Rethink The Soap We Use
To Wash Our Hands
The coronavirus pandemic underscored the importance of personal hygiene and health like never before. Unfortunately, this led to the increased use of harsh cleaning chemicals, soaps, single use plastics, and increased carbon emissions from transporting all the liquid cleaning products.
It got us thinking “How then do we find a more sustainable way for us to
wash our hands?”
That exact question resulted in the birth of a soap flake based soap that has a minimal environmental impact.
What We Love About Soapflakes?
Friendly To The Planet
All Natural Ingredients
Reduced Carbon Footprint
How To Use Our Product
Pour a one 40gram sachet / 40gram scoop of soap flakes into 240mls of hot boiling water.*
*Please use distilled or filtered drinking water. We do not recommend unfiltered tap water, as the impurities in tap water can cause the soap to become cloudy (as the salts in the soap will precipitate out). The soap is still safe for use, but the texture of the soap will be compromised.
Stir until soap flakes dissolve,
to make a hand wash.
Let the liquid cool for 30 to 45 minutes.
Add 1ml - 2ml (20-40 drops) of Essential Oils of your choice.
Pour the liquid into a foaming pump bottle.*
Pump the desired amount onto hands, lather and rinse with water.
*Please note: As there are no added preservatives it is advisable to use within 2-3 months after mixing.
About Our Products
We sell soap, not water. More than 80% of the weight of liquid soap is water, yet transporting water through the soap supply chain does not make sense. All the carbon emitted to transport this water makes us cringe.
To solve this problem, we sell the essence of soap, concentrated in Eco Soap flakes. These are mixed with water in your own home, to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of your daily hand washing.
Give yourself the luxury of foaming handwash, infused with Essential Oils /Essential Oil Blends of your choice, with environmental peace of mind.
THE BASE OF OUR SOAP
Virgin coconut oil forms the base for Eco Soap flakes. Sustainably grown on sunny islands in the Pacific ocean, our coconuts yield pure oil that is made into a rich, all-natural and highly moisturising soap. Coconut oil soap has been used for generations as a natural cleanser, safely protecting your skin even after innumerable rounds of daily handwashing.
We do not use synthetic or petroleum derived detergents, or additives – these irritate your skin, pollute our waterways, and endanger marine life. We want to keep the Earth healthy too, and our biodegradable soap derived from pure coconut oil can safely be discharged and return to the natural environment that it came from.
We offer 2 types of packaging, reused plastic containers or sachets. The reused plastic containers have been salvaged and reused to give them a second life. The sachets packaging is biodegradable.
GIVE PLASTIC FOAM BOTTLES A SECOND LIFE
Our product as made to encourage you to re-use refillable foaming soap dispensers.
Foaming soap feels luxurious on the skin, and also reduces the amount of soap required for each handwash. These are the steps we are taking, in our journey to cleanse the environment. Come journey with us.
CUSTOMISING YOUR OWN SOAPS
The fun part of making your own hand wash is being able to mix and blend your own scent with Essential Oils. You can use single blends, try out the recommended blends shared online or form your own unique blend!
Some suggestions on which Essential Oil Scents to use for handwash:
Revitalizing, Invigorating, Fresh and Purifying: Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree Oil
Sweet Florals: Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Jasmine
Warm Herbal: Rosemary, Sage,Ginger, Basil, Majoram
Calming and Relaxing: Lavender, Rosemary
Cool Mint: Spearmint, Peppermint
Earthy and Woody: Pine, Patchouli, Cypress
Uplifting Citrus Scents: Lime, Orange, Tangerine, Lemon, Bergamot, Grapefruit
Pure virgin coconut oil, purified water, sea salt, sodium hydroxide (lye)