Reference: Resolution posted 12/31/2012.
The Bath and Body Works store has wonderful smelling liquid soaps and lotions. But, it comes at a price. It is expensive and all packaged in plastic. Lots of plastic. We have since discovered a local soap maker, Sierra Nevada Soap Company (http://www.sierranevadasoap.com/ ) . The bars of soap smell just as fragrant, if not better than Bath and Body.
The bars may seem pricey, but they last a long time. Simply wrapped in a recycled paper, we purchase a couple dozen at the annual Lavender Festival held in July. They also sell on the internet.
So far, we have only used the local soap for hand washing. This year we will switch our bath soap over, too. Our bath soap is currently purchased at Costco. And you know what that means. Double, sometimes triple packaging. And their bars seem to melt away quickly.
If you have not tried soap made by a local small business, I would highly recommend you try it. If you buy in bulk, the price usually drops and the packaging is minimal. Plus, I like the idea we are supporting our community businesses.