Kirk's Natural - Original Coco Castile Coconut Oil Soap - 4 oz.
Kirk's Natural Original Coco Castile Coconut Oil Soap makes handfuls of rich creamy lather even in hard water. Kirk's Natural Original Coco Castile Coconut Oil Soap rinses clean with no drying residue, leaving your skin soft and healthy. Since 1839, Kirk's Natural Original Coco Castile Coconut Oil Soap has given the consumer a high quality, all natural soap at an affordable price. Current national market research ranks Kirk's Natural Original Coco Castile Coconut Oil Soap as the top selling all-natural bar soap. "Castile" originally referred to the highly-prized vegetable based soap produced in Castile, Spain. For centuries Castile 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
If the fragrance is synthetic, why does the label say all natural?
Because 99% plus ingredients are natural and fragrance is mostly derived from
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
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.