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Old 07-29-2012, 11:13 PM
 
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Kind of ticks me off a bit because I pay for the whole bar of soap yet it quits sudsing after about 3/4 used up. They have always done that. I hate to through whats left of the bar away but what else can I do. What do you do with it?
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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LOL!

Switch to body wash. Of course, when you get down to the last few drops of body wash, you have to smack on the bottom while bottle is upside down, and squeeze and squeeze till the bottle is making that farting sound just to get the last few drops out ....
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:20 AM
 
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Squeeze the bar hard, that's what I do...
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Kind of ticks me off a bit because I pay for the whole bar of soap yet it quits sudsing after about 3/4 used up. They have always done that. I hate to through whats left of the bar away but what else can I do. What do you do with it?
? I've never had that problem. What brand of soap?

FWIW, soap just out of the box still has a fair amount of moisture in it. Leave the bar out for a couple weeks and it may last longer rather than turning into a puddle of goo.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:22 AM
 
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This only happens if the soap bar has long exposure to water... Like if you let the soap bar be directly in water. Soap is effective because it has two major properties. It links to oil molecules and is soluble in water. This allows water to strip oil (and dirt that is dissolved in oils) off your skin.

A soap bar consists of soap (detergent), moisturizer, and carrying agents. If you let the soap bar absorb water, the soap (detergent) will dissolve in the water and be washed out, leaving the moisturizer and carrying agent. This is when you have soap that no longer suds.

Keep the soap bar out of water as much as possible. When applying soap to your washcloth, wet the washcloth, not the soap. When applying the soap to your body, wet your body, not the soap.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:56 AM
 
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Ok, this is what a roomate of mine did---put the slivers of half-used soap in an old sock, hang in the closet as a scent thingie!

Then, when it no longer had any scent, she would use it in the shower as a soap thingie.

But she would blow about $1000/month on long-distance calls to her boyfriend (back in the day, LD cost/min)
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:57 AM
 
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This only happens if the soap bar has long exposure to water... Like if you let the soap bar be directly in water. Soap is effective because it has two major properties. It links to oil molecules and is soluble in water. This allows water to strip oil (and dirt that is dissolved in oils) off your skin.

A soap bar consists of soap (detergent), moisturizer, and carrying agents. If you let the soap bar absorb water, the soap (detergent) will dissolve in the water and be washed out, leaving the moisturizer and carrying agent. This is when you have soap that no longer suds.

Keep the soap bar out of water as much as possible. When applying soap to your washcloth, wet the washcloth, not the soap. When applying the soap to your body, wet your body, not the soap.
Do like my son, he showers with diluted Dawn dishwashing liquid. Hey, its the only thing that works for him, otherwise he STINKS!
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:15 PM
 
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Soap bars tend to dryout as they are exposed to air like mnay oither things.
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