EarthlingSoapCo

All natural, plant-based soap handmade with love.

Austin, Texas On Etsy since 2016

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EarthlingSoapCo

All natural, plant-based soap handmade with love.

Austin, Texas | 240 Sales

Announcement    PREORDER COMING SUMMER 2019. Thanks so much to everyone who supports Earthling! Follow me on social media for updates @earthlingsoapco.

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Last updated on Feb 22, 2019

PREORDER COMING SUMMER 2019. Thanks so much to everyone who supports Earthling! Follow me on social media for updates @earthlingsoapco.

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    About EarthlingSoapCo

    Sales 240
    On Etsy since 2016

    All natural, plant based soap handmade in Austin, Texas.

    Earthling Soap Co. began in early 2016 out of my tiny student apartment just off campus at UT Austin. The journey began when I became interested in making my own personal care products as part of an effort to reduce the amount of synthetic chemicals in my every day life. I tried a few different things, but soap was ultimately what stuck. I became intrigued by the endless possibilities of design, scent, and formula that could be obtained while being in control of every ingredient that goes into the process. I now live and breathe handmade soap, and this passion becomes tangible in every product I make. I truly hope you enjoy them.

    -Karlie

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    Last updated on Jun 30, 2016
    Frequently asked questions
    What is cold process soap?

    Simply put, cold process soap making is the process of mixing oils and lye. This produces a chemical reaction called saponification, which in the end gives us a gentle sudsy bar of soap!

    Why vegan?

    The main component in soap is fat. Traditionally, soap has been made using some vegetable oils, but also tallow (cow fat) or lard (pig fat). I choose to use only plant-based oils and butters because they are just as nourishing. I also leave out milks and beeswax from my products. In the end, why contribute to the exploitation of our fellow earthlings if we simply don’t have to?

    How should I store my soap?

    If your bar of soap is unused, you can store it in a cool dry place. Once you’ve started to use it, keep it in a place where it can dry easily between uses – sitting in a puddle of water will decrease its shelf life!

    What’s the deal with sustainable palm oil?

    If you’ve read my product descriptions you’ll notice that I make it a point to mention that I use sustainable palm oil. This means that it was certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). There are many reasons that this has become necessary, one of which is that in the past, palm oil cultivation has caused massive deforestation and loss of biodiversity. For more information on sustainable palm oil, visit http://www.rspo.org/about/sustainable-palm-oil.

    I’ve noticed sodium lactate as an ingredient in most of your soaps. What is this?

    Sodium lactate comes from fermented sugars in corn or beets. It contributes to the hardness of the soap. Despite its similar name, it has nothing to do with lactose found in milk.