Choosing Between Liquid Soap or Bar Soap?
Do you prefer the look and feel of a solid bar of creamy soap? Or do you enjoy dispensing a pearl of liquid hand wash that transforms into a luxurious lather?
Profile Australia has just launched our first liquid hand & body washes, as part of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Collection from The English Soap Company. So now feels like the perfect time to explore liquid soap or bar soap.
We’ve taken a look at both the formulation and the main benefits of both liquid and bar soap, to help you decide which is right for you.
How is your Liquid Soap made vs. Bar Soap?
Soap is a very clever substance. It’s essentially made by mixing a fat or oil with an alkali substance known as lye. This triggers a molecular reaction called saponification. In bar soapmaking, the lye used is sodium hydroxide, and in liquid soap, it’s usually potassium hydroxide – this makes the end product more water-soluble. Saponification transforms the lye so that there’s little or none of it left in its pure form in the final product.
- You can learn more from us about How Soap Works here.
Which Type of Soap is More Softening?
Both our liquid and bar soaps from The English Soap Company are scented with one of their exquisite fragrances and benefit from added softening ingredients to ensure your hands feel cared for.
Bar soaps from The English Soap Company are enhanced with rich shea butter, which deeply moisturises and protects the skin.
Our new Kew Gardens Hand & Body Washes from The English Soap Company also contain aloe vera and vitamin E, to leave your hands feeling clean, pampered and nourished.
What Soap Should I use for Shared or Public Spaces?
We get asked about this a lot. Our team feel that it depends on the individual, and where the soap will be placed. The hospitality industry was firmly in mind when The English Soap Company developed their new liquid hand washes because they understand the growing demand for a product that feels ultra-hygienic, is a joy to use and looks striking on the sink.
When it comes to busy homes, it depends on what your preference is. Experts reassure us that a solid bar of soap is equally as hygienic as liquid hand wash once lathered. But for your guest bathroom or downstairs toilet, you may prefer the convenience of a pump-action bottle.
Is the Packaging Eco Conscious?
The obvious perks of bar soap are that it just needs a paper wrap to keep it safe. This is why The English Soap Company has meticulously developed their packaging for their hand washes, using amber-hued post-consumer resin (PCR), that is also able to be recycled again! PCR is made from a mix of previously recycled plastics and is a fantastic alternative to virgin plastic.
The labels for the Kew Hand & Body Wash Collection have been designed by our in-house illustrator, inspired by the plants in the gardens at Kew, and in the style of heritage botanical illustrations. These generously proportioned bottles will look beautiful when displayed in your bathrooms or ensuite, making handwashing feel like an absolute treat.
Kew Gardens Hand & Body Wash
There are 17 exquisite fragrances in our Kew Gardens Collection, and we now have a new liquid hand & body wash to match each one. Each 500ml liquid hand & body wash is SLS and paraben-free, because while we want our hands to be scrupulously clean, we don’t want to use harsh ingredients that may irritate the skin.
As always, all products from The English Soap Company are cruelty-free and made in the UK.
Shop Now! - Shop our new collection of Kew Gardens Hand & Body Washes from The English Soap Company now.
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