Stephenson Organic Multi-Purpose Liquid Castile Soap

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A natural liquid soap base that simply requires the addition of fragrance (and color, if desired).

Product Benefits

* A true liquid soap
* Contains no surfactants
* Vegetable origin
* Has a natural clear pale amber color
* Requires only the addition of fragrance and color

Why use a true liquid soap?

There are many skin cleansing preparations available and many are sold as "soap." This may be misleading as true soap is the product derived from natural oil and fats. Some "soaps" are in fact synthetic detergents and may be derived from crude petroleum. Even detergents derived from "natural" fatty alcohols are far from "natural." So-called "natural" fatty alcohols certainly use natural fatty oils or fats as starting materials but they are then heavily processed to convert them to alcohols. The alcohols are then further reacted chemically with things like ethylene oxide and sulphuric acid. The end products are far from natural and they certainly aren't soap!

So how is soap made? As soapmakers know, fatty oils are heated with a neutralizing alkali such as sodium hydroxide for solid soap, or potassium hydroxide for liquid soap. A reaction takes place in which the alkali is neutralized by the oil to produce soap, and glycerin is split off from the oil. In our organic liquid castile soap, the glycerin is left in the soap, where it is available to act as a moisturizing humectant. And that's it: no further processing, no high-energy chemical reactions, no toxic ethylene oxide, no corrosive sulphuric acid.

If desired, this liquid soap base can be thickened by adding common table salt. This base is amazingly gentle and non-drying, and can be used as hand soap, household soap, or as a body wash.

INCI Ingredients:
• Aqua
• Potassium Oleate
• Potassium Cocoate
• Glycerin
• Potassium Palm Kernelate
• Palm Kernel Acid
• Potassium Citrate

The potassium oleate comes from the saponification of organic sunflower oil, the potassium cocoate comes from saponification of organic coconut oil, and the glycerin from the saponification of both the organic sunflower oil and organic coconut oil.

Shelf Life: Minimum 1 year from date of purchase.
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