I clearly remember falling for the slick advertising and beautifying promises of liquid body wash in the late 80s and am embarrassed to admit that I continued using those colourful bottles of over-perfumed chemicals for years, ugh!
Thankfully I eventually came to my senses and returned to those lovely eco-friendly solid soaps:
Grab my top 4 fab reasons to switch back to bar soap and clean up more than your skin!
1. Most bar soaps are sold wrapped in a small amount of easily recyclable paper, cardboard or without any wrapping at all which means they have up to 20 times less packaging than liquid body washes.
2. Bar soaps cost less and last longer than bottled body washes. The average person squeezes out seven times more liquid soap per use than when lathering up with a solid bar.
3. Bar soap contains far fewer chemical additives and perservatives than liquid body washes. Sulfates and perfumes are main ingredients in liquid soaps and can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it feeling dry, tight and irritated. (once washed down the drain these chemicals and fragraces can also pollute waterways and damage ecosystems)
4. It’s incredibly easy to shop locally and find handmade, natural, non-drying, organic bar soaps at a great price that smell scrumptious and leave your skin feeling soft!
Have you switched back to bar soap?
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