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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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May 15, 2024

Dish Soap vs Dish Detergent

The best kitchen soap is a versatile, plastic free, natural liquid Castile soap. Instant Liquid Soap is sold dry. You dilute at home and immediately have participated in water conservation and large scale fuel savings.

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Apr 30, 2024

First Aid Kit

I always have a first aid kit on hand, even if it's just the one in the house, in the bathroom closet.

Make a custom 1st aid kit with essential oils and Instant Liquid Soap. It's easy.

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Apr 23, 2024

Essential Oils and their benefits

What is an essential oil? 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 essence is stored. This "oil" is not an oil in the traditional sense of a grease. The natural aroma is the plant’s life force; its essence.

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Apr 16, 2024

Why is Beeswax Lip Balm good for you

I love bees and their gift of beeswax. Bees are mathematicians, calculating the magic of the universe.

The worker bees (females) collect pollen all day, while the drones (males) keep the hive clean and operating smoothly for the queen.

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Apr 09, 2024

Best Way to Clean A Bathroom

without producing garbage

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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Mar 27, 2024

How to Make a Bubble Bath

A bubble bath is one of the most relaxing activities you can do. A bubble bath is also a luxury. You may not think of it as one, but to fill a tub with 25-40 gallons of clean hot water is, most definitely, a luxury.

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Mar 19, 2024

The Best Car Wash

Best Car Wash Soap: natural car wash soap makes an eco friendly car wash. It's biodegradable, gentle on your hands and your car's paint and interior.

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. Generic chemical car wash and hand wash detergents can be swapped out for the best car wash soap. It's more pleasing, more effective, less polluting biodegradable eco-friendly soap.

The car in the photo has Green Heron bird poop on it

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Mar 18, 2024

The Best Car Wash

Best Car Wash Soap: natural car wash soap makes an eco friendly car wash. It's biodegradable, gentle on your hands and your car's paint and interior.

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. Generic chemical car wash and hand wash detergents can be swapped out for the best car wash soap. It's more pleasing, more effective, less polluting biodegradable eco-friendly soap.

The car in the photo has Green Heron bird poop on it

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Mar 12, 2024

How to hand wash laundry

Hand washing laundry is as old as the hills, and best for some types of fiber.

Clothing deemed as "delicate" are in this category for a few reasons. One is the actual fiber will become ruined when it is tumbled around and spun in a washing machine.

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Mar 06, 2024

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 soil from your fruits and vegetables, 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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Feb 28, 2024

Best Beard and Body Soap

Beards are exposed to more than just the elements. Air, dust, perfumes, indoor and outdoor fumes from cooking, car exhaust, HVAC systems, cleaning solutions, camp fires, and smells of all kinds love to stick to hair and sink in.

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Feb 19, 2024

The Best 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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Feb 13, 2024

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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Feb 06, 2024

Laundry Soap Recipe

Make Laundry SoapThis laundry soap recipe makes an excellent laundry soap, without:the plastic bottle  displacing waterharmful ingredients or any detergentsand most of all, without micro plastics, otherwise known as PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) or PVOC (polyvinyl chloride). 

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Feb 05, 2024

Laundry Soap Recipe

Make Laundry SoapThis laundry soap recipe makes an excellent laundry soap, without:the plastic bottle  displacing waterharmful ingredients or any detergentsand most of all, without micro plastics, otherwise known as PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) or PVOC (polyvinyl chloride). 

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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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