Is the soap bar on the way out?

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By Hope
@1hopefulman (45881)
Canada
November 29, 2019 7:21pm CST
Do you still use a soap bar or have you liquefied? I have both but for some reason I prefer a soap bar? I get the feeling that it is more economic to use a soap bar. What do you think? What kind of soap do you use, liquid or bar and why?
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@wolfgirl569 (30279)
• Marion, Ohio
30 Nov
Bar for bath and liquid at the bathroom sink.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
30 Nov
I keep it simple, bar soap everywhere!
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• United States
30 Nov
Well, I don't think the soap bar is on the way out, as per the question you posed in the title. I do think that it's more common to use body wash. I feel as if soap leaves a film on my skin, and so I use more body wash than anything else. However, I am about to make my own soap bar (from melt and pour soap) and see for myself how that might feel on my skin. I think the soap bar and the bodywash can be equally as economical. Why? because you can add water to a bottle of body wash to lengthen it's life. I try to do this when there is still a good amount of soap left, but the less soap there is, the less bubbles you will get. I have two favorite soaps that are not so mainstream, but that I have bought from handmade / homemade sellers. The first is a creamy bodywash, almost like a lotion but with some suds. It makes my skin feel cleaner and I do not always have to apply lotion afterwards. The second is a whipped type soap, it has a lighter / fluff consistency, but differs from the cream style of bodywash in that it isn't silky. Sorry for rambling
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
30 Nov
Thanks for sharing your experiences! Is this the first time you make your own soap?
• United States
30 Nov
@1hopefulman Yes, and no. It will be the first time I make a bar of soap, but I have made two other iterations. I bought whipped soap base and added my own fragrance to it, and I've just bought castille soap and did the same.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
30 Nov
@ScribbledAdNauseum Interesting!
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@oahuwriter (14455)
• United States
30 Nov
For me it's the cost of the item that matters most...soap bars are cheaper. I like aloe in my soaps no matter what, so I get mine from Walmart, for it's the cheapest. I don't think soap bars are going out, they got a lot in stock at Walmart.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
30 Nov
Yes, I also have the feeling that it is much more economical! I even shave using my soap bar. I never found shaving cream better. I like Ivory soap and have been using it for years. I tried all kinds of soap but very happy with Ivory.
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@oahuwriter (14455)
• United States
30 Nov
@1hopefulman I like Ivory for it goes on sale all the time. They got the aloe variety too so I get them.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
30 Nov
@oahuwriter I never saw the aloe variety. I will have to look for it as I also like aloe. I even have my own plant that is doing amazing!
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@marguicha (152238)
• Chile
30 Nov
I only had liquid soap when my granddaughter was younger and she hid in the bathroom to play with the soap bar. But I prefer the bar and it lasts me a long time.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
30 Nov
Yes, the bar soap seems to be more economical.
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@marguicha (152238)
• Chile
1 Dec
@1hopefulman Except if my granddaughter wants to make bubbles
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
1 Dec
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@RasmaSandra (34105)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 Nov
I prefer simply Ivory soap and was lucky to be able to buy some bars online so I have a good supply now. I use shower gel for the shower though.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
30 Nov
Ivory soap is my favorite too!
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@dgobucks226 (22833)
30 Nov
@1hopefulman Mine too, lol.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
1 Dec
@dgobucks226 Great minds think alike!
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@sunrisefan (25543)
• Philippines
30 Nov
I guess you’re right about the bar being more economical but bars nowadays seem like not anymore like before. I have noticed that they have much residue which clogs up the floor drain in the bathroom. It’s the reason we shifted to liquid bath soap and so with what we are using for the washing machine.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
30 Nov
Interesting observation! I'm going to see if my favorite bar soap also comes in liquid form next time I go shopping.
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@sunrisefan (25543)
• Philippines
1 Dec
Hope you can make you observation too about the bar residue @1hopefulman
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
1 Dec
@sunrisefan I have a strainer in all the sinks that collect any residue or hair and yes the bar soap does leave residue which I collect and throw in the garbage.
