In March 1999, Andy and Wendy went on their ONE date. They made soap in Dec. that year and decided to make a business out of it right then.
17th Century Suds, Ltd (17CS) was founded. Wendy created all of the recipes, taking time and patience to perfect each one. Andy joined the manufactory part of the business in 2004 and since 2006 has since been head of the entire production facility. In 2013 Ithaca Soap was branded for the soap division of the company. LiXTiK Lip Balm was branded in 2015. Ithaca Soap and LiXTiK Lip Balm are registered trademarks.
Both Ithaca Soap and LiXTiK Beeswax Lip Balm are about making the most cost effective luxury soaps and lip balms. Andy and Wendy developed this product line to fill a void in their own personal care experience.
Lather, product effectiveness, our zero waste journey, and feeling good are values behind each bar soap, diy liquid soap refill, and shampoo bar. . LiXTiK Beeswax Lip Balm uses premium NYS beeswax, making each application a truly lip soothing experience. One application will hydrate, smooth, and comfort lips longer than expected.
Ithaca Soap and LiXTiK Beeswax Lip Balm use only organic and natural ingredients. Simple, easy to read ingredients.
The entire line is free from parabens, sodium laurel/laureth sulfate, alcohols or extracts, hydrogenated, bleached or synthetic vegetable oils, artificial fragrances or colorings, mineral colors or phthalates, just to name a few. Our body care conditions your skin, hair and lips to be soft, smooth and glow with its own natural beauty.
We do not use palm oil. ever.
Our company name is 17th Century Suds, Ltd. 17CS is a family owned, environmentally friendly and socially responsible company.
In 2001 Ithaca Soap joined the Ithaca Farmer's Market. If you haven't been, this market is an Internationally recognized farmers market. What's unique about it is the number of innovative organic farmers, small producer high end craft businesses, and the international cuisine offered by our food vendors.
Each business adds to the collective market personality, which is distinctively Ithaca.
It is a member run cooperative with somewhere around 160 members, all doing business within a 30 mile radius. Each business is juried to guarantee quality. This is a what a local economy looks like in action.
It's been a wild ride.
Did you know this about Ithaca Soap and LiXTiK Natural Lip Balm?
Since we do not purchase carbon credits, which is essentially buying the right to pollute, we are as close to being a true zero waste company as I think is possible. Read about zero waste here
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soap and money
How much soap money does a shower cost you?
Let's say you spend $3.00 on a bar of soap and it lasts for 7 days of showers. That's $.43 per shower.
For your next bar of soap, you spend $8.50. That seems like a lot of money, except it lasts for 8 weeks or 56 showers. That's $.15 cents per shower. F.Y.I.: One bar lasts me and Andy 6 weeks of daily showers - 84 showers.
Good soap is cost effective. More
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