In 1985, a man named David Woodward started teaching his students how to make soap. David’s greatest passion in life was passing on useful skills to younger generations. David had a background in chemistry, so he taught his students the basics of making soap the old fashion way - mixing caustic soda and olive and coconut oils to make simple soap.

Sometime later, David and a friend began to make soap on a larger scale – using a plastic barrel for their tank and a canoe paddle as a mixer. They worked on perfecting their trade and within a little while had come up with a few simple products. Their goal was to produce effective products at an affordable price. Hence the name Common Sense Soap. Many years later the same values hold true for Common Sense Soap.

During this pandemic, handwashing remains one the most effective ways to protect yourself from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Currently, study after study shows that washing the hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water will help to keep you safe. Coronaviruses are very much like bits of genetic information surrounded by a layer of fat. Soap attaches itself to the fatty layer, breaks it down and then the water causes the unprotected virus to disintegrate. The harmless bits of virus are then washed away.

Hundreds of scientific studies now prove what common sense has always known. Washing your hands is one of the best ways you can protect yourself against the spread of germs and viruses.

We have been making soap for over 35 years. We make many kinds of soaps and lots of moisturizers as well – which are needed when handwashing occurs so often. We are not clever marketers that overstate what we are selling or use “fairy dust” levels of cutting-edge raw materials to lure in unsuspecting consumers. Our sales motto is simple: “A good product will sell itself.” If repeated handwashing leaves you with dry hands, look around our website where we have many solutions.