Ask the Soapman

What is the difference between liquid sunshine and plain citrus castile?

September 27, 2016

What would be the difference between the liquid sunshine and plain citrus castile? Liquid Sunshine is castile soap with a powerful added essential oil blend

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Can Spray and Wipe be used on windows?

September 27, 2016

Can the Spray and Wipe be used on windows or is there something better? Oh yes! Use a crumpled up black and white newspaper to wipe with. Crumple a singles sheet into a palm sized ball. Change out when it begins to shred. Castile soap also works with a squeegee. Wipe soap spots on sills…

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What is the difference between Liquid Sunshine Concentrate and Spray and Wipe?

September 27, 2016

What is the difference between your liquid sunshine concentrate and spray and wipe? Spray and wipe is diluted. We use special water. If you have a lot of minerals in your water use distilled for dilution. If its just that the spray and wipe is diluted, why isn’t water listed as an ingredient? It is…

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Can I buy one product to clean everything?

September 27, 2016

Hi! I REALLY love your liquid sunshine and castille soap and am interested in buying it by the gallon and using it for everything ( laundry, dishwasher, cleaning etc…). Can I buy just one product for all? Yes! The liquid soap base on the cleaning products is the same. The essential oil blends differ. Orangy…

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I have contact dermatitis. What can I use?

September 16, 2016

Help I have contact dermatitis. What can I use that won’t irritate it?? Have no fear. Soapman is here. Here is a link to a free book download for you: www.reactivebody.org Soap: Use the shea butter bar soap on body and face and shaving Hand washing: Unscented foaming hand soap Moisturizing: Three choices: shea butter,…

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Will Liquid Sunshine make my plastic containers smell like soap?

September 16, 2016

I have had problems with scented dish soaps. The smell seems to penetrate into the lids and then I can taste it on the food. Liquid Sunshine sounds great but how would it affect my plastic lids? Thanks for an easy one. Here is a link to our unscented version of Liquid Sunshine: http://shop.vermontsoap.com/Unscented-Liquid-Sunshine-Nontoxic-Cleaner-Concentrate_p_141.html

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What soap do you recommend for bumpy skin?

September 6, 2016

My 11 year old son has bumps on the back of his arm and his back, which soap would you recommend? There are so many things that can cause bumps on the back. Have you seen a doctor? They can biopsy a bump to see if this is an infection or a reaction. Prescription Cortisone…

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Is your shea butter free of impurities?

September 6, 2016

I love your shea butter soap and am interested in your other shea butter products and have a question about your shea butter. I read that high quality shea butter is lab tested to make sure there are no impurities such as lead, mercury, mold, yeast, coliform bacteria (shigella, Ecoli, salmonella etc.) and that the…

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Will you ever make a toothpaste?

August 22, 2016

As someone who tries to avoid toxins, sometimes a balance needs to be made and one item I have struggled to find is a effective toothpaste with fluoride without SLS. Nearly all companies who make SLS free toothpaste are also fluoride free but some people do need fluoride. I am one example. I have receding…

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Does heating shea butter ruin it?

August 8, 2016

I just recently purchased your shea butter and like it but its very hard…can i heat it up to make it soft to put on my face or will that change it somehow? Please offer any other suggestions, I want to use it as an all over body moisturizer. No worries. Shea butter is temperature…

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