Our last blog post asked the common question Do You Sell Carbolic Soap Bars? Todays blog post will answer another common question, Do Soap Bars Collect Germs?
So...Do Soap Bars Collect Germs?
We get asked this question quite a lot in our Leeds soap shop. For some reason people who use liquid soap & shower gel believe they do not collect germs in the same way as a soap bar does. We also used to fall into this group of people.
But lets look at something a lot of natural soap bars, that are handmade using the traditional cold process method have in common. It was this one fact that changed our own perception of these soap bars. So now when people say 'soap bars collect germs,' or 'I don't use soap bars because they collect germs,' we can say with some certainty that a lot of traditional soap bars do not collect germs.
Chances are your supermarket bought liquid soap or shower gel are harbouring more germs and bacteria than a traditionally made natural soap bar. But why?
Most traditionally made soap bars are handmade using natural essentials oils to fragrance them, which often have natural antibacterial properties.
A lot of liquid soaps and shower gels you find across the high street and at the supermarket do not contain natural essential oils. Instead they often contain synthetic fragrance.
So if this is a concern of yours, I would check the product you are using again, and ask yourself, is there anything inside this product that could kill germs?
Within traditional natural soap bars the best essential oils with natural antibacterial properties are:
- Tea Tree essential oil
- Grapefruit essential oil
- Cinnamon essential oil
- Eucalyptus essential oil
Find a natural soap bar incorporating two of these essential oils and you will definitely have one powerful antibacterial soap bar that will not collect germs or bacteria.
We will explain a little more about some of these natural essential oils in a future blog post but in the mean time why not take a look at some of our naturally antibacterial soap bars:
- Grapefruit & Ginger by Barmby On The Marsh Artisan Soaps
- Tea Tree & Eucalyptus by Barmby On The Marsh Artisan Soaps
- Eucalyptus & Peppermint by Eco Soaps
- Orange & Grapefruit by Friendly Soap
- Tea Tree & Eucalyptus by The Suma Cooperative
Thankyou for reading our blog post 'Do Soap Bars Collect Germs?' We hope you have found the information as insightful as we did, and will reconsider giving a traditionally made plastic free soap bar a try.