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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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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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Jan 29, 2024

The Best Long Hair Conditioner

These steps are optional:Take an old tee shirt and crimp clumps of my hair up and squeeze out any excess water. Repeat this process a few times to crimp all of your hair several times.You can also use a hair dryer blowing on the outside of the tee shirt, while squeezing out the excess water. Wrap hair in the tee shirt for a couple of hours, while it is wet.Remove the tee shirt and let it air dry for another hour or two.Waited a little while to brush, comb, pick your hair it. The wave lasts all day.For better wave on non hair wash days, fluff and crimp your hair with wet hands.

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Jan 23, 2024

How to Exfoliate Skin

The best ways to exfoliate using natural methods are simple and inexpensive. You will need a few tools and good bar soap.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.Good soap is cost effective.

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Dec 12, 2023

What is Castile Soap

GOOD OLD FASHIONED LYE 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.

What is good Castile hand soap? It is a vegetable soap (aka Castile soap) made from an oil and lye solution, specially formulated to be sudsy and gentle, while killing germs. The lather has the function of collecting excess dirt, puncturing germs and then removing them during the rinsing process.

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Nov 28, 2023

License the dry liquid soap patent opportunity

License Instant Liquid Soap and partner with us to change the way liquid soap is manufactured, packaged and sold.

Why would any natural soap company want to ship already diluted soap, when you can ship it dry?

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Nov 21, 2023

License the dry liquid soap patent opportunity

License Instant Liquid Soap and partner with us to change the way liquid soap is manufactured, packaged and sold.

Why would any natural soap company want to ship already diluted soap, when you can ship it dry?

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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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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.

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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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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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