Of Blueland’s Foaming Hand Soap and Never Giving Up Hope

Of Blueland’s Foaming Hand Soap and Never Giving Up Hope

Homemaide
Sep 20, 2019 · 9 min read
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Q: So you said you were running low on hand soap?

Right. I was looking online for foaming soap. A little while later Facebook had an ad for foaming soap since their user and cookie policy sweeps all the cookies that other websites and apps leave on my mobile browser.

Then I went to look and see how the pricing worked on it. There were really good prices. I calculated the prices per ounces. Looked at Walmart.com and they had a good price. Of course, at the price points and quality I’m looking for, the soaps are NOT usually non-antibacterial.

Q: Why do you need non-antibacterial soap?

Here’s why:

Your hand soap is bad for the planet. Try this product instead

Green Tip: Ditch the Antibacterial Hand Soap

The only foaming soap for washing hands, mostly by the kitchen sink, that’s also non-antibacterial that I could find was Method’s version.

Google shopping has results of Method’s foaming soap but only in packages of 28, 32, and 34 ounces. Not good enough, and simply not large enough to last me and my family an entire year. So that’s $14 / 180 ounces = $0.07 / ounce. Blueland soap, in tablet form, bulk supply is the WINNER!

$0.99 shipping sealed the deal — AND they have window cleaner I’m going to try pretty soon, as well. They have a great product for hand washing with foaming soap, so their window washing fluid is probably great too.So I really hate searching for it but I only have to do it like once a year, because I buy it in bulk and it lasts forever.

Q: Like CostCo or Sams Club?

No. I get it at Giant. They usually have the biggest bag available.

Q: Hmm…anything else you get there?

No. They no longer have the $1.50 boxes of Graham Crackers my kids love, so no. I get those at Aldi’s.

Blueland was way cheaper..until you buy $35 of Blueland soap to qualify for free shipping. No, thanks. Then I found $0.99 for shipping because the soap came in tablets.

Q: Ok, but how would a few tablets last a year?

You get 9 tablets. Each tablet fills one container of foaming soap. We only go through one container (dispenser) per month. I wash my hands all the time in the kitchen sink because whenever I’m cooking with meat or making something with meat which I do a LOT, so I have to wash my hands a lot.

Q: Wouldn't meat have bacteria that would suggest buying antibacterial soap would be a good idea?

No. Studies have shown that antibacterial soap does not clean any better than non-antibacterial soap.

Q: Who conducted these studies?

“The University of Shut Your Fat Face” — sorry, Simpson’s reference.

No — in reality, there’s been studies since 2013 from the FDA and NIH, among others.

Five Reasons Why You Should Probably Stop Using Antibacterial Soap

Your hand soap is bad for the planet. Try this product instead

Green Tip: Ditch the Antibacterial Hand Soap

Also, NIH conducted a study and cited a TON of related studies. Pretty cool stuff you can learn about here:

In 2013, the FDA urged continued research on the possible effects of antibacterial soap use, especially soaps containing the active ingredients Triclosan and Triclocarban. Three years later, the FDA prohibited the sale of hygiene products containing these antibacterial agents [26]. As the soap used in our study contained Triclocarban, these results are relevant to concerns raised by governmental organizations and citizen advisory groups, and future studies should continue to investigate the effects of these products on health. While evidence suggests that soap use is more effective at reducing bacterial contamination than is washing with only water [23], recent studies indicate that washing with antibacterial soap is no more effective at reducing bacterial levels than is the use of regular soap [4245]. Similarly, antibacterial soap is no more effective at reducing disease incidence on a community level than is non-antibacterial soap [24]. In light of these studies, more work is needed to disentangle health outcomes related to the use of these products.

Other studies have identified a wide variety of associated environmental health concerns from antibacterial product use [31]. These effects include contamination of public water sources with antimicrobial agents [27, 32] and pathogenic effects on the gut microbial communities of rats [28, 29].

Anyway, Lowes had the non-antibacterial foaming soap at a price of $3 for 20 ounces, and that’s about $0.15 per ounce. Method was the brand I was hoping to purchase and try out but Blueland’s brand was cheaper — it was offered at 20 ounces per tablet, with a discount when you buy a package of 9 tablets, for a total cost of $14 for 9 tablets.

But what you do is take the little tablet, put it in a dispenser with 20 ounces of water, shake it up, let it dissolve. Most cleaners are something like 90% water anyway.

Why wouldn’t you just be bale to buy it where you get laundry soap, detergent, shampoo?

