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Kirks Original Coco Castile Soap, An Ideal Soap for Campers Using Hard Water

by Barbara 23. June 2012 08:51

Q: "We go camping in the wilderness and in campgrounds. The water is alway hard. We are looking for a soap that lathers in hard water, even cold water and is not full of chemicals that could harm the environment.  Is Kirk's Original Castile Soap our best option?" Thanks from Janet.

Answer: Yes. we recommend Kirk's castile soap for campers and for anyone concerned about both the environment and the health of their skin. Kirks is a very mild soap made from all natural ingredients without any chemicals or animal fats. Because of its high glycerine content, Kirks lathers generously in hard water and in any water. You just get more suds with soft water. Kirks melts very slowly. A cake can last a long time. Each 4 ounce soap bar is approximately 3.75 inches long by 2.5 inches wide by 15/16 inches thick (measured with wrapping on.) We sell in 3 bar packs because we can offer it to you at a better price. Plus the shipping cost for 3 bars is about the same as for a single one!

We sell Kirks in cases of 48 bars, half cases of 24 bars, 1/4 cases of 12 bars and in individual bars as well. Most people buy a half or quarter case as the price and shipping costs per bar are more reasonable.

Those people with chronic skin conditions such as from exposure to Agent Orange rate Kirks Castile very highly. My late father is why we sell Kirk's soaps. When local supermarkets no longer sold Kirk's, Dad urged us to sell it. Dad's ceramic tile soap dish was so small that he always cut the bar in two. We've been selling Kirks since 2000. There is a very light fragrance to the soap: this is a natural one. The soap colors may vary slightly: several plants make the soap using the same formula yet the color is sometimes a little different.

If you have other questions, please contact us. Thanks again for your question.

Sincerely,
Barbara

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Kirks Moisturizing Body Washes Make Rich Lather in Hard or Soft Water and Last

by Barbara 7. April 2011 09:04

Question about Kirks Soap Liquid Body Wash and Shampoo Sampler

Q: "I love Kirks Castile Soap. I would like more information about the various body washes Kirks offers. I know you can buy body wash about any where. Why is Kirks better? Also do these lather well in hard water? Thanks Susan.

Answer: We believe Kirks is superior because it is made in the USA from 99% natural ingredients, is hypoallergenic, has no animal fats and lathers richly in hard or soft water. Because it lathers so richly, you need a very small amount to use in the bath or shower. Plus the shelf life is 5 years! What you have asked about is the sampler, which is one bottle each of the Kirks castile shampoo and body wash , Kirk's grapefruit ginger scented body wash for citrus lovers, Kirk's mint rosemary body wash , and Kirks classic body wash and shampoo. You can also buy each product individually or mix or match however you choose.

First of all, body washes are now more popular now than soap bars for many reasons. (We still use Kirks Coco Castile soap bars at home, however). These include:

  • no slimy soap bars to handle or drop on the shower floor or in the bath tub
  • sharing among family members is more sanitary since body washes have a pump
  • If you do drop the body wash bottle in the tub, it will float!
  • there are many scents available.
  • body washes include skin moisturizers
  • the "scent" choices are numerous.

Kirks body washes come in several different fragrances. The basis body wash formula is the same: high glycerin, all vegetable oil and hypoallergenic.

For example, the descriptions of the Kirks Classic Body Wash which is a blend of Aloe (conditioning and moisturizing), Chamomile (conditioning, moisturizing and cleansing) and Soapwort (cleansing) in a rich Coconut Oil Body Wash formula

Kirk's Castile Body Wash Benefits:

  • Produces Rich, Creamy Lather in ALL Types of Water
  • Rinses Quickly & Completely. Leaves No Drying Residue on Your Skin.
  • Average Number of Hand Washings Per Bottle: Over 300 per 16 Oz. Bottle.
  • A Gentle Bath Soap and Wash for You, Your Dog, or Your Clydesdale.
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Low pH Formula:9.6 % in 1% solution water.
  • Gentle Enough for Baby, Ideal for all Family Members
  • Contains No Animal by-Products. Never Tested on Animals .
  • 99% natural.
  • Shelf Life: 5 Years
  • Three fresh scents: Classic Clean (the original), Grapefruit Ginger, and Mint Rosemary.
  • Made in the USA.

Kirks Body Wash Soap Ingredients: All of these ingredients listed act as cleansing, soothing, antiseptic and relaxing agents:

  • Purified water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (Derived from Coconut Oil), Ammonium Laureth Sulfate (Derived from Coconut Oil), Cocomide MEA (Derived from Coconut Oil), Glycol Disteararte (Derived from Coconut Oil), Ammonium Xylene Sulfonate, DMDM Hydantoin, Coconut Oil, Aloe, Chamomile, Soapwort and Natural Fragrance.
  • NO Artificial Preservatives.
  • NO Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.

Thank you for your questions.

Sincerely,

Barbaraa

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Kirks Bath Soap. No Animal Products, Won't Melt Fast.

by Barbara 24. August 2008 04:03

Question about availability of long lasting, all vegetable based bar soaps.

Q: "I'm looking for a bath soap with no animal products and will not get soft after a few uses." Thanks. Henry

Answer: You've found it! Kirks Original Coco Castile Soap is a bath soap with no animal products that stays firm. It is also hypoallergenic and lathers generously in hard and soft water. I began selling Kirks soaps in 2000 as my late father shared it was no longer available in Western Pennsylvania supermarkets. One Illinois customer who'd been exposed to Agent Orange claimed Kirks is the only soap that doesn't irritate his skin. Each 4 ounce soap bar is approximately 3.75 inches long by 2.5 inches wide by 15/16 inches thick (measured with wrapping on.)

Kirks Bath Soap Advantages:

  • Luxurious lather in hard or soft water.
  • Use as a body soap, facial soap or for shampoo.
  • Gentle hypoallergenic soap.
  • Biodegradable
  • No animal testing
  • No animal by-products
  • Horse and dog owners use as an animal shampoo.
  • Ultra gentle with no drying residue.
  • No synthetic detergents.
  • Longer lasting than most supermarket soaps.
  • Natural fragrance: Note no soap is without odor. This is a mild fragrance that is all natural.
  • Shelf Life: Indefinite.
  • Bar weight: approximately 4 oz.

We sell it in 6 bar packages, 12 bars packages 24 bar half cases or an
48 bars
full cases. Both the cost per bar and the shipping cost per bar goes down as you buy more. We also sell Kirks in a liquid form that is the original formula.

Thanks for your question.
Sincerely, Barbara

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Can Kirk's Original Castile Soap Be Used on the Face?

by Barbara 22. February 2008 12:56

Q: "The product description says that Kirk's Original Castile Soap can be used as a body wash and as a shampoo but it didn't mention use on the face. Can this be used as a facial soap?" Thanks from Lois.

Answer: Yes. Kirk's castile soap is a very mild soap that is made of all natural products without any chemicals or animal fats. Due to its high glycerine content, Kirks lathers generously in hard water as well as in soft water. Kirk's is a very slow melting soap which means you may be surprised how long one bar of soap lasts! Each 4 ounce soap bar is approximately 3.75 inches long by 2.5 inches wide by 15/16 inches thick (measured with wrapping on.)

One of our customers is a Viet Nam vet who was exposed to Agent Orange. He shared that this is the only soap he can use. My late father is the reason why we sell Kirk's soaps. When local supermarkets no longer sold Kirk's, Dad urged me to find the manufacturer and to sell it. Dad's ceramic tile soap dish was so small that he always cut the bar in two. We've been selling Kirks since 2000.

If you have other questions, please contact us.

Sincerely,
Barbara

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