The Art of Cleansing: How to use a Soap Bar

The Art of Cleansing: How to use a Soap Bar The Art of Cleansing: How to use a Soap Bar

In the bustling realm of skincare, where innovative products and advanced formulas often take the spotlight, the humble soap bar stands as a timeless icon. It may be older than you and I, but the soap bar has been a cornerstone of skincare routine across lands and generations, standing as one of today’s best-kept beauty secrets. At KOBA skincare, we believe that the simplicity of a soap bar can be transformed into a luxurious ritual, offering not just cleansing, but an experience that rejuvenates both body and mind. Read on to learn about the art of using a soap bar, explore the techniques, benefits, why we think the soap bar deserves a permanent spot in your bathroom and the unique touch that our Soak Me Up Soap Bar brings to your body care and skincare regimen.

Using a soap bar shouldn’t be merely a mundane task, but an opportunity to indulge in self-care 


Soap Bar: More Sustainable Than Shower Gel 

Before we delve into the intricacies of using a soap bar, here’s why this classic cleansing tool remains unparalleled. While both liquid and bar soaps are designed to remove dirt, excess oil and sweat from the skin’s surface, the soap bar doesn’t require any preservatives to extend its shelf life.

Unlike shower gels, soap bars are minimally processed and packaged, preserving the natural oils and nutrients that nurture your skin. They are eco-friendly, which means they produce less waste, require less plastic and are made without chemical nasties that are often found in liquid alternatives. By using a soap bar you can reduce your plastic usage by 25%, a must have if you are an adept of clean beauty!

Soap bars are also easier to store and transport, resulting in fewer CO2 emissions. According to a 2009 study by the Institute of Environmental Engineering, it takes seven times more resources to produce shower gels and liquid soaps, which means seven times more carbon emissions than soap bars. 

KOBA’s Soak Me Up Soap Bar takes this natural essence a step further, incorporating hydrating safou oil, exfoliating marigold petals flower and our enhanced signature fragrance, ensuring a smoothing and aromatic cleansing experience. 

Are Soap Bar Sanitary? 

Soap bars often get got a bad rep because of the common misconception that they are unsanitary. However, research reveals that while soap bars may carry bacterias and germs, their nature often prevents transmission. Soap bars clean by washing away dirt and microorganisms from your skin, so most likely the germs found on a soap bar are from your own skin. Much of this bacteria make up your skin’s microbiome, which is essential to your immune system, which means there is no danger in passing it to and from your soap bar and your skin. In fact germs are everywhere and cover everything, but coming into contact with most of them won’t make you sick. While common bacteria like staphylococcus may cling to the surface of soap bars, their presence doesn’t necessarily lead to infections. The very act of using a soap bar i.e. rinsing under running water and rubbing the bar until it forms a lather, washes away most of the matter and significantly reduces the risk of transferring.

Here’s the bottom line, if you’re still worried about it, place your soap bar onto a drainable soap dish when you’re not using it. Ensure to keep your soap bar and dish as dry as possible to prevent growth as many bacteria struggle to survive on dry surfaces. Frequent usage and the natural antimicrobial properties of soap further diminish any potential risks, making soap bars a perfectly sanitary choice for daily skincare routines. If you leave your soap sitting in water, it will start to disintegrate and develop a slimy texture, which isn’t particularly pleasant.

The Ritual Begins

Using a soap bar shouldn’t be merely a mundane task, but an opportunity to indulge in self-care. Whether you prefer a quick shower or a relaxing bath, there is one thing everybody care routine needs and that’s soap. As it turns out, there is a right way to use a soap bar. Having a good experience with a soap bar starts with choosing the right one for you and your skin. It’s all down to personal preference and desired results. The first step to choosing is to look out for natural and nourishing ingredients that restore hydration instead of stripping the skin, such as glycerin, coconut oil, and shea butter. 

  1. Prep Your Soak: Begin your ritual by setting the ambience. Lighting a candle and playing calming music creates a tranquil ambience in your own bathroom and allows your senses to awaken.
  2. Brush and Exfoliate: Indulge in a detoxifying ritual of dry brushing with our Gimme Glow Dry Brush to exfoliate and prepare your skin. Starting at your feet and moving upwards in the direction of your heart, apply medium pressure onto dry skin alternating between swift upward strokes and clockwise motions.
  3. Wet and Lather: Give your body a good rinse with warm water to loosen up the dirt and excess oils. The warmth opens your pores allowing your skin to receive the nourishing and cleansing benefits of the soap. Water that is too hot can dehydrate your skin and shorten the lifespan of your soap bar. Rub Soak Me Up Soap Bar between your hands and let the water cascade over it to create a luxurious, creamy lather. If you prefer, you can also use a loofah or a sponge instead of your hands. Gently massage the moisturising foam onto your skin using circular motions. Pay attention to areas prone to dryness or roughness, allowing the soap’s rich texture to envelope your skin and revitalise.
  4. Massage and Cleanse: Circulate the soap bar directly onto areas of your skin that may have uneven or a bumpy texture to reap the exfoliating benefits of the marigold petals. Enjoy the velvety touch and fragrant journey as it cleanses away impurities, leaving your skin refreshed and infused with a captivating scent, and your mind relaxed.
  5. Rinse and Rejuvenate: After thoroughly cleansing your skin, rinse off with lukewarm water. As the soap washes away, feel the residue of stress and fatigue melt down the drain, leaving behind a renewed sense of freshness. Pat your skin gently with a soft, cotton fibre towel.
  6. Post-Cleanse Replenish: While your skin is still slightly damp, you can indulge in the lavish touch of our Gold Drip Nourishing Body and Hair Oil. Warm a few drops between your palms and massage onto your skin. The combination creates a synergy that leaves your skin supply, glowing and incredibly soft. If you’re in a rush, coat your skin with our weightless and easy-to-apply Milk It Body Lotion to seal in the moisture from the soap. As part of your wind-down routine before bed, warm a small amount of our Get Whipped Body Balm in your palms and slap your skin with a deep conditioning and firming treatment. And dont forget the Edges! Apply our hand cream, foot cream and lip balm as well.  

Embracing the Art of Cleansing

In a world that constantly races against time, embracing the art of cleansing with a soap bar becomes a mindful pause- a ritual that connects you with simple pleasure. KOBA’s Soak Me Up Soap Bar transcends the ordinary, inviting you into a world where every bath or shower is a celebration of your skin and spirit. Elevate your daily routine one luxurious lather at a time.

Remember, the art of cleansing begins with a soap bar, but it transforms into a cherished ritual with KOBA’s touch. 

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