Places To Take Natural Soap
Has your bar of natural soap ever left the shower? If the answer is no, we think it’s time for it to explore! Your natural soap has places to go and people to see!
We wanted to share a few quick tips on different places we bring our natural soap, and how these small changes could help make your life a little easier.
Situation: The liquid "soap" available in public restrooms may not only be irritating your skin, it may also be spreading disease. Public restrooms replaced bar soaps with liquid detergent soap in the 1960s when liquid soaps became readily available. Scientists have known for quite a while that liquid soap dispensers in public restrooms can easily become contaminated with bacteria from airborne particles or the hands of people refilling them. Also, to save money some companies dilute the concentrated soap not only making it less effective against germs but increasing the chances of mold and bacterial growth.
Our suggestion: Cut soap or soap scraps into small one-time use pieces. Store them in a reusable tin or plastic zip bag and carry them in your purse, backpack or car. Now you can wash your hands with natural soap instead of the chemical-laden detergents in public restrooms.
Situation: You go to the gym before or after work and often shower once you’re done. Your normal routine includes packing bottles of shampoo and/or body wash, or maybe just using the product at the gym.
Our suggestion: Bring along a bar of natural soap next time. With a natural soap (or shampoo) bar, you can cut the bars to smaller sizes that will last longer than your small squeeze bottles. The bars will also have the benefit of making your gym bag smell nice and fresh. Just store the small pieces of soap in a nylon or natural soap sack then keep in a plastic bag.
Situation: Camping is your family tradition, and you always bring commercial soap and shampoo from the store. Now you’ve realized how much damage the chemicals can have on the environment, even the small run off of soaps and shampoos at your campsite.
Our Suggestion: While all of our soaps are made with natural ingredients and are biodegradable—even biodegradable soap can eventually pollute lakes and streams if it is not used sparingly. So, using our natural soap is better than the harsh chemicals in commercial products, but be sure that your soapy rinse water ends up in the soil away from fresh water sources like lakes, rivers, and streams.
Situation: You’re traveling on a tight schedule--maybe even on short notice. You could be driving to the city next door, or flying across the country for a conference, seminar, or business retreat. You have to pack light and get ready quickly.
Our Suggestion: Natural soap may not seem like the answer to traveling stress and packing light—but it could help! Instead of worrying about liquid soap leaking all over your only business suit for the trip, pack a small part of a soap bar. It will keep your clothes smelling fresh, and has no risk of ruining your outfit for the big event. Choose a lavender scented soap for bonus stress-relieving aromatherapy benefits.
Situation: You’re going on a two week European vacation and stopping in multiple cities (yes, we’re jealous!). We all know that when traveling like this you have to pack light and try to keep TSA security hold-ups to a minimum. Traveling with liquids (like shampoos and body wash) will not only make your luggage heavier but if you’re only bringing a carry-on (like we usually do) it slows you down as you travel through the TSA security lines.
Our Suggestion: Cut up a bar of natural soap and store it in a natural soap sack or plastic zip bag. This will save you from carrying the weight of liquid soaps and shampoos, and make it easier to carry around that bag for 14 days. Any amount helps when you are pulling a bag on cobblestones or hauling around a backpack...
Another helpful travel tip—Bring a travel clothes line, and you can use your natural soap to do a quick wash of your clothes in the sink, then leave them to hang dry while you are out exploring the town. This saves you the money and time of visiting/finding a local laundromat. It also saves you extra space in your luggage for fun souvenirs to bring back instead of packing additional clothes. Win win!
Hint! Hint! Hint!
Take advantage of our Soap and Shampoo Scrap Sack Sales. Each scrap sack contains one pound of one of soap or shampoo scraps. Get all the goodness of our all natural handmade soap at real savings! Scrap Sack sales are only offered 2-3 times per year. Click here for more information on scrap sacks.
What’s Your Favorite Place To Take Natural Soaps?
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