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Old 07/25/13, 05:38 PM
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Soap survey

What Kind of soap do you use on a daily basis? What is the cost? Thank you for your response's.
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Old 07/26/13, 10:26 AM
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Bar soap, the cheapest we can buy at the Dollar Store, usually 6 bars for about $2.00. We usually buy a big package of several bars because we only shop once every couple of months. For laundry, I buy a big jug or box of the cheapest (about $4) and then dilute it if liquid or use half the recommended amount. For washing dishes, again whatever is cheapest ($1). We wash our hair with the bar soap.
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Old 07/26/13, 10:47 AM
 
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Bar soap, for bathing and kitchen/gardener's soap (has coffee grounds in it to scrub off grime and neutralize garlic/onion odors). We pay anywhere from $3-$5 for a bar, so long as it isn't made with lard.
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Old 07/26/13, 10:51 AM
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I typically buy Zum Bar in bulk, and they make a baby bar for the kiddos, too. I love that they're a local company, and I pay $6.99 a lb., which is much better than buying individual bars and they cut them for me anyways.
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Old 07/26/13, 01:51 PM
 
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Kiss My Face, Honey and Olive Oil bar soap. Nature's Gate original shampoo and conditioner, I buy it by the gallon.
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Old 07/26/13, 03:34 PM
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I use milk-based soaps from several sources, among them www.spiritgoat.com . I get their grab-bag assortment for myself, and order an uncut log of tea tree oil for my DH. Works out to $4-5 per bar.
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Old 07/26/13, 03:47 PM
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I use Lever 2000... Not sure what I pay.. I buy it in the 8 box pack... I know it's not too much though or I wouldn't buy it..
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Old 07/26/13, 03:54 PM
 
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Don't really know the cost of any of it.

Bath soap - Irish Spring. A bar lasts me several weeks.

Dish soap - Something cheap, not always the same stuff, just has to have a decent smell.

Laundry soap - Mix of Borax, Washing Soda and Fels Naptha shredded and all dissolved in water. It works out to a little less than $1/gal and I use about 1/8 cup per load.

Have wondered if there might be some better solutions to hand and dish soap as well as things like shampoo and deodorant. The laundry soap is working out quite well.
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Old 07/26/13, 07:42 PM
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Island Pride Carbolic Germicidal Soap. Costs me nothing because my company is the mid west distributor. It sells for $1.89 per bar on my website.
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Old 07/28/13, 11:35 AM
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Jergens Bar soap, getting harder to find though, Walgreen's has it occasionally, otherwise I have to buy it online. Used to be in every store.
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Old 07/28/13, 05:54 PM
 
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I used to use Jergens as well, cheap and great for sensitive skin. Now I use Yardley English Lavender, $2 a bar, lasts awhile. It reminds me of my grandmother. DH uses peppermint Bronners for everything.
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Old 07/28/13, 10:37 PM
 
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Homemade castile blend or tallow blend, costs come to about $1 or so a bar plus time.
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Old 07/30/13, 09:53 PM
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Castile Soap.....bar & liquid. Love it! I order it from Lehman's.
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Old 07/31/13, 03:22 AM
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Goats Milk Soap from Hidden Brook Farm:

http://www.hiddenbrookfarm.net/

It is almost time to order again and I can highly recommend this great soap and her other products!
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Old 07/31/13, 08:53 AM
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I make my own bar soap and sell it at the farm and farmer markets ($4-5 a bar). Dawn dishwashing liquid, All laundry detergent for the farm clothes and home-made soap for the light laundry, and whatever's on sale for shampoo.
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Old 08/02/13, 07:37 AM
 
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My daughter used to make soap to sell, and she was a perfectionist so I got lots of the bars that had flaws. I'm in soap forEVAH.

For laundry detergent and fabric softener I use Mrs Meyer's. Same with dish soap. For the dishwasher I use some sort of Polmolive eco stuff I get at the Dollar store. Works every bit as well as the expensive stuff and is kinder to my septic. I think the dishwasher soap is like $2 a bottle, maybe a bit more. The laundry detergent comes from Amazon for about $14 for 64 loads; I buy a case of six jugs and have Prime so I don't pay shipping. I don't remember what the dish soap costs, and the bar soap costs a few jars of pickles now and again.
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Old 08/03/13, 08:44 PM
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We pay anywhere from $3-$5 for a bar, so long as it isn't made with lard
Just curious, why you don't want lard based soaps??

I make my own. I make the old fashioned soap which is lard, lye, & water. I replace the water with goat milk & add a little coconut oil for lather. I also use this in the laundry. Grate it down & melt it to make a liquid/gel soap. Works great on stains.
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Old 08/04/13, 08:06 AM
 
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Just curious, why you don't want lard based soaps??

I make my own. I make the old fashioned soap which is lard, lye, & water. I replace the water with goat milk & add a little coconut oil for lather. I also use this in the laundry. Grate it down & melt it to make a liquid/gel soap. Works great on stains.
I'm not the person who you asked about the lard-based soaps, but I can tell you why I don't use them. *smile* I used to make lard and tallow soaps with my Gma. Found out that they actually clog pores and cause blackheads. The end. LOL
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Old 08/05/13, 05:26 AM
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Thanks for all the response. Keep them coming. Support folks that live your same life style if you can.
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Old 08/05/13, 07:33 AM
 
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Just curious, why you don't want lard based soaps??

I make my own. I make the old fashioned soap which is lard, lye, & water. I replace the water with goat milk & add a little coconut oil for lather. I also use this in the laundry. Grate it down & melt it to make a liquid/gel soap. Works great on stains.
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