Did you know that the skin on our body is our largest organ? Yep! It’s incredibly porous and absorbent, and this is every reason why we should be taking extra care of it and why we should be completely aware of each ingredient that touches us. Natural bar soaps are slowly gaining momentum back into our shower and bathroom routines. But liquid body washes are super convenient, right? It’s already a liquid so it lathers up quickly, you can’t accidentally drop it and it comes in a neat plastic bottle. So, how am I going to convince you to make the switch to bar soaps?
Read on and you’ll see:
First thing’s first, THE VARIETY!
Bar soaps come in different shapes and sizes, and even functions and purposes! There are shampoo bars, conditioner bars, soap bars, facial cleansers, body exfoliators, beard shampoo, dog shampoo, shaving soap, and even dish and laundry soap! If you’re looking for a particular soap, we guarantee there is already a bar soap version of it!
No more empty plastic bottles
Refusing plastic is more eco-friendly than recycling and not bringing products with excessive packaging into your home is the first step in living a consious lifestyle. This also means that when you choose to buy bar soap, you’re not paying for expensive packaging.
You are not paying for water
Are you aware that the main ingredient in liquid soap is water? That’s right – this is because water allows the soap to maintain its liquid form, rather than a dry, solid form like bar or powdered soap. Let’s talk bar soaps. Their main ingredients are the skin-nourishing oils and butters, and a properly cured soap should have very little water left in it, meaning you are getting exactly what you pay for!
Bar soaps do not require preservatives to stay fresh, whereas liquid soaps, hand wash and body wash (and all personal care products that contain water for that matter) must be properly perserved with preservatives. Now not all preservatives are harmful, but why not avoid it altogether? It’s better for marine life in the ocean and your family in the bathroom after all.
Bar soaps last a long time
Yes, a small bar soap – 1/8 the size of a standard soap bottle – lasts longer than liquid soap. We’re talking 4 to 6 weeks longer.
Let’s pause for a second and think about it in another way. For the price of a couple cups of coffee, you get to enjoy something that’s good for your skin and your soul, every day, for over a month. What other products in your life could you happily make that claim to?
You are supporting small businesses
Many small batch crafted bar soaps are made by entrepreneurs running small companies! Let’s take for example The Australian Natural Soap Company – our bar soap suppliers! In their humble beginnings, Emma, a journalist, and her husband, Anthony, a Doctor, started making soap in their kitchen after they grew tired of seeing nasty sulfates, parabens, detergents and artificial fragrances in store-bought soaps. They eventually outgrew their kitchen (and as we like to say: If an idea is great, success will follow!) and pride themselves in making handmade soaps with natural ingredients sourced from within Australia – cruelty free, palm oil free and 100% ethical!
Original Solid Shampoo$9.99
Sisal Soap Exfoliating Holder$9.99
Bamboo Cotton Buds (200)$8.99
Georganics Natural Toothpaste ~ Spearmint 60ml$19.99
Mouth Wash Tablets – Spearmint$19.99
EcoCoconut Dish Brush$9.99
Safix Coconut Fibre Scrub Pad Small$3.99
Silk Biodegradable Dental Floss$9.99
Sisal Exfoliating Glove$14.99