Why Soap Bars?

Why Soap Bars?

Why choosing to use solid soap bars is a conscious choice for your skin health and the environment.

We’ll let you into a little secret. Our soap maker chooses solid bar soap over liquid, even though we make both. Why?

Solid soap has the advantage of being able to capture oils and butters in the bar, to make them the gentlest of cleansing options. Liquid soap can still be a wonderful choice in many situations but if we try to include too much moisturising oils they separate and float to the top, which isn’t desirable.  

Solid soap also allows you to adjust the amount you use to suit the task.

For babies or facial cleansing, just the slightest wipe over the bar with a hand or konjac sponge is all that is needed. 

Of course, not only is bar soap a great choice for your skin but the switch to soap bars from plastic bottled liquids is a big step in the right direction for the environment. 

Remember that recycling is the least favoured choice from an environmental perspective.

Solid soap bars allow us to reduce dependence on plastic packaging in the first place.

Plastic free is ultimately the best choice for the environment.

Being formulated with minimal amounts of water means that we put the good stuff in the bar.

So you're not buying a whole lotta' H2O.

Soap bars are super easy to use for the whole family, especially kids and older people.

No challenging pumps or dispensers to manage. (For really little people we suggest you rub the soap bar over a wet sponge to dose and leave the bar out of reach, as this is all that is needed and soap will last months.)

Soap bars smell great. 

Ours use beneficial essential oils to complement the natural ingredients, and don’t use synthetic fragrances which can be sensitive to some skin.

Soap bars are perfect for people on the go, or to take away when you’re travelling. 

No issues at the airport, and easy to dry and pop into your bag. They also last a long time if kept dry and out of damp. Did you know that you can cut your bars into smaller pieces for travel convenience?

Soap bars are a great quick wash for after swimming at the beach or in chlorine.

Quick and easy to wash the body clean of salt and chlorine. 

Soap bars are light and easy to use for kids or anyone suffering from arthritis and find heavy plastic bottles a challenge.

Washpool soap bars won’t strip the skin

They are formulated to cleanse gently but thoroughly. Of course, all cleansers are designed to wash away surface oils, otherwise they wouldn’t be doing their job. Whether you need to follow up with a moisturiser will depend a little on environmental factors like humidity and temperature or your particular skin type. 

Our soap bars are great value, and a smart financial switch.

Soap bar ranges can be purchased in boxes of ten, saving you $10 on your order. It makes good sense to buy in bulk and save.

Hands being washed using Washpool handmade soaps

Our natural soap bars are free from:

  • Palm oil
  • Mineral oil
  • Sulphates 
  • Synthetic fragrances
  • Synthetic preservatives

Our soap bars include natural ingredients, which can include depending on the range:

  • Pure essential oils
  • Nut and seed oils
  • Extracts
  • Infusions
  • Botanicals
  • Nut Butters
  • Olive Oil
  • Goat’s Milk
  • Coconut Cream
  • Mineral colours and Clays

Washpool soap bars are made by hand, at Ballandean, regional Queensland.

By purchasing from Washpool Skin Wellness you’re supporting a family run, rural business. Read about our story here.

Make the switch to handmade soaps here

Your skin will be happy you did, and you will be making the best choice for the environment too.