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Why Glycerin Soap?

What is Glycerin Soap?

Glycerin soap is "Real" soap, made using time-honored, traditional methods, by combining natural vegetable oils and lye (sodium hydroxide). Fragrance and additional glycerin are added to create this soap's beautiful, crystal clear appearance and scent. Quality glycerin soap should contain no added ingredients, such as harsh detergents, hardeners, preservatives or other chemicals. Soap made this way are naturally mild and do not strip your skin of its natural moisture barrier.

On the other hand, commercial soap products (i.e. grocery store soaps) are typically made by commercial chemical and consumer products companies.  These manufacturers remove some (or all) of the natural glycerin and use it in other cosmetic products like moisturizers, creams and other expensive beauty products.  Detergents and other additives are added to the soap products that strip skin of their natural oils and consumers are then invited to purchase the lotions and creams to compensate for the soaps drying effects.  Using glycerin soap, many people find that they no longer need the expensive moisturizers!
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Glycerin soap is Dermatologist recommended.

Why do Doctors, Dermatologists and Allergists recommend glycerin soap? Given the way this soap is made, it's no surprise that the medical community recommends using glycerin soap instead of chemical body washes, commercial soap products (i.e grocery store brands) and other cleansers.
  • Skin conditions: Unscented glycerin soap is recommended for those with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. Tamarinda customers report improvement in these conditions after switching to unscented glycerin soap.
  • Breast cancer patients: Many oncologists recommend that cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy switch to unscented glycerin soap. Glycerin soap is mildly cleansing and supportive of delicate skin.
  • Low testosterone: Those with "Low-T" are advised to reduce their exposure to sulfates wherever possible. Tamarinda stocks several, sulfate-free glycerin soap formulas in addition to our regular clear formula.

How can I save when buying glycerin soap?

Tamarinda makes it easy to save on your glycerin soap. In addition to sales (sign up for our newsletter!), we can also make you a custom, 3 pound glycerin soap loaf. That equates to 10-11 bars. Not only do you save a bundle over individually wrapped bars - custom loaves gives you the flexibility to customers choose your favorite formula, add your favorite scent and even add a custom color if you like.

Tamarinda's 3 pound loaves are like having your own personal glycerin soap factory!

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Sulfate Free glycerin soap

Sulfate Free? What's the fuss?

Sulfates are found in personal care and household products such as shampoo, toothpaste, bar soap, liquid soaps, shaving foam, body washes and skin cleansers. You may seem them listed as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). Sulfates are derived in part from sulfur and lauryl alcohol (derived from coconut oil or other plant oils).

When mixed with water, sulfates create bubble and foam and break down greasy substances. They can cause drying and strip the skin of natural oils and moisture. Extensively reviewed by Health Canada, the European Union and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), SLS and SLES are considered to be safe ingredients.
So what's the fuss? Simply put, some people experience skin irritation from sulfates, fragrances and other additives commonly found in soaps, shampoos, etc. There is a growing movement of people who want to reduce their exposure to any non-essential additives used in personal care products. For this reason, Tamarinda carries a full line of sulfate-free soap - we call it "Sensitive Formula", as well as other sulfate free glycerin soap formulas like Argan, Honey Antioxidant and Carrot, Cucumber & Aloe.

Glycerin Soap as a shampoo alternative.

We get this question all the time and the answer is YES YES YES. You can certainly use glycerin soap as your shampoo bars. Shampoos are especially loaded with detergents, silicone and other substances that are too hard to pronounce. Using glycerin soap to shampoo is a great way to reduce your chemical load - and it leaves your hair incredibly soft and smooth (we use olive glycerin soap or argan oil glycerin soaps on our hair). Dry scalp issues can also improve significantly when you switch.

Tip: you may still need a detangler to comb through longer locks (we recommend a spritz of Tamarinda argan oil for that)!
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Glycerin soap for Pets....

We wouldn't wash our dogs with anything else! Pet skin is very sensitive and does not contain a high level of natural oils. So skip the harsh detergent shampoos, glycerin soap will cleanse just as well - with no itching and scratching afterwards. Tamarinda Pet shampoo bars are made with pure lavender and cedarwood essential oils. Both oils are pet friendly and soothe skin.

Love your soap

Today's trends in personal care are, unfortunately, taking us in the wrong direction. Complex chemical formulas in liquid body washes, lotions and cosmetic cleansers contain compounds that are not naturally present in real soaps. We now know that exposure to high chemical loads can lead to a compromised immune system, sensitivities and ailments. Check the labels - if you are interested in reducing your exposure to chemical additives - skip these concoctions and get back to basics!
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Finding Tamarinda glycerin soap in your area....

Due to the nature of our products, we've chosen to deliver our products directly to you. that ensure that our products will always be fresh and in excellent condition. It also keeps our prices as low as possible. So although you won't find us at your local retailer, you will always find our full line of glycerin soap right here at We're open 24/7, 365 days a year.
Did we mention we want to be your glycerin soap company for life?.......
We live for our products and our customers. At Tamarinda, our customers are not a number in a database. We write, we call, we share our experiences and ideas. Our customers are our daily inspiration, and we are proud to call so many of them... Friends.
Sincerely, Tina Juhl
Founder and CEO, Tamarinda LLC
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