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  • 300g soap bars
  • redmex
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    Anyone know of any reasonable cost soap bars that last a wee while rather than the Pears stuff that after on shower is the size of the toffee penny from quality st

    Must smell good so no carbolic like primary school bog that teachers threatened to wash your mouth out with

    davros
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    Bulldog last well, expensive though for a bar of soap!

    csb
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    Clicked on this expecting something different based on decimalisation of traditional measures.

    perchypanther
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    You knows it. Safe as f…

    jameso
    Full Member

    Soap Bar.. sitting in a deep sweat thinkin,

    I gotta get me some rocky for the weekend..

    matt_outandabout
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    Either TK Max clearance or Waitrose own brand for the value soaps.

    slowoldman
    Full Member

    Anyone know of any reasonable cost soap bars that last a wee while rather than the Pears stuff that after on shower is the size of the toffee penny

    How long do you spend in the shower?

    cinnamon_girl
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    Impressed with Savon de Marseille soap that seemed to last forever.  Both the traditional and olive soap have minimal scent although it’s also available in a variety of scents.  Available in a variety of sizes too.  Don’t need to go to France either, it’s available in the UK online.

    LAP13
    Free Member

    Faith in Nature

    brant
    Free Member

    Incredible selection at banana industries. Dave always loved his pine tar soap when we were at Planet X and he doesn’t look to have changed one bit.

    Soap

    SuperScale20
    Free Member

    Is a real thread or created by AI?

    ElShalimo
    Full Member

    Wright’s coal tar soap

    Lasts forever and you smell like your Nan gave you a bath (in 1973)

    kormoran
    Free Member

    I buy a whole round cake of soap from caunery handmade soap. Nettle soap is awesome, lasts for years and you won’t remember how much you paid for it

    Also good on itchy dry skin

    trail_rat
    Free Member

    Simple brand soap or the orange wrights coal tar soap the latter last for ever as no other bugger will use it….ever.

    longdog
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    I’ll have  to get the wrights coal tar soap as I bought a multi pack of Pears and was sorely disappointed at the lack of coal tarriness 😞

    My wife tells me it’s not coal tarry any more as that’s carcinogenic?

    I love that smell from childhood. Also love the carbon rubber smell from getting gas at the dentists as a kid, though I’m terrified of dentists 🤣

    trail_rat
    Free Member

    Isn’t made with coal tar in any form anymore. It’s tea tree oil now.

    Outlawed in 2005 which is why you don’t see vosene anymore either…

    robertajobb
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    Who in their right minds could EVER have thought wasing with coal residue would be good for anyone (except the exec of the coal marketting board)

    squirrelking
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    I dunno, why do people brush their teeth with charcoal?

    Have you ever seen what soap is actually made of?

    Why is coal tar any different?

    timber
    Full Member

    Faith in Nature bars here.
    Cedar keeps me smelling like trees so I can sneak up on them.

    Use it in jute? bags so don’t spend my time chasing it and can hang it to dry rather than sit in a puddle afterwards.

    squirrelking
    Free Member

    Just on the subject of soap though, does anyone know how to stop the black snot forming in the drains? It’s definitely not bacteria as it doesn’t smell but we get a constant buildup that needs hauled out every so often.

    Cougar
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    Isn’t that what shower gel is for?

    I like Pears soap.  The last time I bought some it was only available in packs of 2, which amused me greatly.

    ElShalimo
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    Vosene is still available in Morrisons

    So you can smell like 1978 if you want to

    dyna-ti
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    Try to avoid dropping it. Apparently that not a good habit to get into.

    easily
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    While we’re sort of on the subject can anybody recommend a good shampoo bar?

    I wanted to move away from unnecessary plastic bottles, so i’ve been buying a bar from Sainsbury’s. I haven’t checked the price for a while, but today I noticed it’s £5 a bar! Actual soap bars range from about 50p to £3 (apart from the posh stuff I don’t even look at), and the sort of shampoo bottles I’d use are maybe 2 or 3 quid.

    So does anyone know of somewhere I could get better value?

    slowoldman
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    While we’re sort of on the subject can anybody recommend a good shampoo bar?

