Tangie: From idea to product, and beyond! I'd like to take moment and introduce myself. I am Angie of Tangie. For as long as I can remember, I have had sensitivities to many store bought products. I’m not exactly sure when I began to realize that ingredients could be the problem, but I do know it didn’t take long before I began creating my own “recipes” for body and household products. It started easy with vinegar and water to clean my windows. I began reading about petroleum-based ingredients. I didn’t need a degree in rocket science to figure out that I was WEARING those PETRO-CHEMICALS EVERYDAY. Gross! Then came the laundry soap.
My first recipes were straight off the internet. You’ve probably seen it; the mix of Borax, Washing Soda and Fels Naptha soap. At that time, according to the internet; that was how to make “natural laundry soap”. I believed the internet for awhile. Then one day, I stumbled upon REAL natural ingredients. I’m talking yucca root, hazelnuts and soap nuts. Yep, I would start washing my clothes with nuts and berries. LOL! Why not?
For 1,000’s of years before me, that’s what people did.
My interest was as high as Mount Everest. I scoured the internet and library for details. I watched several documentaries about history and ingredients. Here are just a few documentaries that opened my eyes to making small changes. Little did I know at the time, that what I was learning would eventually hone my eco-skills into a daily eco-warrior.
THE MORE I LEARNED, THE MORE I REWORKED…I had to rework my laundry formulation after learning all this new information. It felt good putting the ancient cleaning ingredients to use. I formulated and husband washed load after load after load after load….testing and retesting my new formulas. When finally, I did it…no more borax or washing soda…or Fels Naptha! The new formula emerged from the washing machine like a Phoenix rising from the ashes — ok, so maybe it was more like a clean shirt emerging from the dryer. Either way, it had emerged and it was here to stay! I am extremely proud of my efforts to get a liquid laundry soap into a concentrated paste form. There is nothing like it on the market. No excess water weight, no excessive plastic containers to throw away each month. The effectiveness and affordability is awesome; which also applies to our Stain Remover Bar and Shave Cream Soap. My company’s mission is expressive of how I try to live my life everyday….”doing more with less, because it’s the right thing to do.” I would love for you to join me on this mission.