Kirk's Natural Sensitive Skin Glycerin Vegetable Soap Bar 4 oz. (113 g)
Kirk's Natural Sensitive Skin Glycerin Vegetable Soap Bar is made with a pure vegetable base, and contains no animal by-products, no preservatives, and is never tested on animals. The clear formula is extremely mild and hypoallergenic. Kirk's Soap Bars have excellent solubility, rinsibility and do not leave any residue on the skin.
Each of the ingredients in Kirk's Natural Sensitive Skin Soap Bar serves a specific purpose:
- Sensitive Skin Soap Ingredients :
- Aloe Vera : Soothes and heals skin.
- Chamomile : Anti-irritant.
- Calendula : Reduces inflammation to skin.
- Comfrey Root : Healing additive.
- Fragrance : A floral bouquet of rose, jasmine, patchouli and lime.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the ingredients in Kirk's bar soap?
Coconut Oil, Soap of Coconut, Vegetable Glycerin and Water. Kirk's bar is made by a centuries-old, time honored process by mixing coconut oil with caustic soda. Caustic soda is made from sea salt. Coconut oil is thus converted to coconut soap, which is technically called sodium cocoate. During the process of making coconut soap, glycerin is also produced since glycerin is a part of natural coconut oil. This glycerin is left in Kirk's soap to give moisturization properties and make it less harsh to skin compared to other commercial soaps in which this natural glycerin is removed by a chemical separation process. Kirk's soap is the most natural process soap made in the USA today.
What kind of fragrance do you use in your soap?
Kirk's fragrance is a special blend of mostly natural and some synthetic materials. Synthetic materials have been tested for product safety by manufacturer and approved by FDA.
Do we use any lye in the soap?
Yes, lye (made from sea salt) is used to convert coconut oil into soap. The soap has been made by this old process since biblical times. However, Kirk's soap contains no free lye or lye residues in it. All traces of residual lye are fully neutralized in our soap-making process.
If the fragrance is synthetic, why does the label say all natural?
Because 99% plus ingredients are natural and fragrance is mostly derived from natural materials.
Even if the fragrance used is considered as masked fragrance, what is the guarantee that it would not cause any allergies?
The ingredients of most modern-day fragrances are tested for allergic reactions. Only the materials which pass this test are used in fragrance blending.
How long would a bar soap last with an average usage?
About a month or about 20 long showers. It depends on the usage though.
What is the shelf life of Kirk's bar soap?
Kirk's bar has an unlimited shelf life. The bar is still usable even if it has discolored after a very long storage period.
Can Kirk's be used for enema (funny but a lot of people ask that question)?
Kirk's bar can be used for enema. However, all soap products may cause some irritation if used for enema, so this should not be practiced too frequently. We would recommend to consult your doctor before you use Kirk's for enema.
What is Kirk's pH?
9.6 in 1% solution water.
Is Kirk's kosher?
Although Kirk's doesn't carry the "circle U" symbol for kosher products, it is animal free. There has not been sufficient consumer interest to warrant seeking Kosher certification, which entitles the traditional rabbinical code of manufacturing (regular inspection by a rabbi, etc.)
What does Castile mean?
Today, Castile refers to soaps made without animal fats.
Is Kirk's biodegradable?
Kirk's is completely biodegradable. All surfactants used in Kirk's are biodegradable. This means all surfactants (sudsing/cleaning agents) are broken down into simpler compounds by natural biological action helping to eliminate sudsing/foaming problems in lakes and streams.
What are the health effects of Kirk's soap?
- Eye: The product is mild enough that no damage or irritation should occur. In the event that irritation does occur, warm water poured over the bridge of the nose for a couple of minutes should be enough. If symptoms persist, a doctor should be consulted.
- Ingestion: The product is not poisonous. If a large quantity is ingested, it may cause vomiting. In the occasion that this happens, dilute it with fluids, such as milk, water, or juice.
- Skin: The product contains no irritations or allergens. An adverse reaction, while unusual is most likely due to individual allergies.
160 Years of Kirk's Coco Hardwater Castile
In 1839 Kirk's Coco Hardwater Castile was first introduced by the James S. Kirk Company in Utica, New York. Twenty years later, in 1859 Kirk's moved to Chicago where it quickly gained national attention. Proctor & Gamble purchased Kirk's in 1930 and moved it to Cincinnati. Kirk's moved back to Chicago in 1996 when it was acquired by Kirk's Natural Products Corp. Finally, in 2005, Kirk's Natural returned to the Cincinnati Area.
Since Kirk's is a classic brand of soap, we can afford to give affordable prices to our customers. Unlike most natural soaps, Kirk's wants to give everyone the opportunity to wash with all-natural soaps. So instead of charging specialty item prices often found on natural products, Kirk's is happy to give their customers the low prices they can trust.