Hello Dear Reader,
I started on the road to using less plastic when I heard about Plastic free July from these two fantastic blogs that I read, passionately. I have started out replacing one plastic item per month, as I feel, for me, slow and steady will win this "use less plastic"race. This month I have chosen another really simple swap. I have started using a good old fashioned, real cake of soap instead of a plastic bottle of shower gel. Now, we have been using plastic bottled shower gel for absolutely years and really couldn't remember the last time we used a bar of soap.
I guess I started using shower gel when they become more popular than a bar of soap and I also heard that soap caused more soap scum build up in the shower recess. If cleaning the shower is anything to go by, I haven't noticed any more soap build up while using the bar of soap compared to shower gel. However, it's only been 4 weeks so time will tell, I guess.
I splurged on a good cake of handmade soap while we were up at Montville for our wedding anniversary at the beginning of August. Maybe it's the excellent ingredients in this soap that is preventing that soap build up in the shower or maybe it's because we no longer have children splashing soapy, bubbly lather over the shower recess! We'll see.