Osana Stories and Updates

The Story About Osana’s New Packaging

After much thought and conversation, we determined that it was time to completely change the packaging of Osana. We were longing for a better way to communicate our mission and purpose, while better serving those who purchase the soap and expanding Osana’s reach to the nations. Why Osana has New Packaging 1 . We believe that new boxes can help change the world: We believe that malaria and sanitation based deaths are preventable and can be eradicated in this lifetime, saving millions of lives a year. The new boxes spread awareness about this issue and allow others to get involved. Awareness is the first step in our long term destination. 2. Wanted to update the...

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The Gift That Gives Again

Here at Osana, we truly admire companies that use their resources to help serve others. We believe that this could transform our world and even eliminate certain world issues we are currently dealing with. This is why we are so passionate about partnering with organizations that are making huge strides in ending malaria and sanitation based deaths. Osana’s resources and all natural mosquito soap donation bars go to support those organizations. There is a great feeling associated with the giving of gifts to those you love. What better, then, to give a gift that gives twice? Below are some companies that operate on the “Buy One Give One” model that are worth supporting this...

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New Osana Boxes are Here! Celebrate with us!

We have been working hard for months and months to recreate Osana’s packaging to better communicate our mission, purpose, and to better serve those who purchase the soap. We are so excited to announce they are now available for purchase! What is New We changed quite a few aspects of the packaging, while adding bonuses and information so we can show each buyer how they are fully apart of the story of saving lives- all because of their purchase. More details and the full story of our new packaging coming soon! Same Donation and Giving Model For every package purchased, you not only get a bonus travel sized bar, we also donate 1 full...

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Thanksgiving Sale + How You Can Saves Lives

How You Can Save a Life The holiday season is an amazing opportunity to take some time to reach out and see what you can do to make a difference in someone else’s life. Here at Osana, this is our main goal not only for the holidays, but all year round. We would love to partner with you, and get you involved in the story of changing lives all around the world. For every 3 bars sold, Osana donates one bar to those around the world at risk of malaria and sanitation based illnesses. By using Osana, you are not only helping those in need all around the world, you are also preventing unwanted mosquito...

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6 Ways to Use Used Coffee Grounds

Many of us have one and only one thing on our minds when we wake up in the morning: coffee. The smell of the glorious stuff is enough to rouse many of us from our sleep. Whether your preferred brewing method is a pour over for that delicious, ritualistic single cup, or a 12-cup pot that stays warm all morning and is there whenever you need it, we all have something in common: used coffee grounds. 6 Ways to Use Used Coffee Grounds? Many coffee shops will also gift you, free of charge, their used coffee grounds. Some people like to use them in their garden and for their potted plants. Others have used them to mix up a stain...

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8 Powerful Uses for Lavender Oil

What is Lavandula Angustifolia? It’s known for its ability to withstand heat and droughts. Its fragrance is well known in the perfume industry, and is recognizable to many. It’s occasionally used in the kitchen, to add a fragrant flare to entrées, desserts, and even cocktails. It may even be growing in your backyard right now, adding a beautiful hue to your landscaping. Do you think you know the answer? Lavender. And while the physical lavender flower is often used in the kitchen, it is the essential lavender oil that is commonly used in the perfume industry. But there are other uses for the essential oil that may be even more appealing and beneficial. Essential oils have powerful benefits that...

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DIY Home Cleaners

Have you ever looked at the label on some of your most frequently used household cleaning products? Give it a try sometime. You may find that most of the ingredients are unrecognizable and toxic. Many of them are chemicals that are significantly more harsh and potent than needs be for some of your basic cleaning tasks. Did you know that vinegar naturally produces acetic acid? Acetic acid (read: vinegar) disinfects, deodorizes, and degreases. It’s a powerful and inexpensive cleaning agent, and with a few added (natural) ingredients you can transform your entire cleaning cabinet into a few bottles of vinegar-based cleaning solutions. Not only are these cleaners a natural (and effective) alternative to many...

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Osana in the Amazon

This last February (2015), Principle Eric Sackler and his staff from Charles O’Dewey Middle School took 25 students from Brooklyn to the Amazon river Basin. Their mission is “Inspiring young minds today. Empowering leaders for tomorrow.” In researching mosquito protection, they came upon Osana and decided to give it a try and brought the soap along with them on their journey. The staff and some of the students enjoyed using the Osana and left any unused soap for the people who run the the Wild Yarapa Amazon Jungle Lodge to use as well as the local villagers. Eric Sackler, mentioned “the cause based side of Osana definitely made the product more attractive.  We are very...

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Charities for Clean Water

Water is making headlines, from flooding in Oklahoma to the draught in California. These are serious issues to consider. But there are other water-related issues that are worth considering, too, and though they may not be as close to home for some of us, they are close to our hearts. 783 million people in the world do not have access to clean water. This concept may be hard for some of us to truly comprehend. For many of us, a glass of clean, purified water is just a few steps away. Some of us are always within an arm’s reach from a water bottle. This is not the case in many regions of the Global South. In Africa, the average distance...

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Signs of Dehydration

Like it or not, summer is quickly approaching. Temperatures are on the rise. The birds are waking up earlier and earlier, flowers are blossoming, your neighbors are outdoors more and more tending to their lawns, their grills, their recreation vehicles. You might be seeing more cyclists on your way to work, more runners out on the paths. It’s that time of year. And with summer heat comes summer sweat. Whether you work it up while caring for your garden, tossing the Frisbee with some friends in the park, or going out for your daily run, that spigot is opened up a little wider as the months move along. How Much Water to Drink? And with summer sweat comes summer hydration. And...

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Osana’s Future Plan

The number one goal of Osana is to help as many people as possible, in any way we can. At the moment, this looks like partnering with incredible organizations that are working in malaria stricken places, and donating our soap for them to distribute within the community. Here in the States, we want to protect people from mosquitoes in an easy, non-toxic way as well as spread the word about the millions of people and children dying everyday from preventable diseases. With that in mind, we are also very aware of the fact that sometimes helping is actually hurting. We want to contribute to the healing, growth, add development of communities rather than provide a quick...

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When Helping Hurts

Intentions are not the problem. The intention, the motivation to help and to give assistance is extremely important and impactful. However, there are times when we may give in a way that is not as impactful and effective as giving could be. This is not to single out and berate the idea of giving. Many individuals, companies, and organizations have made impacting contributions, both monetarily and physically, to those in moments of crisis around the world. Communities and individuals around the globe benefit from such relief, not only in countries in the Global South but also states, cities, and communities in our own backyards. But there are times, situations, when helping hurts and may, in fact, do more harm than good. When...

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