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. Do you still buy bar soap? Why? or Why not?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lol, Grace. No offense, but sometimes you're a real snob, with the whole "poor people" thing.
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.
You must not shop at Walmart. They have cheap shower gels. Low income people can buy them.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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?
Thanks for your answer!
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. ) Never make assumptions about anything. They're usually wrong.
I too have lived alone in the past but that didn't mean I never had "overnight guest" from time to time!
I also occasionally had family from out of town visit too.
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