    My dad used to wash his hair with Fairy soap. Not the fancy pants toilet soap nonsense, those big brick shaped blocks that mum used to scrub shirt collars with.

    Cougar
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    I wanted to move away from unnecessary plastic bottles

    Is there anywhere local that can do refills?

    My dad used to wash his hair with Fairy soap.

    There’s a Billy Connolly routine, possibly from An Audience With.  “My grandfather had beautiful hair.  I asked him what he used.  He shouted through to his wife in the kitchen, ‘hey, what’s that stuff I use on my hair, with the wee blue bits in?’  My gran shouted back, ‘Daz.'”

    Bazz
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    Make your own, it really isn’t that difficult and you can decide what it smells like and what’s in it

    tall_martin
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    We got given a huge long block of some green stuff. Maybe 30cm long.

    It was tricky to carve a block of without the wee black shattering but it’s kept the whole house in soap for a couple of years.

    I think it came from some fancy soap tourist shop in the lakes.

    So I’d go big if you are trying to go cheap

    Something like this size. 2kg for £25
    Natural Savon de Marseille Bar | 2kg

    This banana industries is £3 per 100g. So for 2kg it would be £60

    Savonnerie de la Bueges Honey Soap 100g

    johnnystorm
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    @robertajobb

    Who in their right minds could EVER have thought wasing with coal residue would be good for anyone

    https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/coal-tar/about-coal-tar/

    Because, erm, it is?

    reeksy
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    Been using Goat’s milk soap and shampoo bars for years. Seems to last well and no packaging.

    johnners
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    reeksy

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    Been using Goat’s milk soap and shampoo bars for years. Seems to last well and no packaging.

    Sorry, but I’m not taking hygiene advice from someone with your user name!

    finbar
    Free Member

    While we’re sort of on the subject can anybody recommend a good shampoo bar?

    I wanted to move away from unnecessary plastic bottles, so i’ve been buying a bar from Sainsbury’s. I haven’t checked the price for a while, but today I noticed it’s £5 a bar! Actual soap bars range from about 50p to £3 (apart from the posh stuff I don’t even look at), and the sort of shampoo bottles I’d use are maybe 2 or 3 quid.

    Lush? They do have some nice manly smelling stuff, despite what passing the place on the High Street might lead you to believe.

    BillMC
    Full Member

    ‘Finbar’

    User name etc etc

    finbar
    Free Member

    😀

    petrieboy
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    Came on to say “I smokes Green, and it’s gone in an instant, But Soap Bar lasts, cause it?s ******* consistent”

    but the obvious answer is stock up whenever you’re in a French supermarket

    where are these uk vendors of Savon de Marseille? Don’t think I’ve ever seen it on the shelves here

    cinnamon_girl
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    This is who I used and this cube lasted months:

    https://www.purefrenchsoaps.co.uk/product-page/olive-savon-de-marseille-cube-600g

    Also bought this one on a rope:

    https://www.purefrenchsoaps.co.uk/product-page/natural-savon-de-marseille-tranche-300g

    Honestly, this is the best soap I’ve used and over the years have road-tested many.  It’s also moisturising but without any girlie scent.

    Don’t leave it to fester in a soap dish, use a soap saver and hang up to dry.

    redmex
    Free Member

    That French made  stuff is what I’m looking for, there is the place in Falkirk that makes good stuff but it must be 20% alcohol at the price it is

    TheDTs
    Free Member

    Tin of Swarfega?

    spooky_b329
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    I used some Ethique bars when I stayed with family, was impressed. Got home, shuddered at the price and tried some cheaper bars.  They either didn’t lather very well or didn’t last very well.

    Stumped up for some Ethique bars and not looked back. They do a Tip to Toe one which does hair, body and shave. Beware the exfoliating body bars, they are quite abrasive!

    Tip – get a good soap dish. I cut out a spare bit of the plastic lawn mesh (that the grass grows through and you can park on!) as it was long enough to fit several bars on.

    Any tips for moulding small bits of soap into a new block…heat it up?

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