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Monday, March 21st, 2005
10:22 pm
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My friend Wade and I are trying to get this community afloat!
Thought you might be interested.
Saturday, November 27th, 2004
6:29 pm
A friend of mine has just set up a new ebay shop selling her gothic style soaps and shampoo bars... she will be updating this with new items all the time, and so I'm trying to let as many people who would be remotely interested know...

You can find her items here...

Waltz in Black
Thursday, October 21st, 2004
3:03 pm
So I got some Herbal Essense shampoo and cond. There's no room for argument, it is the best product for great smelling hair. I love it. I can't even get enough of smelling my own hair!

Current Mood: bouncy
Thursday, August 5th, 2004
10:59 am
Anxious to get the pavement moving

Hi!  I thought I'd update in here because I went to Europe this summer for 2 weeks, and bought some soap! 

I got some English rose soap for my grandma at the Roman Baths.  It had 3 pink bars in this really pretty box.

And then I got some soap rose petal soap at a castle.  And I got her a lavender soap sachet from Tintern Abbey.  Then some more lavender soap in Wales!

Then yesterday I was noticing that I'm running low on my body wash, and I was wondering what kind I should get next.  Hmm...

(I just can't wait until I move to Gunnison in 16 days!!!)

Current Mood: anxious
Wednesday, August 4th, 2004
10:56 am
Well, much time has passed since I posted last, and soaps have come and gone. I have explored St. Ives Cucumber Melon - quite a nice soap, I might add, as it doesn't leave any wacky slime or moisturizer on you while at the same time not entirely scouring your very flesh from your bones - and one of those Old Spice Endurance Body Wash things. The latter was purchased by bregoteva for her own use, which I find to be amusing because 'tis a manly soap for manly men. Not that she didn't enjoy it for the brief period she used it, of course.

I recently purchased Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap in bar form and Rose scent, only to discover that the Rose-ness of it is sometimes supplanted by the errant stank of fish. It is a transient odor, but worries me as I have no clue as to it's origin. Is it the soap? Is it my shower curtain? Is it - gasp - me? I am no closer to finding the answer, but perhaps some Simple Shower or other shower-cleaning mildew-removing spray is the key.

I am also exploring the uses of St. Ives Aromatherapeutic Body Wash, in "Refreshing" scent. They were on sale for a considerable discount at City Market ($2.50 each instead of $3.99, I believe), and with its other two flavors (Renewing and Rejuvenating/Relaxing/Reticulating or something like that) make up an exciting new foray into the field of soap by my favorite soap company.

I cannot cease from extolling the virtues of Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Almond Pure-Castile Soap, however. It sits beside my sink and is used constantly for everyday hand cleaning applications, to great nasal enjoyment. Each scent of this soap (liquid form) that I have tried so far is excellent; I wholeheartedly recommend it, even despite the somewhat high cost (1 pint at $11 has lasted two people at least three months, and it's only half-empty).

On the other soap fronts, the City Market in Gunnison, CO carries Seventh Generation Dish Liquid and Laundry Detergent. If you live in the area, please support the products in a mainstream retail environment - they work really well and don't have all the weird kooky crud you get in your Dial or Palmolives! Not to drive the vitamin store out of business or anything, but it's really nice to see organic/natural products in a mainstream store. Plus the vitamin store has a better selection of Dr. Bronners (even though City Market carries a couple scents!).

My long tale of chronicling my soaply endeavors is nearly at an end. At this point I would like to mention a brilliant professional hand cleaner by Franmar Chemical called Soy Scrub. This non-toxic, slightly abrasive soap with pumice handily cuts through dodgier materials you may come into contact with through art or mechanical work which are impossible or difficult to remove with ordinary soaps. bregoteva picked this up from her work at a screen printing place, and I think you can get ahold of it through professional screen printing supply distributors.

Reminding you all that cleanliness is next to godliness,

ADDENDUM: In agreement with the soapless qualities of mooglepower's post, I have removed it. Nothing personal, but if it has no soap, it has no place here.

Current Mood: chipper
Monday, July 19th, 2004
12:08 am
I bought Herbal Essences conditioner. Cause I needed more.


That is all.

Current Mood: bouncy
Wednesday, March 24th, 2004
11:04 pm
Is it important for you, as shampoo and conditioner buyers, that the two correspond? Is it wrong to use Herbal Essence shampoo with Sheer Blonde conditioner? What are your views on the subject?

Current Mood: curious
9:56 am
Taking recomendations.
As I look in my kitcken I notice I'm soon going to need dish soap.

