09-04-2013, 05:59 PM
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Today I bought a bar of Yardley Lavender bath soap at Walgreen's. I haven't used a bar of soap for years, and thought I would give it a try. I usually use Old Spice or Nivea Body Wash, but thought that maybe bars of soap would be different.

What I like about the Yardley is that it's cheap, easy to find, and it's pretty natural. It says that there are no parabens or other chemicals in it, but I have no idea if that's true.

What are some of your favorite shower soaps?

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 09-04-2013, 07:00 PM
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I also like Yardley. My favorite though is speick. Unfortunately, a bar of speick only lasts a couple weeks for me. I'd like to find a fantastic triple milled soap that is reasonably priced. So, I'll be watching this thread.

I'll add that I only use bar soaps at both the sink and in the shower.

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 09-04-2013, 07:27 PM
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I usually use Dr. Bronner's liquid castile soap, but their bar soaps are also very good, in my opinion.
Mystic Water also makes great bar soaps and the scents are extremely wonderful.
Both of these options have very simple ingredients, but you may find them a bit pricey compared to the Yardley's.
Good luck.

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 09-04-2013, 07:39 PM
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  • Triad
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I buy a bar of Mitchells Wool Fat every once in a while, nice clean soap scent just like the shaving soap

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 09-04-2013, 08:17 PM
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  • Agravic
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I have been enjoying the Mystic Water Soaps ... bar soaps. They come in various scents, and have all natural ingredients. The nice thing is that many of the shave soaps have a matching bar soap in terms of scent i.e. Bay Rum, Lily of the Valley, Sandalwood, etc.

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 09-04-2013, 10:43 PM
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I bought some Mike's + shampoo bar. Don't think I'm going back to liquid body soap. Shampoo bar is taking a while to get used to.

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 09-05-2013, 04:04 AM
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  • slantman
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Currently using all the fragrances of Dr Bronner's castile which I find to be an all around soap that can even build a fairly nice lather for shaving.

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 09-05-2013, 04:22 AM
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Best deal going that I've found is Trader Joe's Green Tea Triple Milled French Soap.

About $3.50/bar with tax, great smell & ingredients.

I also buy the bulk Goats Milk Soap at Whole Foods, around $1.75/bar with tax (these are fairly small - great for travel!).

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 09-05-2013, 05:22 AM
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Not exciting, but Lever 2000! I tried some artisan soaps, MWF, the Whole Foods bars, and others, but they just don't justify the price (especially when Lever is like 50 cents a bar at Costco). And I have dry skin so even a nice moisturizing bar doesn't do much for me.

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 09-05-2013, 06:09 AM
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  • Arcadies
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I rotate between Yardley, South of France and Irish Spring Original. The best bang for the buck out of those is probably South of France, it's modeled after Pre de Provence. It's triple milled with all natural veggie ingredients, very moisturizing and clean rinsing. The best deal is the huge 8oz/226g bars, which run $3-4 per bar..they usually lasts me 6-8 weeks. They have a wide variety of scents, my favorites are the Green Tea, which smells amazing..and the Shea Butter..all the scents have shea butter but it has double and also smells a bit like Ivory soap..very soapy clean scent.

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 09-05-2013, 06:19 AM
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I have always used a bar of soap until Christmas when my wife bought me a kit that contained brushless lather, shampoo, body wash/soap, etc.

I am using up the body wash/soap and when I am done I will not be buying it again.

I won't buy the brushless lather again either as I really like lather.

And sometime in the future I am going to buy a Shampoo Bar.

As for Bar Soap Yardley is good but, I usually buy artisan soaps with different scents.

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 09-05-2013, 06:23 AM
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  • DaveL
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(09-05-2013, 06:09 AM)Arcadies Wrote: I rotate between Yardley, South of France and Irish Spring Original. The best bang for the buck out of those is probably South of France, it's modeled after Pre de Provence. It's triple milled with all natural veggie ingredients, very moisturizing and clean rinsing. The best deal is the huge 8oz/226g bars, which run $3-4 per bar..they usually lasts me 6-8 weeks. They have a wide variety of scents, my favorites are the Green Tea, which smells amazing..and the Shea Butter..all the scents have shea butter but it has double and also smells a bit like Ivory soap..very soapy clean scent.

Where do you buy South of France soaps? I'd like to give them a try.

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 09-05-2013, 09:31 AM
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I use whatever the wifemate finds at TJ Maxx or Marshalls. It's usually a French made triple milled something in a huge bar. I cut the bars to a smaller size using a hacksaw.

Occasionally she buys Zum bars. Great scents, but they don't last very long at all.

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 09-05-2013, 03:58 PM
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  • Arcadies
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(09-05-2013, 06:23 AM)DaveL Wrote: Where do you buy South of France soaps? I'd like to give them a try.

I usually look for the best deal when I'm stocking up, but it usually ends up being Vitacost, they have a nice selection.

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 09-05-2013, 06:50 PM
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With my well water I need a triple-milled or glycerin soap to get a decent lather (same as shave soaps). I like South of France soaps (esp the lavender and the shea butter), but my stockpile is almost out and my Walmart doesn't carry them anymore. Thanks for the Vitacost link Arcadies. It might come in handy. I've got one more local store to check first.

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 10-22-2013, 04:17 PM
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One gripe I have with bar soaps is that they don't last as long as body wash. But the skincare makes it all worth it.

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 10-22-2013, 06:50 PM
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I've been using a bar of South of France Green Tea. It's more expensive than the Yardley's, but it's wonderful!
Yardley's is pretty good for the price!

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 10-22-2013, 07:41 PM
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I'm sort of a bar soap junky.

I use i Provenzali a lot. My RazoRock bars. Pre de Provence are really amazing and quad milled. I'm a big fan of the Petal Pusher bars...I could go on and on.

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 10-22-2013, 09:32 PM
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Kirk's Original Coco Castile Bar Soap

Great for face, body and as a shampoo.

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 10-25-2013, 11:21 AM
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(09-04-2013, 07:27 PM)celestino Wrote: I usually use Dr. Bronner's liquid castile soap, but their bar soaps are also very good, in my opinion.
Mystic Water also makes great bar soaps and the scents are extremely wonderful.
Both of these options have very simple ingredients, but you may find them a bit pricey compared to the Yardley's.
Good luck.

my wife made some dish soap using Dr. Bronner's liquid castile soap, his bar soaps and glycerin.

I'm not sure what the scent is, but I like it A LOT...

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