Gentle household soap for cleaning, doing dishes, laundry, and hand lathering. Hand made with extra virgin olive and coconut oil. With tea tree and citronella essential oil for extra hygiene and fresh scent.
Use to lather your hands and safely clean all surfaces of your home, dishes, and laundry. Use Bubble Buddy or a grate to make so some flakes that easily dissolve in warm water for soap suds. Or use this recipe to cook it up into liquid soap.
• Certified organic
• Cold processed
• Natural ingredients
• Not tested on animals
• Palm oil-free
100 gram / 9,3 x 5,2 x 2,1 cm
In 2018 we – GoodtoGive and Foekje Fleur – came up with Bubble Buddy, a soap dish made from recycled plastic that helps you reduce even more plastic by switching from bottles or dispensers to bars.
When purchasing a bottle of shampoo, body wash or cleaning detergent you mostly buy a plastic bottle, heaps of water, and only a tiny bit of soap. Such a waste! A great alternative has been around for centuries, but we almost forgot about it: the soap bar. We dove into the world of soap and created 4 special bars that together can replace about every bottle in your home. Bye-Bye plastic bottles and soap dispensers!
Our new soap line is kindly developed and handmade in Italy with certified organic ingredients. The traditional cold process technique requires patience and steadily stirring. This gentle method leads to a higher quality of the product because the oils stay intact. Due to natural ingredients, it is very soft to the skin. The soap is biodegradable and can be used in all kinds of filtering systems.
The soap bars are highly concentrated and strong enough to challenge soap in plastic bottles and they are more economical in use. Especially when combined with a soap dish that dries your soap bar fully after each use. Bubble Buddy works very well but other options with good drainage can do the job too.
Comes in a eco-friendly cardboard box designed by Sue Doeksen.
Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera Oil,* Aqua, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil*, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil*, Cymbopogon Winterianus Herb Oil*, Sodium Phytate, Citric Acid, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool (*organic)
Somewhere in the 1980s or 90s, many of us switched from using bar soap to liquid soap – we were told it was more hygienic. However, we were misled! Studies (John E. Heinze and Frank Yackovich, Epidemiology and Infection Vol. 101, No. 1 (Aug. 1988), pp. 135-142) show that washing with bar soap isn’t any less hygienic, so, don’t believe the hype. Now we can once again choose from a wide range of soap bars, from a moisturizing body wash to shampoo, to shaving soap and home cleaning detergent. You can find many sorts of soap bars in most supermarkets. Hand-crafted organic bar soap is your best option: it’s good for you and your environment, highly concentrated, economical in use, plastic packaging free, and hasn’t been tested on animals.
Liquid soap is not more hygienic than bars of soap, however it is much more expensive because you buy a lot of water and a plastic bottle. If you are a fan of liquid soap anyway you can use this recipe to make safe, organic, cheap and plastic free liquid soap.
Let’s take a look at these household economics first: So one bar costs €4,70
It can make 6 x 500 ml bottles of liquid soap at 78 cents per bottle
It can refill 12 hand soap pumps at 39 cents each
It can make 15 bottles of cleaning spray at 23 cents each
I suggest to use the whole bar and make a lot, the soap will last a long time.
○ Large 4 or 5 L pan
○ Bubble Buddy or another grater
○ Enough empty bottles or a jerrycan to store 3 liter soap
○3 liter water
○100 gram cleaning soap
I suggest using the Bubble Buddy cleaning bar, it’s organic and works really well. However, all kinds of Marseille, Marsiglia, Castile and other cleanings soaps will work. Please note that some bars might be based on palm oil so check the ingredients before you buy them.
First grate the soap.
If you use a steel grate be careful with your finger tips when you approach the end of the bar.
This will take a few minutes, if you feel lazy and own a blender that can chop ice or nuts, soap will work too.
Boil for a few minutes and stir every now and then until all soap shreds are dissolved.
Turn the heat off and leave to cool down for a few hours or a night.
When the soap is completely cooled down it’s ready.
Some soaps might cause the soap to ‘gel’, in that case stir a bit more and a table spoon of baking soda.
Pour the liquid soap in the bottles with the help of a funnel.
This soap can serve many purposes:
○ multi purpose cleaning (for floors, kitchens, windows etc.)
○ dish washing soap
○ laundry detergent
This liquid soap can also be used as a base for other cleaning product recipes. My favorite recipe is to make a cleaning spray with it so I can cleaning the countertop and table in seconds.
Fill an old or refillable spray bottle with 200 ml liquid cleaning soap, 300 ml hot water and 4 tablespoons of baking soap. Shake for a few seconds and it’s ready to go.