Hand Soap Blog

Soap and water kill germs, while cleaning you

Good bar soap is an essential as a whole body soap wash. It's economical, luxurious, and effective. When selecting a bar of soap, look for simple ingredients with pleasing essential oil aromas and lots of sudsy lather. Sudsing all the way down to a sliver, over 3-4 months of daily use, is key in good bar soap. Try Ithaca Soap   

From raising chickens, to gardening, running a home office to cooking gourmet meals, Wendy keeps everything moving forward. Andy maintains everything, including the cars, tractor, snow blower and soap factory. We get dirty and clean up all day long.

Since she was a tiny 2 day old chick, Goldie wanted to live in our coop, otherwise known as our house. When Archie, the rooster we intentionally bought, pulled out too many of Goldie's feathers and drew blood on her crest, we thought she wouldn't last the night in the coop with the flock. When they see red, especially blood, they all instinctively turn from sweet chicks into killers. She recuperated in a cage in our mudroom for about 6 weeks. Cleaning up every day after her was a task for the Liquid Soap Refill.

Instant Liquid Soap is the perfect stovetop cleaner. It's gentle on your hands while being tough on built up, caked on grease. Click here to read How to Clean your Greasy Stovetop using zero waste natural soap methods

  1. Tear open pouch at notch
  2. Fill pouch with water to top of label. Gently stir.
  3. Pour into a reused plastic bottle. Use.

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Jun 21, 2022

Your chicken coop is easy to clean

Too many deep cleaning house tasks involve a lot of garbage. One time use sponges and wipes, single use plastic bottles, paper towels, plastic bag litter box liners, etc. This is just a fraction of the waste that result from our chosen cleaning products and cleaning methods.

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Jun 01, 2022

Clean hair brush

Maintain a clean hair brush easily, every 1-2 weeks.Aside from removing hair every time you brush your hair, the best way to maintain a clean hair brush is with soap and water.Every time you brush your hair, you are removing dead skin from your scalp and excess dust that your hair collected simply from being out in the air.

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May 25, 2022

Instant Liquid Soap

Just add water. Pour into your soap dispenser. Use. It's that simple. Cut your liquid soap single use plastic bottle pollution by 100% and your carbon footprint by 85%. The days of single use plastic bottles for your Castile soap, dish soap, household cleaners can come to an end. Instantly. Try some today.

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May 18, 2022

Sale!! 30% off Waterless Hand Soap

Wash your hands with soap and water when running water isn't availableWaterless Hand Soap (WHS) is a convenient way to always have soap and water with you all of the time. Leave your hands soft, smooth and protected. WHS is a safe and effective, even for children. Relieve yourself of hand irritation and replace your irritating alcohol based hand sanitizers today!

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Apr 26, 2022

Mother's Day is May 8th

Mother's Day is coming up and we are doing the Ithaca Plant sale on May 13th.

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Apr 20, 2022

Live like every day is earth day

Sign up for The Soap Tribune and get a 25% off coupon good through 4/24/22. Get in sync with the seasons.

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Apr 13, 2022

Naturalists Retreat

Looking for a great place to stay in Ithaca, NY where you don't have to bring your own soap? The private paradise of the Naturalists Retreat will take care of you with Ithaca Soap's Liquid Soap Refill in its soap dispensers, a bar of Ithaca Soap in your amenity basket, along with a Waterless Hand Soap and LiXTiK Lip Balm. What could be better?

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Mar 28, 2022

how to hand wash dishes

I had a dishwasher for 10 years, so it took me a while to get into a good routine for hand washing the dishes. The reality is, that my dishes are cleaner, and I use less electricity and less water. It's a win win all around.

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Mar 09, 2022

Sourdough bread

Sourdough bread is a journey, creating a live culture, therefore, it needs regular attention to keep it alive.

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Mar 01, 2022

Spring is on its way

It's time to go for a drive. When making your plans, take the scenic route and stop in The Todd Hill Rest area on the Taconic for a local lunch. Take a hike, see the trumpeter swans and other migratory birds, as they get ready for Spring. They know that when the light begins to change, it's time to move, migrate, congregate and make plans.

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Feb 15, 2022

Coconut Castile Soap

Also known as Liquid Soap Refill. The only way to get plastic free liquid hand soap refill is from our Castile liquid soap concentrate. This is a coconut Castile soap. It is very sudsy and an excellent soap for sensitive skin, leaving your hands soft and clean.

Use the coupon 25LiquidSoapRefill at checkoutGood through Feb. 21, 2022

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Feb 09, 2022

Relax with some Lavender

Three different lavenders are processed commercially into Lavender Essential Oil.There are something like 450 different varieties of lavender, in 50 categories, scattered around the world. All have perfume.

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Feb 02, 2022

Zero waste pet clean up

Do you have pets? All pets require cleaning up after. I have cats and chickens that I clean up after every day. Instead of it being drudgery like it used to be, I have turned it into a mini workout routine, which gets me out of the house every day at dawn. I love being outside at dawn and now I have something that gets me doing something I love every day, even if it does involves poop.

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Jan 26, 2022

Share your love

Dry hands? Give the Valentine's Day gift of soap. Empower yourself and those you love. Say no to alcohol sanitizers right now and get yourself some all natural hand soap.

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Jan 19, 2022

It's bath time

A bubble bath is a wonderful time to take care of your mind, body, and spirit, all in one activity.

In preparation, I have my spa treatments and tools.

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Moisturize, hydrate, and nourish your lips with wonderfully luxurious

LiXTiK Beeswax Lip Balms.

Leave your lips moist and smooth for many hours. Soothes severely chapped lips.

Choose from 8 LiXTiK Beeswax flavors/scents. Ingredients: Organic coconut and sunflower oils, premium beeswax, 100% pure essential oils
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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.

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