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Old 30-09-2015, 13:10   #1
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Bath and Body Products

I know this isnt food provisioning but we are planning to live aboard soon and I am curious what soaps, shampoos, lotions etc...are acceptable without going pricey organic stuff. Trying regular liquid Ivory right now for hair and body but it seems a bit drying.

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Old 30-09-2015, 14:00   #2
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Re: bath and body products?

I like Dr. Bronner's Peppermint (liquid) soap. Have used it for many years.

I bought a gallon ($30, online) and use it for hair, skin, showers, etc. Much cheaper when you buy the gallon (not the small bottles).

Nice clean scent. Decanted to smaller pump bottles. I found it did not take much, usually just one or two pumps to do what was needed, use a loofah type scrubber or cloth or plastic "puff ball" to retain and make sudsy soapy wash.

Other scents are Almond and Eucalyptus and Citrus and Rose and etc. …
https://www.drbronner.com/DBMS/category/LIQUIDSOAP.html
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I like Dr. Bronner's Peppermint (liquid) soap. Have used it for many years.

I bought a gallon ($30, online) and use it for hair, skin, showers, etc. Much cheaper when you buy the gallon (not the small bottles).

Nice clean scent. Decanted to smaller pump bottles. I found it did not take much, usually just one or two pumps to do what was needed, use a loofah type scrubber or cloth or plastic "puff ball" to retain and make sudsy soapy wash.

Other scents are Almond and Eucalyptus and Citrus and Rose and etc.
https://www.drbronner.com/DBMS/category/LIQUIDSOAP.html
Agreed! I like the peppermint and my wife likes the lavender.
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Old 30-09-2015, 19:44   #4
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Re: bath and body products?

hmmm ok I will have to check them out. I need something thats not gonna dry my hair out.
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Old 30-09-2015, 20:11   #5
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hmmm ok I will have to check them out. I need something thats not gonna dry my hair out.
It is a different kind of soap, not a detergent. I used it with my hair and don't recall ever thinking it caused dryness, unlike some cheap shampoos. . More like "silky clean" and very pleasant scent.
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Old 30-09-2015, 20:28   #6
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Re: bath and body products?

Try it first. I really like Dr. Bronners. Have used it for years camping. It works well with cold water, and like the posters said, it only takes a little bit. However, be aware that some body parts find it somewhat more than refreshing - the peppermint at least. I have a peppermint/hemp one and it is to me.
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Re: bath and body products?

Dr Bronners is made with coconut oil. It lathers in salt water and cold water and rinses clean. From a girl perspective, it's fine for hair since you really only need to clean the scalp. I have very long hip length hair and I use it when not at home. The trick is to use just a little to clean your head. The rest of your hair gets clean with the little bit of suds in the rinse. I like the lavender too. Ps rub a very small amount of coconut oil on your hair ends instead of using conditioner. Use it before you wash your hair. Works very well .
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OK thank you all! I much appreciate all your help. Looks like I will be looking for some Dr. Bronners. Love the coconut oil idea too!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Misti.
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Old Spice (and others, but I use the old spice product), has a Hair and Body wash, so you don't need to carry two different products to the shower at the same time. Its pretty good.

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Re: Bath and Body Products

I really like Sea Savon for both bathing and washing my hair. But it's pricey relative to Dr. Bronner's.

If I'm ever really greasy all over from sweat/sunscreen/whatever, I like to bathe using Joy or Dawn.

Also, Johnson's baby shampoo works well in salt water. Can be used for hair or body wash.
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prell shampoo can be used with salt water shower and you will come out silky smooth, I use it as a body wash on 4 transpacs along with baby wipes all over, they seal in the moisture after the shower
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My favorite is Suave shampoo/body wash. It is inexpensive and available at Walmart and many other stores. Comes in several different flavors. Also good for
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We use old-fashioned lye soap (it's not harsh) for cleaning bodies, washing hair, washing clothes in our laundry bucket, cleaning floors and just about anything else that needs cleaning. Liquid leaks and a gallon takes up more space than bar soaps. We get ours here at a reasonable price: Grammie’s Old Fashioned Lye Soap |
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Agreed! I use Dr. Bonner's land-side daily even. The Citrus is great... Literally, your skin is Squeeky Clean after a shower with it. Good for the Environment/Sea also if you are showering on deck as it's all natural & organic.
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