WEST WARWICK, R.I., April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Day is a time to pause and think about the health of the environment. Thirty-seven years ago, this event arose out of a sense of urgency about saving the planet – what emerged was a global movement. Today our planet faces many challenges as efforts to roll back environmental legislation and regulations gain momentum.
There are some small steps that people can take to help protect our environment – as simple as buying and using the right kind of soap, namely bar soap.
Bar Soap? Yes.
Bar soap is made from natural fats and oils, and is free of ingredients such as parabens and sulfates. Bar soap is naturally anti-bacterial, and it does not need the kinds of preservatives found in body washes and other personal care items.
Additionally, bar soap has a much lower carbon footprint when compared to liquid soap and body washes. They both have a high water content and come in plastic packaging - which make liquid soap and body washes much less environmentally friendly when compared to bar soap.
Bradford Soap Works (http://bradfordsoap.com) a 140-year old company and an industry leader, embraces sustainability and earth-friendly bar soap by combining authentic, wholesome processes with cutting edge technology and formulations. Some of the most recognizable brands in the personal care product market look to Bradford to create bar soaps that are healthy, produced sustainably, and environmentally friendly.
Stuart R. Benton, President and CEO of Bradford, said: "Consumers are looking even more closely at the ingredients that go into what they buy." He continued, "People are looking for trusted and authentic brands that make them feel good about the companies behind the products they buy. Consumers not only want safe and effective products, many of them also want the products to be natural – and some are looking for the feeling of homemade."
According to Stu Benton, "Even Millennials, who grew up as body wash users, are looking for more bar soap offerings in the market place. It aligns with their desire for sustainable, natural products and it has a retro appeal."
If everyone were mindful of the environmental benefits of bar soap, this would have a very positive impact on our planet. For its part, Bradford will continue to develop and produce unique and healthy bar soaps - just like they have for the past 140 years.
The company's longevity is due in part to its ability to keep ahead of trends. In 2001 Bradford became the very first US soap manufacturer to receive organic certification. They developed and manufactured the first all natural soap commercially. The company was also one of the first to source palm oil – an important component in soap – directly from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms and shea butter from members of the Global Shea Alliance, an organization dedicated to the sustainability of this ingredient.
So, in celebration of Earth Day, lather up with a hand-crafted bar of soap -and feel good about yourself and the environment.
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SOURCE Bradford Soap Works