DURING SHELTER-IN-PLACE IN SAN MATEO: We are happy to refill your soap containers by appointment using a safe socially distanced curbside process. Please contact us.
Reach And Teach offers a Soap Refilling Station at our shop in San Mateo at 144 West 25th Avenue - San Mateo CA 94403.
Bring your own container (BYOC) to fill up on hand soap, dishwashing liquid, and laundry detergent. We also offer castille (soap made from olive oil) from Vermont Soap Company and EO shampoo and conditioner. All of our products are good for your body, good for the environment, and good for your budget.
NBC Bay Area did a nice story about our soap refilling station...
On this page we'll provide you with comprehensive information about each of the products we offer in our shop.
Ecos Laundry Soap
The first customer to walk into our shop the day we started filling soaps took one look at the laundry soap and said "That's the brand I already use. It's wonderful." Ecos has created a fantastic line of earth-friendly laundry soaps that do a great job of cleaning laundry using LESS soap that most traditional detergents. Rated for HE (High Efficiency) machines, the soap also works well in older washing machines.
We offer Free & Clear - 100% natural anionic coconut kernel oil based surfactant, purified water.
Earth-Friendly Dish Soap and Hand Soap
The second customer to walk into our shop thought we were selling BYOC (Bring Your Own Container) Olive Oil. Yes, we sell Fair Trade olive oil but the oil comes already bottled. "What else do you have?" our visitor asked. We showed him the soaps and he said "Well, my wife expected me to come home with something so I'll try the dish soap." He filled his container with our Earth-Friendly Dishmate Pear dish soap. Our effective dish washing products are naturally hard on grease but not on your skin. Dishmate also acts as a great cleaner for hand washable clothes too and makes an effective but gentle hand soap that is easy on even very sensitive skin (without the usual additives found in most hand soaps).
- Pear - Purified water, 100% natural anionic coconut kernel oil-based surfactant, salt, pear essential oils.
- Grapefruit - Purified water, 100% natural anionic coconut kernel oil-based surfactant, salt, N.O.P. certified organic grapefruit essential oil.
Ecos Hand Soap
Our third customer, who happens to run a car window repair shop, walked over to the refilling station and poured a dab of the hand soap into his hands, coated both hands with it, took a deep whiff and said "This is really nice!" I asked if he wanted to wash his hands off and he said "No way! This is the best my hands have felt all day."
The ingredients will make you feel good too! We offer Lavendar scented soap.
Ingredients: Water, cocamidopropyl betaine (coconut-derived surfactant), sodium coco sulfate (coconut-derived surfactant), cocamidopropylamine oxide (coconut-derived surfactant), phenoxyethanol (preservative), citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed extract, glycerin (plant-derived skin softener), tocopherol (natural vitamin E), lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil.
At just 12 cents an ounce for laundry detergent, 13 cents an ounce for dish soap, and 26 cents an ounce for hand soap, these soaps are not only great for your body and good for the planet, they're also pretty good for your budget. Frugal meets green meets healthy! Shampoo and conditioner are 60 cents an ounce. We also offer a castille soap at 60 cents an ounce.