Liquid Castile Soap Base

Liquid Castile Soap Base
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Product Rating: 4.3/5 (As per 53 Customer Reviews)

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Liquid Base is a natural soap base made from saponified organic oils of coconut and sunflower. This base has a mild pH that will not dry out the skin and can be used as a shampoo, body cleanser, hand wash or even as a mild laundry detergent. It provides a nice gentle cleaning action good for individuals with sensitive skin.

Features:
A true liquid soap
Contains no surfactants
Vegetable origin
Has a clear pale yellow to gold liquid color
Requires only the addition of fragrance and color

Ingredients:
Water - 30 to 100%
Potassium Oleate (Derived from Organic Sunflower Oil) - 10 to 30%
Potassium Cocoate (Derived from Organic Coconut Oil) - 3 to 10%
Glycerin (Organic origin) - 3 to 10%
Potassium Citrate - 0.3 to 10%
Citric Acid - 0.1% or less

Caution: Some essential oils do not mix perfectly with a natural soap base. These may include lemon, lemongrass, clove, eucalyptus, and possibly others. Test carefully when using these oils. Orange oils and other essential oils may leave the mixture and float on top if too much is used. Warm and stir to get them back in. Wait 24 hours to check for separation. Skim excess from top if needed. Any oil-based or water-based herbal ingredient can potentially be used.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
I really can't get enough of this product! it is a perfect base for ALL cleansers and blends well. I find the smell is not the greatest however, a little essential oil makes a huge difference!

By: Nadia, Hamilton, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 18-Feb-2012


Rating: Star
This is the only product I don't like from Aromatics. The smell is too strong and it cannot covered by any essential oil. Smells like rancid soybean oil. I don't use this for cosmetic use, but it is good for cleaning . Because of the High PH level, it cleans really well.

By: Jeeyoung, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 07-Feb-2015


Rating: Star
Can't beat this price. Use it to make my own shampoo, body wash, laundry soap, dish soap etc. Love this product.

By: Lisa, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Loyal Customer Since: 23-Mar-2011


Rating: Star
Love the Castile base soap! I love mixing different essential oils and making new soap everytime my jar is empty! My clients love it too! Can't wait for my next batch!

By: Anna, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Loyal Customer Since: 19-Mar-2015


Rating: Star
I use this soap for EVERYTHING!! I use it to wash my face, the dishes, the toilet!! It replaces so many toxic cleaners! Add some essential oils and voila!

By: Sandi, North Delta, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
So I haved used a 4l jug of this base making my hand soap. I must say that I love how it mixes and have tried it with sweet almond oil and a variety of essential oils to find a nice smelling soap. Unfortunately, It is really hard to diffuse the smell from the base though. It is not terrible, but it does not appeal to the other members of my family. I am thrilled that with a little almond oil it really keeps my hands feeling soft, not dried out and holds up nicely in my mixes. Another version maybe with more coconut oil may work??? wondering also why it would say 30-100% water in the ingredients list?? Your site is very helpful as well. Sure appreciate the organic ingredients and the standards you use!! Bravo to ND! Thank you for your great service as well!!

By: Jl, Gander, Newfoundland
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Sep-2011


Rating: Star
I LOVE this product and so does my husband! The smell is soft and not at all offensive on its own. But I use it for a number of things. I mix it with mandarin and lime EO for a lovely hand foaming soap. I use it for cleaning all my floors, counters etc along with baking soda/vinegar for a fantastic cleaning scrub. I wouldn't be without it!

By: Sylvia, Brampton, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Mar-2006


Rating: Star
The other reviews confuse me because I don't find this product has a strong smell at all. It has been a lifesaver for me because I seem to be allergic to most soaps and using them makes my hands start to itch and then all the skin peels off Being in the food service industry, I have to wash my hands constantly and the results weren't very appetizing. Now, I keep a dispenser of the castile base mixed with a little water, sometimes a little EO but I don't care! wherever I might have to wash my hands. Suds well, smells fine and I have clean hands with all the skin attached - it doesn't bother my allergies at all. I honestly wouldn't care what it smelled like, it's just so nice not to be constantly scratching my hands and seeing them intact. My next order will be for 4L.

By: Susan, Bedeque, Prince Edward Island
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Loyal Customer Since: 17-Sep-2013


Rating: Star
I am always trying to find new bases for my shampoos, body washes, and facial cleansers, and this one is the gentlest by far. While it doesn't create a lot of lather (or any if you add oils or too many botanicals), it is still soapy and not very drying. It takes botanical extracts well and can be thickened with table salt, which is a big selling point to me. The smell IS very oily, but I found that if I add a little lemongrass EO to my other EO's, it cuts the smell well. Perhaps something like butterscotch would cover the smell better. Overall, a very excellent product, minus one star for the smell ;).

