Cutting down on plastic: hard soap, bulk soap and refills

June 26, 2018 6:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re trying to cut down on your use of plastics in the home, you’ve probably got liquid soap bottles firmly in your sights! The UK gets through thousands of these bottles every year, throwing them away once they’ve dispensed their measly allowance of liquid soap. It’s an obvious opportunity to make a change in our homes. Fortunately, it’s also a very easy change to make – and a really pleasant one!


Hard soaps

Naturally Good Food stocks beautifully moulded, wonderfully moisturising, naturally fragranced hard soaps, in cubes, curved blocks and rounds. These soaps are made with pure, natural, plant ingredients, all of which add either to the fragrance or the cleansing properties of the soap. They include things such as honey, olive oil, sweet almond, rosemary, propolis and seaweed. These soaps avoid chemicals and colourants and are rich in essential oils. They’re great for people with sensitive skin and allergies, and aren’t tested on animals.

We’ve got hard soaps from Oleanat, Emma Noel, Sunita, Caurnie, Faith in Nature and Organii.

Bulk liquid soap

Environmentally friendly - and also the cheapest soap option!

Bulk liquid soap can be used to refill dispensers

If you can’t wean yourself off liquid soap just yet – or perhaps need it in a business environment – then choose bulk liquid soap wherever possible. We stock a range of bulk liquid hand soap, which you can see here. There’s much less packaging – and it’s a cheaper option, too!

Refills of liquid soap

Our bulk liquid soap can be used to refill plastic soap dispensers. Where we sell these smaller dispensers, we also sell the bulk refills – so you only ever need to buy one dispenser! Again, this works out as a cheaper option and one that’s much less wasteful.

We stock ‘whole soaps’

Whole soap uses the whole of the oil

We stock beautifully crafted whole soap

Many of the soaps we sell are ‘whole soaps’, where the whole of the oil used remains in the soap (in Caurnie’s case, in the form of glycerine). Whole soaps are generally made in a cold process, which is less energy-intensive and, the producers state, results in a better end-product.

All our soaps are produced by people who believe that what we put on our bodies – and ultimately, down our drains – should be taken as seriously as what we put inside our stomachs. The producers use natural ingredients, with the aim of disturbing nature as little as possible in the harvesting and processing of these. As we think more carefully about waste disposal in this country, it’s great to know that these products also disturb nature as little as possible when they run off down our drains and, eventually, out to sea.

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