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Woof! Doggie Shampoo Bar (4.5 oz.)


No more trying to pour or pump liquid dog shampoo from a bottle!  Since you hold this in your hand and massage it directly onto your pooch, you don’t need to worry about being able to keep a hand on the pup!

Excellent for your best pal’s skin, our doggie shampoo bar is loaded with great essential oils such as cedarwood, lemongrass and eucalyptus, which are known to repel fleas, ticks, and other buggies, without any nasty chemicals.

Ya wanna bath, Fella?  Huh?  Wanna nice bath?



Ingredients: 95% saponified coconut, castor, palm and sweet almond oils; tea tree, lemongrass, cedarwood and lavender essential oils.

Pink Grapefruit Blossom Shampoo Bar (4.5-5 oz.)

Grapefruit Blossom Shampoo

Another shampoo bar–I just can’t keep these in stock!

This one’s a zingy grapefruit with whispers of light floral.  So refreshing!

I’m making all the shampoos round these days.  I’m liking the ease of use better than the rectangular bars!

As always, no parabens, no phthalates, and no sulfates!


NOTE:  This bar contains shea butter, which can affect those with nut tree or latex allergies!


Ingredients:  94% saponified coconut, castor, palm, olive and sweet almond oils, shea butter, coconut milk, grapefruit essential oil, floral fragrance, sodium lactate (1%), pink and yellow oxide color.

Bar Shampoo! For Real!

Love your hair!
Ok, I realize that bar shampoo is a new concept for a lot of people.  Here’s a quick bar shampoo 101 for you:
First, what’s the difference between a bar of shampoo and a bar of regular natural soap?
The difference between our soaps and shampoos is mainly in the percentages of the various oils used.  For example, coconut oil is much better for the hair than olive oil, so I’ll use a higher percentage of coconut.  But it can also be drying when saponified, so I’ll go higher on natural humectant oils such as castor.  Almond, coconut, castor and jojoba are the best for shampoos, with lower percentages of necessary oils such as palm, which makes a firm, long lasting bar, with a creamy lather.  Additives are also different.  No grit or clay in shampoos, but plenty of honey, sugar, coconut milk, and things like that!  The best news is that it’s all good for the skin!
To use, wet your hair as usual, then rub the shampoo with your hands just like any other soap.  Work the lather into your hair, starting at the scalp and working through to the ends.  You might need to get another bunch on your hands if you have a lot of hair, or if you just want more lather.
Some folks even like to rub the bar right on their heads and into their hair, but I don’t find this necessary, particularly when using a coconut milk shampoo.
Bar shampoo won’t strip your hair or scalp of its natural oils, so go easy on the conditioner, if you use it at all.  I find that a simple, natural detangling solution of apple cider vinegar and warm water is sufficient for me.  I know…sounds weird.  But it works and it’s SO MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE than all those conditioners designed to put back what commercial shampoos strip out!  No, I don’t walk around smelling like a salad!
Now that you know how, wanna know why you should?
As I said up there, bar shampoo doesn’t strip your scalp of its natural oils.  When you use commercial shampoo, you strip everything out of your hair and scalp.  Seems like a good idea, but the result is that your scalp will compensate by overproducing oils.  When you switch to natural bar shampoo, it might take a few shampoos (5 to 8) for your scalp to stop overproducing oils.  Once your skin gets back to normal, what a difference you’ll see and feel!
My own experience has resulted in a number of things.  First, my hair is softer and smoother.  Second, I don’t shed nearly as much!  Third, my scalp does not itch or feel dry or irritated anymore.  I’m finally taking care of my “head skin”!!  My hair is even growing faster than it used to!  I will never use anything else!

Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar (4.5-5 oz.)


Bar shampoo?  You bet!  You won’t believe the lather!

As always, there are no parabens, no phthalates, and no sulfates in our shampoo!

UPDATE:  I’m very excited about the new round shape, and I can’t wait to hear the feedback!


NOTE:  This bar contains shea butter, which can affect those with nut tree or latex allergies!


Ingredients:  94% saponified coconut, castor, palm, olive and sweet almond oils, shea butter, coconut milk, rosemary and peppermint essential oils, sodium lactate (1%), green mica color.

Welcome to For Goodness Soap!

The original batch!

Hey–look who’s here!

Welcome!  I’m Maggie, your bubbly hostess.

For Goodness Soap is a natural soap and spa products company.  Everything we offer is handmade and uses the best natural ingredients, from our 30+ varieties of artisan soaps to our lotion bars, body butters, bath products, scrubs, masks, and everything else.  Take a look at the Shop tab to see all the goodies.HandLotion

I’m also proud to have a blog where I post recipes for household products you can make yourself.  Everything from window spray and floor cleaner to homemade mineral makeup and tooth powder.  There’s always more for me to learn, develop and share.





Some of the posts are about the products and what goes into them, and once I posted one about my birthday party in my (then) new soaping room!

Take a look at the post categories to the right to see what I mean


How did I get started?


A bunch of years ago I was looking for ways to save money because, well, I didn’t have any.  So I began formulating recipes for my own cleaning products.  The one thing I couldn’t make was the castile soap I needed for my laundry detergent.  “How hard could it be?” I asked myself.Castile7

Trying my hand at soap was daunting, but fun.  I loved the science-y aspect of it…I got to be a big ol’ nerd and make prettiness at the same time.  Score!  Once I got the hang of castile, I started playing with my own soap recipes…changing the levels of the various oils based on what they do for the finished product (lather, moisturizing, cleansing, conditioning, firmness, etc.).


Whipped Body Butter

After that, I perfected my shampoo bar recipe…then my baby soap…then lotions, masks, spa stuff…then liquid soap entered the scene.

It got big very quickly, with a new idea always around the corner, and it’s still that way today.


So have a great time while you’re here.  Poke around all you like–and enjoy!  If you like what you see, whack that Facebook button up there on the right  😉


In closing, here is a picture of me and my kiddos and a pile of concrete patio parts, as a shameless attempt to use the cuteness of my offspring to make you say “Awwww” and smile and like my website.  Who cares if the oldest is studying to be a chef, the middle one just started college and the baby is a junior in high school now?  Aren’t they sweet?