Kirk's Natural - Original Coco Castile Bar Soap Fragrance Free - 4 oz.
Kirk's Natural Original Coco Castile Bar Soap Fragrance Free makes handfuls of rich creamy lather even in hard water. Kirk's Natural Original Coco Castile Coconut Oil Soap Fragrance Free rinses clean with no drying residue, leaving your skin soft and healthy. Unlike other national brands, Kirk's Natural Original Coco Castile Bar Soap, contains no added fragrance that can irritate sensitive skin. There are no animal by-products or synthetic detergents either. Since 1839, Kirk Natural's master soap makers have formulated this hypoallergenic skin care bar with all natural coconut oil. "Castile" originally referred to the highly-prized vegetable based soap produced in Castile, Spain. For centuries this soap was considered "the soap of royalty" because of its luxurious lather and gentleness to the skin. Today, "Castile" refers to any vegetable based soap.
- No Animal By-Products
- Never Tested on Animals
- No Synthetic Detergents
- Ideal for every member of the family
Kirk's Bar Soap
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 does Kirk's use in their 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 they 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?
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.
Kirk's Liquid Products
How long would the various Kirk's Liquid Products last with average usage?
These are estimates and personal usage may vary:
Kirk's Liquid Soap: One ounce should provide about 20 hand washings. That's over 300 hand washings per 16 oz. bottle.
Kirk's Body Wash: One ounce should give you 10-15+ long showers or 160-240+ long, luxurious showers per 16 oz. bottle.
Kirk's Shampoo: One ounce should be sufficient for 10-15+ shampooings or 160-240+ shampoos per 16 oz. bottle.
Kirk's Conditioner: One ounce should provide about 8+ conditionings or 125+ uses per 16 oz. bottle.
What is the shelf life of Kirk's Liquid Products?
The liquid products have a shelf life of 5 years.
If there are synthetic ingredients in Kirk's Liquid Products, why do you claim these products are all natural?
The synthetic materials (preservatives and a portion of fragrance) are present in trace amounts. Kirk's Liquid Products are 99%+ natural.
Can Kirk's Liquid Soap be used as a dishwashing liquid?
Many customers do use Kirk's Liquid Soap as a dishwashing liquid. There are no harmful ingredients in it and it does leave your dishes sparkling clean while being extremely mild on your hands. It can also be used for hand-washables.
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, they can afford to give affordable prices to their 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.