The courses that I had to take to get into nursing school were pretty brutal… one of the toughest being microbiology. We had to learn about all those tiny gross organisms that get us sick and can potentially kill us, and we also got to work with them in the lab. One of the experiments we had to conduct was the streak test. In this test, we had to streak bacteria in a specific pattern on a petri dish and incubate it so that we can isolate the cells once they have grown. Sara, a phenomenal artist, recreated these streak test petri dishes as soap and placed them in her soap shop called Cleaner Science . Sara’s creations are incredible, being that she accurately captures exactly what streak plates look like, AND the irony of making soap that looks like bacteria is simply ingenious. The soap is crafted from all natural, hypo-allergenic coconut oil base and scrumptious scents. And the different types of bacteria Sara “grows” are in different colors, congruent with the colors of actual agar plates and bacteria. She also has red blood cell soap in delish scents as well!
I had the chance to review the Red Salmonella , Candida albicans , and Cyanobacteria soaps. I totally LOVED the scents of each one; apple, coconut, and lemon lime. Each soap came with a card about the particular bacteria, and it’s amazing how much we can learn about these bacteria. More motivation to use the soap and get clean! It’s stunning how intricate each dish of soap is; Sara really takes pride in her work. I’m so excited about the soaps that I don’t even want to use all of them and ruin the beautiful craftsmanship of them all. Guess I’ll just have to buy more!
Sara is giving away a soap to one lucky winner! You can choose your bacteria, pick your poison! I know the choice is hard because they’re all awesome, but you’ll love it nonetheless THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL READERS!
~RULES FOR ENTRY~
1. Visit Cleaner Science and tell us your favorite item in the shop, why, and if you’ve had any particular experience with the chosen bacteria. THIS IS MANDATORY.
2. Follow Cleaner Science on Twitter (twitter.com/cleanerscience)