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Do you still purchase bars of soap for your household?

  1. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 14 months ago

    Do you still purchase bars of soap for your household?

    Recently it was reported the (bar of soap) may become a thing of the past. For many generations in the U.S. (families shared a bar of soap) for taking showers and washing hands in their households. Today it's reported that more people purchase (liquid hand soap and shower gel). Bar soap is on it's way to becoming like the Yellow Pages Directory or 8 Track tape for future generations. If this is true they'll never know what it's like to get in a shower and see a strand of hair on the bar from the previous user. smile Do you still buy bar soap? Why? or Why not?

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  2. lisavollrath profile image96
    lisavollrathposted 14 months ago

    I have a slices of bar soaps from Lush, but they're mostly for the smell, rather than for washing. I find bar soap to be too messy.

    I use Dr. Bronner peppermint for soap, body wash, and shampoo.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image88
      dashingscorpioposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I imagine there are other folks who have miniature bars of soap for decorative baskets and scents as well.
      Thanks for your answer!

  3. Terrielynn1 profile image94
    Terrielynn1posted 14 months ago

    No, I use foaming soaps only. Body wash. All are chemical and gmo free. Nothing that isn't natural. With essential oils there is no need to even have bars for smell. Room spray is even homemade.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image88
      dashingscorpioposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Maybe it's true (bar soap) will become a thing of the past!
      Thanks for your answer!

  4. Leonard Tillerman profile image99
    Leonard Tillermanposted 14 months ago

    I always use the bar.  Irish Spring to be exact.  I just personally find it does the best job and I am a creature of habit.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image88
      dashingscorpioposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      "Old School!" smile
      According to news reports you may soon want to stock up!
      Thanks for your answer!

    2. Terrielynn1 profile image94
      Terrielynn1posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      My grandson is allergic to that soap.

  5. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 14 months ago

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    I purchase shower gels.  I find them less messy than soaps.  Soaps are becoming the relics of the past.  I also find that poor people use bar soaps because it is cheaper & less costly.

    1. savvydating profile image95
      savvydatingposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Lol, Grace. No offense, but sometimes you're a real snob, with the whole "poor people" thing.

    2. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      The average low income person CAN'T afford shower gels.  Shower gels are beyond the budget of many lower income people.  That is why they purchase soap- such is FAR CHEAPER.  That is a fact of life.  It's the middle class who purchase shower gels.

    3. savvydating profile image95
      savvydatingposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      You must not shop at Walmart. They have cheap shower gels. Low income people can buy them.

  6. blessedp profile image81
    blessedpposted 14 months ago

    Yes! I do. Although, shower gel and liquid hand soap are my favorite. I still buy bath soap for when I run out on shower gel.

  7. savvydating profile image95
    savvydatingposted 14 months ago

    I always wash my face with Dove soap every day, as soon as I get home from work, and weekends. However, I have to use Aveeno gel for the rest of my body. If I find out bar soap is going out of business, I'll have to buy a lifetime supply. I also use bar soap for washing my hands regularly. It works better than the bottled stuff, though it's s pain to clean up.
    Guess I'm Old School to the max! Pretty sure that doesn't surprise anyone. Ha!

  8. GreenEyes1607 profile image96
    GreenEyes1607posted 14 months ago

    I still purchase bars of soap for showers. I use the Olay Fresh Outlast Cooling White Strawberry and Mint beauty bar because it smells amazing. But I also use shower gel and I get liquid soap for handwashing.

  9. fpherj48 profile image76
    fpherj48posted 14 months ago

    I buy it all!  My bathroom cabinet and linen closets always have a good supply of bath/shower gels, herbal/mineral salts, bubble bath & bath oils & the bar soaps I order from a Health & Beauty Products Company, online.  My bar soaps are all natural ingredients, some herbal, medicated, moisturizing, vitamin & mineral enriched. 
    Large companies that manufacture bar soaps in enormous quantities for mass distribution may one day phase out, but a few will hang in there. There will always be a demand for bar soap.  Smaller companies that make the specialty & luxury soaps will continue (I hope!) 
    For those with the time and desire, soaps can be made at home with the ingredients of your choice!

  10. Au fait profile image92
    Au faitposted 14 months ago

    Still prefer bar soap in the shower.  Have tried the liquids and shower gels and they just don't hit the spot.

    I do prefer liquid soaps/gels for hand washing.  I don't really like to use bar soaps after other people have used them, so the liquids/gels seem more sanitary.

    Just purchased some bar soap the other day.  Was looking for a package of 6 or more bars and the biggest 'package' in stock was 3 bars.  Thought that was odd, because I've always bought packages of at least 6 bars previously, but maybe it's because bar soap isn't as popular as it used to be and it's phasing out.  I hope not.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image88
      dashingscorpioposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      So you feel it's more sanitary to use liquid soap for washing hands instead of bar soap after others have used it but it's okay to shower with a bar of soap after others use it? smile
      Thanks for your answer!

    2. Au fait profile image92
      Au faitposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I live alone.  No one better be sneaking into my bathroom to shower when I'm not there -- and no one else showers when I am there either. wink)  Never make assumptions about anything.  They're usually wrong. smile

    3. dashingscorpio profile image88
      dashingscorpioposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I too have lived alone in the past but that didn't mean I never had "overnight guest" from time to time!smile
      I also occasionally had family from out of town visit too.

 
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