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Pure Coconut Oil soap is a brilliantly versatile natural household cleaner and degreaser. Use it as a dish soap, a laundry stain bar, a spot cleaner for carpets and soft furnishings*. It cleans showers, sinks, baths, toilets, mirrors, tiles and kitchen worktops.
Saponified coconut oil can be very drying on the hands (because it's such a good degreaser), so I superfat to a higher percentage than usual and add aloe vera juice to make it gentler on the skin (however, it’s still so good at its job you might want to wear gloves to protect your hands). A simple, biodegradable way to clean your home. Suitable for septic tanks. The waste water can also be used on the garden.
How to Use:
For washing up: Simply wet a cloth or sponge (preferably a natural one) and rub the soap until you've built up a good lather. Wash dishes as normal, replenishing the lather as needed. My favourite method is to start with an empty bowl, then rinse as I go, using as little water as possible. That way, everything gets rinsed in clean water and you end up with a surprisingly small amount of soapy water, ready to water your garden with!
For kitchen and bathroom surfaces: Load up your cloth or sponge as above. To finish, either rinse with a little water or wipe with a clean damp cloth. Buff vertical surfaces like mirrors and wall tiles with a dry cloth (I use an old tea towel) for a streak-free finish.
For laundry* stains: Dampen the stain thoroughly, then rub the bar directly onto the fabric, completely covering the stain. Rinse off under the tap or blot with a cloth/sponge - or simply pop into the washing machine.
For spot-cleaning carpets* and soft furnishings*: Dampen the stain with a little water, rub the bar over the stain to lather up. Blot with a damp cloth or sponge. Repeat as necessary until lather and stain are gone.
*Not tested on delicate fabrics - proceed with caution!
Much as I would love to create a 100% natural household soap, this recipe needs the aloe vera juice otherwise it would just be too drying on the hands. And since the aloe vera juice needs a preservative, I can't call my product 100% natural :( It is, however, over 99% natural.
Vegetarian and Vegan. All my soaps are handmade and hand cut, so each bar is unique. The weight stated is the minimum - most bars will weigh a bit more. A batch number is stamped on each bar. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Allow to dry out between uses. Handmade soaps get better with age and if stored properly can last up to 3 years.
NB: Pure coconut oil soap is extremely hard and cannot easily be cut. If you're interested in smaller sized bars, please message me.
Coconut Oil (Sodium Cocoate), Aloe Vera Juice (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice preserved with Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate), Naturally-Occurring Glycerine, Aqua