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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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Jul 25, 2023

3 reasons to stop manufacturing soap packed in plastic bottles

Three years ago, we were faced with a problem. The plastic bottles we were using to package our liquid soap became unavailable and the supply unreliable. In that moment, we realized that we had an opportunity to solve an unmet environmental challenge through the relevant, practical, operational solution of eliminating the need of a plastic bottle.

 We are now producing and selling a patented natural liquid soap product that is packaged dry. The end user dilutes it and decants the liquid soap into their own dispenser, then composts the package. This leaves water in place, instead of shipping it around the world and requires the end user to reuse their own container. Our customers love that they can participate in the eco friendly aspects of what we are currently calling Instant Liquid Soap. (Just add water.)

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Jun 26, 2023

Grow your own lettuce

There are so many varieties of lettuce. This is my saved seed speckled troutback romaine. the beautiful pink stipes on white spines and the darker red specks on the brilliant green leaves. Thick silky leaves with delicious flavor

In the back to the right is my saved seed Crispin iceberg. Crisp crunchy classic iceberg flavor in small individual heads. Make your kitchen a special.place. grow your own lettuce.

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Jun 12, 2023

the best car wash soap

Car wash and car mechanic hand wash detergents, solvents, greases, fluids, and even that new car smell can be toxic. Most of those things are part of car ownership.

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Jun 06, 2023

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.

Wash your hands for at least 30 seconds to kill pathogens

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May 24, 2023

Gardeners best friend

Gardening is so fulfilling. You commune with the earth, plants, bees, sun, wind, and rain. Even with the best gloves, your hands still get dirty. Tough Guy is a gardener's best friend. Gently scrub soil and plant bits that get into your gloves, and on your hands.

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May 09, 2023

Mother's Day

Essential oils are natural perfumes distilled from plants. There are approximately 3500 different plants around the world that exude a perfume, while only about 150 have the special sac where the essential oil is stored. This "oil" is not an oil in the traditional sense of a grease. Essential oil means the essence of the plants life force.

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May 03, 2023

It's Andy's Birthday Sale

Your soap maker's birthday is this week and we are celebrating with a 15% off coupon Use the coupon code Itsandysbirthday at the checkout. This coupon is good til 5/7/23 midnight est.

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Apr 26, 2023

Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair

Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair. Is apple cider vinegar good for hair? It most certainly is! Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is the most gentle way to remove hair products, so you can begin your natural hair care journey.

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Apr 25, 2023

Celebrate Earth Day Everyday

Celebrate Earth Day everyday by using Instant Liquid Soap. You can take part in eliminating single use plastic bottle purchases and water conservation efforts. Add the water at home.

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Apr 05, 2023

Water Conservation

A beginning step to water conservation efforts is to keep water in its original place. Personal hygiene products, drinking water, soft drinks, packaged liquid foods, etc, are all a high percentage water.

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Mar 14, 2023

What is Castile Soap

What is Castile soap? It is traditional lye soap made with vegetable oil. That's it. It should be sudsy, smooth, and feel great.

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Mar 02, 2023

How to exfoliate skin

What does exfoliation mean? Exfoliation is the action of removing dead skin cells and dirt build up on the skin's surface, thereby promoting new skin cell growth. New skin cell growth deep cleans the skin.

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Feb 20, 2023

How to use bar soap

How to use a bar of soap is simple. Wet your hands with hot or cold water, pick up your dry bar of soap and rub it between your hands. Put the bar of soap back on its soap dish, and rub your hands together. You may need to add a bit more water to generate a good lather. Depending on your bar, you may need to add a bit more soap, to make sure you get a good amount of lather.

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Jan 24, 2023

Give Kissable lips for Valentine's Day

Beeswax, a gift from Mother Earth. Ithaca Soap & Beeswax Lip Balm's beeswax is expertly processed, retaining all of its natural perfume and healing magic.

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Jan 04, 2023

hand soap vs dish soap

If you get the right soap, you only need one soap to deep clean everything well. It's versatile enough to be hand soap and dish soap, plus everything in between. Add vinegar to your cleaning supplies, and that's all you need to clean everything in your life.

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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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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.

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