Where to Find Pure and Natural Soap Londonderry
Where to Find Pure and Natural Soap
Soap for All - Pure and Natural Soap
Pure and natural soap: buying good quality soap is good for us and the environment.
We all use soap these days, whether it's a hard opaque bar or a glossy, creamy liquid, soap is found in most people's bathrooms in one form or another. What is soap? How does it differ from detergent? How do we benefit from it? Are there any environmental concerns? And which soaps are best for health and the environment? This article tries to answer some of these questions.
(A brief note about the brand "Pure and Natural" soap, made by Dial and on sale in the US: this page is not about the "Pure and Natural" brand of soap but many people like it and have contacted me about where to buy it. You can buy it in 12 packs. They have improved the quality recently with 98% natural ingredients, no parabens and recyclable packaging.)
Soap - a brief history
Pure and natural soap
Soap has been around for a long time. The ancient Babylonians used it. There is even an ancient Babylonian text detailing how to make it. By 1550 BC some kind of soap was in use in ancient Egypt too. The Phoenicians also knew of it around 600 BC and yet the Romans, those conquering heroes, apparently knew nothing of it! They prefered to scrape each others skin when bathing and apply oils and herbs afterwards. The Gauls and Germanic tribes around that time used a soap-like substance on their hair and the Celts probably made soap, too.