What is soap made from? It is important know. 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.
What soap is made from is a selection or combination of oils and fats. These oils can be but are not limited to:
The alkali in bar soap is usually sodium hydroxide. The alkali in liquid soap is usually potassium hydroxide.
You can add colorants such as herbs and spices, natural perfumes, such as essential oils.
Well made natural soap should not expire or go bad. If it does, the natural oils will become rancid and smell off. If it still lathers, technically it will still collect excess oil and dirt from skin.
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 oil, certified 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 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
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.
Ingredients are important, if you are going to use it to clean your skin or anything that rinses off into the ground water, or you wash something that you eat with. What soap is made from matters.
Most other soaps, shampoo bars, hand sanitizers, lip balms and lotions include unnecessary, sometimes harmful ingredients - even the natural ones.
Below is a brief list of ingredients we do not use and the reasons why.
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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 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.
All Ithaca Soap and Beeswax Lip Balm products and our whole factory is Free from:
Our body care conditions your skin, hair and lips to be soft, smooth and glow with its own natural beauty.
Moisturize, hydrate, and nourish your lips with wonderfully luxurious
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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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
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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.
This creation is patented and available for private label and license. Let's work together.
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