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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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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.

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Nov 28, 2022

It's holiday time! Time for lots of dishwashing

We are in the middle of the holiday season, here in the US. This means lots of hosting guests in your house and being a guest in someone else's house. Even if there's a dishwasher, many dishes get washed by hand. Keep the party rolling by enjoying this task.

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Nov 09, 2022

Wool yarn and felt studio

My yarn and felt studio is a place of meditation for me. Working with plants and fibers is slow, active, sometimes physically demanding, meditative work. In the end, there's a dress, curtains, a sweater, a hat, a wool painting. Something soft, lovely, and fun to continue enjoying the sacred space of slow fiber.

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Oct 18, 2022

Pear Sauce

Pear sauce is a special treat. Apple sauce is everywhere. Pear sauce is exactly the same recipe and canning technique, as apple sauce except for the fruit. I love apple sauce, but pears are a delightful addition to any desert or meat dish.

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Sep 15, 2022

Best way to clean your bathroom

The best way to clean a bathroom is to do all of the cleaning without producing any garbage. All too often, one time plastic wipes and sponges are used to clean bathrooms. Plus, there are a variety of harmful chemical cleaners for each item in your bathroom, each in a single use plastic bottle.

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Aug 16, 2022

foaming pumps for your reused mason jar

Get a free foaming pump with every 4 or 8 quart Instant Liquid soap purchase from now through 9/1/22. These foaming pumps are great for your reused mason jars. Make "On the Go Soap" for comfortable hand washing at your bathroom sink or on the go for VERY Little money. Click for the dilute ratio.

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Aug 10, 2022

Fruit and Vegetable Wash

An effective fruit and vegetable wash is a necessary kitchen accessory. You definitely want to make sure you clean off all of the dirt, but you definitely don't want any soap residue or chemical odors left on your food. The reason you cook is to have great tasting food that's good for you too.

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Aug 03, 2022

All purpose camping soap

When you're out on the trail, you want to be as close to nature as possible. Isn't that why you're camping? It's a sensory experience. Hearing the sounds of nature, smelling clean air, feeling the wind on your face, seeing and touching trees or sand, fresh or salt water. You need the best camping soap so you don't mess any of that up.

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Jul 28, 2022

Laundry Soap recipe

There are many DIY (do it yourself) laundry soap recipes out there. They require a lot of effort to make, resulting in a satisfactory, yet not perfect, homemade laundry soap, that doesn't clean as well as you would like, but you use it anyway because it's better than detergent.

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Jul 06, 2022

Blueberry Custard Pie

Blueberry Custard Pie is a simple, nutritious delight to add to your culinary repertoire. Sustainable food near me or you is a mindset and lifestyle that adds to your state of health and well being.

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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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Instant Liquid Soap is liquid soap, sold in a paper bag.  The soap is sold dry. The end user adds water to turn it into true liquid Castile soap. This saves ship weight, space, and the environment. Water stays where it belongs.

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How much soap money does a shower cost you?

Let's say you spend $6.00 on a bar of soap and it lasts for 7 days of showers. That's $.84 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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