Why Bar Soap is Here to Stay!
Many people, like myself, are doing their best to try and introduce sustainability into all aspects of their life. From the way they eat to the way they shop, sustainability is becoming increasingly more important to people in their everyday lives. What I have found to be most exciting is clean beauty, somewhat of a hot topic recently. I personally would love to know more about the pros & cons of natural beauty and why it’s important to make the switch not only for the environment but for your skin itself!
As I begin my clean beauty journey I want to start by talking about ‘soap’. If you look on the internet, there are many discussions comparing liquid soap and bar soap; which one is better, which is more effective, which is more hygienic? The list of questions is endless. What I have learned so far is that liquid soap and bar soap are equally as effective as the other when it comes to hygiene and cleaning. But with that being said, I believe that there are many reasons as to why natural bar soap is better (& here to stay), especially when considering sustainability within clean beauty.
For one thing, natural bar soap is typically zero-waste. It comes in little to no packaging and if not, the packaging is usually minimal and can be recycled. Plenty of natural soap brands are conscious of the amount of waste they produce and therefore try to avoid ending their product life in landfills. Natural bar soap & eco-friendly packaging will not weigh on your eco-conscious!
Also, some brands are going the extra mile to cultivate natural bar soaps that are free from additives, preservatives, and most importantly, water! Have you ever noticed that the first ingredient on your liquid body wash is water? When using natural bar soap, rest assured that there is nothing watering down your product. Not only does this mean that you get your money’s worth, but your soap should also last a very long time too (as long as you store it appropriately). So, you pay less for natural bar soap and the shelf life is on average longer than any liquid soap!
When it comes to skincare benefits, it is important to acknowledge that natural bar soaps are usually made with all-natural ingredients and therefore are made for just about everyone. For instance, YOGH Soap is made from fresh yogurt; there are no synthetics, artificial fragrances, or dyes and their products are great for sensitive skin. Most importantly, YOGHSOAP is 100% water-free and with no cheap palm oil (for environmental reasons).
Also, our feature soap Laska by Nature is cold-pressed & made using 100% premium plant oils and butters, sustainably sourced Bulgarian yogurt, sheep, and buffalo milk, all blend into luscious, fragrant bars with hydrating, smoothing, and emollient benefits.
Premium oils such as
- Olive oil for its well-known protective and conditioning qualities;
- Cold-pressed, high-linoleic sunflower-oil high in Vitamin E for its nourishing properties;
- Shea butter for its proven moisturizing power;
- Wild-harvested rosehip oil is a luxurious oil effective in cell and tissue regeneration.
The soaps are free from synthetic fragrances, preservatives, and artificial colors. These are what I believe act as defining features of clean beauty! You want to know exactly what you’re using on your skin. With that being said, it is important to make sure that you do your research into the company you are looking to buy product from because it isn't just the fast fashion industry that is guilty of green-washing...yes that's right, even clean skincare is guilty.
When you buy natural bar soap, you are supporting small businesses that are focused on the bigger sustainability picture. Which is incredible!
When using natural bar soap you are actively working towards cleaner skin care and therefore towards a more sustainable lifestyle. So trade the excess waste and additives of liquid soap for a natural bar and start creating a healthy, more sustainable skincare routine!