What Is Tincture of Green Soap?

Tincture of green soap is widely used in medical facilities as well as for tattoo and piercing purposes. This soap can be purchased in medical supply stores or online.

Soap dispensers.
Soap dispensers. (Image: Paul Tearle/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

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Tincture of green soap is a mild liquid soap that contains isopropyl alcohol and glycerin, but no animal ingredients, dye or fillers.

Soap bubbles.
Soap bubbles. (Image: aimy27feb/iStock/Getty Images)


Tincture of green soap is used for cleaning and disinfecting medical instruments and utensils. It is also used to clean and disinfect the skin.

Clean instruments such as a tattoo gun.
Clean instruments such as a tattoo gun. (Image: Gina Smith/Hemera/Getty Images)


This soap contains glycerin to negate the drying effects of the alcohol included in the soap. Glycerin moisturizes and improves the texture of skin.

Glycerin. (Image: rudolfoelias/iStock/Getty Images)


Tincture of green soap can be a skin and eye irritant, so it may not be suitable for all individuals.

Beware of eyes, it can irritate.
Beware of eyes, it can irritate. (Image: Fuse/Fuse/Getty Images)


This soap for external use only. If taken internally, the soap is toxic and immediate medical attention should be sought.

Use externally only.
Use externally only. (Image: Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)


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