Let’s go off tangent a little bit and consider supermarket and organic fruit; supermarket fruit might look great, but you never quite know what harmful pesticides and preservatives they may contain, coated in shiny chemicals to prolong life.
While organic fruit on the other hand is straightforward, full of natural goodness without hidden nasties, although a little more expensive and less shelf life, it is overall the better product to be consuming.
The same can be said when comparing body washes or gels vs. bar soaps - Bar soaps are increasingly becoming the organic fruit of the cosmetic world. Here’s why we love them!
They’re environmentally responsible
Keep cups and reusable straws paved the way for bar soaps.
Bar soaps are being packaged smarter and more efficiently than their plastic trapped friend body wash, with businesses finding brand new ways to package their products to reduce their carbon footprint. Paper wrappers are back as the packaging of choice for most bigger brands and some - *cough cough* that’s us - are even opting for ‘naked’ soaps offering no packaging at all!
Bar soaps literally disappear when you’re done using them too so there’s no need to remember to recycle the packaging - They’re convenient, less mess and leave you feeling refreshed, moisturised and buffed.
They’re full of goodness
For too long have we all put all our trust into heavily manufactured soaps - jam packed with toxic ingredients like parabens and phthalates, which can disrupt your hormones and have been linked to various types of cancer - it’s time we switch to a healthier alternative.
When compared to store bought body washes and gels, bar soaps contain FAR fewer ingredients; this means that companies are less likely to hide ‘nasty’ ingredients behind their better sounding scientific names (for example ‘fragrance’ is a bold term encapsulating ingredients that companies legally do not have to disclose) and they’re less likely to contain parabens, an ingredient that has been linked to breast cancer and fertility issues.
Shea butter, coco oil and glycerine are all ingredients you should look for when purchasing bar soaps; they’ll lock in moisture without stripping your skin of its natural oils and can help to soften the skin.
They’re more hygienic & less fuss
The benefits of bar soaps are striking when compared to bar soap from ‘back in the day’ (AKA what you had to use when taking a shower at your grandparent’s house).
These days bar soaps are more hygienic than ever - studies show that harmful bacteria does NOT breed on the surfaces of bar soap and that bacterial contamination is highly unlikely.
Body washes and gels can wreak all sorts of havoc in your bathroom, not only can the packaging leech all sorts of harmful micro plastics and dyes into your plumbing, but the suds caused by these liquid soaps can actually clog your drains - and you’ll ask yourself why you didn’t switch to bar soap sooner!
Shop our range of bar soaps, both singles or in a pack, during our Top Up!