Natural soap bars vs. conventional liquid soaps

Why are solid natural soaps better than conventional liquid soaps?

By switching to solid soaps, you first of all save a lot of packaging waste that would otherwise have to be recycled at great expense. But not only because of the packaging - in the soap products themselves are many plastics.

Many personal care products contain plastics and are used as abrasives or to improve consistency and shine. Just one shower can wash 100,000 of these mini plastic particles into the ocean, where they become a problem.

Once in the ocean, these plastics are virtually impossible to remove. Fish eat the particles, which are contaminated with environmental toxins, and the plastic returns to our food chain. The use of synthetic soaps also deposits substances such as silicones, parabens, film formers on the skin and scalp. Oily & dry skin, dandruff, allergiesskin diseases can be the result.

Lumaya natural soaps consist only of water, essential oils, vegetable oils and fats which are saponified together with the addition of caustic soda. The finished soap contains almost no sodium hydroxide, because during the saponification process the lye combines with the fatty acids and forms soap molecules. Natural soaps are therefore 100% biodegradable within a very short time.


Aren't solid soaps more unhygienic than packaged liquid soaps? 

Bacteria and germs have no chance to spread on the alkaline surface of the soap. Natural soaps do not contain any preservatives. However, after using the soap, care should be taken that the soap is stored in such a way that the remaining water can run off (e.g. Lumaya soap dish).