How Handmade Soap Bars Save the Planet

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While soap is one of the most common items we use in our daily lives, it can also have an impact on lives that aren't necessarily ours alone. This directly refers to animals that thrive in the seas that make up a majority of our planet. 

Bottles of body wash and other products, amount to an excess of plastic winding up in the sea. This isn't to say that soaps, shampoos and detergents are the only culprits contributing to plastic waste and debris.

While many efforts are being made to curb the habits and methods of our current consumption, there are new and sometimes old ways to contribute to responsible stewardship of the planet. A simple bar of soap eliminates one more bottle that could potentially wind up in a land fill. A time old tradition becomes fashionable and environmentally responsible. 

Some of the most commonly found chemicals were being added to soap bars in the past like: triclosan, parabens, phthalates, fragrances and Sodium Laurel Sulfate. These are harmful substances added to the soap to make it smell better, improve it’s cleansing qualities without respect to the skin or environment. This is no longer the case with Costa Californica and other hand made soap producers, that use a vegan plant based soap made from the finest moisturizing oils.

Olive and coconut oils, plant butters, pure essential oils and organic herbs are again being used to create cleaner products that in the end smell good, are effective and far better on your skin.


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