What kind of bath soaps do you use.Conventional, Liquid or Herbal.

India
January 22, 2011 8:00pm CST
Hi there friends, what kind of bath soaps do you use. I have used both the conventional soap as well as the liquid soap, and was not satisfied. Now I have started to use a Herbal soap, which gives a very good feeling. How many of you have used Herbal soaps, I feel soaps are quite good for the body, as well as it gives a refreshing feeling. Your views on this.
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@celticeagle (136935)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Jan 11
I try not to use soap. I happened to find some Yardley Lavender Soap last summer and I use it but I like herbal or lotion type of cleanser for my body. I use a loofa so a little liquid cleanser goes a long way. I got some cleanser from Avon for Christmas and I use it and the body lotion that is of a set of three. I also find home made soaps sometimes at Yard Sales. Whatever I find that is as close to natural as I can.
• India
23 Jan 11
Yes Yardley Lavender is very good. It is a pity we do not get it in India, and the soaps which we get from the grey market is usually a counterfiet, made in China.I have also used the loofa, when I used the liquid soaps.Some how, we do not like the body lotion. Yes Home made soaps are the best.
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• India
23 Jan 11
Yes, I remember the old times, i.e. nearly 45 to 47 years back, when some of our relatives used to make soap in their houses.The problem was they used a lot of caustic soda in those soaps, and instead of a bath soap, it usually used to be like a washing soap. Getting the correct herbs and making a paste of it, and mixing with the ingredients of the soap is not quite easy.You must be quite experienced to do this.There are some self help groups in our town who usually make the soaps as well as condiments in their houses.
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@celticeagle (136935)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Jan 11
If you could only get the ingredients you could probably make your own soaps.
@coffeebreak (17806)
• United States
23 Jan 11
I've gone to the body washes or face washes. They don't leave that soap feeling on me like bar soaps do. I am not into herbal anything, mostly cause i can't afford it, and I like the fragrant soaps, but the smell stays in the bottle and doesn't go onto me so why pay for that? So I stick with the body washes and as long as they make me clean, feel fresh and don't leave any "after wash" issues...I'll stick with them!
• India
23 Jan 11
Dont you feel, that the body wash is quite expensive.Here, the herbal soaps are economical when compared with the liquid soaps.
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@coffeebreak (17806)
• United States
25 Jan 11
I dont' think they are any more expensive than bar soap. The herbal this and that is always what is more expensive. I watch for sales and use coupons and get the body washes very reasonable. Olay is my favorite and I get them very reasonably
@eshaan (6188)
• India
25 Jan 11
I use medimix...which is an ayurvedic soap and i am sticking to it last 3-4 years...i have found it good in comparison to other costly products and so i am using it...even my kids use the same..liquid soaps i don't feel comfortable for use as there are chances of spilling down...
• India
26 Jan 11
I was referring to Medimix, only when I started this discussion. It is one of the bes herbal soaps available in India.The only problem is, it dissolves very quickly, and you are forced to use more number of bar soaps, in a month. There is one more ayurvedic soap which I have used, which is called a 'Chandrika', this is also quite a good herbal soap.
@bellis716 (4800)
• United States
24 Jan 11
Herbal soaps are not sold in the stores where I shop. I use liquid bath soap, but my husband uses conventional bar soap.
• India
25 Jan 11
Bellis 716, you are from USA, and I certainly hope that there will be herbal soaps available if you search for it. I came to know that there are a lot of Indian shops are there in USA, and in almost every town you can find one. You will be certainly able to buy a herbal soap, and even if it is not available, the shop keeper will be able to procure it for you.Try the herbal soaps, it quite good for the skin.
@sender621 (14918)
• United States
23 Jan 11
I have used only conventional bar soaps in the past. i have come to love using liquid soaps now. I seem to get a lot more out of them. I still use conventional soaps, but if i have the choice, i like to go with liquid for washing my hands.
• India
24 Jan 11
Never use a liquid soap to clean your hands, always use a hand wash.Now days these hand washes are available in bars as well as in liquid form, and in some liquid forms you need not even use water, you just put the liquid on the hand and rub it, presto they are clean.
@asliah (11137)
• Philippines
29 Jan 11
hi, i used the both conventional and herbal soaps, but most of the time is conventional, liquid soaps not satisfy me.
• India
29 Jan 11
Try the herbal soaps, it is good for the health. It keeps the skin smooth, and silky.
@anne25penn (3308)
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
Right now I am using a non-fragrance transparent soap that I have to order overseas because of my asthma. I am now allergic to any fragrance, so I cannot use the traditional soaps here. So far I am okay with the soap that I am using and it has cleared the rash that I have on my back for so long.
• India
24 Jan 11
Good for you. You can also ask your doctor, whether you can get those kind of soaps in your country itself.
@mrdos910 (455)
• United States
23 Jan 11
I have extremely dry skin so I have my wife get those things, but currently she has us using either Caress Nature's Silk in the bar form or body wash, also the Olay Quench line as well. The scents do not cause me any problem they really keep my 44 year old man's skin so soft after showering or bathing.
• India
23 Jan 11
Since you have dry skin, you can try to use the herbal soaps. By herbal soaps I mean pure herbal soaps, and not the ones which use chemicals with the herbs. You can try some of the Indian shops in your town, where you will be able to get the herbal soaps at a very cheap price.
@buggles64 (2711)
• United States
23 Jan 11
I usually use bath wash as opposed to bath soaps. I like Irish Spring though when I use bar soap...it just has such a fresh clean scent which is really what I prefer. Herbal soaps are good too...I like to use tea tree oil...I love the scent!!
• India
23 Jan 11
The name Irish spring itself sounds nice. Yes I have heard about tea tree oil, I am yet to use it. Can you explain what do you mean by bath wash, I am not able to understand that term.
@picjim (3002)
• India
23 Jan 11
I use conventional bath soaps.But i change the soap for instance in winter i use a soap which has a moisturizing effect on skin.Rest of the year i use a regular soap.The reason being in winters moisturizing soap is effective for dry skin.
• India
23 Jan 11
You are quite right, one has to change the soaps in winter. Unfortunately there is no such thing as winter, in the place I live. It is only hot, hotter and hottest. During the hottest, we take a bath atleast twice a day, in cold water.
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
I am using both the conventional bar soap and the liquid soap.I do have a very sensitive skin that reacts quickly to strongly perfumed soaps . so I can not really experiment on this but rather stick to the ones I'm already using. I love Dove soaps ,though, both the bar and the liquid. They are mild scented and are great for my skin. But for hubby, he is Hene de pravia because of the fresh masculine smell. For the kids, they are using the liquid bath soaps by J& J.
• India
23 Jan 11
Dove is quite good, and my daughter was a regular user of the bar soap.Of course all our children use the bar soaps of J&J. We do not use liquid soaps for the children. I have not heard of Hene de pravia.Frankly there is not much of choice of soaps for the males. Since in India, one bar of soap is used by all the adults.Very rarely only people use seperate soaps for bathing. Since you are having sensitive skin, you should certainly try the herbal soaps. My wife had also sensitive skin, and she only started using the Herbal soaps, and now all of us are using the same soap.
@chinoxads (255)
• United States
23 Jan 11
i use conventional bath soaps, sometimes i use liquid, i like the liquid more because i use with a sponge, but the problem is that the liquid doesn't last long, i haven't seen the Herbal one, maybe i will try it.
• India
23 Jan 11
Yes do try the herbal ones. They might be a little expensive when compared to the normal bar soaps, but certainly worth it.This does not cause any skin problems, and keep you fresh and refreashing.