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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Beardsmen, do you wash your beard with shampoo or facial wash?
posted by asockpuppet
on Jan 12, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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]
posted by tzikeh
on Aug 20, 2011 -
Please help me make liquid tooth soap! I only know of two available - Perfect Prescription, which would cost ±$50 per bottle to order from Australia, and one on etsy but the seller won't answer my emails asking if she'll ship to Oz. [more inside]
posted by Zaire
on Oct 23, 2010 -
Given the option of either soap and warm water, or alcohol-based hand sanitizer, which should I use to clean my hands?
posted by davidjmcgee
on Oct 13, 2010 -
Another half-remembered book from childhood: Friend of the narrator is brilliant, and coordinates or manipulates all the kids in their town into setting up awesome pranks. Pennies, soap, and aardvarks are involved. [more inside]
posted by longtime_lurker
on Sep 23, 2010 -