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Every time I read a news article or see a news report I feel older and more decrepit. It seems that the good old bar of soap is going the way of the Dodo bird and Beta and VHS. According to the news about the only people that still buy bar soap are men over the age of 60! Looks like SASS is keeping the bar soap industry in business. The rest of America is using bodywash.

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And I can still remember the taste difference between Lifebouy and Ivory... emo24.gif

LAVA leaves grit between your teeth. (LAVA was reserved for especially bad words.)

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As a nearly 30 year old male, I use bar soap. The body washes only dry out and irritate my skin. Plus the amount you have to go through to get the same amount of lather is way more expensive than bar soap. Even the fancy French stuff ends up cheaper in the long run. And on top of that, I don't especially like smelling like a 13 year old boy trying to impress the cute girl in his class.

 

I also wet shave with a double edge razor. Haven't had a single case of razor burn since switching and am still on the same supplies I bought almost a year and a half ago. Sometimes the old stuff is just plain better.

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As a nearly 30 year old male, I use bar soap. The body washes only dry out and irritate my skin. Plus the amount you have to go through to get the same amount of lather is way more expensive than bar soap. Even the fancy French stuff ends up cheaper in the long run. And on top of that, I don't especially like smelling like a 13 year old boy trying to impress the cute girl in his class.

 

I also wet shave with a double edge razor. Haven't had a single case of razor burn since switching and am still on the same supplies I bought almost a year and a half ago. Sometimes the old stuff is just plain better.

I suppose your generation is just learning this. :)

 

But, I will have to admit that the step from a straight razor to a safety razor was probably a safer deal.

Also, a good straight razor that is sharp, will give a smoother shave, if you don't cut your throat or nick

your face.

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Good stuff here... first recommended by UB hisself: ;)

(Amazon and Duluth Trading Company)

 

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Make my own bars. Main ingredients are lye and lard.

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Make my own bars. Main ingredients are lye and lard.

I've thought about doing this myself. I watched a video on how to make soap and it seems pretty straight forward. Then I could have the exact scent I want too. Although I must say I've gotten pretty spoiled with the Mistral's triple milled soaps.

 

I suppose your generation is just learning this. :)

 

But, I will have to admit that the step from a straight razor to a safety razor was probably a safer deal.

Also, a good straight razor that is sharp, will give a smoother shave, if you don't cut your throat or nick

your face.

It's true, I won't deny that. We've been bombarded with Gillette adds our whole lives that make us think we need 18 blades, the finest gel that money can buy, and a vibrating handle just to shave. You can't make money when someone buys something once for their whole life. Have to make it all disposable so they never stop buying. We're becoming a throw away society instead of a learn how to fix it society.

 

Since I started shaving the old way (aka the better way), I've gotten others my age to try it too. The ones that are more patient and don't mind the extra time love it. The impatient ones... well, they still use that expensive garbage.

 

And speaking of throw away society, how come all the "green" people aren't up in arms about the amount of plastics we waste on these products?

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Good stuff here... first recommended by UB hisself: ;)

(Amazon and Duluth Trading Company)

 

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Manly stuff! The official bar soap of the lazy bob ranch. :D

And a great Christmas present for your manly, soiled friends. ;)

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Every time I read a news article or see a news report I feel older and more decrepit. It seems that the good old bar of soap is going the way of the Dodo bird and Beta and VHS. According to the news about the only people that still buy bar soap are men over the age of 60! Looks like SASS is keeping the bar soap industry in business. The rest of America is using bodywash.

 

That story is not true I'm only 53.

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According to the article the young uns think that after you have thoroughly washed all of the nether regions of your body the bar of soap is covered in germs and they don't want to wash their faces with it on the next use. The soap companies love it because they can sell the body wash for five or six times the cost of a bar of soap and it doesn't last as long. I'm still hoarding my last bottle of Tincture of Methiolate.

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I have Lava soap by the basement sink for when you're hands are really dirty! ;)

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My soap of choice is "Dial Basic." Usually a buck, a buck and a quarter, for a 3 bar pack. Smells like the little bars of soap that were supplied by the best cheap motels across our great republic.

 

If not that, then Dr. Bronners Peppermint Liquid Castile Soap. About half a teaspoon of it is enough to wash my hair and body.

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I bow hunted for any years(until I wrecked my shoulder by shooting too much and too heavy).

I always made sure that all of my hunting clothing and my body was washed in Ivory soap.

After my hunting days were over and I took up bee keeping did I find that Ivory soap is drilled and hung on strings around vineyards to repel deer.

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I prefer the gels. Bar soaps get slimy stuff on the sink/tub/shower.

 

I found one I really like, especially for use in the trailer as it doesn't take as much water to rinse off as some. Also, it can be used as a shampoo. I found it on-line at $6.95 for 32 oz. https://thrivemarket.com/eo-lavender-aloe-bath-and-shower-gel?utm_source=google&utm_medium=pla&utm_campaign=Default%20Category%2CBeauty%2C%20Bath%20%26%20Body%20%3E%20Soap%20%26%20Bath%20%3E%20Body%20Wash%20%26%20Gel&utm_content=636874121512-Lavender%20Aloe%20Bath%20and%20Shower%20Gel&gclid=CKmZ6PDn4c4CFQWSfgodf7cF-w

 

I usually get mine at the Whole Foods store. Funny, the reviews complain about its lack of lather and that is why I like it. :o

 

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I prefer the gels. Bar soaps get slimy stuff on the sink/tub/shower.

 

I found one I really like, especially for use in the trailer as it doesn't take as much water to rinse off as some. Also, it can be used as a shampoo. I found it on-line at $6.95 for 32 oz. https://thrivemarket.com/eo-lavender-aloe-bath-and-shower-gel?utm_source=google&utm_medium=pla&utm_campaign=Default%20Category%2CBeauty%2C%20Bath%20%26%20Body%20>%20Soap%20%26%20Bath%20>%20Body%20Wash%20%26%20Gel&utm_content=636874121512-Lavender%20Aloe%20Bath%20and%20Shower%20Gel&gclid=CKmZ6PDn4c4CFQWSfgodf7cF-w

 

I usually get mine at the Whole Foods store. Funny, the reviews complain about its lack of lather and that is why I like it. :o

 

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Any pictures??

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