"As a big fan of Friendly’s shampoo bars I was excited to try out the Travel Soap."
A blog by Shula
A Friendly Customer – West Sussex
As a big fan of Friendly’s shampoo bars I was excited to try out the Travel Soap. While being stuck at home wasn’t the situation this bar was designed for, I was surprised at how versatile it was and how long it’s lasted.
Not just for travel
As a big fan of Friendly’s shampoo bars I was excited to try out the Travel Soap. While being stuck at home wasn’t the situation this bar was designed for, I was surprised at how versatile it was and how long it’s lasted. It’s also super handy having a bar that does so much so if you run out of hand soap or laundry powder you can switch the bar and save a trip to the shops.
Right now is great time to not only be supporting local UK businesses, but also to be making more environmental and purse-friendly choices. It’s also nice to know that at a time like this with increased inequality between companies and people, Friendly actually cares about transparency, ethics and the people that work for them. (https://www.friendlysoap.co.uk/growing-a-friendly-business/)
Make the bar last
When using the soap, I like to cut up the bar into five or ten small pieces with a knife that way it lasts longer and I can fit a few different types of soap into my tin (it sits really nicely next to the Shaving Bar).
Compared to other soap I’ve used before it holds up really well in smaller blocks because of all the oil in the soap. It doesn’t disintegrate and the bar lasts for ages even sat in a bit of water. Cutting it up also lets you store the bar in handy places, I keep some in the shower, by the sink and next to the washing machine.
How to use the bar
Washing hair – When I started using the bar it made my hair feel a bit greasy after washing but my hair quickly got used to it. Full disclosure, using the bar does feel a bit more like using soap than the other shampoo bars I’ve tried from Friendly, but with a bit of conditioner after the hair feels great once it’s dried.
As body soap
The smell is refreshing with lemongrass, lavender, tea tree and peppermint. If you use it as body soap the smell lasts all day and can even help repel insects.
This is actually on of my favourite ways to use the bar and it’s perfect when you notice a small stain or mark and you don’t want to wash the whole shirt or jacket. It’s easy to use and it lathers up so fast it doesn’t take long to get the stain out. Some of my friends also like to put a chunk of the bar in the washing machine for a more natural alternative to most detergents.
Like most of us, recently I’ve been washing my hands a lot more than usual and I’ve noticed my skin getting really dry. Luckily this bar is really moisturising and I noticed as soon as I switched over to it my skin felt a lot healthier.
I’m sure there are lots of other uses but those are the four ways I use the bar most often. Even though right now travel is restricted, this bar is really convenient even at home. Plus the fact that the bar is so useful makes it ideal for travelling when you don’t want to waste space with five different bottles, in fact it’s great for camping and any other times you want to pack light. This bar is perfect for anyone wanting to support a local, ethical business while reaping the benefits of such an innovative product, and I couldn’t recommend it enough.
Thanks for writing this blog Shula.
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