Introducing our brand new bodywash bars! We’ve created new, natural, non-soap formulas that solve all your common problems with bar soaps. Our bodywash bars are:
- super hard and foamy
- don’t leave residue on your sink, shower and bath
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read our faqs on nul bodywash bars
how do i use a nul bodywash bar?
To use our bodywash bars,
- First, wet your hands or body
- Then lather the bar between your hands or on a wash cloth/loofa
- Then put your bar to the side
- Use your hands/wash cloth/loofa to rub the area you would like to clean
- Alternatively, hold the bodywash bar in your hand and rub it all over your body
- Rinse thoroughly (until your body and hands feel squeaky clean)
how do i store a nul bodywash bar?
It’s best to store your nul bodywash bar out of the direct flow of water and allow for good drainage to make it last as long as possible. We are currently working on a few solutions but until then we recommend the following:
- Place on a soap dish with good drainage on a shelf somewhere out of the direct flow of water in your shower or on your basin
- Place on top of a washcloth or soap rest
- Remove from the shower each time and place on a soap rest to drain
- Alternatively, you can make your own crochet soap bag or purchase a handcrafted linen soap bag to hang in your shower.
We’ve written a whole post about how to store soap and shampoo bars. Check it out for more information.
can i use a nul bodywash bar for my hair?
Unlike traditional soap, nul bodywash bars are pH-balanced and won’t damage your hair. However, our bodywash bars don’t contain all of the extra goodies in our shampoo bars, like proteins and conditioning agents. If you have very short hair, this isn’t a problem.
However, if you have long hair and you’re looking for the convenience of a single product for your body and hair, using a pH-balanced nul shampoo bar is your best option. While made for your hair, you can also use it all over your body.
which one is best if i have very sensitive skin?
If you have very sensitive skin, we recommend you use a Nul shampoo bar instead. While soap is an excellent cleanser, it also has a pH that’s higher than your skin (soap: 8-9, your skin: 5.5). So while it’s safe to use for people with normal skin, it can dry out and irritate very sensitive skin.
We have an excellent shampoo bar for sensitive skin, Simple. It is pH-balanced and contains calming calendula. Simple has no essential oils that could irritate sensitive skin.
are your bodywash bars anti-bacterial and anti-viral?
Soap is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-viral, you don’t need any fancy ingredients for this. Soaps with “active” anti-bacterial ingredients are no more effective than a regular bar of soap.
Explained simply, the molecules of any surfactant (foaming agent) have one end that loves water, and one end that loves oil.
If you wash your hands with our bodywash bars, the surfactant molecules act as a link between the water you’re washing with and the oil on your skin. A molecule of water joins to one end of the surfactant molecule and a molecule of oil joins to the other end.
When you rinse your hands, the whole lot washes off, lifting the oil off your skin and taking the bacteria with it.
It’s also an effective defense against viruses. Envelope virus particles have a protective coating of fat molecules around them. When you wash your hands with our bodywash bars, the coating falls apart, destroying the virus particle.
is it unhygienic to use bodywash bars in a communal space?
Because surfactant molecules trap grease and bacteria and destroy the protective lipid layer of viruses, it’s not unhygienic to use our bodywash bars in a communal space. Any bacteria left on the bar will be washed down the drain as soon as you run it under water.