Naked Press Organic Hand & Body Wash offers an ideal alternative to ordinary chemical based soap substitutes. Proudly Hand Made in Australia, it has been traditionally formulated from the following purest unrefined vegetable oils:
No preservatives, animal ingredients or synthetic detergents. Suitable for all skin types.
Why you Should Use This Product:
Our liquid hand & body wash base is a potassium or liquid castile soap and a natural surfactant (surface active agent), made from vegetable oils.
This Hand & Body Wash base is free from the usual foaming agents used in the more commercial shampoos, like cocobetaine, decyl glucocide, sodium laurel sulphate, free from detergents, thickeners, animal fats (making it suitable for vegans), and preservatives, all known skin irritants, making our base non-allergenic and 100% biodegradable.
Unlike industrially made liquid detergents made from petrochemicals, or coconut derivatives, natural handmade liquid soap made from edible oils is always golden yellow to orange to light green in color and it may appear “ runny”. Do not let this thinner consistency trick you in to believing your liquid soap is not concentrated enough, as it is usually more foamy than most soap substitutes. You may find some essential oils e.g rosemary and eucalyptus can thicken your base, and some oils like citrus essential oils can thin your base.
Our liquid Hand & Body Wash base has it's glycerin retained. Glycerin is a natural humectant or moisturizer, due to it's waterbuilding capabilities, that allows it to draw and absorb water from the air. Chemically speaking glycerin is a by product of the saponification (soap making) process.
To get a bit technical: In a way it is a “refuse” of the chemical bonding between the three fatty molecules of oils with the alkali molecule (potassium hydroxide), which leaves the fourth component of the oil molecules (glycerol) unbound and easily extracted from the soap. In industrial soap making, glycerin is reclaimed from the soap paste, purified and sold as a separate product. Natural handmade soap contains all the available glycerol molecules (glycerin), which contributes to its mildness and skin friendliness.
We suggest an addition of 1 to 1.5% of essential oil. The base will still stay clear, or will clear after a day or so. If you buy a 1L unit of either of our bases then for easy blending add a 12ml bottle of essential oil and mix well.
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