It’s scientifically proven: bar soap is sanitary and hygienic.
For years, the entire family shared a single bar of soap until it gradually disappeared – with no concerns. Suddenly, liquid soap hit the market along with a marketing campaign claiming that bar soap was an “unhygienic” source of bacteria. Oddly enough, people seldom if ever got sick from using bar soaps. No diseases were spread by bar soap. Was it luck or have we all been duped?
According to an article in the New York Times, a bar of soap does not transmit disease.
The amount of bacteria found on a bar of soap used by multiple people is not a breeding ground for bacteria that would be hazardous, even with frequent use. This has been proven again and again by various scientists dating back to 1965. The article discusses a study in which they inoculated soap bars with E.coli and P. aeruginosa bacteria at levels 70 times higher than those reported on used soap bars. Then 16 people were told to wash their hands with it as usual. After washing, none of the 16 panelists had detectable levels of either test bacterium on their hands.
In fact, bar soap is designed to decrease water’s surface tension and lift dirt and oils off surfaces, so it can be easily rinsed away. Even though bar soap does not contain added antibacterial chemicals, it is effective in getting rid of bacteria and other virus-causing germs. And, it’s been a major tool in helping stop the spread of COVID-19.
So, wash away your fears and stock up on Shugar Soapworks. Not only can you wash confident that you’ll get a healthy clean, but you can feel good about saving the environment while you do it.