The Greener Choice
The carbon footprint of liquids is about 25 percent larger than that of bar soaps. Liquid soap requires five times more energy to produce and nearly 20 times more energy to package, and, we tend to use about seven times more liquid soap than bar soap for each wash. Liquid soap also contains a lot of water, which means those bulky plastic bottles are heavier leaving a larger transportation carbon footprint.
Liquid soaps tend to also be used in conjunction with plastic sponges or loofahs which end up in landfill whenever they are replaced. Even though we tend to use about 30 percent more heated water washing with bar soap, it is still the environmental winner.
Benefits of Bar Soap
Not only are bar soaps and cleansers better for the environment but they're generally better for your skin as well. Many liquid soaps, even from natural brands, are packed with drying chemicals, surfactants, and preservatives that are ideally avoided. They generally require emulsifying agents and stabilizers in order maintain their consistency.
The process of formulating bars allows a higher concentration of pure, good-for-you ingredients (like that super moisturising Glycerin) while leaving out all of the bad stuff that your skin doesn’t need. Glycerin is very therapeutic for dry skin and other sensitivities like eczema.
On top of that, Happy Raindrop body soap has a lower pH which aligns closer to the natural balance of your skin. Common cold pressed soap bars as well as liquid soap is usually ph 9-10.5.
Each product in our range focuses on a different natural base, specifically chosen for its beneficial properties.