GREEN CLEANING SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR HOME

Organic Coconut Soap

100% Pure Soap Flakes


$12.00

 NEW & IMPROVED 


❤️ This is still handmade in Sri Lanka using 3 ingredients - Organic Coconut Oil, water & lye (caustic soda) 

❤️ it’s buttery & white (old version was powdery & pink)

❤️ no artificial fragrance, just a mild natural soap smell

Uses & Benefits

Here are a range of uses for the amazing ingredient, confirming how versatile it is. 


 DISH WASHING: Replace synthetic detergents & add make your own dishwashing powder using Washing Soda, Coconut Soap Flakes & Borax. You can use this in the sink or in an automatic dishwasher. 


 OVEN CLEANER: Make a paste with Bicarb, Borax, Coconut Soap Flakes & Essential Oils. Spread mix inside oven & on trays. Let sit until dry & then wipe clean with a damp cloth. 


LAUNDRY POWDER: Combine with Borax, Bicarb & Coconut Soap Flakes for a natural laundry powder. 


Can I melt and pour this into other soaps? 

You sure can, however you need to read this important tip.Coconut Soap has naturally retained Glycerine, which absorbs moisture from the air. If you melt and pour and leave in open air its very likely your soap will suck in moisture and form a crusty white crystalline powder all over them. Not too pretty!!The key is to put your moulds in an airtight container until they have set properly – DO NOT PUT THEM IN THE FRIDGE! If you have some silica beads (those little packets that come on a shoe box that says Do Not Eat), place them in the container to also reduce the moisture.

What is it?

A true soap is made using only plant or animal fats, water & lye. Anything that does not use lye is a detergent and is made using a concoction of chemicals. Soaps tend to be less effective in hard water compared to a detergent – however is a much safer option for the environment & your health. This is 100% pure natural hard coconut soap that has been ground up into fine flakes.

FAQ

What are the ingredients in this soap?

Just organic coconut oil, water & lye (caustic soda)

What is lye used in soap?

Lye is basically a very strong alkaline made from salt that will convert a fat into a soap. It is extremely caustic and care needs to be taken when handling. It comes in two forms sodium hydroxide used for hard soap (like our Organic Coconut Soap or potassium hydroxide used for liquid soaps like our Castile Soap. There is no substitute for lye, nothing else will make oil become soap. All the lye is converted in the saponification process and there should not be residual lye left over in a good quality soap.

Can I melt & pour?

It is not designed for it, however you can melt & mould it.  Just a heads up Coconut Soap has naturally retained Glycerine, which absorbs moisture from the air. If you melt and pour and leave in open air its very likely your soap will suck in moisture and form a crusty white crystalline powder all over them. Not too pretty!!The key is to put your moulds in an airtight container until they have set properly – DO NOT PUT THEM IN THE FRIDGE! If you have some silica beads (those little packets that come on a shoe box that says Do Not Eat), place them in the container to also reduce the moisture.

How is this packaged?

Your goodies will be packaged plastic free Earth Bags. They are made of brown recycled paper, have a corn based 100% natural biofilm lining  & tin-tie for easy opening & resealing. They are home compostable & recyclableNOTE: If you order 3kg or more it will be made up of 1.5kg bags (ie. 3kg = 2 x 1.5kg bags). If you have chosen the glass option it will come in an Amber Apothecary Jar.