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What does cilantro taste like?

Some people experience cilantro as "tasting like soap." Does this mean cilantro tastes like soap smells or tastes like soap tastes? What does it taste like to people without this soap gene? I dislike cilantro and always get asked if it tastes soapy...I don't think it does, really, but I'm not sure. If I were a cilantro-soap-taster, would I definitely 100% be able to self-identify as such, or is "soapy" a more imprecise description of how it tastes to some folks?
posted by lizzicide on Sep 12, 2016 - 72 answers

Soaps for a cocamidopropyl betaine-sensitivity?

I just spent a week getting patch testing done at my local neighborhood Dermatologist. After five days of intense itching, I tested sensitive for cocamidopropyl betaine. It's in everything I use to clean myself. What can I use instead? [more inside]
posted by PearlRose on Aug 6, 2016 - 15 answers

You know what would make this mandatory training better? EXFOLIATING.

What are your favorite at-home spa products? [more inside]
posted by castlebravo on May 19, 2016 - 16 answers

How do I keep a strong coconut scent in cold process DIY soaps?

Coconut scent is especially susceptible to "scent fade" in cold process soaps. Has anyone found a good coconut fragrance oil that stays strong after the proofing period? Or does anyone have any hints or tips on keeping the scent strong for a long time?
posted by luvmywife on May 12, 2016 - 3 answers

Why is Peter Pan trying to stick his shadow on with soap?

What's the joke behind Peter Pan trying unsuccessfully to reattach his shadow with soap? [more inside]
posted by unsupervised on Dec 27, 2015 - 7 answers

Lush filter: discontinued product ID

Can anyone identify these ancient Lush products? [more inside]
posted by runincircles on Jul 27, 2015 - 8 answers

Shower gels... is one better than another?

I'm happy with the shower gels that I use. It's an assortiment of Sanex products (I like variety). On paper or on the web, that company is all about the pH balance this, hydratation that, skin protection here, deep moisturization there. But does it really make a difference, or is soap basically soap? [more inside]
posted by Too-Ticky on Jul 15, 2015 - 11 answers

SOAP-y Tears

Residency filter: I did not Match into a residency program today. Any words of wisdom, advice, or success stories? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2015 - 8 answers

If I were marooned on a deserted island, could I make soap?

If I were marooned on a stereotypical deserted island (like Benjamin Gunn or Gilligan or in Lord of the Flies), would I be able to make soap and, if so, how? Assume I have access to standard deserted island stuff including coconuts, wild boars, fish, fresh and salt water, sand, palm trees, fire, sturdy vines, &c, and that I am handy enough to make spears and stone axes. Note that I am looking specifically for answers on how I would make soap and NOT for alternative methods of cleaning (I assume I could just scour stuff with the sand but I want soap). [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jan 13, 2015 - 20 answers

♫♫ Laundry day / help me here / read my soap / grumblings ♫♫

I need new hypoallergenic laundry detergent that doesn't make a mess. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Jan 7, 2015 - 21 answers

Shower in a bottle

So, I really like fresh, clean smelling perfumes - like you just stepped out of a shower. I love Pure Grace by Philosophy, which pretty much encapsulates this. My only issue is that the scent doesn't last long and I have the EDP version. Can you recommend a fragrance that smells like soap and water but has longer lasting properties? Basically Pure Grace except with staying power.
posted by Jubey on Dec 10, 2014 - 18 answers

Pleas help me find this type of French soap

My favorite aunt is retired from her job where she traveled widely; she misses her favorite French soap. I am looking for sources as my Google-Fu has failed. [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Dec 10, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me spend too much on a bar of soap

In the spirit of self-care in the dead of winter, I want to treat myself to some fancy soap. I am not really aware of high-quality hip-or-classic skincare brands that might have a bar soap (not liquid!) that fits what I'm looking for:
  • a unisex scent palette (I like savory, spicy, vanilla-y scents more than florals),
  • moisturizing properties,
  • natural ingredients,
  • a bit of exfoliant
  • [more inside]
    posted by thirdletter on Nov 23, 2014 - 31 answers

    Gimme moisture

    Lizardskinned MeFites, as cooler weather approaches North America, I need to find the most moisturizing soap/body wash that was ever made. (Although I'm not interested in anything oil-based because I am clumsy in the shower and don't want to slip and die.) Found something that works for you? Slather me with your recommendations.
    posted by elizeh on Sep 4, 2014 - 15 answers

    What's your holy grail beauty product that makes you smell incredible?

    What's your holy grail beauty product that makes you smell incredible? [more inside]
    posted by moons in june on Aug 15, 2014 - 49 answers

    The platonic ideal of soap dispensers

    My hand soap dispensers suck. [more inside]
    posted by looli on Aug 1, 2014 - 13 answers

    How can I turn a bar of soap into cologne?

