Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more? You are always welcome to contact us with any questions.

What does LATIKA mean?

We were inspired to name our company “Latika” after hearing a song called, “Latika’s theme”, from the score of the movie, “Slumdog millionaire”. When we learned the meaning of the song, we knew that this was the perfect name for our natural-soap business.

Do you do animal testing?

NO.

We never test on animals and love and respect our furry friends!

Our products are certified: cruelty free by PETA . (This includes our making sure that none of our vendors are practicing animal-testing either).

Where are the products made?

Our main manufacturing facility is located in Austin, Texas. (“The Soap Factory,” as we like to call it). Our handcrafted soaps are made, cut, stamped and wrapped up in Austin.
We use the help of certified labs to develop and manufacture our unique formulas for crèmes and liquid soaps.
At our Austin facility, we add the final touches—such as scents and natural additives. We bottle, label and pour extra love into the product before shipping it to your doorstep.

Do you offer classes?

Yes!
We are happy to offer soap-making classes and workshops!
Please visit this page to learn more about our soap-making classes in Austin, Tx.

Do you offer coupon codes and how do I use them?

We offer coupon codes and have occasional sale events. Be the first to learn about our sales, coupons and other surprises by joining our mailing list and following us on social media.
To use a coupon code, simply enter the code at checkout.

Where can I buy the products besides online?

We recommend purchasing our products with one of our retail partners. You can find an updated list on our “where to buy” page.
Follow our updates on new stockists announced on Facebook and Instagram.
Want to see Latika at your favorite store? Contact us with your recommendations!

Are your products all vegan?

Apart from the beeswax and honey in some products, the line is vegan-friendly.
None of our products have animal fat in them. Beeswax is used in our lip-care line, and some items will have honey in them (lip-care and facial bar soap).
The vegan products will feature a vegan-friendly icon on the label. We only use plant-based oils (never animal fat!) for our products.
For a detailed list and links, please contact us!

How do I make sure the soap will last longer?

A tip to ensure your soap lasts longer: Store your soap in a dish with draining-holes. Soap does not like to “sit” in a puddle of water, so help it stay dry from use to use and enjoy it for a longer time. This tip refers to both cold process and glycerin soaps as well.

Do you wholesale?

Yes, we wholesale our products. Wholesale-accounts for our products are available for boutiques, spas and other establishments that hold a valid business license. To find out more about wholesale, Click here.

Do you offer bulk discounts?

Yes, we do. For large-quantity purchases, we will offer bulk-discounts. Please contact us for more information.

Do you make party favors?

Yes, we love party favors!

Where can I learn more about the ingredients?

Our goal is to be clear and honest about our ingredients, methods and choices.
We started a blog category called, “What’s inside”, where we will talk about the ingredients in our products and about the ingredients that we avoid and why we do so.
If you have a specific ingredient in mind, please contact us, and we will gladly provide you with information.

How do you ship?

We ship via USPS and UPS. Click here to learn more about shipping and processing.