By: Alexandra, Edmonton, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Dec-2012


Rating: Star
Love this product but holy cow the smell!! I wish it was available 'deorderized' I will buy again regardless. I use for homemade body wash and shampoos. Mix with coconut milk, a few other ingredients and EO's and you can still smell that smell.

By: Sandra, Lowbanks, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 29-Apr-2013


Rating: Star
Wonderful product with a great price! I use it all over the place in my house! Thank you for this great product!

By: Anna, Burlington, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 22-Aug-2013


Rating: Star
I do not like this soap. It really dries out my face and has a super powerful smell. I added some of my essential oils to it and almond oil but it wont help. I will use what I have but will not buy again.

By: Trista, Calgary, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 23-Nov-2013


Rating: Star
I bought a 1L bottle to try as a foaming hand soap. I like that it's natural and organic, and it's great with a few drops of peppermint EO. It actually foams nicely, but I do find it a bit drying on my hands. I'll try diluting it more with my next batch.

By: Ashley, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Loyal Customer Since: 20-Jul-2013


Rating: Star
Love this product but I dont like the smell

By: Danielle, Montreal, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 04-Jan-2013


Rating: Star
Love it smell is a bit strong but essential oils help with that I use it in cleaners, hand soap, baby soap

By: Danielle, Montreal, Quebec
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 04-Jan-2013


Rating: Star
Well I'm a bit disappointed with this product. Not that it is not good at all but... At first, I was thinking of making it a Family Hair/Body Wash, the PH is really high so it is too alkaline for babies, especially as a shampoo (not good in baby eyes, not in mine anyway!). So I thought I could use it only as a regular Body Wash. I add 25% of good oils (jojoba oil and rosebud oil) with fragrant oil and Essential Oils. As a cleanser it is really nice but the smell... In my 100ml of soda base/oils, I put 10 drops of lemon EO, 10 of orange EO and about 40 drops of ginger FO. When you smell directly from the bottle, it's not too bad but when you use it, you only smell the base. But the smell it leaves on the skin is not too bad and the texture is really nice. Finally I thought to use it as a facial cleanser. But even with the addition of good oils, it leave a feeling of dryness on the skin. BUT... if you just put a little bit of pure rosebud oil on your face when your skin is still humid, it's perfect. So for me, the product is not bad; I just didn't manage do use it as I wanted at first and I think it need some "good" addition to be a really good product.

By: Annik, St-Alexandre, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 30-Jul-2013


Rating: Star
Absolutely love this. Works great for my shampoos. Will be buying more when i run out. A definite must have!

By: Janit, Souris, Manitoba
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 04-May-2013


Rating: Star
I love this! I always hated moisturizing soaps and body washes because they make me feel like you can't wash them off thoroughly, but normal soap feels too drying. This feels gentle, moisturizing, and it takes essential oils really well. Best of all I don't feel like the products is still there after rinsing. I bought the 1000ml bottle and now I'm ordering the 4L. I won't be without this.

By: Daniel, Ottawa, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jun-2010


Rating: Star
I love this product. I've been using Castile Soap for my face and body for years now, so it's wonderful to have this base available that I can customize to my specific needs. And the price!!! The store bought soap that I was using is $18 for 946mL. I add a few EOs at 3% of the total volume, and a generous amount of Hazelnut, Jojoba and Macadamia oils, and I find no problems with masking the scent or with it gelling. It would be nice if the base smell wasn't so strong, or that it didn't go cloudy, but what's really important is that it works and doesn't leave a dry film on my skin. Yes, it congeals on my pump, but every castile soap I've used does this, and I haven't had any issues with soap scum.

By: Shawn, Thunder Bay, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 14-Jun-2013


Rating: Star
Great product a little goes a long way. I scent it with lavender and it turns out wonderfully for a body wash or use it to make household cleansers. Definitely keeping this in my cupboard.

By: Sherry, Rosetown, Saskatchewan
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Loyal Customer Since: 29-Apr-2012


Rating: Star
love love love this soap! Was using another brand name castille soap before and switched to this one! Use it in a homemade foaming facial soap, eye makeup remover, and for cleaning products around the house! It has so many uses, plus it is inexpensive!

By: Erin, Saint-Thomas, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 15-Feb-2013


Rating: Star
This product was very easy to work with and came at a really great price. The product's own scent is very faint and I couldn't even smell it anymore after adding essential oils. Seems to hold scent very well. I haven't noticed any soap scum residue in my sink like other reviewers. I gave this only 4 stars since I find it was just a tad watery. It would be nice if it was just a tiny bit thicker so that it doesn't slip through my fingers when I pump into my hand. An overall great product.

