizers require up to 30 seconds to eliminate viral or bacterial content. Gel may also be slower to dry. It has been recorded that liquid hand sanitizers may leave less residue on the skin, but this is of course product dependent as manufacturers may develop sanitizers with differing formulations and additional ingredients, affecting the products’ texture and consistency. Some users have found gel easier to dispense and handle than liquid sanitizers.

     

    Uses for gel vs. liquid disinfectant

     

    Gel hand sanitizer is an excellent option for keeping your hands clean throughout your day. Easy to dispense and keep at hand, in your car, purse, or even around your home. Liquid hand sanitizer is best used if dispensed out of a spray bottle and can be great to keep in your car or home to disinfect not only your hands, but your phone, keys, steering wheel, and door handles, among other surfaces that may become cross-contaminated through contact. 

    The We Care Best  Difference

    At We Care Best´╝î we want you to trust that your hand sanitiser will get the job done which is why we offer CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) compliant formulations. Though no sanitiser or antibacterial product can fully ensure you will not contract a virus or other illness, it is a powerful preventative measure. Especially when used consistently, throughout the day, and whenever you come in contact with potentially contaminated surfaces.

    We understand that your skin is sensitive, which is why we infuse our hand sanitiser with essential oils like lemon and lavender, as well as the healing and hydrating elements of aloe vera. Hand sanitisers shouldn’t result in dry or irritated skin in order to be effective. Seeing that it is imperative to use hand sanitizer throughout your day, we made sure to include natural elements that would help rebalance your skin, keeping it moisturized and protecting it from harm, while also keeping you healthy and safe.

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  • Why "We Care LLC"?

    We Care Story


    On Jan14th, 2011, We Care, LLC Founder Amanda lost her close family during a medical accident, unfortunately. 

    With time passed, the tremendous grief turned into a strong will to take better care of people. Though she could not stop her families leaving her from accident or disease when she was young. She always feels like delivering something more to take better care of her family, friends, and communities. Whenever she thinks back, she always thinks about whether she do better to protect her families. In her deep mind, she would like to care about the needs of people if there is any chance.
    In Feb 2020, when some of her families were lacking enough high-quality PPE  during their work, What's more, she supervised finding lots of cleaning works even doctors who were treated like trash by wearing some ridiculous trashbags in the hospital during COVID-19.

    She felt so bad and immediately she decided to help those people in need with her years of Global supply chain experience.
    With her and her team's hard work, we care LLC donated advanced10,000 KN95 Mask to a local hospital in April 2020.
    We Care, LLC provided 15,000 Masks and hand sanitizers to local residents who in need.

    With a common goal and mission, she is so proud to invite Dr. Care (a Professional Development team member) who graduated from Johns Hopkins University to join We Care, LLC.

    Dr. Care leads his team both in Asia and N&S America to develop advanced WeCareBest products approved by the FDA. For the sake of it, she has faith that she and her team would try their best to take the best care of people and prevent any potential tragedy (which happened to her before) from happening again.

    The endless grief with powerful willing to provide better care inspires Amanda and her team to establish the "We Care LLC" whose mission is to offer advanced medical/home/personal healthcare supplies for those who need better care and keep those we love away from viruses or any potential danger.

    We care best because we care most!

    During the early stage of COVID-19,  We Care LLC donated 10,000 KN95 Mask to a local hospital in April 2020, However, it still not enough.


    We Care, LLC provided 15,000 Masks and hand sanitizers to local residents from March to Aug 2020.

    In Aug and Sep, 2020, We Care research team is developing advanced organic cleaning for families and especially for kids ...

     

     



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