5 Reasons to Switch to Natural Bar Soap
It’s 2020, and if your year is going anything like mine, then it probably feels like you can’t be certain of anything anymore. Something that I like to hold on to, when it feels like the world is out of balance, is remembering that there are always things that I can control. Taking a personal stand against single use-plastics, committing to only using natural products, and supporting small businesses over large corporations are things that many of us are able to actively choose each day, no matter how unpredictable things get. And so, while I cannot promise you that 2020 is going to get any easier, I can promise you that if you make sustainable choices, your mind, your body and the planet will thank you.
To celebrate the launch of TANAKA’s new website, I wanted to reflect on one of the easiest ways to make choices that benefit you and the planet: switching to natural bar soaps. Liquid soaps have had their moment in the sun, and at TANAKA we feel it’s time for a bar soap renaissance. Read on to find out the benefits of switching to all-natural, handmade bar soaps!
1. Less Waste
There’s nothing more sustainable than natural bar soap. Opting out of products that use excessive packaging is one of easiest ways to shift to a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Because bar soaps cut out the water that traditional liquid soaps use, they save the planet excess water usage, while simultaneously cutting out plastic altogether. And, because TANAKA soaps are specially formulated to work well on face and body, they’re perfect for reducing waste in all areas of your skincare regimen.
2. No Nasties
Your skin is the largest organ of the body and is extremely absorbent. By using nourishing products with ingredients you recognise, you protect it from the harsh synthetic chemicals in mass-produced commercial soaps. Now more than ever it’s important to be mindful of the ingredients you put into your body. Your body is your first home, treat it with the respect and care it deserves.
3. Nature Heals
TANAKA soaps are formulated with plant-based, natural ingredients rich in vitamins and antioxidants to benefit and improve skin health. The pure essential oils also lend their aromatherapy properties for holistic healing. Introducing natural bar soaps into your self-care and beauty regime will not only allow you to heal your skin concerns, but also help quiet and calm your mind.
4. Shop Small
Handmade, natural products come from small businesses. Supporting the artisans that
put their time and energy into the products means that you not only support a more sustainable future, but it also allows you to directly help someone’s dreams continue to be a reality. Shopping with small businesses allows you to choose not only environmentally sustainable products, but also socially sustainable ones, as small-businesses often have higher standards of ethics and care than large corporations.
5. Save money
Natural bar soaps contain only the best ingredients, nothing more, nothing less. This means you get the most out of your money. Because natural bar soaps don’t rely on water, you also get more product. TANAKA soaps are made using the traditional cold-pressed process, meaning that they will both lather well, and keep for longer. Because natural bar soaps will last longer than liquid body wash, they end up saving you money in the long run, while you save the planet and your skin in the short term.
Beginning to incorporate any of our eight natural bar soaps into your beauty routine is an easy, actionable way to be kinder to yourself and the planet, while soothing your mind and taking back some control in your day-to-day. Check out our range of natural bar soaps here.