union street soapworks
liquid soap and body wash

Now presenting for your washing pleasure our fabulously foamy, bodaciously bubbly, and of course naturally gentle liquid soap! Perfect for hand-washing at the sink or in the shower as a body wash!

You've heard me yelling it --- get your free range soap!

There's a few things you should know about our natural liquid soap. First of all, the keyword is natural. We can't say it enough. No artificial preservatives. No petrochemical moisturizers or synthetic emulsifiers. It's made from the same vegetable oil ingredients as the notorious bar soaps, just put through a different process to make it liquid.

As with all things in life, it's important to know thy enemy. Here's what may be found in a random bottle of factory-made liquid soap:

Petrolateum---petroleum-based synthetic moisturizer that is added to replace the naturally-occurring glycerin that should have been in your soap before it was siphoned off and sold to lotion makers.

Sodium laureth sulfate---synthetic detergent, foaming agent, and known irritant.

Cocamide MEA---processed originally from coconuts and combined with ethanolamine (toxic, flammable, and corrosive industrial alcohol) for use as a synthetic emulsifier and stabilizer.

Sodium Chloride---salt, silly!

Tetrasodium EDTA---preservative made from the known carcinogen, formaldehyde and sodium cyanide. It is also a penetration enhancer, meaning it breaks down the skin's protective barrier, going right into your bloodstream.

Propelyne Glycol---among other things, is a penetration enhancer, meaning it's a carrier for other chemicals, bringing them into your skin and your bloodstream. It's a known skin irritant, it has been shown to cause cancer in lab tests, a possible endocrine disruptor, and a possible neurotoxin.

Methylchloroisothiazolinone---used in cosmetics since the 1970s as synthetic preservative, used as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Also used in glues, paints, detergents, and fuels.

We could go on, but you get the idea. There should be only one standing rule regarding the ingredients in your food, skin care, or cosmetics---if you can't pronounce it, you must renounce it!

Separation is natural. Or at least, that's what the family counselor kept telling me. Being a natural soap and free of synthetic emulsifiers, it may separate after exposure to high temperatures, atmospheric pressure, or even during the full moon.

The solution is simple---shake it like you mean it. Shake it like you hated it from the old neighborhood! Et voila.


And we have even wider selection available than in our bar soaps, so treat yourself to some old favorites and some new experiences! And it's your choice of a convenient pump or cap.

$7 Variety

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$8 Variety

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$10 Variety

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But wait, there's more! As part of the ongoing greening process here at USSW, we're starting a recycling initiative here at USSW---Bring back your empty bottles to any of our farmers markets and receive $1 off your next purchase. Happy washing!

As seen at the Glover Park Farmers Market

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