Friday, December 27, 2019

Headed Back to the Bar

I continue to be a big fan of HoCoLocal Twitter account @ECPix. They combine a love of Ellicott City with great photos around a variety of themes. I shared one here once on baked goods.  Throughout the holiday shopping season the account featured several visual shopping/walking tours of Main Street businesses and their varied goods.

Today Ellicott City Pix focuses on making an environmentally sound change in the new year: Giving up liquid soap and using locally made bar soaps. much better than purposefully rubbing a paragraph of complicated chemicals all over the skin, and ... no plastic containers.  They last a pretty long time if you keep them dry. Plus, they can double as potpourri in the closet as they await use.

Locally made soaps mentioned in this thread include Milo Soap, Biggs & Featherbelle, and Breezy Willow Farm soaps made by Rose Caulder. I have bought the latter to give as gifts and they smell heavenly without being overpowering.

What do you think? Is it time to say no to the endless plastic pump containers and choose natural bar soaps? What would happen if we made a concerted effort to purchase locally made soaps instead?

Do you have any local businesses you’d like to recommend to my readers and/environmentally friendly changes we ought to be considering in the New Year?

Let me know.

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