13 Mar '17, 3pm

On soap-free living

On soap-free living

Most people are horrified to hear that Jackie Hong hasn't used soap in 7 years, but she might be the smart one. Jackie Hong hasn’t used soap on her body in seven years. It all started when she met a high school art teacher who told her he hadn’t washed with soap in two decades. Her initial reaction was disgust, but when he pointed out that he didn’t smell, it got her thinking and questioning the importance our society places on soap, aside from handwashing. Why are we so obsessed with lathering, scrubbing, and sterilizing our skin? Could there actually be madness behind all this method? In an article for the Toronto Star , Hong documents the growing body of science that supports her decision to live soap-free. Researchers point out that inhabitants of developed nations live in relatively clean times, thanks to vaccinations, improved public health works, the eradication of ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/organic-beauty/why-are-you-wash...

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