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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 01-31-2014, 06:25 AM
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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
Even though coconut oil is natural, it takes processing to produce it for people. Also, I have read and heard from others that have tried it, that it was comedogenic for them.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:37 AM
 
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I stopped using regular soap a few years ago. I only cleanse with oils now. Coconut is the best for cleaning. I use virgin organic coconut oil, it helps to naturally exfoliate your skin. I live in Florida, so it does not freeze here, in fact for half the year it stays a liquid. I do NOT use it on my face however, it is too heavy. For my face I cleanse with sweet almond oil, that stuff is perfect. Many people find it hard to believe that oils work so well for cleansing, but the fact is, "like removes like." I love it, and my skin has never looked better.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:00 AM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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I use this honeycomb based bar soap I got at lush. I use it daily. It's great.
Honey I washed The Kids is one of my ALL TIME favs from Lush!

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I thought we all made the switch to liquid soap and the poof? im a surprised that more than half are using bars.
I prefer more natural ingredients in my cleansing, so I use Lush soaps and a cotton (hand knitted) cloth.

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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 thanks, I prefer my Lush bars; plus they smell SOOOOO good, and they are pretty!

As for the soap scum, do you guys not rinse the shower/tub after bathing?! I never have a problem with this, and we only use bar soap.

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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.
Not always, a lot of newer companies produce bar soap that is better for your skin, pretty, smells great and not drying.

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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
Again, what's with the "soap scum" thing?! As for cleaning, baking soda and fresh lemons are some of the best cleansers out there, and pretty cheap too!

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No difference?

OK but soap is less than 1/10th the cost of body wash. I also notice no soap scum.
Must be the Lush, lol!

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Is there any reason bar soaps in the USA usually dries your skin faster than body wash. The ones I use from India do a good job at retaining moisture.
Probably cause here they use less oils and butters and fats than in India.

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Original formula Irish Spring is the bomb and lasts all day.
Hubby's fav!

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Originally Posted by Adi from the Brunswicks View Post
Coconut oil perhaps. Keeps your skin healthy and smooth .
Love it!

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Indeed it is cold. I tried coconut oil few times but my skin just looked like an oil slick.
You can pre heat a bit of the oil to body temp and use then, I only use a dime size chunk right after showering, and it works pretty well that way.

As for us, we mostly use Lush Cosmetics soaps here. Occasionally one of their body washes, (since I love the Olive Branch scent, but they don't make a soap of it), but usuallt just their bar cut from the block soaps. Hubby love Irish Spring and can't stop using it, lol!

For really dry skin this is my GO TO for winter:

http://www.lushusa.com/Porridge/0279....html#start=14

And the summer for exfoliating:

http://www.lushusa.com/Sandstone/008....html#start=20
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:48 PM
 
Location: NY, NY
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I use it for body and face wash. I am a female btw, it may make a difference i have no idea. Anyway, I always use lotion afterwards, unless i just used it to wash my hands. The only difference I can think of is that you can spend less money using it.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I use it for body and face wash. I am a female btw, it may make a difference i have no idea. Anyway, I always use lotion afterwards, unless i just used it to wash my hands. The only difference I can think of is that you can spend less money using it.
I am not sure its a whole lot different. I primarily use mens body wash owing to its masculine scent. None of the bar soap brands seem to provide that in the US. Although in India, we had body soaps with masculine scents.
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I used Basis, a super-fatted bar soap. Not drying at all, no harsh perfumes, and it actually is quite soothing.

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I used to have a monthly ex client with a family of 7 and one shower who all used bar soap. Some of them twice a day. Every month it would take an hour or more to get their shower clean.
What a shame; you could have used baking soda and vinegar and cleaned the shower in 15 minutes.

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Originally Posted by gouligann View Post
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
That's because the garden-variety liquid soap is not soap; it's detergent.

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I also don't like the idea of using all those plastic bottles that liquid hand soaps come in.
Good point. With a bar of soap, all you recycle or throw away is a bit of degradable paper.

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Old 02-02-2014, 02:45 PM
 
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i use dove unscented for sensitive skin bar soap. Nothing else, not ever. I'd be better off washing with nothing but water than trying to use body wash or shampoo as my skin is allergic to pretty much any product that contains dyes or perfumes.
X2. Although it does seem like the sensitive skin formulation isn't as moisturizing as it was.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Coconut is the best for cleaning.
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Originally Posted by Adi from the Brunswicks View Post
Coconut oil perhaps.
Uh, you know that's a saturated fat, right?

You can trim the fat off of a rib-eye steak and smear it all over your body if you want.

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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.
No doubt.

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I used to use body wash and liquid soap all the time but last Christmas someone gave me a bar of hand made all natural soap that her daughter makes and now it is the only thing I use.
That is too cool.

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I use all natural soap I buy online that is mild and few ingredients. I would not go back to store bought soap(dove etc) now.
Why don't you investigate learning how to make natural soap? It might be rewarding and cheaper, too.

Soaping up...

Mircea
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:09 PM
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Uh, you know that's a saturated fat, right?

You can trim the fat off of a rib-eye steak and smear it all over your body if you want.



No doubt.



That is too cool.



Why don't you investigate learning how to make natural soap? It might be rewarding and cheaper, too.

Soaping up...

Mircea
This post is pretty ridiculous, pompous really. Why don't you investigate learning how coconut oil and saturated cow fat are different? It might be rewarding and you might find out that you don't know jack about it.

MJ7
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:25 PM
 
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I use bar soap everyday to shower. I love scented soaps and Dove has a variety of them. Plus they leave my skin soft.
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