Shall we talk about soap for a moment? We all use soap, to clean the dishes, clothes and in the shower. Most people use liquid soap nowadays, but why? Why are we not using a bar of soap anymore? Is it because a bar of soap is clumsy to use and it becomes a dirty slippery mess? Is it, perhaps, because you always end up with a piece of soap at the end? Yet, there are a lot of people who prefer to use a bar of soap. There are quite a few misunderstandings about a bar of soap, but do not believe them! We will list the pros and cons of a bar of soap in this article for you, so do not be misguided. There are plenty of facts and fables about liquid soap and a bar of soap.
1. A common bar of soap can transfer bacteria
Many people find a bar of soap very dirty, especially if it is used by several people. We understand this all too well and we would probably shiver in disgust if we did not know this: bacteria cannot be transferred via a bar of soap. You can use a bar of soap for a very long time and because it dries up by itself, dirty moulds do not stand a chance. All you have to do is make sure that the bar of soap is dry when you use it for yourself. Bar soap is designed in such a way that once it is dry it cleans itself. So, if you share a shower with people, make sure that you always keep the bar of soap outside the shower so that it can dry completely.
2. Antibacterial soap is better than a ‘normal’ bar soap
Although antibacterial soap has its advantages, according to the American CDC (Center for Disease Control) there is no demonstrable evidence that it would be more effective than regular soap. Antibacterial simply means that the soap has active antimicrobial ingredients as an addition. These antimicrobial ingredients do not guarantee that they are bacteria-resistant and are therefore better than the normal bar of soap. Unfortunately, there is nothing all that natural about liquid soap. It contains many chemicals, mainly because it contains water. Preservatives must then be added to prevent moulds from entering the soap. In addition, these handy pumps are designed to produce much more product than you need so you will have to buy another bottle of liquid soap soon. On top of that, the pumps are also a source of bacteria. On the following page, we will show you the difference between a bar of soap and liquid soap so you can make a choice that suits you!