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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 01-29-2014, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Lahaina, Hi.
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I use Dial "Spring Water" anti-bacterial body wash. It's available in liter bottles with a dispenser pump. That is important because it can be dispensed using just one hand. It is also good for occasional hand-washing of clothing items, while traveling. (I squirt some in a large Zip lock, toss in my underwear, fill with hot water, and let it soak for a few hours. Rinse and hang later.)
When I use bar soap, I prefer glycerin soap such as Pears, or the high-end ones I get "free" at the Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Maybe once or twice a week if I'm having a quick rinse. We always have a bar of Imperial Leather in the shower. I prefer body wash most of the time though.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Terra
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I have both bar soap and body wash in my bathroom (because I like to vary it up from day to day), but most of the time I reach for the bar soap. It's something I grew up with, and I guess old habits die hard.

For a while, I could use nothing but Olay's sensitive bar (with moisturizer and is fragrance-free) due to bad eczema. Now I'm back to using all sorts of fruity, frilly soaps.

Regular bar soaps really are much cheaper, though there are some who just can't use them. My husband has sensitive skin and most bar soaps give him problems, so he uses body wash. As a result, his cleansing products cost more than mine.

I've made my own glycerin soaps before - you can control what you put into it, including coloring, fragrances, etc. but they're only economical if you make a big batch.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:10 PM
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Soaps and synthetic materials damage my skin, so I never use it. I use natural products that do not damage my skin, and when I say natural I mean natural.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I use natural products that do not damage my skin, and when I say natural I mean natural.
Coconut oil perhaps. Keeps your skin healthy and smooth .
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:45 PM
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Coconut oil perhaps. Keeps your skin healthy and smooth .
I've heard coconut oil working for others, but I prefer not to use oil.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I've heard coconut oil working for others, but I prefer not to use oil.
I cant use coconut oil here in the winter because it freezes over. I reckon the same problem persists in St. Louis as winters are quite cold (Especially this one. I keep hearing how brutal it is). I do make use of coconut oil in summer though. Has been very successful in maintaining smooth arms, chest, and legs in spite of body hair.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:12 PM
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I cant use coconut oil here in the winter because it freezes over. I reckon the same problem persists in St. Louis as winters are quite cold (Especially this one. I keep hearing how brutal it is). I do make use of coconut oil in summer though. Has been very successful in maintaining smooth arms, chest, and legs in spite of body hair.
Indeed it is cold. I tried coconut oil few times but my skin just looked like an oil slick.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Provided one does not have a problem with dry skin, I see no advantage to NOT using bar soap. I am 69 and have used bar soap for both hand washing and showering for an entire lifetime. My philosophy is if it ain't broke, don't fix it, and I don't perceive any problems with my use of bar soap.

Advertising loves to make people feel that the product they are using (not limited to soap) is not good enough. My theory is that insecure people are more likely to fall for that basic line.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Indeed it is cold. I tried coconut oil few times but my skin just looked like an oil slick.

OH !!!!!!, that issue ,now I remember. One must not pour water right on top of the coconut oil . It should be applied and then absorbed by the body. We use a special south Indian herbal powder called Shikkakai to wash off the oil from our bodies. Here is a link to help out:

Health and Medicinal Benefits of having Oil Bath - Ayurvedic and Natural Home Remedies for a Healthy LivingAyurvedic and Natural Home Remedies for a Healthy Living
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