Here's a new use for yogurt. Yogurt soap!
July 13, 2009 11:57am CST
Yes it's really true, this afternoon I purchased a bar of yogurt soap, haven't opened it yet so can't report if it will turn into a runny mess or whether it needs honey adding to it in the shower, but it's a first for me. I will have to see if it is as good as my usual olive oil soap. Has anyone else come across it, tried it or is put off by the idea? Cleopatra used to bathe in milk after all and it's not so far off.
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26 Aug 09
Indeed there are stvasile, but at least they'll smell nice which might give them something pleasant to think about rather than their hunger. Anyway there'd be no point shipping the leftover yogurt out to them as it would be rancid when it arrived, better all round to put it into a nice bar of soap.Now somewhere elso I did raise the discovery of yogurt soap with honey so you're really going to have to curb your anger over that one, two foods in one in soap
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26 Aug 09
I've had the same discussion with someone else once, and let me say I strongly doubt they use yoghurt about to go bad to make this soap... I'm pretty sure they use perfectly good fresh yoghurt... Any way... People are free to make and use anything they like. I sure won't use that kind of soap, and so I won't be encouraging its making.
24 Jul 09
I've never come across yougurt soap but as long as it wasn't too perfumed I wouldn't mind giving it a go. Here in the UK there is a chain of shops called Lush with sell a huge range of unusual soaps, shower gels, body oils etc etc and are well known for combining unusual elements into their products, such as coconut, chocolate and porridge oats to name just a few and surprisingly the products are hugely popular with both men and women.
24 Jul 09
Hi my friend, I've never heard of the Lush chain, it must be newish I expect. Usually these speciality shops are quite pricey but the yogurt soap was really cheap at 60 cents. I have never heard of chocolate in soaps and don't think I'd be tempted by that but porridge oats make sense as a kind of buffing agent. I found the yogurt soap refreshing but not perfumed. Wonder if they'll come out with a yogurt perfume next, there's an idea!
6 Aug 09
Hi busky, I never associated yogurt soap with Thailand. It's an everyday thing here but it's still the first time I saw it as soap. Olive oil soap, especially locally made from local olives is the best in the world. I'm expecting a good crop of olives this winter so really hope I can persuade the oil press to press some of the skins into soap for me if I make myself look helpless enough, they'll probably have it down as a woman's thing to do though and send me round to see their wives to have them show me how to do it.
• Marion, Kansas
26 Jul 09
We get lots of beauty things that have yogurt in them, like honey and yogurt body wash. Lotions as well. There are also people who make lotions and soaps from goats milk. I love your description of olive oil soap. I bet you have lovely skin.
27 Jul 09
Hi GardenGerty, seems the use of yogurt in body stuff isn't as unusual as I thought. The olive oil soap though is the best, it is made from the end product of the second pressing of the olives and of course it is from local olives. Wonder if I can persuade Panioytis at the oil press to run me up some soap from my own olives, that would really be something. I loved it when I found soap didn't have to come in neat little bars but in great hunking pieces, rough hewn and heavy. As to my skin it apparently knocks a good ten years off my age but think that's because I keep it out of the direct sun as well as the olives as use for everything. There's nothing more ageing than the pursuit of a tan.
13 Jul 09
Wow, yogurt as a soap this is the first time i heard this. I love eating yogurt but i dont come up thinking that yogurt can be a soap. Anyway, maybe i should try it. So whats the benefit of using it, sorry i am clueless i never heard such thing before. I dont think its available already in the market here but if there is i will look at it and see if this will works for me. Yogurt contains many vitamins so maybe yogurt soap also helps us especially our skin. Keep on posting good discussion & Happy mylotting
13 Jul 09
Hi kmaram, I've no idea what the benefits of using it are, today was the first time I've ever seen it but eat yogurt every day. Maybe it's a Greek invention which is going to take the world by storm. I will post further on it's usage once the water comes back, soaps a bit useless without it. Thanks for responding.