We talked a lot about the environmental impact of packaging products. I know that some people prefer to have as little packaging as possible, and I understand that. I believe in it. I really do. On the other hand, there is this nurse part of me that says, wait, do I really want to purchase a product that I am going to use in the shower that other people have handled? Then I watch, and what is the first thing you do with soap? You smell it. So now noses have been all over the soap too, and the nurse in me really comes out. After a lot of discussion, we decided that we are better off actually wrapping products that only our clean hands had touched so that we knew that we would not be a part of the transmission of germs. It's flu season and we have already started seeing cases of the flu in the ER and I wouldn't want to be responsible for anyone getting sick. Get your flu shot if that's your thing, but support minimal packaging on products too. We use the thinnest film available to cover them and even though we want to be environmentally friendly, we are also concerned with safety and cleanliness.