11-02-2019, 06:54 AM
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  • David
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I've got a few jars of soap that I just don't use. Nothing wrong with them—they just don't impress me too much. Performance is almost OK, scent is fair I guess. So, I don't use them. I have lots of spectacular ones in my collection.

Can I use them in the shower? I think I read somewhere that shaving soaps are not any good as just shower soap. They're formulated differently, and not designed for the purpose of cleaning skin.

Of course I can't remember where I read that, but I think it was from a manufacturer.

Anybody have some thoughts on this?

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 11-02-2019, 07:09 AM
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  • Steve56
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You can, a lot of folks use underperforming or un-favorite shave soaps in the shower. They lather a lot more than bath soaps is the main difference AFAIK.

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 11-02-2019, 07:11 AM
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I've done that a number of times with shaving soaps I didn't like.  They work fine as bath soaps.

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 11-02-2019, 07:38 AM
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(11-02-2019, 07:11 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I've done that a number of times with shaving soaps I didn't like.  They work fine as bath soaps.

+1

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 11-02-2019, 07:52 AM
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I am currently doing it as I have two soap that I just don't care for. I have done it a couple of time already too.

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 11-02-2019, 02:22 PM
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Just finished one.  It didn't seem to last as long as a bar soap but got rid of the days grime just fine.  Go for it.

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 11-02-2019, 07:34 PM
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(11-02-2019, 07:38 AM)celestino Wrote:
(11-02-2019, 07:11 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I've done that a number of times with shaving soaps I didn't like.  They work fine as bath soaps.

+1

+2

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 11-03-2019, 03:31 PM
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I have done it several times with soaps that require to much work

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 11-03-2019, 03:45 PM
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  • David
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So, I used one for this morning's shower.  Worked fine. Lots of lather, for sure.  Seemed to be just fine. And my skin feels great afterward.  I'll continue to use them up that way.

Manufacturers, is there anything we should know?  Like, is the formulation really different from plain old bath soap?

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 11-03-2019, 05:21 PM
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It sounds more fun then using a regular bar of soap to shave with. And I use some Van der Hagen like that.

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 11-03-2019, 11:10 PM
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(11-02-2019, 07:09 AM)Steve56 Wrote: You can, a lot of folks use underperforming or un-favorite shave soaps in the shower. They lather a lot more than bath soaps is the main difference AFAIK.

Unless it's Williams Mug Soap. Then it lathers the same as a bar soap in the shower Tongue

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 11-04-2019, 01:09 PM
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Shok I had no Idea !

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 11-04-2019, 01:33 PM
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(11-02-2019, 06:54 AM)David Wrote: I've got a few jars of soap that I just don't use. Nothing wrong with them—they just don't impress me too much. Performance is almost OK, scent is fair I guess. So, I don't use them. I have lots of spectacular ones in my collection.

Can I use them in the shower? I think I read somewhere that shaving soaps are not any good as just shower soap. They're formulated differently, and not designed for the purpose of cleaning skin.

Of course I can't remember where I read that, but I think it was from a manufacturer.

Anybody have some thoughts on this?
That is actually not allowed it's illegal

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 11-09-2019, 03:33 AM
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  • Mouser
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I'm currently using a sodium first C&E Sienna that I ordered some time ago by mistake.  Bad shave soap, heap good shower soap.

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 11-09-2019, 05:36 AM
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(11-04-2019, 01:33 PM)CzechCzar Wrote:
(11-02-2019, 06:54 AM)David Wrote: I've got a few jars of soap that I just don't use.  Nothing wrong with them—they just don't impress me too much.  Performance is almost OK, scent is fair I guess.  So, I don't use them.  I have lots of spectacular ones in my collection.

Can I use them in the shower?  I think I read somewhere that shaving soaps are not any good as just shower soap.  They're formulated differently, and not designed for the purpose of cleaning skin.

Of course I can't remember where I read that, but I think it was from a manufacturer.

Anybody have some thoughts on this?
That is actually not allowed it's illegal

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Only illegal in CA, legal in all other 49 states and PR, Guam, Virgin Islands.

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 11-09-2019, 06:09 AM
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Careful if you have a tub.

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 11-12-2019, 12:17 AM
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What a great question! I have a lot of soaps that didn't work on my fussy skin on my face that I'll have to see if other regions tolerate better.  A47

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 11-12-2019, 07:10 AM
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  • Gabe
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I've used a shave soap in the shower before. 

Another idea....If the soap has good ingredients and I do not care for the scent (unscented usually), I will use it as a face wash.

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 12-23-2019, 10:04 AM
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Thanks for the information. I will definitely be using a couple of underperforming shave soaps in the shower as body soap. This makes me feel less guilty for having a few shaving soaps that I have only used a couple of times.

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 12-23-2019, 10:09 AM
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  • SCOV
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OK - why is using shaving soap in the shower illegal in California?

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