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View Poll Results: How often do you use Bar Soap
Daily 72 64.86%
Frequently 5 4.50%
Occasionally 6 5.41%
Rarely 12 10.81%
Never 16 14.41%
Voters: 111. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-23-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Today was the first time in 2.5 years I made use of Bar soap while taking a shower. I rarely do so, and refer to it as "emergency backup soap" which I use once my mens body wash stash runs empty. I would like to know how often you use Bar Soap while showering. Please feel free to pitch in and share your thoughts.
I use bar soap only.

Retards use "body-wash" which does nothing but wash your money down the drain, resulting in umpteen stupid idiotic threads about the "disappearing Middle Class."

Bar soap is cheaper and lasts longer.

If you're going to do everything the man on TV in the silk suit from Madison Avenue orders you to do, you're going to end up broke.

Frugally...

Mircea
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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I use Dr. Bronner's liquid soap and 32 oz. will last me at least six months, sometimes more. I use lavendar or peppermint for my body and the tea tree oil as a face wash. I have found that it's extremely cost effective. I tend to use bar soaps like crazy, and I never really felt that clean with them, partially due to how dry I would get.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:04 PM
 
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I use bar soap only.

Retards use "body-wash" which does nothing but wash your money down the drain, resulting in umpteen stupid idiotic threads about the "disappearing Middle Class."

Bar soap is cheaper and lasts longer.

If you're going to do everything the man on TV in the silk suit from Madison Avenue orders you to do, you're going to end up broke.

Frugally...

Mircea
Some of the ingredients in bar soap, even the saponified vegetable oil soaps, can be quite drying and irritating to sensitive skin. Body washes esp dove are more gentle. I use both and the bar soaps are indeed cheaper. But I've never got that itchy irritated feel from a decent body wash and it doesn't leave residue in the tub either, which requires frequent and thorough cleaning with chemical cleaners to remove. So the cleaning costs $$ too
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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I more or less stopped using bar soap long ago, because of the soap scum on the shower glass after like 1 shower. Being very particular about clean glass (no idea what my deal is), it annoyed me to the point where I was cleaning the shower between days when my cleaning guy showed up. Some bar soap is MUCH worse than others though.

I alternate days between body wash from Trader Joe's and Dr. Bronner's mixed in a foaming pump. It's my soap, shampoo, and even shaving cream. Most commercial body washes smell awful to me. For some reason these seem to leave less behind on the glass. Maybe it's my water.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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Bar soap is cheaper and lasts longer.
I also don't like the idea of using all those plastic bottles that liquid hand soaps come in. Sure, you can recycle them (and I do recycle everything I can), but recycling uses a lot of energy to make those bottles into other things. So bar soap for me, all the way. There are plenty of vegetable-based kinds with moisturizers in them like cocoa or shea butter that don't leave your skin dry or itchy that can be used in the shower.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Rarely as I use body wash. Bar soap often dry me out too much.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Retards use "body-wash" which does nothing but wash your money down the drain, resulting in umpteen stupid idiotic threads about the "disappearing Middle Class."
haha that's a pretty strong statement against body wash. i like it because its a more neat and clean package than having a wet bar sitting in my shower. its convenient for squirting on a poof and getting me super clean. its not exactly breaking my bank since im either buying it on sale with a coupon or ill grab the white rain which is probably 77 cents for 20 oz.
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:07 PM
 
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For those of you using bar soap, try the liquid jel/soap. I tried it and never looked back once I realized that it make no difference in my skin AND ESPECIALLY for ease of cleaning the tub and shower doors/surround. NO SOAP SCUM, YEA
No difference?

OK but soap is less than 1/10th the cost of body wash. I also notice no soap scum.
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:09 PM
 
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Yeah, I definitely thought I was in a minority of people who still use bar soap lol

If I had to guess, I'd say it's mostly older people who still do.
My daughter is 19. She uses bar "soap" as well.
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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I haven't bought a bar of soap in years, I use body wash instead. I do keep a bar of soap in the bottom of the sink, just in case I run out though.

Oh, wait, I did use a bar of soap when I stayed at a hotel over Thanksgiving, but that is a once a year thing........body washes are so much better IMO.

Don
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