Zote soap is an environmentally safe bar soap made in Mexico that has conventional as well as some very unconventional uses.
Zote soap is used to clean laundry as well as hands. It purportedly removes stains on clothes without abrasives or bleach and is safe for delicates.
Zote soap is also used for catfish bait, mending leaky pipes, soap sculptures, mosquito repellent, drawer perfume, dish soap and shampoo.
Zote Soap is made with coconut oil and tallow and is scented with citronella oil. Other ingredients include: sodium chloride, glycerin, perfume, an optical brightener and dye.
Zote soap is inexpensive (Liz McCoy of lizmccoy.com claims that as a laundry detergent, it costs less than a penny per load), has a long shelf life and is compact in size, making it good for camping and disaster preparation.
While the manufacturer, Jabon, claims that Zote soap smells so good it can be used as a sachet, others claim that the citronella oil makes its fragrance reminiscent of bug spray.