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Old 07-12-2010, 16:56   #31
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Yes it is. But I also took Stelera(New Bio Drug), which costs me 16k USD a year and it cleared it up 100%. First time in 8 years!

I just wondered how the Salt water effects the body. Can you have too much exposure? I will ask my Doctor as well, but he's here in Germany and he doesnt live down there and hasnt treated anyone who lives down there either. More research. I think I am over preparing for our cruise. Now, can anyone tell me how Salt water effects a 1977 Perkins 108?

Rust, the boat could use some fresh water rising as well not and then.

Johnson's Baby Shampoo. and a good rinse. Some of the SALT is not just salt depending on where you are when you jump into the water, I have seen a few less then clean anchor areas.
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Old 07-12-2010, 17:09   #32
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I grew up cursing with Ivory, it lathers up in salt water and floats....other than that I really don't like it. I prefer to use a liquid soap that lathers in salt water in a container that you can tie a lanyard to.
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Old 07-12-2010, 17:44   #33
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Ivory bar soap does well in salt water bathing.......it'll float too when ya drop it in the briney blue sea....
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:10   #34
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If you decide to use Lemon Joy or similar liquid detergents, dilute it 50:50 with fresh water. It's much easier to lather up and rinse off in the salt water with it that way.
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Re: Bar Soap in Salt Water

I pretty much stayed salty for six months on a leisurely cruise from San Diego to Papeete via the Marquesas and Tuamotus. Was in the water almost every day for hours on end and usually air dried. Only fresh water shower we got was when it rained. Only problem I had was a recurring staph infection on my knee that I finally cured with a weak bleach solution bath for a couple of days. Had been salty for so long that I felt weird after I took my first freshwater shower in more than six months in Papeete.
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Old 21-05-2011, 09:33   #36
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Re: Bar Soap in Salt Water

There are soaps, and there are detergents. Who splits that atom and how appears to vary, but fwiw SLS is a detergent, not a soap at all. In general, detergents clean better but are "harsher" because among other things they strip more stuff off faster, and that usually means they're harder on skin, which requires natural oils to be present.

Sara, I don't doubt SLS worked well for you, in the way you were using it. And personally I'd never wash my hands with the laundry detergent I use, I know I'd have lobstah paws in a week.

My only point is that the brand label isn't what we need to go by, we need to know what the "stuff" we are putting in and on our bodies really is. Or isn't.

Which leaves me to wonder why P&G, a megacompany, doesn't market Orvus or SLS-paste to the consumer market in the US at all, as far as I've seen. Magic stain cleaners have always been a big market over here, don't ask me how many cleanings it took to get pomegranite juice out of a favorite shirt--using just about all of them!
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Re: Bar Soap in Salt Water

any castile soap will work just fine and dandy in salt water. i use a 2 cup fresh water rinse onmy hair-it is long-- 2 cups works quite nicely if you dry your hair between salt and fresh water--just towel dry0--makes a difference in amount of fresh needed to properly remove the salt from hair--a lil vinegar in the rinse never hurt either---is also goood for hair.
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Re: Bar Soap in Salt Water

P&G “Ovus WA” Paste is available in the USA:
Procter & Gamble - Professional > Main Navigation > Cleaning > Multipurpose > Orvus® WA Paste

Where to purchase P&G Professional products ➥ Procter & Gamble - Professional > Locator
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Re: Bar Soap in Salt Water

Soap's main function is to break the surface tension on water so that it interacts with clothing fibers to remove the dirt, and on the skin for the same purpose. Most people use a lot more soap than is needed. Castile soap seems to work best on the skin with salt water, we used to aim for the squalls to be able to shower with fresh water.
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Re: Bar Soap in Salt Water

Castile Soap

but beware of salt water and where you bathe...lots of infection stories
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but beware of salt water and where you bathe...lots of infection stories
Tea Tree Oil Castile soap will disinfect while it cleans
(link) comes in bar or liquid.
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Re: Bar Soap in Salt Water

Since the only times we bath in salt or brackish water are on the sugar scoops coming out from a swim, the only handy place to keep soap is in the transom shower cabinet, which is small. Thus, we use hotel soap and shampos, and they all work well enough (I'm not vouching for Super 8). A quick freshwater rinse and it's all good. Keeps humidity out of the head, too.
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However from a chemical standpoint, it means nothing.

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You are incorrect on that sir,,,, from a chemical standpoint it means,,,,,,, MORE bubbles in the bubble bath which leads to other things that if I mention would get me kicked off this forum,,, bubbles are FUN,
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Re: Bar Soap in Salt Water

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Tea Tree Oil Castile soap will disinfect while it cleans
(link) comes in bar or liquid.
Another product with tea tree oil is Sailor Soap. I have used it for some time now and like it.

Sailor Soap™ is a biodegradable, concentrated cleanser for face, hair and body, that both lathers and rinses in salt water!
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but beware of salt water and where you bathe...lots of infection stories
do not use bay water for showers and baths. many places are contaminated with methacillin resistant staph aureus...not a good thing to have- hard to rid body of.
when in a harbor there are many places to find showers-- even for a fee.....i only use salt water for showering or bathing when i am at sea during passages.
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