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My liquid soap got left out in the cold, and now it’s white and opaque instead of transparent. What happened? Is it still good to use?

January 28, 2016

My liquid soap got left out in the cold, and now it’s white and opaque instead of transparent. What happened? Is it still good to use? Castile Liquid Soap, Liquid Sunshine and other castile related products such as our foamers and spray cleaners will turn white after being cold or frozen. This is completely normal.…

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Tips for Storing Salves and Balms

January 28, 2016

Store your Green Gold Herbal Moisturizer, Shea Butter, Coco Luscious and Arnica Salve in the refrigerator for a longer shelf life and to maintain a nice even consistency. Oil based salves and balms are temperature sensitive. This means that they will be hard at cold temperatures and creamy at warmer ones. Choco Luscius might arrive…

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Could I use liquid castile soap in a foaming pump if I dilute it in the bottle?

January 26, 2016

Could I use this soap in a foaming pump if I dilute it in the bottle? How does it compare to your foaming hand soap in ingredients? Yes you can! First rule is to add the soap to the water – not the water to the soap – as adding water to the soap will…

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How Can I Make My Own Dish Foam From Concentrate?

January 14, 2016

I wanted to make my own foaming dish soap. You sell an 18 oz bottle of liquid sunshine dish foam. Could I buy your Liquid Sunshine All Purpose Cleaner Concentrate and use my own foaming bottles to make a dish soap by using the concentrate and adding a certain amount of water to it so…

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What is the weight of your bar soap?

January 4, 2016

What is the weight of your bar soap? Excellent Question! One day old bar soap averages 4.25oz (120.5g). Under ideal drying conditions this is reduced to 3.75 (106g) to 3.85 (109g) in 30 days. We label our soap as 3.25oz (92g) for legal reasons as this is sometimes the weight after a year to 18…

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What takes the chemical smell out of new clothes?

October 27, 2015

Do you have a product to recommend that will take out the chemical smell in my new black jeans? I’ve tried washing several times with vinegar and the smell is still very strong. Thanks for your time. Try using Liquid Sunshine without softener or drier sheets. Should be fine after a couple of washes.

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What is the expiration date on organic Shea butter?

October 19, 2015

What is the expiration date on organic Shea butter? Store natural Shea butter in a cool place. It should be fine for a year or more. Refrigerate for longer shelf life. We add natural rosemary extract as a preservative when we melt it down and pour it into consumer sized packages like the Shea tins.

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Which is better for my drains, bar soap or shower gel?

October 16, 2015

Which is better for my drains, your bar soap or your shower gel? In other words, which makes less scum? Sorry for this bizarre question, but I can’t decide which one to purchase. Thanks. Soap scum is a mixture of soap and minerals. Filtering your water will reduce the minerals. That’s probably the best way…

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Do you sell shampoo?

October 9, 2015

 Do u sell shampoo for hair If you have thin undyed hair the Shea Butter Bar might work for you. Soap shampoos remove hair dyes, and the usually do not work well on thicker and curlier hair. You will have to experiment. Try the Shea Butter Bar (great for dry skin even if your hair…

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Why is my skin more sensitive when the heat comes on?

October 2, 2015

Dear Soapman. Its getting colder and I noticed that my skin became more sensitive when the heat came on. Is there a correlation here or am I just B. Fuddled in Bennington Dear B. F., Yes you are correct. There is indeed a correlation between heating systems coming on in the Autumn and skin sensitivity.…

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