on all orders over $75 (Australia only)
all orders $75 (Australia only)
Some people tell me that they would love to switch to use a natural soap bar to avoid chemicals and reduce plastic bottles but they worry that the soap bar is not hygienic as liquid soap.
First, soap making is an ancient concept as far back as 2800 BCE. Soap is a combination of an acid (fat from animals oil, vegetable oils, butter) and a base (sodium hydroxide) through saponification. Soap is doing two things, decreasing the surface tension of the water and binding to dirt, oil and bacteria.
We, humans, are mostly microbes, over 100 trillion of them. The microbiome is essential for human development, immunity and nutrition. Our skin contains thousands of different bacteria, germs, fungi, viruses that live on and inside the human body to help and keep us healthy.
Generally, germs can and most likely do live on all bars of soap, also stay/live on the pump of the liquid soap bottle in the bathroom anyway. But it's very unlikely they will make you sick or cause a skin infection as we do have the natural microbiome, good bacteria that keep our skin healthy. Only those with a compromised immune system are the only ones really need extra cautious and need to use a specific liquid soap.
Bacteria and germs love living in "water" base environment and for sure it loves living on the soggy soap bar. Please:
* Always keep the soap away from water such as watery soap dish or wet bathtub.
* Allows it to dry between uses.
* Rinse your soap in running water after use and before lathering up to get rid of the wet outer surface.
Would it still good for sharing the bar with family members?
Yes. It is alright to share. Family members living together in your home, your bodies have most likely adapted to the environment and you probably share many of the same microorganisms so no worry. But you should better have a new soap bar for the guest when they visit.
This soap is amazing- it's so convenient for traveling as you don't have 2 bottles to carry with you, just a lovely mild, good quality soap bar. We love it! Thanks AOOS ❤
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I had been using a natural shampoo for years, however, the company got bought out and the ingredient list changed to something I no longer wanted to use. In my search to find a replacement I came across The Australian Olive Oil Soap brand and decided to give it a try. This bar has turned out to be amazing. I have been using it as soap, shampoo, and for shaving, and it is fantastic for all these purposes. I have now found my new soap/shampoo! Very happy and highly recommend if you want a high quality natural product with awesome ingredients.... this is it! Will be buying more.
I'm always excited to receive my soap and l think five stars aren't enough. Thankyou Amy❤