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Eight Saints skincare pass the bar natural bar soap

7 Reasons You Should Be Using Bar Soap

When it comes to what you use for body soap, chances are that you’ve had the same habits since childhood. So whether liquid soap or bar soap is your go-to, it’s probably been that way for a while.

But, in certain instances, bar soap is the better choice.

Here are seven key benefits of bar soap.

1. It’s Environmentally Friendly

Eight Saints Pass the Bar natural bar soap

Unlike liquid soap, which is usually housed in a plastic container, bar soap is generally packaged in an easily-recyclable paper or cardboard box.

This makes bar soap a very environmentally friendly choice, which is important if you’re looking to reduce your waste.

2. It Lasts Forever

Generally speaking, bar soap lasts much longer than liquid soap. There are a few reasons for this; for one, it’s much easier to use too much liquid soap. What’s more, bar soap is generally much more concentrated than its liquid counterpart, which means that you can go further with less product.

Of course, it’s important here to store your bar soap correctly to make it last. That means it should be stored in an easy-to-dry location and it should never sit in standing water.

3. Ingredients Can Be More Concentrated

In the same vein, bar soap is often much more concentrated since there is no added water (as is the case with liquid soap). Instead, there are higher concentrations of oils, butters, and botanicals aimed to moisturize and cleanse the skin.

4. It’s Travel-Friendly

Bar soap can be much more travel friendly than liquid soap. If you want to travel with liquid soap in your carry-on, you have to purchase a bottle that’s 3 ounces or smaller. This is not the case with bar soap, and you can take your entire bar with you on a trip. This is useful both for shorter trips - during which you can add it to your carry-on - and long-term trips where you’ll want soap that will last awhile.

5. Bar Soaps Often Have More Botanicals

There are usually more botanical ingredients in bar soap than in liquid soap, including clays, oils, charcoal, essential oil, and herbs.

6. There’s A Great Bar Soap For Everyone

Bar soaps are extremely versatile and customizable, and you’re likely to find an appropriate soap for you whatever your skin type, ingredient preference, or fragrance preference may be.

At Eight Saints, we offer three distinct bar soaps:

  • Spicy Rum Punch: This tropical, ultra-hydrating bar soap has natural luffa and powerful moisturizers like shea butter and coconut oil.
  • Rainbow is My Favorite Color: Containing kaolin clay, coconut oil, and olive oil, this bar soap is excellent for those with oily, combination, or blemish-prone skin.
  • Hometown Honey: With oatmeal, lactic acid, and lots of moisturizers - including goat milk, olive oil, and shea butter - hometown honey is the perfect, gentle cleanser for those with sensitive, irritated, or dry skin.

7. Bar Soap Can Also Exfoliate

Spicy Rum Punch naturally exfoliating bar soap

Bar soaps can often double as exfoliants, as you’ll find in Hometown Honey and Spicy Rum Punch, In this way, they can simplify your skincare routine in a great way!

Give bar soap a try and get all three Eight Saints bar soaps in our Pass The Bar gift set.