bar of soap or shower gel

United States
February 1, 2007 4:53pm CST
I make my own soap...have for years. Bar soap that is. Its wonderful. I can't imagine ever going back to a commercial detergent bar. But do you prefer bar soap or a bottle of shower gel?
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7 responses
• United States
2 Feb 07
I prefer shower gels because I find that soap leaves my skin itchy and I feel like it is very hard getting the soap residue off my body. Is it difficult to make your own soap? I have never tried soap that was home made but I bet it is better for your skin than the soap we find in the stores.
• United States
2 Feb 07
sure is better! Soaps you purchase at the stores are actually bars of detergent that strip your natural oils & dry your skin. Its not difficult, very easy! But you must use caution when working with the chemical sodium hydroxide when making soap.
@Laydee83 (275)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Feb 07
OldBuddy made me respond to this. But I rather use shower gel. WHY? As oldbuddy said he usesbar soap since he was young so it's something he is use to, but when I use bar soap I feel gross. It sits in the shower and collects bacteria just the same as those loffa things do. I rather use a bottled shower gel where the bacteria is kept out and the bottle stays clean and fresh. Wouldn't you?
@caraj444 (1075)
• Canada
23 Feb 07
i couldnt imagine ever using bar soap on my skin again but ive never used homemade soap so mayby its different but i find bar soap so drying to my skin and the body wash i use from the body shop just doesnt leave my skin dry like bar soap used to so i cant imagine ever using it again. Dry skin really bugs me and with todays options for body washes its easier to avoid it
• India
15 Feb 07
i prefer bottle of shower gel.
@finlander60 (1804)
• United States
2 Feb 07
While I grew up using a bar of soap to get clean, I now find that I prefer shower gels. My personal opinion is that shower gels tend to rinse off more completely. I think bar soap tends to be more difficult to rinse off completely. Does anyone else have any comments?
@lols189 (4797)
1 Feb 07
i like shower gel better as i think it cleans ur body better
@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
1 Feb 07
I prefer good old fashioned soap to shower gels. With shower gels, they don't last as long and they feel like I am washing my body with detergent.