By: Cindy, Lethbridge, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 20-Sep-2012


Rating: Star
I don't mind the base smell at all and think this is a fabulous product. Can't complain for an organic product. I added 5 drops of lavender to 8oz and had no trouble with it changing/cloudy and held great scent. Even if it did go cloudy I would still use it as I don't think it would change the product. I've also used other essential oils and have had no problem with scent. I have some customers who like it as it is. I use it as face wash, body wash, shampoo and hand wash. Will continue to buy!

By: Selena, Toronto, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 15-Oct-2012


Rating: Star
Few day ago I made body wash for my daughter with few drops of lavender and grapefruit essential oi. I am very happy with the result and so is my daughter. It is better than the other body wash I used before.

By: Chau, Coquitlam, British Columbia
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 12-Dec-2012


Rating: Star
I use this for pretty much everything! From my household cleaner, to shampoo, to sensitive facial cleaner. It's amazing. I don't like the scent, and you do have to do a lot to mask it, but even with nothing added it makes a great foam (even when diluted) and keeps moisture in. I'll keep buying this product.

By: John, London, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 07-Aug-2012


Rating: Star
Nice soap to use, didn't find it held any scent though

By: Kristen, Azilda, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 23-Jan-2012


Rating: Star
This is a perfect multi purpose eco-friendly soap. I blend with essential oils to wash my face and body (not too many essential oils or it will congeal), and I use it to wash the floor and toilet, along with vinegar and eucalyptus.

By: Sandi, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
I use this product for my Foamer soap and some for my face cleanser it is great, a little thin, good price

By: Lynne, Thorsby, Alberta
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 10-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
Forgot to mention, I also used Lavender and Vanilla EO's in this for my baby and they both 'worked' meaning the soap didn't react in any way to the additions. Of course I added less because it was for baby. This is very concentrated base so really you only need a good sized drop to wash baby from head to toe. Great value!

By: Melissa, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 20-Apr-2007


Rating: Star
Nice quality castile soap. The consistency is easy to work with. Wonderful lather. I took a previous reviewers advice and mixed 45 drops EO's to 250 ml soap base. I used Peppermint, Spearmint, Tea Tree and Rosemary with no problems. The base smell is a little hard cover up, not that big a deal for someone looking for an all natural liquid castile soap I don't imagine... However, I like castile for EVERYTHING soap related and found this castile left my hair quite greasy compared to others I've used. To me that is the only drawback. Overall excellent quality soap!!

By: Melissa, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
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Loyal Customer Since: 20-Apr-2007


Rating: Star
This is a great soap with a good later, but not something to buy if you want to add fragrance. It has its own scent that is very nice but rather overpowering and can't really be covered by other fragrances. Mixing in essential oils for the skin care benefits is great, but don't expect to end up with a product that will only smell like what you add to it.

By: Michelle, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 17-Aug-2009


Rating: Star
This soap is exactly what I've been looking for in a hand soap. I mix this in a ratio 1:3 soap to water, and use it in a Pumping Foam soap dispenser. I do add a little Lemongrass and Grapefruit to it, and have not have any problems with it at all. Probably because I only add about 15 drops in total and the soap is mixed with water. I LOVE the way it smells and can't stop smelling my hands after cleaning them. Yes... there is a little bit more soap scum... but that may have to do with how much my children play in the sink with the soap. Next time I'm buying the 4 litres as opposed to the 1 litre. I'll be using it also for cleaning my floors, toilets and bathtubs.

By: Chelsea, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jun-2011


Rating: Star
I just love this soap base, a little goes along ways. I use it for a shampoo base, mixing Lavender and Ylang Ylang essential oils to it, leaves my hair clean and shiny

By: Marilyn, Newmarket, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 11-Jan-2010


Rating: Star
I'm not sure how to feel about this one. I love how it feel on my skin and it holds scent beautifully, but is it supposed to go pearly white when you process it as is recommended? If it is, then I love it, but wouldn't I need to add a preservative?

By: Stephanie, Burlington, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 21-Nov-2006


Rating: Star
I have used this base for hand soap and hair shampoo with excellent results. We only use NDA essential oils, aloe vera, jojoba and titanium dioxide to whiten.

By: Dave, Victoria, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 07-Jul-2009


Rating: Star
We were looking for a natural liquid soap to replace the store-bought chemical soap and we thought this was it. To add some fragrance, I scented it with lavender oil and tea tree oil. After only a week of use, it dries out our skin. Further to that, after only one day of use, there is soap scum all over the sink which needs to be wiped down daily. Also, within a few uses through the pump dispenser, the soap coagulates at the opening and has to be constantly cleaned. This soap base was truly disappointing.

