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Zero-Waste Grandma's Brown Soap


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

    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 soap lets me recycle all my leftover soap shreds. With them, I make my own version of my grandma's brown soap.

    All of my olive oil soaps are planed. This just means I run the edges over a small wire that takes off the sharp edges, making it feel more comfortable in your hands. I make a lot of soap, so I end up with plenty of soap shreds. I can't bring myself to throw them away. The answer: up-cycle them into something new!

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

    A working soap, it's got a good amount of grit to it. These soaps may smell slightly different from batch to batch, due to soap shreds added. 
    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, *Aloe Vera Juice, Distilled Water, Sodium Hydroxide, *Coconut Oil, *Sunflower Oil, Kokum Butter, *Argan Oil, Crushed Walnut Hull, Sea Clay, Ground Oatmeal, Tea Tree Oil, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil

    Soap Shreds May contain: Cocoa Butter, Beer, *Shea Butter, *Pumpkin Puree, *Coconut Milk, *Oat Milk, *Nettle Leaf, Kaolin Clay, Moroccan Clay, Ground Loofah, Calendula Petals, Crushed Vanilla Bean, *Pear Puree, Cosmetic Mica, Fragrance
  • 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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