    I received a nice bar of soap as a holiday gift and I really like the particular cedar wood smell. So much so that I want to convert it, one way or another, into a wearable fragrance. How can I do this? [more inside]
    posted by Mr Yak on May 26, 2014 - 9 answers

    Environmentally-friendly craft soap making

    I am going to be getting soap making supplies (melt & pour process) as a gift for a family member. I know nothing about soap making - but I do know that the soaps should be as environmentally-friendly and as allergy-safe as possible. What kinds of ingredients should I be looking for? [more inside]
    posted by expialidocious on May 22, 2014 - 6 answers

    Smelly soaps that don't smell ...fake?

    What are some soaps that have a strong smell that isn't so ....artificial-smelling (like whatever's in Irish Spring)? [more inside]
    posted by PearlRose on May 8, 2014 - 29 answers

    Over-the-counter soap or lotion to get the bedbugs and fleas?

    I don't know if there's bedbugs in the sheets, or if it's fleas (because we sleep with the dog in the bed), but my skin itches, and I'd like an over-the-counter soap to try to wash them away. [more inside]
    posted by shipbreaker on Apr 28, 2014 - 6 answers

    Non-castile, super-lathery alternatives to Dr. Bronner's soap?

    I love Dr. Bronner's soap, but it clogs up my shower drain :( [more inside]
    posted by Sine_Agraphia on Apr 2, 2014 - 16 answers

    Please recommend the best scented liquid hand soap

    I want to get fantastic smelling liquid hand soap as a gift. I.e., the kind that makes you happy to smell your hands all day. [more inside]
    posted by Xalf on Nov 4, 2013 - 31 answers

    Did My Friend Steal From Me?

    My friend helped herself without asking to a lot of guest soaps/shampoos etc. when she stayed at my house. Lots of soapflake I mean "snowflake" details inside. [more inside]
    posted by WalkerWestridge on Oct 23, 2013 - 59 answers

    Why don't laundry detergents rinse clean?

    If I spill tide laundry detergent on my hand it doesn't just rinse off with water like it should, you have to actually wash it off with hand soap or dish soap to get it off. Why is this?
    posted by john123357 on Oct 8, 2013 - 14 answers

    Suggestions for business deal presentation

    Some months from now, I hope to sit down with some companies interested in buying a particular kind of soap. I'm looking for any suggestions, best practices, or wisdom about how such a presentation should be structured, what information a buyer would like to know, etc. [more inside]
    posted by lhtw90 on Sep 2, 2013 - 5 answers

    Give me that some of that old time fancy pants bar soap.

    I like this particular kind of bar soap (South of France) and would like to know where best to purchase said bar soap. I'm also interested in what it is about this bar soap that I like better than regular bar soap and whether there might be some place I can get that soap, or equivalent, a little less expensively and a little more conveniently. [more inside]
    posted by A Terrible Llama on May 29, 2013 - 24 answers

    advice for a newbie soap maker

    I just made my first batch of soap. Now what? [more inside]
    posted by spunweb on Apr 11, 2013 - 12 answers

    Keep Water Off My Bathroom Counter

    The counter for my bathroom sink sits below the level of the counter (picture). When the water is turned off, or the soap dispenser used, water dripping off hands gets all over the counter and eventually runs to the edge of the counter onto the floor. I want this to stop. The fix for the faucet is to find a new faucet. But I'm not sure what to do about the soap dispenser. [more inside]
    posted by ShooBoo on Mar 31, 2013 - 6 answers

    Pump Up The Soap. Pump Up The Soap. Pump Up The Soap. Pump It Up!

    How the hell do you get everything out of a bottle that uses a plastic pump dispenser? [more inside]
    posted by Rewind on Mar 23, 2013 - 20 answers

    How do I clean cotton napkins?

    I have cotton napkins, some 100 percent, some 65 percent. And it says on the label to wash them in cold. I want to make sure that when my child puts the napkin to her mouth that the napkin is sanitary. But I'm wondering if washing them in cold takes all the microbes out. I'm not only talking about the food, but what about my wash machine which may have just washed our family underpants. Is this common practice? Or am I missing something? Am I supposed to be washing the napkins in a bucket instead? I wanted the convenience of washing in the washing machine, but if that is not sanitary I will do the bucket. Also, if I can do it in the machine, should I do it in warm to make sure microbes are gone? Or is cold best? Also, should I line dry or do it in the dryer. Thanks in advance for your help.
    posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jan 24, 2013 - 29 answers

    Neutrogena = glycerin soap base?