Current Mood: curious
Friday, March 12th, 2004
8:21 pm

Dear Iboughtsoap,

I have a problem with some soap:

I live in the dorms at Western, and I have an end suite with 2 other girls.  We share our own bathroom and shower.  I keep all of my shower stuff in there.  I have this Dove exfoliating body wash that has these little blue beads in it.  I have a loofah, or whatever you would call it, that I put the body was on and use...

I noticed a while ago that there were little blue beads in my roommate's loofah!  She doesn’t even have body wash, she just uses soap!  Then I was thinking, "Man, I went through this bottle quick!  It's a big bottle and it's almost gone!"  Now, there are even more blue dots in her loofah, just as many as mine!  So basically... MY ROOMMATE IS USING THE SOAP THAT I BOUGHT!!!!!

For lack of better words, I'm not a huge fan of this particular roommate to begin with. 

What should I do?



Current Mood: annoyed
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004
4:15 pm
I buy Dove soap because it's vegan-friendly! Go Dove!

Current Mood: bubbly
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004
11:01 pm
Is it weird...
I think it's kind of strange that I bought Old Spice High Endurance body wash. It's clearly a soap for "men" but I like how it smells, so I'm gonna use it anyway!! It's better than that flowery shit they make for women, am I right?!

EDIT - I really love the instructions:
1)Grab your cloth
2)Squeeze it out
3)Lather it up
4)Rinse it off
Won't wash away testosterone!

Current Mood: creative
Monday, March 1st, 2004
2:52 pm
Sudsy greetings.
Salutations fellow soap-purchasers of the world! My, what a lovely day to scrub away your filthy dead skin and/or those unsightly blood stains!

Anyway, I have recently acquired Irish Spring with Aloe. Manly, yes... but I like it too! NOW WITH SUPER BONUS ALOE-HAVING POWERS.

Current Mood: cheerful
12:54 am
She's got the urge to [semi]SPAAAAAAAAAM

That is all.

Current Mood: bouncy
Sunday, February 29th, 2004
7:56 am
I just bought some Equate antibacterial clear liquid soap for 84 cents (after having driven for an hour at 1 am to buy it). I do not fully like the concept of antibacterial hand soaps for the reason Bob outlined (they are contributing to the evolution of stronger bacteria), but I find this soap to be perfectly servicable to my needs and cheap to boot. How sad can that be, when your soap choice is governed more by price than by effectiveness or healthiness? It is a social commentary and cleaning product all in one.

So, to reiterate,

Current Mood: tired
Saturday, February 28th, 2004
10:03 pm
I got some Right Guard Xtreme (sport) w/ power caps the clear gel type. It's scent is "Chill" and it's officially considered an Anti-Persperant. BTW, the capsules give it 'Extra Power'. The capsuls are little blue specks and they dont show up on your skin when applied, sugio!

It's net weight is 3 ounces, 85 grams. The cap is silver and it is easily removed with less than a pound of force in an upward, or downward if that's the case, direction. It has a twist knob on the bottom of the stick which you spin in a clockwise circle to push small, or large, amounts of the deoderanty goop out to the end of the stick through various rectangular openings in a grid at the use end of the stick.

I apply it evenly by 'painting' it along my armpit. It makes me smell winter fresh like a virgin snow.

Here's the "Drug Facts"

[Active Ingredient] [Purpose]
Aluminum Zirconium Tatrachlorohydrex GLY 18.3% w/w ...... Antipersperant
Reduce underarm perspiration

Do not use on broken skin
Stop use and ask a doctor if rash or irritation occurs
Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
apply to underarms only
[Inactive Ingredients]
water, alcohol denant, cyclopentasiloxane, propylene glycol, dimethicone, trisiloxan, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, fragrance, lactose, cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, chromium hydroxide green, iron oxides.

The barcode is 0 47400 27590 4 and right above the barcode is a small addendum to the fancyness of the package.

"New Power Caps(tm) added capsuls of breakthrough odor protection that goes on clear!"

It's copyrght The Gillette Company 2002.
8:09 pm
OH OH OH I have a question.

Does shampoo count? Cause it's technically soap, but soap for your HAIR. Cause today my mom bought me my favouritest shampoo EVER~ Aveda Blue Malva shampoo. OMG TEH YUMMY SMELLS!!!

4:48 pm
HELLO and welcome to
</big></big>The LJ Community for the cleanliness-enhanced amongst us

Please, feel free to share with me your tales of soap procurement. Let the world know that you are taking that extra step to enforce adequate standards of personal hygiene.

"These floors are dirty as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" - Stanley Spudowski

More information on community coming as I have the time to create it.

Current Mood: CLEAN!
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