Awhile ago, I embarked on a love affair with avocado oil, so of course the offer of this enticing bar soap for under a dollar was just too good to pass up. I’m glad I heeded the siren.
Depending on one’s age, the “go to” hand and face cleanser had always been a bar of soap gunking up those little built-in ridges in the sink top. Then came soap dishes that allowed the moisture to dry out. Then the revolution of liquid soap dispensed from a tube stuck down in a bottle. Then foam came out ready made – no need to exhaust oneself by rubbing together one’s hands. ;->
Bar soap required some clean up on a regular basis, whether it was kept on the side of the sink, or in a container. Pump soap was convenient, but seemed to spew a bit of its contents onto the counter for no visible purpose. When traveling with a pump system . . . well, up and down elevations caused no end of grief with messy “spillages”.
So . . . let’s try Method Foam in a lovely, fresh, light fragrance (I usually prefer unscented) called Sea Minerals. Ding, Ding . . . we have a winner. We went through a bottle each and liked it, so I purchased a refill bag. Nice not to need to toss out the original bottle.
But then, Yardley resurged right before my very eyes, and I am now happily using their bar with its extremely light fragrance and creamy suds. Strangely enough, I am finding that the suds produced by friction are creamier and more luxurious than those that I was formerly using. It is somehow satisfying to slip/slop the suds around on one’s hands for just a bit longer. The chemicals in skin products tend to disagree with my own outer covering, but I luxuriate in these bubbles.
I didn’t have a soap drainer, so compromised the elegant look with a saved shallow plastic bin that had once held whipped cream cheese spread. Trés élegant, no?
So I was thinking about how many people alive today did not have the usual experience of bar soap growing up? Had it always been pump soap? I can’t recall when the pump became so ubiquitous, but it seems like a long time ago.
Since everything old becomes NEW again, I am waiting for the advertising to come out touting the benefits of “solid liquid” soap as the latest thing in cleansing! ;->