    What's the difference between Neutrogena and glycerin soap base? [more inside]
    posted by MrMoonPie on Jan 14, 2013 - 4 answers

    Pantene or Ponds?

    Beardsmen, do you wash your beard with shampoo or facial wash?
    posted by asockpuppet on Jan 12, 2013 - 21 answers

    Foam or liqud soap?

    Does foam hand soap work as well as liquid soap for cleaning purposes? [more inside]
    posted by roaring beast on Sep 25, 2012 - 10 answers

    How does Dove Nutrium actually work?

    Beyond blue beads bypassing animated skin layers: how does Dove Nutrium actually work? [more inside]
    posted by c'mon sea legs on Sep 18, 2012 - 5 answers

    important question

    Hi, I have heard many opinions about this but need a final answer: vulva should be washed with soap or not?
    posted by the young rope-rider on Aug 29, 2012 - 25 answers

    Strange dark substance in my soap

    I just found a soft, dark mass in a bar of white soap. WTF could it be? [more inside]
    posted by Mummy of a Lady Named Jemutesonekh on Aug 7, 2012 - 14 answers

    Agile & Scrum, SOAP, Huh?

    Agile and Scrum methodology experience...I have none but I've got my foot in the door! [more inside]
    posted by doorsfan on Jun 26, 2012 - 8 answers

    E pluribus -- wait, how do you say 'soap' in Latin again?

    What's the best way to combine small shards of soap, the pale remnants of larger bars, into one usable bar? [more inside]
    posted by jason's_planet on May 13, 2012 - 20 answers

    Why do I experience ear pain a few hours after bathing?

    Why do I experience ear pain a few hours after bathing? [more inside]
    posted by GlassHeart on May 6, 2012 - 14 answers

    What font does the Tabac logo use?

    What font does the Tabac logo use? [more inside]
    posted by GlassHeart on Apr 28, 2012 - 3 answers

    Where can I buy bulk quantities of high-quality body soap online?

    Where can I buy bulk quantities of high-quality body soap online? [more inside]
    posted by GlassHeart on Mar 2, 2012 - 10 answers

    Paging Dr. Bronner (Refill)!

    Is there any place in NYC where I can refill a bottle of Dr. Bronner's soap? [more inside]
    posted by bookwibble on Feb 18, 2012 - 5 answers

    How do I get dish soap out of leather?

    how to get dish soap out of a leather backpack. also, :( [more inside]
    posted by ameliaaah on Feb 4, 2012 - 2 answers

    Dishwasher despair - it it the soap, the machine, or the user?

    Why the heck is my brand new countertop dishwasher leaving a residue on the dishes? [more inside]
    posted by PussKillian on Jan 4, 2012 - 25 answers

    Liquid hand soap w/black "pearls"?

    A few weeks ago, I encountered a liquid hand soap that had these little black particles suspended in it. The dispenser was just your typical brand-name, pump handle dispenser, but the spout was a little bit wider than usual to let the black "pearls" pass through, which would dissolve as I washed my hands. What brand of soap was this?
    posted by archagon on Nov 20, 2011 - 8 answers

    I have sensitive skin that dries out easily. Which types of soaps, washcloths, etc. should I use to help treat my skin better?

    I have sensitive skin that dries out easily. Which types of soaps, washcloths, etc. should I use to help treat my skin better? [more inside]
    posted by GlassHeart on Nov 16, 2011 - 39 answers

    Just call me Ranchy Pants

    I am traveling, and a waitress just dropped an entire tub of ranch dressing onto my jeans. I am staying in a hotel, I do not have a car, and I do not have easy access to a store. Is there any reason I should hesitate to wash my pants with the bar of hand soap in my hotel room?
    posted by wondercow on Nov 11, 2011 - 23 answers

    Looking for a body wash that meets certain criteria.

    I must be weird, but all I want from a body wash or shower gel is to get clean -- not moisturized, not fragranced, just clean. Can anyone help me find a brand that meets my particular criteria? [more inside]
    posted by Kat Allison on Sep 12, 2011 - 64 answers

    Questions for the crunchy.

    Looking for good (i.e., valid, not just feel-good) natural/organic health and beauty resources - blogs, websites, or books. Asked another way, the facial oil cleansing method and its equivalents seem great! But do they actually work, and where can I learn more? [more inside]
    posted by xaire on Sep 7, 2011 - 6 answers

    What is a good oil/soap for pierced ears?

    I am looking for a good ointment or oil to help keep my 5/8" gauged pierced ears soft and healthy. I also am looking for a decent mild soap to cleanse them with on a daily basis. Does anyone have any recommendations as to what is the best of both to use and where to get them?
    posted by gsuboy2000 on Aug 23, 2011 - 8 answers

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