Before we go into these reasons I thought it useful to ask why do we need soap or body wash anyway – why can’t we just clean with water. Well, that’s because water has a high surface tension; this results in water molecules sticking together. Imagine drops of rain falling on a window - the glass is not uniformly wet, instead the water drops tend to stick together and drop downwards by force of gravity. In order to break this surface tension we need to introduce a molecule that will break both the surface tension – to allow the water to completely wet the area and to attract dirt and grease. This is exactly what soap and detergents do.
The Soap Bar hand made soaps are palm oil free, so you can be reassured that you are not contributing to deforestation of rainforests .
Handmade soap has a high percentage of glycerine – this is produced as a by product of the soap making process – it acts as a humectant and draws moisture to itself. This helps to reduce any ‘dried out’ feeling that commercial soap can leave on your skin .
Minimal packaging. Shower gels and body washes are packaged in single use plastic bottles. By using bar soap you are contributing to a cleaner environment for future generations.