Soap Ops

I was looking for, oh you guessed, a soap without nasty chemicals. Not the shampoo soap, we fixed that, but just a regular daily soap.

This involved me traipsing around five health product stores in Cambridge UK looking at the labels on soap bars. Guess what, all the main brands of friendly health soap seem to actually have nasty chemicals in them.

I finally found one, just one, brand. Quite an obscure one I think. It was in UK retailer Holland and Barrett’s. The price was minuscule, 1.29 UK Pounds, about one Dollar US. The ingredients are impressively low tech and sparse.


The Brand is called Oliva.

It is of course as the ingredients indicate, not perfumed. So it smells like… cement. I hadn’t realised that olives smell like Portland cement until today, but actually, yes they do.

Does it work? No idea yet. I will let you know as we go along.

NOTICE: I have not been paid any money or given any inducements by any product manufacturer or store to mention the products or stores featured in this blog article.


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