Well because it’s a new company, newer product, but also because those stores only offer a limited amount of choices. They usually have one choice and it’s antibacterial. They only have one choice.

What are the stores you checked to get the type of soap you need?

Safeway, Giant, Wal-Mart, CostCo, Aldi’s — none of these have the type of soap I need.

Why wouldn’t Aldi’s have the soap you need?

Aldi’s has a very, very, very limited amount of stuff. There store is really tiny.

Q: Yeah but it’s where you get most of your groceries, right?

Right because they have a very good selection of things you generally get. I still have to go to another grocery store at least once every other week to get the other things. But anyway you run out of things like antibacterial soap — actually, you know who has a really cheap antibacterial soap is Home Depot and Lowes.

Best Laundry Detergent Buying Guide — Consumer Reports

Q: That’s odd. Maybe because it’s more of an industrial product?

I don’t know. I guess. I still have to see how Blueland works.

Q: What did you use before Blueland?

Method.

Q: Before that?

Uh….Method was the only thing I could find…until I saw Giant, Home Depot and Lowes via Google Shopping. I searched for non-antibacterial foaming hand soap.

Q: Why not just take a picture and upload that to an app?

Well, I didn’t know this product existed until I saw the ad on Facebook. I guess I could’ve uploaded a screenshot of that but would the image of that ad get recognized and returned to me with financing, shipping and handling, and all the other terms I needed (tablets only, bulk size, almost free delivery, etc.)? I doubt it.

Q: So compare your buyer’s journey with the foaming soap to the Iron Supplement Gummies, Omega-3 fish oil, and Contact Lenses

I was actually reasonably easy to use their website. WAY easier than buying contact lenses and I feel I’d only have to do this once a year because most of my family washes their hands at school and in our bathroom, not by the kitchen sink where I spend a lot of time and love doing that!


THE BOTTOM LINE

HOMEMAIDE helps you sell your style and buy the things that make you smile, seamlessly.

Any item you pass in your daily routine (soap (foaming or non-foaming, tablet or non-tablet, bulk or non-bulk, custom-made or mass manufactured, ice cream, cars, cars that need repairs, a friend’s car you’d like to buy a used or older version of, a friend’s car you’d like to help fix but aren’t sure what’s broken — jut take a picture and upload it to Homemaide; we’ll get you the diagnosis you need before Triple AAA or your friend or Uber or Lyft car shows up), any fun detour or side attraction you stop at while on a road trip (petting zoo, Susquehanna Soft Serve Ice Cream, museums and their never-ending gift shops) — ALL you have to do is upload a picture or paused video screenshot of that to your existing social media sites and Homemaide will send you a commission for every purchase your friends make.

AND — they don’t have to buy a luxury car for you to earn a commission (but if they do, YOU will earn a commission from Homemaide on those larger purchases(!!!). Think about that for a second — Let’s say you bought a used Porsche off of Craigslist, then posted a photo of it on your social media accounts. A friend of yours sees it and tells her group of friends about it. One of them then buys a non-used Porsche. YOU get a commission from that purchase thanks to Homemaide.

That’s not a bad commission based on you posting pictures, videos, and other content on social media sites. If you’re wondering how you might get paid a commission for such a sale — or if your friends buy real estate near where they see a picture of you vacationing — you might be wondering: “how can I get a commission from a sale like that? I haven’t paid 7 levels of Realtor Board dues (City, County, State, Regional, National, and more) or car sales licensing board dues.” Fortunately, Homemaide doesn’t use over-regulated, Centrally-controlled fiat currencies who’ve been debased more than the ancient Roman Denari to give you your commission. So, no worries! Reach out to us today to learn more!

If you’re friends rented the cheapest economy car or the cheapest car they could find off of Craigslist, or the Rocky Road that’s on sale at 2 for 1 prices at the local grocery store, you’d still earn a commission off that. If they bought the item that was in your picture, video, or voice-automated update (like a rental car, Airbnb lodging, hotel stay, Lyft, Uber, Via trip) — they can purchase that (even as a e-giftcard) and ship that to a family member, relative, or friend. And after that purchase, yes, YOU will also earn a commission from that purchase.

If they bought stock in Honda, Toyota, Tesla, Ford, GM or one of the top milk, dairy, and Rocky Road Ice Cream producing companies (Nestlé USA, Dean Foods Co, Saputo Inc, Land O’Lakes Inc, Dairy Farmers of America Inc, Schreiber Foods, Kraft Foods, Agropur Cooperative) — YOU would earn a commission off of that purchase. If they bought any item from the pictures you uploaded, you’d earn money. That’s the magic of Homemaide.

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