By: Gabriella, Woodbridge, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 29-May-2007


Rating: Star
I really like this product. Great value. It is great with lavender and chamomile added for baby (and mom and dad :) Very gentle on the skin.

By: Denise, London, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 11-Apr-2008


Rating: Star
This is a great product, I use it for a hand soap. In my kitchen I have it scented with Manuka EO and Clove Bud EO, this is a nice combination. The Keylime EO is also real nice with this soap, very fresh and refreshing. I have found that lavender EO also works well with this product.

By: Laury, Brampton, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2005


Rating: Star
Just love the organic base feels great on my skin in one of my soaps its satinly smooth and my clients love it too! It has a good contanement value to it and hold scent well.

By: Jessica, Montreal, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 23-Apr-2008


Rating: Star
I mixed this with a little bit of the Bamboo & Teak FO and its great! I love the scent and the soap is great on my dry skin! Love that its organic (even though I DID use a little FO in it).

By: Karen, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 28-Jan-2009


Rating: Star
I like that this producr is organic and I'm hoping my customers do as well, this product DOES NOT take to FO, it tends to turn to a heavy gel. I know some people had some luck but I did not. I also tried mixing(FO) with other carrier oils but in time (24hrs) it to turned to gel. So I am selling it a scent free and color free, I think that was the point of the whole organic thing anyway.

By: Mark, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 05-Dec-2008


Rating: Star
My customers LOVE using this as a base to formulate their own special aromatic blends-it is a great seller!

By: Heather, Ottawa, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2005


Rating: Star
I am so glad NDA offers this organic real soap base. I enjoy it very much - it makes a great hand soap!

By: Tracey, Toronto, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Jan-2007


Rating: Star
We have been using Liquid Organic Soap for over a year in our B&B and most guests love it. We have put a little lavander in it and that is all.

By: Will, Tweed, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 04-Aug-2008


Rating: Star
I really like the ingredient list and feel of this soap, but it has a scent that is very hard to mask. because I had to use so much scent just to make this even slightly yummy, it really gobbled up my fragrances! I have decided to switch bases, but would recommend this to anyone who cares more abou the ingredients and quality than the scent :)

By: Stephanie, Cochrane, Alberta
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Apr-2007


Rating: Star
I really wanted to love this base but it turned out to be a waste of money for me. I just can't get by the smell, its horrible!! it doesn't matter how much fragrance or essential oil you use to try to *cover* it up its still there.

By: Darlene, Orleans, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 21-Sep-2007


Rating: Star
I've been using this natural (and historical) soap for years. Thank you ND for offering an alternative to the toxic products out there! The more people using these types of things the more we can get the word out about what's really in the drugstore. I don't add colour but I do add essential oils... rosemary, peppermint, lavender, nice. A comment for Pam (read below): The soap gellified on me too and I realized if I added less essential oil it wouldn't happen. I add about 45 drops essential oil to 250ml soap. I'm sure it does depend on the types of essential oil so you'll have to try it for yourself.

By: Sandi, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
My friend and I have been experimenting with the problem of the soap turning to gel with the addition of essential oils. So far, we've found that bergamot, sweet orange dark, and frankincense do not pose this problem. Also, we tried mixing oils that do turn the soap to gel with a touch of soya bean oil before adding it to the soap. This solved the problem and the soap still lathered very well with no oily residue.

By: Pam, Redbridge, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 07-Dec-2007


Rating: Star
I really like this soap base. I've been looking for something without chemicals and harsh preservatives that I can use as a multipurpose soap and as a shampoo base. This was fantastic. I used a small amount to test as a shampoo and it had an amazing lather and my hair felt moisturized, yet not greasy, which has been my problem with many natural shampoos.

By: Pam, Redbridge, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 07-Dec-2007


Rating: Star
I absolutely enjoy working with all of these products!! What great service and customer appreciation!! WAY TO GO!!

By: Rachelle, Fonthill, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 11-Apr-2007


Rating: Star
This is a lovely soap base, very moisturizing. Takes FOs easily. Interestingly, the soap turned completely to gel with the addition of peppermint EO...

By: Tracy, Oromocto, New Brunswick
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jun-2006


Rating: Star
Found this product to be a little more harsh than other liquid soaps I have tried. Scents easily and lathers great.

By: Erin, St. George, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 19-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
This is a fabulous product! I am extremely impressed with how well it takes and holds scent, not to mention the great foaming power. Very gentle, non drying...a real winner!! Was very pleased to see that you had changed the packaging format for the 1kg quantity from white HDPE jar to HDPE 1 L botte -- much more convenient.

By: Margaret, Montreal, Quebec
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 10-Nov-2005


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As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.


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