Liquid soap isn’t cheap, and most brands aren’t great for your skin either. Here’s an alternative…
Keep a bar of Dr. Bronner’s bar soap at each of your sinks. Then when it’s handwashing time, just swipe the bar soap with your hand and wash. Not only does this use less soap (saving you money), it’s also not exposing you to as many harmful ingredients you may otherwise be using. For all the products I buy, I like to check out http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/. This site rates home and beauty products on a 0-10 scale telling you whether or not they are bad for you. Go ahead, check out some of your regular products, you’ll probably be very surprised. Dr. Bronner’s bar soap gets a 1 out of 10! Ladies, check out your makeup, lotions, soaps, shampoos, etc on this site!!
If you don’t already own a bar soap holder, look into getting a cheap travel one from the dollar section at department stores. Since these little plastic holders close shut, that’s actually two soap holders in one! Feel free to put some holes in the bottom of it if water builds up from splashing- my hubby drilled three little holes through each of ours.
I used to use liquid soap in my bathrooms for handwashing, and even though I diluted it with water, we probably went through a $3.50 bottle of the “natural” liquid soap probably every month. Hmm, the bar that’s currently in my most- used bathroom was $2.49, is about 60% used, and has been in there for probably over 4 months!
Remember, most every single thing that’s applied to your skin gets absorbed. And absorbing gunk into your bloodstream isn’t a good thing. I like this quote I heard once… “you should only use products that you’d be willing to eat, if you had to.” Although eating Dr. Bronner’s bar soap would definitely not be appetizing, I could if I had to. I’m holding a bar of the Citrus Orange scent right now and the ingredient list is simple, short, and natural!
Side Note: I’m not advertising for this soap company, I just like to share a good product when I find one. We use this particular soap for bathing as well.