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Turn on and log-in, class is about to start! SOUL’s the place to review and rethink conversations about our bodies, our social lives, and our planet. We’re tackling everything from skin disease and the beauty industry’s ugly side to environmental justice and community care. Feed your SOUL at The School of UnLearning.

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  • Skincare for Life
    By J.T. Alvarez When it comes to skincare, we're often bombarded with the hottest hypes, newest trends, and revolutionary technology that promises...
  • Let Your Nature Thrive with Curiosity
    Curiosity is Salt Lake City's first zero proof (read: alcohol-free) bottle shop and bar, mixing up cool and tasty spins on 'mocktails' that anyone ...
  • 3 Simple Ways to Support Your Microbiome (Without Spending a Dime)
    by Denise Cartwright, CRUDE Founder and CEO ‘Microbiome’ is a hot new wellness buzzword — and pro, pre, and post-biotic drinks, supplements, and pe...
  • Healthy Soil for a Healthy Planet
    Why you should care about regenerative farming By Cattie Khoury, Toodaloo Founder Ever heard the saying “as above, so below”? This expression’s me...
  • Flying High with Jing Gao
    With CRUDE Founder & CEO Denise Cartwright It’s Founder Friday! I’m writing my interview questions for Jing Gao, founder of Fly By Jing, as I e...
  • Moms in the Workforce
    By Krista Parry, CRUDE COO May is Maternal Mental Health Month and I’m not sure it’s ever been more exhausting or challenging to be a mother in the...
  • Julia Collins: What She Brings to the Table
    WHO WE’RE ROOTING FOR Julia Collins - Foodie, Earth Mama, Founder & CEO of Planet FWD & Moonshot Snacks.  Her passion for food has driven i...
  • Four-twenty 411: Endocannabinoidome
    Endocannabinoidome: Interconnectedness of the endocannabinoid system and the microbiota and their role in modulating the gut, inflammation, mental ...
  • Bacteria, Acne, & You
    The Key to Your Skin's Health During and immediately after birth, we are exposed to a wide variety of microbiota which colonize our bodies and inte...
  • Back to Basics
    Why Minimalism is the Best Move for Your Skin By J.T. Alvarez The ‘more is more’ mentality isn’t doing anything for your skin. Elaborate regimens ...
  • Movement for Mental Health: Dancorcism with Piera
    A Fundraiser for The Loveland Foundation In Partnership with CRUDE x Humble Bloom You’re invited to a joyful recharge with Piera Gelardi! Join u...
  • International Women's Day
    Happy International Women's Day! For over 100 years, women across the world have joined together in the fight for equality and justice. Initially o...
  • Meet the Microbialites
    Great Salt Lake's Living Rocks at Risk By J.T. Alvarez They’re not fuzzy, cuddly, or adorably helpless, but these endangered organisms still dese...
  • Introducing Amber Tamm
    Amber Tamm is ready to share her bounty We’re thrilled to introduce Amber Tamm, the newest contributor to the School of UnLearning! Amber Tamm is a...
  • Weatherproof Your Skin with a Winterized Routine
    Seasons greetings! It's that time of year again: cozy knits, hot cocoa by the fire...dry, chapped hands. Winter can do a number on your largest org...
  • Oil-Cleansing Guide
    Finally, a suds-free, plant-based, flora-focused cleansing system that works. Sudsing cleansers and exfoliants strip and inflame the skin, disrupti...
  • Save Our Great Salt Lake
    The Eco Crisis Threatening CRUDE’s Home The Great Salt Lake is drying up. As it does, an increasing amount of decades’ worth of industrial waste an...
  • Unf*ck Your Skincare Routine
    The Great Bathing Debate has revealed we’ve all got a hot take on this viral topic - but there’s a lot of misinformation out there and even more mi...
  • Routine Reset
    Taking self-hate out of skincare By Sage Adams I think somewhere along the way I got things really backwards. At some point I decided that self-ca...
  • Now in Salt Lake City: The CRUDE Facial
    Unf*ck your facial 3/21/22 ANNOUNCEMENT: We're moving! All facials are on hold while we make the transition, but we'll be back soon. Stay tuned fo...
  • (micro)Biome Break with Dr. Neumann
    Our Health Depends on Homeostasis By Dr. Kristin Neumann, PhD Think of our planet with all its diverse ecosystems. There are wild forests, deserts...
  • Honoring an Inclusive Father's Day
    Thinking of and breathing for all of you this Father’s Day By Eric Mosley According to retail advertising companies, Father’s Day is the summer ho...
  • The Dirt on Soap
    Coming Clean on a Dirty History By J.T. Alvarez No one can dispute soap's value in hand-washing, a critical step in stopping the spread of disease...
  • Rethinking Skincare
    Trusting the wisdom of nature By Denise Cartwright Skincare is more advanced than ever, so why is our skin getting worse? More and more people ar...
  • Join our mission
    We want YOU to join the soap-free revolution! CRUDE exists to connect people back to their intelligent, powerful, and living nature. We are quickly...
  • Thriving with Accessible Skincare
    Social media and the influx of self-care culture By Julian Gavino Over the years, we’ve been barraged with advice on how to dress, how to make you...
  • Restoring Communities with Return to the Heart
    All proceeds of the Balancing the Biome Summit support Return to the Heart Foundation. Read on for more information on their vital mission transfor...
  • The History of Skin
    The untold story of our largest organ By J.T. Alvarez Some two million years ago, early hominids - the family of primates that includes extinct ea...
  • A Letter from our Founder
    A Rebrand for Reconnection By Denise Cartwright, CRUDE Founder/CEO "All flourishing is mutual. Soil, fungus, tree, squirrel, boy—all are the benef...
  • Oils are the New Soap
    Why it’s time to ditch your cleanser By Dr. Caroline Lewis, MSc ND There’s a new wave of skincare to level-up your skin routine. Want to boost you...
  • CRUDE Cares: The Floret Coalition
    CRUDE is a proud member of The Floret Coalition, an anti-racist collective of small businesses supporting and funding equity-oriented actions via m...
  • Beyond Recyclable
    The Big Idea Behind Staying Small CRUDE has been told time and time again that we should add this, that, or the other thing to expand our product o...
  • (micro)Biome Break: Probiotics
    The best probiotic you've never heard of... Okay, maybe you have heard of it, but you probably haven't heard that they beat out supplements and syn...
    In 2018 we featured a lovely model — JoJo Bluemel — on our homepage and all over our marketing. I was so excited to feature JoJo, who is trans, an...
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