Green soap generally refers to an environmentally safe soap. Also known as vegetable oil soap or castile soap when milk is added, this type of soap is not made with animal fat. Many soaps are made from rendered beef fat, whereas green soap is made mostly from vegetable oil or olive oil.
Many people know this environmentally safe soap as a tattooist’s soap. Because it’s medically safe, it is often referred to as a “tincture of green soap.” A tincture is an alcoholic extract with a limited percentage of ethanol. This soap has earned its moniker due to its yellowish green hue. There is no dye in it. Instead, the vegetable oil and glycerin gives the soap its natural green tint.
Because tattoo soap is all-natural, it is generally non-irritating. It is also biodegradable, which is another reason it’s dubbed a green soap. The same kind of soap is used by those handling bodies with skin disorders due to its cleansing and emollient properties. After tattooing or any other skin-irritating procedure, this type of green soap can make the skin feel somewhat soothed. It doesn’t make skin feel as dry as other soaps.
Although vegetable oil is the most prevalent oil used in the production of green soaps, olive oil is also often used. Other oils, such as jojoba oil and coconut oil, may also be used in the manufacturing of such soap. When used to make a hand soap, these oils act as a softener that won’t leave hands dry and cracked.
Herbal soaps, another form of environmentally safe soap, are known for their soothing properties. They generally include essential oils for aromatherapy effects. Additionally, they have soothing properties. Most commercial soaps eliminate the glycerin in the manufacturing process, whereas herbal soaps are known to keep this emollient ingredient intact.
Green soap can be purchased online and in specialty stores. Stores that sell all-natural or organic products, as well as shops that specialize in medicinal products, may sell it. Although there are recipes on the Internet, the soap production is best left to an expert. Handling substances such as lye can be dangerous for the inexperienced. Green soaps may also be used as a surgical instrument soaking solution.