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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

Skin care. Specifically: the skin on my face.

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 - 44 answers

"More Soap, Please!"

Does anyone remember the "more soap please" room service story? [more inside]
posted by Lokheed on Aug 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Soap stain on leather

How to remove savon noir from leather? [more inside]
posted by TrixieRamble on Jul 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Body Wash for Very Sensitive Skin?

What is a gentle body wash that I can use that won't make me break out? [more inside]
posted by Locative on Jul 18, 2011 - 27 answers

Tasteful personal care items for a guy.

What personal care items do you recommend for a guy looking to treat himself? [more inside]
posted by althanis on Jul 12, 2011 - 11 answers

Wha Happen?

Calling all chemistry minded people! Wha' happen to mah soap?? [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Jun 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Accomplishing simple household tasks-filter

I am a helpless baby and I cannot open a simple drawer. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by theodolite on May 3, 2011 - 36 answers

What does it take to establish oneself as an importer into the US?

What does it take to establish oneself as an importer into the US? [more inside]
posted by dzkalman on Mar 16, 2011 - 3 answers

Why don't bars of soap in the supermarket use the word soap anywhere on the container?

Why don't bars of soap in the supermarket use the word soap anywhere on the container? [more inside]
posted by AZNsupermarket on Mar 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Why am I so damn itchy?

What is making me itch... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Feb 2, 2011 - 43 answers

Settle a stupid bet at Christmastime Filter.

What is the definition of "dish detergent"? [more inside]
posted by citywolf on Dec 24, 2010 - 45 answers

DIY liquid tooth soap

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 - 5 answers

These hands... they look so strong.

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 - 15 answers

Forgotten book with pranks and an aardvark

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 - 7 answers

Soap of Death?

What brands of pure liquid SOAP can I buy at a grocery store/walmart in Canada? It must be pure soap and not a detergent as this is to make my own Homemade Insecticidal Soap Spray to combat epic cinch bugs in the lawn. :(
posted by saradarlin on Sep 6, 2010 - 7 answers

Bath and Body Works fuer die Maenner

Recommendations for great bath/body products for men? [more inside]
posted by ms.codex on Aug 17, 2010 - 22 answers

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