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- About The Brand -

Why Clean Bean?


Did you know that skin is the human body’s largest organ?​

Handmade soap is a wonderful way to take care of you skin! 

Why, you may ask, should I buy handmade soap when I can get more soap for less money at the grocery store?

Generally, the commercial soaps carried at most stores are full of chemical additives.  Additives that not only dry out your skin but can lead to rashes and other irritations. This is not only because of the synthetic additives in the soap but also because most soap companies take the glycerin out of their soap. The commercial soap bars that line most stores’ shelves are actually synthetic detergents. While that's great for your dishes, it's not very good for your skin.

Handmade Soap is soap in its true, pure form. It gently cleanses away excess oils and bacteria, but doesn't strip your skin of its natural oils.  All our soaps are made from scratch using the cold process method of soap making. They are not made from melt & pour soap base that is sold in craft stores - those clear soaps full of brightly colored, fancy shapes may look fun, but they contain lots of undesirable ingredients and are not made from natural ingredients.

Our soaps are colored with herbs, spices, clays and natural pigments.  All soaps are made by hand in a home kitchen, one batch at a time.  Once the soap is made, it “cures” or ages for a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks.  This produces a very mild, long lasting bar of soap.  For best results, we recommend letting the soap air dry between uses. The glycerin content of handmade soap can cause soap that is left in a puddle of water to get soft.

Ingredient Commitment


At Clean Bean Soaps we have always created our high quality handmade soaps with all natural ingredients. Below is a list of what goes into our original recipes here and the benefits that they provide:

  • *Almond Oil:  Wonderful for dry, inflamed, or irritated skin.  Contains vitamins A, B, D & E and is rich in fatty acids & proteins.

  • *Beer:  Beer has hops which are known to soothe irritated skin, and contains polyphenols which act as an antibacterial agent. Beer also adds a great lather to the soap.

  • *Castor Oil:   Acts as a humectant by attracting and retaining moisture to the skin. Also produces a very conditioning, fluffy and stable lather.​

  • *Cocoa Butter:  Puts down a protective layer that holds moisture to the skin, acting as a softener.

  • *Coconut Oil: Is moisturizing and adds lots of fluffy lather.

  • *Hempseed Oil:  Contains Vitamins A, B, D and E and is rich in fatty acids, amino acids and proteins.​

  • *Jojoba Oil: Actually a liquid wax rather than oil.  Commonly used for its conditioning properties.

  • *Olive Oil: A moisturizer that forms a "breathable" layer on the skin, preventing loss of internal moisture. Produces small, silky bubbles. Olive oil was used for centuries to make traditional 100% "castile" soap, and makes a very hard, almost completely white bar after a few weeks that is worth the wait.  Suitable for babies and even the most sensitive of skin.

  • *Palm Oil: Creates a bar that is creamy and produces small bubbles that clean well; is high in palmitic acid, vitamin E, vitamin K and magnesium.

  • *Shea Butter: Fabulous for adding moisture and to nourish the skin, rich in Vitamins A, E & F.

  • *Soybean Oil or Shortening: Favored by soapmakers who do not wish to use animal fats. Adds mildness, lots of fluffy lather, and is moisturizing when used in combination with other oils.

  • *Sunflower Oil: Rich in essential fatty acids.  High in Vitamins A, B, D and E. Rich in minerals, lecithin, insulin and unsaturated fatty acids.

  • *Essential Oils: Scents that are distilled directly from botanicals (flowers, leaves, petals, berries, etc.).

  • *Fragrance Oils:  Man-made fragrances that are used when the scent you are looking for is not available in an essential oil. We only use fragrance oils that are made for soapmaking.

  • *Milk:   Goat, buttermilk and coconut milk  provide extra moisturizing qualities and creaminess.

  • *Honey: Acts as an emollient and moisturizes the skin.

  • *Aloe:  Soothing agent for damaged, dry skin.

  • *Cosmetic Clay:  Skin care clay has the ability to remove toxins from the epidermis and is said to do a marvelous job in removing impurities from the skin.

  • *Spices: Various culinary spices used for coloring soaps.

  • *Herbs, Teas, Vegetables: Basil, parsley, oregano, mint, calendula, paprika, woad powder, wheat grass powder, chamomile and green teas, carrots and cucumbers are used to enhance fragrance and provide color.

  • *Seeds and peels: Apricot kernel meal, strawberry, poppy, chia seeds, orange and lemon rind, used as natural exfoliants.

  • *Oatmeal: A soothing exfoliator.

  • *Tussah Silk:  Silk will cause handmade soap to have a more shiny appearance, slightly increased lather, be more slippery, and have a general luxurious "silky" feeling to it.

  • *Pigments:  Natural pigments of colors the soap; green oxide, titanium dioxide, activated charchol are used as colorants in some of our soaps. These are natural dyes that are made from ground rock and are cosmetic-grade.

*Please not each soap bar does not contain every ingredient. 

*This information is provided for reference use only and is not meant to substitute the advice of a licensed health care professional.

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