Soap Is Good For You And The Planet
Soap is good for you and the planet
The benefits of handmade soap are not always clear. However, it truly is a better choice for your skin and the planet. The process of creating handmade soap is a place where science and art converge. The chemistry of soap making is uncompromising. If you mess up the recipe you end up with bad soap. But, once you’ve gotten the formula right, the options for creativity with colors, textures and scent are endless and endlessly fun. At Shmutzies, we create soap that we’ve got down to a science and then we have fun with it, filled with lots of love and laughter. Please support your local merchants who create with natural ingrediants!
The good news for all you fans (and potential fans) of Shmutzies is that we have our soap science figured out and it’s complete magic! Now we get to have fun and be creative so that you can keep on keeping clean and have fun in the process. If you haven’t tried our soaps and other beauty products yet, check them now!
Many people are concerned about bar soap being unhygienic. Cleanliness is a big deal for most people. When you use bar soap properly, using very warm water and a 20-30 second scrub, you rinse away the top layer of soap as you lather, and the dirt and germs go down the drain. Doing this with a bar of handmade moisturizing bar soap is much better than using commercial liquid soap. The antibiotic and chemical-laden liquid soaps being marketed today shed toxins into our water supplies and septic systems and create resistant bacterial strains that will cause trouble in the near future.
Bar soap is low-impact on the environmental scale when compared with liquid cleansers. Liquid soap usually comes in a plastic bottle whereas most handmade soaps are “naked” meaning little to no packaging. This is better for the environment in the long run.
You use soap every day and it washes down your drains. It affects things like fish and birds and flowers. So don’t you want natural ingredients not only going on your skin but being let out into the environment as well? This is the new era in beauty and self-care and a small change you can make that will not only help the planet but will leave your skin beautifully conditioned and make you feel like you are treating yourself to a tiny luxury every time you pick up a bar.
When choosing what goes on your body, consider Shmutzies. We make the best bath and beauty products for your skin. You will not only feel cleaner and fresher, but you are also helping the environment by eliminating waste. We hope you try our soap and are as wowed as we were when we first started mixing chemistry and fun.