Bar Soap

bar_tough_guy_bar.jpegThis is a coconut oil bar soap with pumice and poppy for a scrubby exfoliant texture. It is scented with a mix of essential oils giving it a pale yellow color
oo_bar.jpegThis is an olive oil shampoo bar soap, formulated especially for hair. Olive oil bar soap has a shiny appearance, with a slightly yellow, brownish or green tint

Keep your gardening hands in shape. Get Tough Guy Soap here

Bar soap is a solid bar of soap, typically used in personal care for hand, face and body washing.

What soap is made from determines whether the bar soap is an all natural bar of soap made from saponifying fats and an alkaline solution, otherwise known as old fashioned lye soap. Or some bar soaps are simply a mixture of surfactants, sometimes made to appear natural.

Click here for more about what soap is made from.

Lav. Soap Gift Set

All natural bar soap ingredients usually include some sort of oil or fat, saponified with an alkaline solution, otherwise known as lye. Other ingredients, such as perfumes (natural or not), colorants, and textures, can be added for extra benefits.

The best bar soaps are great for everyday to:

Using bar soap for these personal cleaning methods is best if the bar soap is natural, full fat vegetable oils, saponified in the old fashioned cold processed soap making method.

Any kind of soap made with vegetable oil is a Castile soap. Castile soaps, are traditionally olive oil, but can be made from any vegetable oil, including but not limited to: sunflower oil, coconut oil, palm oil, soy bean oil, castor oil, olive oil, safflower oil, shea butter, coco butter.

Other natural soap fats are beef or deer tallow, pork lard, chicken fat, or any animal fat. These animal fats are still included in the natural bar soap category, if they are made with lye as the saponification catalyst. 

Click here to read about how to use bar soap


Ithaca Soap Bars are made with organic coconut oil , organic sunflower oil,  and 100% essential oils. They are cut to the perfect 5 oz. size´╗┐ and cured in our sunny Ithaca, NY factory.

Each bar is filled with love and goodness, making them hard, sudsy, and long lasting.  These bars will always lather you up all the way down to the sliver and never spoil or turn to mush. Your hand washing will become a joyous experience, while your skin becomes soft. Simply store bars not in use out of direct sunlight. 

Tidbit:

While cleaning the factory one day, we found some old soap in a size we no longer made. They must have accidentally been knocked off the shelf. We knew the bars had to be at least a few years old. Despite being a little dusty, once that layer was washed off, it lathered up the same as always, and smelled beautifully.


Ithaca Soap Bars are made by Andy

Ithaca Soap is made by our expert soap maker, Andy, in our palm oil free facility. It's real soap, made the old fashioned way with new technology. Not something dreamed up in a chemical company meeting room made with ingredients that come with poison control warnings.

Natural oil based soap is antibacterial. Lather up with warm water and scrub for 20 seconds to kill germs, viruses and pathogens. More detail here.

Sunflower oil is high in antioxidant vitamin E, coconut oil is the skin's fountain of youth, both of which are nourishing for your skin. The boxes are manufactured in NYS from pre-consumer factory waste. That's it!

Ithaca Soap's bar soap is not colored. It's white or off white. Oat bars are beige, and Amber bar soap is brown.

Best natural bar soap

The best natural bar soap makes an excellent gift for you or someone you love.

Here are some reasons why:

  1. The best natural bar soap is very pleasant to use.
  2. Sudsy bar soap is effective at removing excess dirt and grime without destroying your skin's and hair's natural oils.
  3. Long lasting bar soap is cost effective.
  4. Natural bar soap kills germs.
  5. Natural bar soap leaves your skin smooth and soft.
  6. Natural bar soap is versatile and can be used as a stain remover on fabric.
  7.  When a bar of soap has all of these qualities, your gift keeps giving and you are thought of with a smile over and over again.

Bar Soap Tip

Get the most out of an Ithaca Soap Bar with the simple tips:

  1. Store in a dark dry place: if you're like most people, they buy a few bars of soap at a time and store them. We recommend storing them in a dark, dry place, like a linen closet. Since our bars come in a handy box, there's no need for a bag or anything. If you buy scented bars, you can put them in between your sheets and towels for a little extra pleasant aroma.
  2. Once you start using the bar, place on a well drained, dry soap dish. Storing a bar in a puddle between uses will cause it to slowly wash down the drain. 
  3. For a shower, lather up using a loofah or sea sponge for the best and most lather, while using the least soap. A wash cloth is a good second choice, since the terrycloth will soak up much of the lather. Rubbing the soap directly all over your body is the least efficient way to use a bar of soap, and will generate the least lather.

