What is Soap Made from

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.

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What soap is made from is important. Your skin is your largest organ, sheathing your body from all elements. What you put on your skin matters, since it is water resistant, not waterproof. Skin has low permeability and can absorb small percentages of what it is exposed to.

Ithaca Soap Bars   

Pumice and poppy seeds provide exfoliating action in Tough Guy soap.

Ithaca Soap's bar soaps are lathery and perfectly balanced, using simple recognizable ingredients. Each hand soap and shower bar is specially formulated to produce a lot of lather, while being a hard long lasting bar of soap. Each bar of Ithaca Soap provides up to 84 showers. That's 2 people; 4-8 weeks of daily showers. 

Ingredients: Saponified certified organic coconut oilcertified organic sunflower oil, and 100% pure water processed essential oils (in all scented varieties.) Unscented and Unscented Oat soaps do not contain essential oils. Pumice and poppy seeds in our hand soap, the Tough Guy bar, pictured here.

Instant Liquid Soap 

ILS groupInstant Liquid Soap: choose from Lavender, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Peppermint, Unscented

Instant Liquid Soap ingredients:

Saponified certified organic coconut oil, 100% essential oils (in all scented varieties. Unscented liquid soap does not contain essential oils).

The only way to get truly plastic free liquid hand soap refill is from our Instant Liquid Soap, aka Castile liquid soap. This is a pure Castile soap, specially formulated as a Castile soap concentrate. Once diluted, it is very sudsy, gentle on skin, and tough on germs.

Dilute at home to make all purpose liquid soap. Click here for how to make Instant Liquid Soap

This item is available for license. Read about it here

Waterless Hand Soap

Take Instant Liquid Soap further and make Waterless Hand Soap.

Ingredients: Saponified organic coconut oil. That's it!

Simple hand soap ingredients make for a safe and effective hand sanitizer replacement. Waterless Hand Soap is alcohol free and not flammable or irritating. 

 LiXTiK  Beeswax Lip Balms  

  • Ingredients: Certified organic coconut oil,  certified organic sunflower oil, sustainably harvested NY natural beeswax, 100% pure water processed essential oils (in scented varieties). Our beekeepers' aviary has been a family business in Upstate NY for over 100 years.

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Click here to read about using our lip balm as the best long hair conditioner. Add body and add extra shine.

Shampoo Bar 

Shampoo Bar Ingredients:

Saponified olive oil, 100% pure water processed essential oils (in the Fresh Scent).

Read here for Olive Oil Shampoo Bar shampooing tips. Long lasting and sudsy, Olive Oil Shampoo Bars leave your hair shiny and squeaky clean.

LiX Calendula Stik

  • Lavender Mint: Certified organic coconut oilcertified organic sunflower oil; our own garden grown, hand processed, organic calendula flowers; sustainably harvested NYS natural beeswax, 100% pure water processed essential oils.

Coconut Oil

  • Our organic coconut oil comes from responsibly farmed coconut trees and imported by brands WHO CONFIRMED  COCONUTS ARE PICKED BY FAIRLY COMPENSATED HUMAN WORKERS. We do not support or use any coconut oil farmed where slash and burn techniques are used to decimate orangutan habitat. 
  • ALL of our products are tested on ourselves and our families, before they go out to the marketplace.

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What we don't use

All Ithaca Soap and Beeswax Lip Balm products and our whole factory is Free from:

  • petroleum and mineral ingredients and oils 
  • synthetic vegetable oils
  • limonene: a natural ingredient derived from citrus rind and known to suck all of the moisture out of your skin and lips, leaving them dry and irritated. Many companies use limonene to promote more frequent product use.
  • parabens
  • alcohols including extracts
  • artificial and mineral colors and phthalates
  • artificial and coal derived fragrances
  • sodium laural and sodium laureth sulfates and sulfites of any kind
  • antibiotics
  • palm oil in all forms: Palm oil may seem ok, but the slash and burn harvest technique is deadly to the animals living in the same forests where these trees grow. We definitely do not use palm oil.
  • GMO's in all forms, including organically grown GMO's
  • soy, corn, wheat, canola, lanolin, flax, anything in the pea family including peanuts
  • all tree nuts (except sunflower seed oil, which is a seed not a nut, and coconut which is a different allergy, and coconut is a fruit) 

Our body care conditions your skin, hair and lips to be soft, smooth and glow with its own natural beauty.

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.

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

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.

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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 $10.00. That seems like a lot of money, except it lasts for 8 weeks or 56 showers. That's $.18 cents per shower. F.Y.I.: One bar lasts me and Andy 6 weeks of daily showers - 84 showers. That's $.12 a shower.

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