Ask the Soapman

Castile Liquid Soap is too drying for my face. What should I use instead?

March 26, 2018

I have tried cutting Castile Liquid Soap with water and it is still too drying for my face. What should I use instead? Liquid castile soap is de-greasing by nature. That means it removes more oils than it puts back. Most facial skin types are too sensitive and not oily enough to use castile liquids…

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Can I add plain extra virgin olive oil to the liquid castile soap?

March 26, 2018

Can I add plain extra virgin olive oil to the liquid castile soap? Yes you can! Will it mix in or stay separated? 1-1.5% oil will mix in pretty well. You may need to mix or shake briefly every day, depending on how much oil you actually use.

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When will the Choco-luscious skin smoothie be available again?

March 26, 2018

When will the Choco-luscious skin smoothie be available again? We are launching a new Choco-Luscious with a new formula in 4-6 weeks. We were never quite happy with the current formula and wanted something creamier and less waxy. The new product will be call Coco-Luscious to differentiate. In the meantime see our Steals and Deals…

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Can you add exfoliants to your shower gel base?

September 11, 2017

Hi Larry! I have a couple of questions. It’s clear that you can add essential oils to your shower gel base (as I see that you do that). Can you add an additives to it for exfoliating or will it not suspend? If it won’t suspend, do you have any suggestions on what to add…

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Does Liquid Sunshine kill salmonella and other bacteria on the counter tops from raw food?

July 26, 2017

I cook a lot of raw meets and eggs. I just purchased your Liquid Sunshine, would that kill salmonella and other bacteria on the countertops from raw food?? Soap and water are recognized as effective agents for cleaning salmonella and other common bacteria from hands. The primary mechanism for hand washing is to physically remove…

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Do you have anything for scars?

March 22, 2017

Do you have anything for scars? My experience has shown that using natural methods on fresh scars gets a better result than on older ones. People have been known to get good results from using Vitamin e (make a small hole in a capsule), real shea butter (not refined out and not raw either), and…

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Can I use the Yoga Mat Cleaner as laundry soap?

December 12, 2016

Would you please tell me more about the yoga mat cleaner. Where else can I use it around the house? Is it safe to use as a laundry detergent for my He washer? How about in my mop bucket for wood floors? Yoga Mat Cleaner is pre-diluted for use as a spray. So uses that…

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What grade is your shea butter?

October 31, 2016

I love your Shea butter but I am wondering what grade is it considered? There is no official grading system for shea butter but I found this on the web: The United States Agency for International Development and other companies have suggested a classification system for shea butter separating it into five grades: A (raw…

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Does hard water cause the soapy film on my dishes?

September 29, 2016

I tried the liquid sunshine concentrate yesterday as a dishwashing liquid. My dishes and stainless steel dishwasher had a film all over the inside. I’m thinking this was probably because of my hard water but this doesn’t happen with regular dishwasher liquid. Any suggestions? (I used a 50% solution of the liquid sunshine concentrate mixed…

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Is your shower gel just castille soap thickened with guar gum?

September 27, 2016

Is your shower gel just castille soap thickened with guar gum? No. Shower gel is base made from a different formula of the same ingredients. It is milder and more moisturizing.

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