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]
I need new hypoallergenic laundry detergent that doesn't make a mess. [more inside]
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.
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]
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),
a bit of exfoliant [more inside]
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.
What's your holy grail beauty product that makes you smell incredible? [more inside]
My hand soap dispensers suck. [more inside]
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]
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]
What are some soaps that have a strong smell that isn't so ....artificial-smelling (like whatever's in Irish Spring)? [more inside]
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]
I love Dr. Bronner's soap, but it clogs up my shower drain :( [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
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]
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]
I just made my first batch of soap. Now what? [more inside]
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]
How the hell do you get everything out of a bottle that uses a plastic pump dispenser? [more inside]
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.
What's the difference between Neutrogena and glycerin soap base? [more inside]
Beardsmen, do you wash your beard with shampoo or facial wash?
Does foam hand soap work as well as liquid soap for cleaning purposes? [more inside]
Beyond blue beads bypassing animated skin layers: how does Dove Nutrium actually work? [more inside]
Hi, I have heard many opinions about this but need a final answer: vulva should be washed with soap or not?
I just found a soft, dark mass in a bar of white soap. WTF could it be? [more inside]
Agile and Scrum methodology experience...I have none but I've got my foot in the door! [more inside]
What's the best way to combine small shards of soap, the pale remnants of larger bars, into one usable bar? [more inside]
Why do I experience ear pain a few hours after bathing? [more inside]
What font does the Tabac logo use? [more inside]
Where can I buy bulk quantities of high-quality body soap online? [more inside]
how to get dish soap out of a leather backpack. also, :( [more inside]
Why the heck is my brand new countertop dishwasher leaving a residue on the dishes? [more inside]
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?
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]
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?
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]
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]
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?
Do I really need more than hot water and Ivory soap to keep the skin on my face clean and healthy? Are any of the more expensive cosmetics brands really worth the extra money? [more inside]
Does anyone remember the "more soap please" room service story? [more inside]
How to remove savon noir from leather? [more inside]
What is a gentle body wash that I can use that won't make me break out? [more inside]
What personal care items do you recommend for a guy looking to treat himself? [more inside]
Calling all chemistry minded people! Wha' happen to mah soap?? [more inside]
I am a helpless baby and I cannot open a simple drawer. Please advise. [more inside]
What does it take to establish oneself as an importer into the US? [more inside]