Natural soap bars vs. conventional liquid soaps
Why are solid natural soaps better than conventional liquid soaps?
By switching to solid soaps, you naturally save a lot of packaging waste, which would otherwise have to be recycled at great expense. But not only because of the packaging - there are many plastics in the soap products themselves.
Many personal care products contain synthetics and are used as abrasives or to improve texture and shine. Even a single shower can flush 100,000 of these mini plastic particles into the sea and become a problem there. Once in the sea, these plastics are practically impossible to remove. Fish eat the particles contaminated with environmental toxins and the plastic gets back into our food chain.
Lumaya natural soaps consist only of water, essential oils, vegetable oils and fats which have been saponified together with the addition of caustic soda. The finished soap contains almost no caustic soda, since the caustic combines with the fatty acids during the saponification process and forms soap molecules. Natural soaps are therefore 100% biodegradable within a very short time.
Aren't solid soaps less hygienic than packaged liquid soaps?
Bacteria and germs have no chance of spreading on the alkaline surface of the soap. Natural soaps do without preservatives. However, after using the soap, care should be taken to ensure that the soap is stored in such a way that the remaining water can drain off (e.g. with the Lumaya soap dish).