Hand Soap Blog

Good 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   

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.

Jan 19, 2022

It's bath time

A bubble bath is a wonderful time to take care of your mind, body, and spirit, all in one activity.

In preparation, I have my spa treatments and tools.

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Jan 12, 2022

It's time to plant micro greens

Planting organic vegetables is so good for you in many ways. You become connected to your food source.

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Jan 05, 2022

Fermenting Vegetables

Fermenting vegetables is fun, easy, delicious, and super good for you. Here's a simple tutorial.

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Dec 29, 2021

Look who started laying eggs

Even though I feed my chicks organic feed and all of our kitchen scrap treats for them are also organic, and I clean the coop every day with organic soap, and the eggs they give us are organic, I still like to wash them right before I crack them open, with our gentle organic Liquid Soap Refill

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Dec 22, 2021

No Plastic Liquid Soap

Now that the days are getting longer by the seconds, and colder by the degrees, it's time for mid cold season sweater cleaning. I'm in the middle of knitting a sweater, so I'll hand wash it to block it.

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Dec 14, 2021

Good Hand Soap

Dry hands?

Would you be having a good day if your hands had soft skin instead of chapped skin? In a world inundated with alcohol based hand sanitizers (and hydrogen peroxide hand sanitizers), problems have been introduced into your life unnecessarily. Using good hand soap is best.

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Dec 08, 2021

Caramelized Onions

When lunch gets a little boring, spruce it up with caramelized onions

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Dec 01, 2021

Bee conscious of bees

25% off coupon for LiXTiK Beeswax Lip Balm. Use the coupon code 25LiXTiK at the checkout.

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Nov 17, 2021

The magic of beeswax based lotion stiks and lip balms

When temperatures drop at night, beeswax based lotion stiks and lip balms are the magical remedy. Bees and beeswax are the keys to everything important. Food, plants, flowers, honey.

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Nov 03, 2021

Where to go for LiXTiK Beeswax Lip Balm and apple picking

Apple picking is a really fun adventure, and Owen Orchards in Weedsport is a place to do it. They have hay rides, candied apples, and a general store with LiXTiK Lip Balm and Ithaca Liquid Soap Refill in it.

If you're in Ithaca and taking a lovely stroll around downtown, be sure to visit The Ithaca Commons and Home Green Home for some eco friendly home goods.

Buffalo's Elm Street, near University of Buffalo Campus, is a beautiful city walk. Elm Street is lined with large old trees, and lovely houses. The Lexington Coop on Elmwood and Hertle Ave bath carry LiXTiK Lip Balm. Stop in for lunch at Lexi's Kitchen! I'm scheduled to be at a local producer demo on Nov. 20th from 11:30-2pm at Lexington Coop Hertle Ave.

Oct 26, 2021

Best Long Hair Conditioner

Ithaca Soap Olive Oil Shampoo Bar is packed in our super cool pre-consumer recycled factory waste box that is biodegradable. Zero waste, no plastic bottle to contend with. And it's alcohol-free.

This is a hard, solid bar of soap. It's harder than our regular coconut oil bars of soap. The lather has smaller bubbles. I LOVE this bar!

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Oct 13, 2021

Hot Pepper Paste Recipe

Hot Pepper Paste a quick, delicious and nutritious addition to any meal.

The recipe and my technique is below.

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Sep 24, 2021

Soap is Watery

Hello, I am really trying to purchase more environmentally conscious products. However, I followed the directions for the mixture and find it very watery. I use a loofa to wash with and put a squirt of the solution...which goes right thru with no suds. Perhaps the soap bar is a better solution for me.


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Sep 08, 2021

Ithaca Soap's Sustainable Packaging

Liquid Soap Refill is packaged in a paper bag. It weighs 80% less than other liquid soaps and frees up 50% shipping space. Just add water at home in a recycled bottle that didn't go to the landfill.

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Aug 30, 2021

Car Wash

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. The car wash and hand wash detergents can be swapped out for more pleasing, more effective, less polluting biodegradable eco-friendly soap.

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soap and money

How much soap money does a shower cost you?

Let's say you spend $3.00 on a bar of soap and it lasts for 7 days of showers. That's $.43 per shower. 

For your next bar of soap, you spend $8.50. That seems like a lot of money, except it lasts for 8 weeks or 56 showers. That's $.15 cents per shower. F.Y.I.: One bar lasts me and Andy 6 weeks of daily showers - 84 showers.

Good soap is cost effective. More

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