Bar soap might just be one of the most misunderstood products out there. Those who don’t use it label it many different ways, but it is going to make a comeback!
To begin with, the environmental impact of bar soap is small compared to liquid soaps. One investigation found that its carbon footprint is 25 percent lower on average than liquid soaps. Liquid soap’s plastic packaging is a huge problem (Americans now cycle through roughly 270 million liquid soap bottles every year), but it is also what is inside that causes problems. Liquid soaps usually weigh more and therefore take more energy to transport, plus it’s easier to cycle through it quickly, leading us to go back to the store again and again for a new bottle. While there are certainly brands out there making clean, natural liquid soaps, there are also plenty that are not. Since bar soap is usually made by combining fats, oils, and water, it typically leaves less room for added chemicals than the liquid stuff—which can be packed with surfactants, parabens, and preservatives to maintain shelf life. Just watch what your bar soap is fragranced with, since that is where the added chemicals lie! You will see that all of our soaps are made with 100% essential oils and food grade, plant based fats and oils.
While there’s a common misconception that reusing bar soap spreads germs, this, too, has largely been proved a nonissue. Though we could still use some more research in this department, one study found that people who used bar soap covered in bacteria did not have any left on their hands after washing. Not to mention, a little bacteria every now and again is actually a good thing, considering all that it can do to promote a healthy, diverse microbiome.
Try our soap! We believe that you will love them and keep coming back for more.