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@Deepizzaguy (36758)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
30 Nov
I use the soap bar since it is in my opinion one good way to wash my hands.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
30 Nov
Yes, there is something to having a bar in my hands. I tried the liquid for a while and went back to the bar.
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@Deepizzaguy (36758)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
30 Nov
@1hopefulman The liquid does have some good uses even though I am used to a bar of soap.
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@Deepizzaguy (36758)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
1 Dec
@1hopefulman I have seen that in the bathrooms at Wal Mart near my home.
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@Nakitakona (29619)
• Philippines
1 Dec
A bar soap is what we're using it here. Sometimes we use liquid soap for handwashing.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
1 Dec
Do you notice any differences between the two?
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@Nakitakona (29619)
• Philippines
1 Dec
@1hopefulman Yes of course.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
7 Dec
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@Nevena83 (51746)
• Serbia
11 Dec
I don’t use liquid soap because I think I consume it faster.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
11 Dec
I have both at this time but I think I will stick with the bars in the future as they last much longer.
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@Nevena83 (51746)
• Serbia
11 Dec
@1hopefulman I think that too.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
14 Dec
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• United States
9 Dec
I hope not, I do not like the liquid soaps. I like Glycerin soap
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
10 Dec
What is glycerin soap and how does it differ from regular soap like Ivory soap?
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
11 Dec
@TiarasOceanView Thanks for the information!
@moonandstars (37945)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
2 Dec
A liquid one but, if there is a soap bar, I would take it but, I remember many epsiodes when it simply slipped off my hands and fell on the floor
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
7 Dec
Yes, if only they would make the soap bar non-slippery!
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
9 Dec
@1hopefulman Me too. It would save all our lives
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
9 Dec
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@paigea (29040)
• Canada
1 Dec
I like my bar of Dove soap
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
1 Dec
I tried Dove but prefer Ivory. I guess it's a matter of taste but I would not taste it.
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@paigea (29040)
• Canada
6 Dec
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
7 Dec
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@LadyDuck (291323)
• Switzerland
30 Nov
I use both, the soap bar and the liquid soap downstairs in the guest bathroom.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
1 Dec
So, your guests can have a choice?
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@LadyDuck (291323)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
@1hopefulman NO, in the guest bathroom only the liquid soap.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
1 Dec
@LadyDuck I see!
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• China
30 Nov
I still like soap bar,especially the sulphur soap bar.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
30 Nov
Yes, I seem to also like the old soap bar. What is a sulfur soap bar?
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• China
1 Dec
@1hopefulman I should have called it sulphur soap.
https://sulfursoap.com/
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
1 Dec
@changjiangzhibin89 It looks interesting! Thanks!
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@DianneN (175033)
• United States
30 Nov
I use both. I use liquid perfumed soap fo washing my hands, I use bar soap in the shower, followed by perfumed body wash to match my lotions and perfume.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
30 Nov
It's nice to have a variety!
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@DianneN (175033)
• United States
1 Dec
@1hopefulman I’m a girly girl. My husband prefers a bar of soap in the shower.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
7 Dec
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@mom210 (8057)
• United States
20 Feb
bar, I prefer it, it makes me feel cleaner for some reason.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
21 Feb
I also prefer a bar.
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@marlina (102196)
• Canada
24 Dec
I think that you are right about the soap bar being more economic. I use both.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
24 Dec
Me too!
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@buenavida (9712)
• Sweden
11 Dec
I found an old soap bar, still works..
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
14 Dec
Good one!
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• United States
9 Dec
I don't like the way most bar soaps feel but I still have one in the tub. I turned a bar soap into a liquid soap and use it for the bathroom sink.
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
9 Dec
No problem! Enjoy the soap the way you like it.
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@PatZAnthony (14508)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
4 Dec
We use soap that is handmade. We have liquid and bars. Nothing goes to waste!
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@1hopefulman (45881)
• Canada
5 Dec
Great! Do you make your own soap?