Updated: May 19
Back in January we wrote a blog about getting rid of single-use plastic and suggested that a good place to start was in the shower. We said you could replace the clutter of plastic bottles with a simple bar of soap. We advised you to find a local, environmentally-friendly soap-maker. Well, we took our own advice and soon we will be offering these all-natural, hand-made, locally sourced, organic, cruelty-free soaps on our website. So in advance of the launch of this new product, we thought we would remind you of all the great qualities of good old bar soap.
First, it can clean stuff and we all know how important that is these days. In fact, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention recommend soap over hand sanitizer. And it’s easier to use than liquid soap - you can rub a bar of soap on a stubborn laundry stain and you don’t need a much less-than-hygienic bath puff to use it in the shower.
It’s better for the environment for several reasons. It’s much lighter to transport than liquid soap which contains a lot of water, it uses less energy to produce and requires less water. It doesn’t come in a plastic bottle that will outlast your great-great-grandchildren. The plastic industry is capitalizing on the current climate of uncertainty and fear that plagues us all by pushing their products as a means of fighting the virus. This is a dubious claim to begin with and secondly, our problem with plastic pollution still needs to be addressed. We can fight both the virus threat and the long-term problem of plastic by switching to bar soap. And if that’s not enough to convince you, consider it’s visual appeal.
It doesn’t come in gaudy bottles covered in the logos of industry giants. It gives your shower a very clean, minimalist look. It’s affordable and, one more time, it’s really good at killing viruses.
Pretty, versatile, cheap and good for the environment. What’s not to love? This is why we’ve decided to launch our own bar soaps and shampoo bars. We are pleased to support a local soap maker and to offer a natural, environmentally-friendly product to our customers. As always, 50% of our profits go towards rewilding and preserving land for nature. Keep checking out our website for the launch of our new line of soaps.