Please Note

Ithaca Bar Soaps are a cold process bar soap formulation, that remains solid throughout its use. For a longer life, keep in a dry place between washings. If a bar of soap sits in a puddle, it will shorten its lifespan, but will not turn to a liquid. If you attempt to melt Ithaca Soap Bars, they will re-harden eventually. 

Ithaca Soap's Instant Liquid Soap is a completely different formulation. This patented soap formulation is not meant to be used as bar soap. Its solid appearance will immediately begin to turn into liquid soap, when it comes in contact with water, diluting it into our same Ithaca Soap Liquid Soap. 

How does soap work

Organic hand soap is filled with love and goodness, while it gently kills germs. Lather is important. When a soap is natural, lather has a very useful function. A properly made natural soap bar will always lather you up all the way down to the sliver and never spoil or turn to mush. 

How does soap work?:

The lather breaks down viruses by puncturing the lipid membrane on contact, thereby exposing it to the soap's alkaline environment, where pathogens cannot survive.

A soap's lather function is slightly different for bacteria. It collects excess oil and dirt by forming micelles. Read more about this here.

This sudsing action takes 20-30 seconds, and then pathogens are eliminated.

Alcohol sanitizers take between 4-30 minutes to achieve the same results. Minutes as opposed to seconds. Read more about this here. Wash your hands in comfort. When you're on the go, replace your alcohol sanitizers today with Waterless Hand Soap.

Have A Great Story About Your Favorite Soap & Lip balm?

Do you have an interesting, fun and fact filled Ithaca Soap and LiXTiK Beeswax Lip Balm story? Share it! You'll receive a 15% off coupon for your next purchase as a thank you gift.

It is a requirement that you be nice, respect others, and refrain from using profanity. This is a fun place to get on your personal soap box. Thanks for sharing.

[ ? ]

Upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]

 

Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

  •  submission guidelines.


(You can preview and edit on the next page)

Choose from 5 different natural essential oil scents

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.

The future starts now as you end single use plastic bottles. Click here

Sign me up now
for a 25% off coupon
ithacasoap.com 

Peppermint bees wax lip balm

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.

Shop Now

Choose from 8 LiXTiK Beeswax flavors/scents. Ingredients: Organic coconut and sunflower oils, premium beeswax, 100% pure essential oils
Get a 3 pack and save

You might like these

  • Ithaca Soap's all natural soap bars, no-plastic bottle liquid soap refill, and Waterless Hand Soaps kill germs, and leave skin soft instead of dry and sore.

    All Natural Hand Soap

    Ithaca Soap's all natural soap bars, no-plastic bottle liquid soap refill, and Waterless Hand Soaps kill germs, and leave skin soft instead of dry and sore.

  • Waterless Hand Soap

    Waterless Hand Soap: A revolutionary plant oil based soap, without running water, leaving your hands soft, smooth & protected. It is safe for children.´╗┐

  • The Liquid Hand Soap Refill dissolves into lathery Ithaca Liquid Soap, giving you 32 oz. of our liquid soap. 2x the soap and 85% degrease in shipping weight

    Liquid Hand Soap

    The Liquid Hand Soap Refill dissolves into lathery Ithaca Liquid Soap, giving you 32 oz. of our liquid soap. 2x the soap and 85% degrease in shipping weight

Have A Great Story About Your Favorite Soap & Lip balm?

Do you have an interesting, fun and fact filled Ithaca Soap and LiXTiK Beeswax Lip Balm story? Share it! You'll receive a 15% off coupon for your next purchase as a thank you gift.

It is a requirement that you be nice, respect others, and refrain from using profanity. This is a fun place to get on your personal soap box. Thanks for sharing.

[ ? ]

Upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]

 

Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

  •  submission guidelines.


(You can preview and edit on the next page)

Follow us 

 THINK

Good, all natural 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   


Sign me up now
for a 25% off coupon
ithacasoap.com 

Your coupon code will be in the subscription confirmation e mail. The coupon is valid with any purchase.

Get industry news, sales, & specials, before everyone else when you subscribe below


Just Add Water

ILS Story Board fullMake Liquid Soap at home. Save your hands from harmful dish washing soaps and liquids. Get some here.

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.

This creation is patented and available for private label and license. Let's work together.

Contact us to discuss your options.

Farmers Market felt paintingVisit The Ithaca Farmers Market. Booth 6

Main Street Farm

Good eats at Main Street Farms

Eat, shop, small, local.

Main Street Farm

36 Main Street 

Livingston Manor, NY 12758

shop Ithaca Soap

traveling? check our locations page