Name something you touch at least five times, probably 10-20, every single day.
Your children and your fork are probably good answers too, but I was thinking about SOAP. Every time you wash your hands, right (which is a LOT when you’re a mom!).
We’ve had a ridiculous number of brands of soap, both foaming and bar, in the Kimball house over the course of the last 5+ years of blogging. I’d like to think of myself as a bit of a connoisseur of foaming soaps in particular, and let me tell you – I hold the bar pretty high.
There are plenty of qualities of foaming soap (and the packaging!) that can cause it to strike OUT in our house:
- kids can’t depress the pump
- the pump doesn’t pop back up well, or quits coming back up before the soap is gone
- the foam includes too much liquid, which then usually drips all over the counter despite an adult’s best efforts
- a whole bottle disappears in a week or two
- it smells truly terrible
- you can’t feel the soap on your hands as soon as you start rubbing
- even a child needs two pumps for a hand washing
There are probably more, but suffice it to say that I’m pretty picky about my foamers, and I’ve experienced all of the above, even from some very expensive, natural brands.
Hopefully it doesn’t even need to be said that ingredients like triclosan, unknown artificial fragrances and parabens are so far off the grid for me that they’re not even allowed in the house. Sodium lauryl sulfate is pretty much a no-no, but I’ll admit I let it sneak into the house in dishsoap sometimes and might not pay as much attention to it as to other nasty ingredients.
When Redmond Life announced that it was creating a new soap, I was pretty intrigued and couldn’t wait to try it.
They did not disappoint.
How Does Earthcure Measure Up?
The ingredients are the first thing to look at:
- distilled water
- coconut oil
- olive oil
- vegetable glycerin
- castor oil
- jojoba oil
- plus essential oils for scent: citrus, lavender, peppermint
That’s it??? Very clean. Love it.
If you ask my kids, scent is next on the list. (Okay, they’d put it first, because most of them can’t read.) All three scents were huge hits in our house, with much breathy inhaling during and after handwashing. They secretly think it’s cool that the lemon and peppermint smell like their toothpaste.
Earthcure definitely only requires one squirt per washing, and you can feel the lather on your hands. ZERO liquidy leaking on the counter, even as you get to the bottom of the bottle (which we finally just have on all three, very sad).
We used multiple soaps at multiple sinks during this test, so I can’t say exactly how long a bottle lasts, but it seemed like a really long time! I usually refill my foaming pumps and it seems like we’re constantly running out. We’ve had our Earthcure samples for months and months and are literally just finishing the third one up this week.
Even the 3-year-old has no problem pushing the pump down, and it’s still popping back up after every wash – I will refill them with my own soap, likely, and see how long the pump lasts, but they really do seem like they’re designed well and will last as long as I ask them to.
I think you’ll love it too – get Earthcure HERE! 🙂
Redmond’s Other Products
Redmond is literally one of my favorite companies in the world. They also sell these products, which we use daily in the KS house: