Musings on Liquid soap
True confessions... I occasionally buy products that I don't make myself. The reason I do this is varied, but in the case of liquid soap (or maybe I should call it liquid hand wash, since it was a blend of liquid surfactants, not soap), I bought it for the container. I LOVED it! It was a smooshed rectangle with a nice pump. I bought it so that I had something to refer to. to try to find a similar container to use for MY liquid soap.
So, I used this "soap" until it was gone. At the time, I didn't give it a whole lot of thought. i was ambivalent about it. Once empty, I found some of my liquid soap and refilled it. OH MY GOSH! Now, every time I wash my hands I revel again in how nice it feels and how gentle it is on my hands. It got me thinking.... washing hands is pivotal to our lives... it removes potential pathogens and dirt, so that we stay healthy. It has been proven that the longer we wash our hands the more "successful" we are at accomplishing that goal. I could probably dilute this soap and put it in a "foamer" bottle, but I would miss the experience of applying this beautiful, viscous liquid to my hands, rubbing it around and then taking the necessary time to rinse it all off completely. I feel healthier already!
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I like to walk the line between the creative and the analytical. Making soaps and other body care products allows me to explore both sides. I am always in awe of bees and what gifts they provide for us. There are many things to be learned....