Liquid Soaps by Vanguard
In 1946 first-generation soap maker Charlie Breazeale built our first facility for making liquid soaps out of soybean oil and coconut oil.
In the days before detergents, these soaps were used for everything from washing hair in salons, to washing clothes, to cleaning floors, and they were typically sold in large 55 gallon drums.
In the 1980’s Jim Breazeale purchased our first line for packaging liquid soaps in smaller containers for the consumer market, and this consumer market is our focus today. We focus on natural and organic soaps, body washes, and bath gels, but we can also manufacture formulations that are not soap-based.
Our knowledge of the market and filling experience means added success for your lines. Please give our sales team a call and let’s talk about your product needs.
Research & Development
Our R&D team has members that have been developing soap formulation for over 20 years. We are constantly searching out new trends in materials and markets, and presenting innovative bar and liquid soap formulations to meet our customers’ needs.
Our fully equipped development and sample lab works to develop custom formulation bar and liquid soaps with appropriate bases to meet performance requirements, color and fragrance to meet the customer’s needs. We pride ourselves in being able to provide manufacturing-quality samples for customer approval and testing.
Because we make our own custom cosmetic kettle bases we are able to research and develop bases using special oils and other additives that require saponification. This also gives us great flexibility in adding additional special ingredients at the manufacturing stage.
All formulations are tested in-house for stability, activity, and as appropriate, micro biological activity.
Our package development team ensures that appropriate packaging materials are selected to meet market requirements.
We have an unmatched ability to develop products that are innovative and technically sound.
Our Quality Policy, which Charles Breazeale developed in the 1950’s is “We strive to be the best at meeting the needs of our customers through quality, the result of intelligent effort.”
At Vanguard Soap, we utilize a full circle quality control practice which includes:
- Process controls and monitoring
- Technical analysis
- On-line inspection of production soaps and liquids
- Quarantine and testing of incoming goods and materials
- Microbial Biological testing
To ensure that we stay current with industry standards, we make it a priority of maintaining and gaining certifications. Our current certifications include:
- FDA Registration (Over the Counter “OTC” Soaps)
- Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
- OTCO Certified Processor of Organic Materials and Bar Soap Products
- ISO 9001 Registration
- RSPO Certified, Certified Sustainable Palm Oil
We believe Vanguard Soap is the only US contract bar and liquid soap manufacturer whose quality system has achieved this range of certifications.
Our liquid soap manufacturing lines offer many options to meet our customers’ needs. Our experienced staff and operations managers have years of experience in producing a wide variety of products.
We have multiple lines equipped with high speed fillers. Our capabilities include:
- Multiple viscosities
- Multiple pumps and caps
- Laser coding
- Variety of labeling, including wrap around labels
- Filling a variety of bottle shapes and sizes
Our water is sourced from the deep artesian wells in the Memphis Aquifer, where ancient deposits of sand and clay create a natural filtration process that produces some of the highest quality water in the world. Before processing, we further purify it by using quality reverse osmosis water filtration and UV purification system in a controlled atmosphere.