• Paula Whitbread


Here are 6 reasons to avoid liquid shower gels and opt for skin-loving, organic and cruelty-free handmade soap.

Beneficial oils and Butters

Premium ingredients like olive oil, shea butter, and plant-based essential oils are used to make high-quality bar soaps.

Shower gels and body wash contain surfactants - chemical petroleum by-products that dry out the skin and adversely affect the skin's natural protective properties.

Also, not all soap is equal. Most of the soap you purchase today is a commercially manufactured chemical cocktail of ingredients. It is not natural and is not even really “soap.”

Natural soaps contain:

  • no synthetic ingredients

  • no artificial fragrances or perfumes

  • no detergents

  • no synthetic preservatives

Relax and Bathe use skin-loving oils that work together to leave your skin soft, supple and nourished. Our unique essential oil blends are designed to nourish your skin.

Your skin knows the difference

Small-batch, handmade soap contains a high percentage of naturally occurring glycerin, a humectant that attracts and retains moisture. This helps to reduce any ‘dried out’ feeling that commercial soap can leave on your skin.

Relax and Bathe handmade soap has not only helped improve their skin but has improved their lives by relieving itchiness, dryness, and easing skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne.


Preservatives are not needed for bar soap to remain fresh, clean, and efficient. Preservatives are needed for liquid soap, hand wash, and body wash (as well as all other personal care items that contain water). Because the formula doesn't include water, there's no need for any chemical preservatives to stop bacteria from breeding.

While not all preservatives are dangerous, why not avoid them entirely if you can? In the ocean, it's safer for sea life, and in the shower, it's better for your family.


A bar of high-quality natural soap will last you a long time if you allow it to air dry between uses. We're talking around a period of 4 to 6 weeks or longer.

Yes, for the price of a fancy latte, you can have something luxurious for your skin every day for over a month. How many things in your life can boast of such a claim?

No Plastic

Shower gels and body washes are packaged in single-use plastic bottles. By using bar soap, you are contributing to a cleaner environment for future generations.

The first step toward living a conscious lifestyle is to avoid bringing items into your home that have unnecessary packaging. It also means you won't have to pay for high-priced packaging.

Buying our quality soap means choosing a product that is more natural for your skin, less dangerous for the environment and is something that you can be proud to use.

Don’t pay for water

Water is the primary ingredient in liquid soap, while skin-nourishing oils and butters are the primary ingredients in solid soap. Since properly cured soap contains so little water, you get exactly what you pay for. Considering that 5 billion people will be affected by water shortage by 2025, it's certainly something to think about.

From its ingredients to its benefits for the skin and health, to its impact on the environment, natural handmade soap is very different from shower gels and body washes in many ways.

The level of care and attention that goes into producing a batch of natural soap is unparalleled in shower gels.

Relax and Bathe – Organic Handmade Soap

Relax and Bathe’s soaps and bombs have been formulated to calm and alleviate dry skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and athlete's foot by using ingredients intended to soothe, repair, and nourish skin while combining luxurious, relaxing scents that help you to unwind and feel great.

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