Ask the Soapman

When will you get more soap in stock?

September 10, 2020

All of your foam soaps are out of stock. When will there be more? -Kathleen Hi Kathleen, Most people do not realize there is a nationwide shortage of bottles and caps due to COVID-19, and deteriorating international relations with key suppliers of parts and spare parts coming out of Asia. Most of our suppliers are US based, but they are backed up for months in advance. We are waiting for our (delayed again) shipment of foamer bottles to arrive and hope to have foam soaps back in inventory in 2 weeks (end of September). You can help by saving your…

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Is your bar soap bactericidal?

September 9, 2020

Is your oatmeal lavender for dry skin aromatherapy bar soap BACTERICIDAL? -Gary in Colorado   Hey Gary! Thanks for your question. Killing claims ie “disinfect”, “sanitize”, “anti-microbial” and “bactericidal”, etc are FDA-regulated terms. Vermont Soap with our 35 employees is nowhere near large enough to support an FDA lawyer on retainer and the management and record keeping required to support an FDA audit and the giant fines and recalls that come from making a paperwork error. Additionally, applying antimicrobial chemicals on your skin is not without consequence. Vermont Soap has long been an advocate for continuing the phase out of…

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Are all your soaps septic safe?

August 14, 2020

I love your products! Are all your soaps septic safe? Thanks! -Lori Hi Lori, Yes indeed! Organic soap is biodegradable. Our liquid and gel products are potassium based and contribute a vital nutrient back to the soil. Soapman

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What’s the best product for cleaning chiropractic equipment?

June 22, 2020

Good morning! I have a chiropractic office and we use your hand soap through the Greenline Paper company. I am looking for an organic cleaning and disinfecting product to use on my naugahyde-ish covered treatment tables and was wondering if your Yoga Mat Cleaner or any others would be most appropriate to clean and also not damage the material. I use saddle soap every few days to protect them from so much cleaning these days. Thanks for your help! -Marc from Hagerstown   Dr. Marc, Thank you for reaching out. Here is what I recommend: Yes, one of our castile…

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Can I use foaming hand soap in a regular soap dispenser?

June 11, 2020

Can I use foaming hand soap in a regular soap dispenser? -Anna in Asheville Hi Anna, No. foaming soap only works with a foam dispenser. The foamer makes the liquid soap foamy by forcing it through a series of screens. Soapman

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Are Baby & Kids Simply Unscented and Sunshea Simply Unscented the Same?

April 16, 2020

Are there any differences between Baby & kids Simply Unscented body wash vs. Sunshine Simply Unscented body wash? The ingredient list seems to be the same… -Rose Yes! You are correct Rose. These are the same exact product with a different label. Bare naked gel soap. Good eye!

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Do any of your ingredients in the bar soaps clog pores?

April 3, 2020

Do any of your ingredients in the bar soaps clog pores? I heard that coconut oil and shea butter do. -Glenn. Hi Glenn, You know, there is no serious social penalty in our society for speaking to your friends without actually knowing a blessed thing about the subject. Start with this 1 minute video about soap crystals. You will see that soap made from coconut oil is no longer coconut oil but rather oil, water and alkali turned into soap crystals! So even if the statement that skin healthy vegetable oils can clog pores on oily skin people were true…

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Is your deodorant recyclable after I am finished using your product?

March 30, 2020

Is your deodorant recyclable after I am finished using your product? Great question, Lori! Thanks for asking and for paying attention. In theory ALL plastics are or should be required to be recyclable and recycled. This deodorant tube is made from more than one type of plastic which makes it hard to recycle. There is the outer shell with a separate sanitary liner built into the cap and a mechanism inside to hold the product and allow to be screwed out from the bottom. There is also the issue of residual deodorant that might remain on the sides of the…

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Are the soaps good to use during the pandemic? I wash my hands frequently and wonder also if the bar soaps are better to use than the foaming ones?

March 13, 2020

Are the soaps good to use during the pandemic? I wash my hands frequently and wonder also if the bar soaps are better to use than the foaming ones? Hi Madelaine, Good questions and worth asking. Are the soaps good to use during the pandemic? We make TRUE Soaps. Real, actual soap products, not cheap detergent poser products. Whether bar, liquid, foamer or gel soap these are all made by turning organic food grade oils into (which make you dirty) into beautiful soap crystals, which make you clean! So the answer is yes. I wash my hands frequently and wonder…

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Can we call your aloe foaming hand soap a castile soap?

March 10, 2020

Can we call your aloe foaming hand soap a castile soap? Hi Dita, Yes. I suppose that technically one could call our foamer formula a type of castile soap. However, to us here at Vermont Soap, castile liquid soap is a concentrated product, whereas foamer soap is viscosity adjusted to match the foamer mechanism and has added glycerin. For this reason we market them as different items. Hope that Helps! Soapman

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