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Bar soaps vs liquid soaps

Dear Partners,

I just  read a very interesting article in click magazine and thought to share it with you in case you missed it.

Have a nice day everyone.

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BrookAve 2 years ago

Hi Marie,


Funny you say that, had someone talking about it earlier. And I too adopt ther approach of bulk versus single use as much as possible.


Unfortunately the one plastic source I have yet to reduce is 500ml water bottles.  I buy them cheapo in bulk in lidl, aldi, tesco.

Yes I could kee pthe bottles and just buy the larger 5L containers and refil from them but only way I can see doing it properly wouldbew to have a local clean water source.

Unfortunately while out tap water is clean its tastes nothing like bottled water.


So its hard to adjust to it, even if you boil and cool it.





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M Adamopoulou 2 years ago

Although our tap water is clean we have added a filter. We have to change it every year and it’s not very expensive.

I don’t use water bottles they are expensive and sometimes they are not kept under proper conditions, especially in the summertime.

Maybe you should use refillable bottles instead of bottles for one use...

Wish you well.


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Don Burns 2 years ago

Two years ago, we gave our guests the option of two different shower and bathroom sink soaps: liquid body wash and liquid hand soap and small individually-wrapped bar soaps.


Since then, most guests use the liquid body wash for shower and liquid hand soaps in their bathroom.


Future guests will never use the many unused small bar soaps I bought two years ago (see photo).  I eventually will donate these small soap bars to a local homeless shelter.









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Aaltje B. 2 years ago

Personally ,I like the small soap bars. Since nobody has touched it before vs big bar for everyone's use . And there is no plastic involved. 

When made with logo of the house it is extra special .

It makes me rethink .

The shampoo bars that I offered before ,came in big blocks only. So I had to cut it up in small blocks . These fell through the wired rack on the wall. When guests stayed longer then one day, people could place the little blocks on a tiny soucer. But then it melted.. not very pretty and handy. But still thinking..there must be a way. 



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M Adamopoulou 2 years ago

I personally prefer virgin olive soaps...they leave your body with a smoothness and are hypoallergenic.  I have been using them for years and even when I travel I take it with me together with my face cleansers...

Although, small bars are more expensive I have them in my bathroom together with liquid soap...some guests love them some ignore them...

Not many people understand the difference between bar soaps and liquid...that’s why I shared this informative link of click magazine.

Keep well my dear friends...

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Eric Suesz - C… 2 years ago

Thanks for posting! I learned a whole lot about soap by writing that article, so much so that I am toying with the idea of making my own soap. My hope is that both people in the hotel industry and partners who host guests at their own property will think carefully when choosing what kind of soap to provide. It's a tricky decision!

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M Adamopoulou 2 years ago

Eric, you can find in Internet and You Tube many Home made soap why not...

Very good idea I like it very much...I think I will give it a try...