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Zero-Waste Grandma's Brown Soap


  • This zero-waste soap bar is made with leftover soap shreds, Tea Tree Oil and Sweet Orange Oil. Mild and deodorizing, it's the perfect kitchen soap when you're cooking, or anytime you just need a good hand washing.

    Years ago, our great grandmothers made their own soap, often called 'brown soap', in their own kitchens.

    It was a necessary chore to make soap, and those bars were rough, a bit caustic, and essential! They used the soap for everything from washing clothes, to cleaning little faces. In those days, very little (if anything) went to waste.

    I am not a fan of waste, and this lets me recycle all my leftover soap shreds. My own version of Grandma's Brown Soap.

    All of my olive oil soaps are planed. This simply means I run the edges over a small wire that takes off the sharp edges, making it feel more comfortable in your hands. 
    But what to do with all those soap shreds? I can't bring myself to throw them away, so I decided to up-cycle them into something new!

    All the leftover soap shreds are added to fresh oils, and this batter is poured into a mold and left over night in a warm oven. This 'warm-processing' method produces very mild, lather rich soap.

    These soaps have some scrub to them, and may smell slightly different from batch to batch, due to what soap shreds are added. 
    But just like grandma's soap, it'll get the job done. The big difference is, your skin's gonna love this extremely mild version!
  • Added fresh: Olive Oil, Distilled Water, Sodium Hydroxide, *Coconut Oil, *Sunflower Oil, Kokum Butter, Rhassoul Clay, Tea Tree Oil, Oatmeal, Crushed Walnut Hull, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil

    Soap Shreds May contain: Cocoa Butter, *Shea Butter, *Pumpkin Puree, *Coconut Milk, *Oat Milk, *Nettle Leaf, Sea Clay, Kaolin Clay, Moroccan Clay, Ground Loofah, Calendula Petals, Crushed Vanilla Bean, Crushed Clove, *Pear Puree, Cosmetic Mica, Fragrance Oil
  • This is a hand cut soap, approx. 4.5 oz. Please allow for slight variations in weight. Always keep your soap out of of standing water. We carry the hand-crafted wood soap dishes you see in the photos, here.

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