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Re: Best Soap?
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday January 09, 2008, 02:36:45 PM »
been using the kiss my face products, olive & green tea, smells nice. but a question entered my mind in one of moeim2 she stated she loved the "slip" of goats milk soap well i have to take into consideration the hardness of water  we have very hard water here no slip if you will unless you have a water softening system hooked up to your home you bathe with what flows from municipal wells.

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Re: Best Soap?
« Reply #21 on: Thursday January 10, 2008, 02:18:20 AM »
Hi SSS,

Re Goats Milk Soap, we have hard water here in California too, but it really does have a nice feel to it.  I haven't noticed any decrease in "slip" due to the hard water.  Buy some somewhere and try it. you may be pleasantly surprised...  Even in hard water, it still goes on creamy and feels great!  The main problem we have with hard water is the shower stall scum and my hair definitely doesn't respond well to it, so have to use leave-in moisturizing cream to counteract the dryness.

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Re: Best Soap?
« Reply #22 on: Thursday January 10, 2008, 06:01:26 AM »
 Hey, we have well water here, and we have hard water, too.

I was raised on city water that was just perfect, but that was then and this is now.

 I wanted to mention that I remember asking my physiology professor about whether the type of water you have makes much difference in the body, and he mentioned that no, it does not, water is water, and the insides of the body may even benefit from the minerals in hard water.
 
 Also, I wanted to mention that when we had a second bathroom installed in our home, the plumbers who installed it told me to take care of the new fixtures by using
a product called "THE WORKS". It removes hard water build up and if you spray the shower area and the sink with it, and wait, it does the work for you. The discoloration
from the minerals just melt away, and rinsing it off provides the sheathing action
that makes the product rinse down the drain, and VOILA, you have a clean tub and sink again, without any hard water build up.

I recommend "THE WORKS", for those of us with hard water, it's available in any grocery store.

Moeim> I am also prone to getting frizzy hair. I also use leave in moisturizers.
In the summer, when I swim in our pool, my hair gets downright bushy and frizzy.
I have tried every moisturizer out there, lots of them are good and I have to use them to beat the frizzies. Almost anything helps me.  8)
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Re: Best Soap?
« Reply #23 on: Friday January 11, 2008, 03:48:16 AM »
Hi Blue Sky and all of you,

Thx for the recommendation of "The Works" ...I think I've seen it in stores.  Frankly, I have never found any product that faciliates cleaning the orange scum on my shower, but it's worth a try.  Most cleaners I've used are corrosive to my skin and the chemical fumes in them make me nauseous so have to have the bathroom fan and door open when using them.  The other problem is my stupid shower stall has a lip towards the bottom and it's impossible to get under it and scrub that junk off.  I've got bad knees so can't kneel down and get to those areas either.  My son tries to clean it, but does a terrible job... so no luck there either.

But I'll try that product and see if it works.  Is it corrosive too, or gentle regarding fumes?

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« Reply #24 on: Friday January 11, 2008, 05:53:22 PM »
 Moem> I think ithe product "The Works"  smells pretty good, the bathroom smells
very clean after using it. I understand fully how no amount of scrubbing can take off the rust-like colored mineral deposits without using this product.
 
I am anxious for you to purchase this product from your supermarket and use it to see for yourself how amazing it is on hard water stains. Buy the sprayer bottle, it is about
$2.19, and spray down your whole bath-shower stall area.
 
The first time you use it, leave the bathroom and go back in about 10  minutes.
You will most likely see streaks where the mineral deposits are slipping away and down the drain. Rinse it down, and then use the product again, spraying everything down again. If you want to, use a pair of household rubber gloves and a scrub brush and scrub everything really good. Then rinse it off and use it once again if neccessary.
 
I am confident that you will be amazed at how absolutely sparkling clean this product makes the tub and the fixtures. The hard water mineral deposits will just wash away and you will also put this product on your regular household cleaning supplies list as a must have product for removing hard water mineral buildup in the shower and sinks.
 
I am sure you will read the label, but you are not to mix bleach with this product.
Mixing bleach with it will produce toxic fumes, like mixing amonia with bleach produces toxic fumes. Other than not mixing bleach with it, I have never had a problem with it.
 
I wouldn't have known about this product, either, if a plumber hadn't told me to use it on my newly installed fixtured because he knew we had well water which is hard water, and he knew the manufacturers suggestions for maintaining the product when the owner has hard water.
 
Please let me know what happens when you buy and use "The Works" on your hard water stains, soap scum  and mineral buildup on your bathroom fixtures. I know you will be as amazed and as pleased as I was with the results.

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Re: Best Soap?
« Reply #25 on: Saturday January 12, 2008, 07:35:52 AM »
I will definitely go to Orchard and buy that stuff. I'll keep you posted on the results.  I would love to figure out how to deal with this scum problem so am open to anything that might work.

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« Reply #26 on: Sunday January 13, 2008, 07:12:06 PM »
 I thought I had better mention that if you have never used this product, called
"The Works", before, it might take a while for it to work. If the hard water mineral deposits have really built up, you will have to give it time to work. I think you probably realize that. I just don't want anyone to be dissappointed if it doesn't clear everything out as easily as I might have made it seem.
 
 Once you have gotten rid of the mineral deposits, it will become increasingly easier to maintain the shower and sinks as the deposits build up again.
 
 So, just to review, it might take "The Works" longer to work, if it is being used for the first time on a mineral buildup. I would think you should let it sit on the shower and bath fixtures for at least 20 minutes at a stretch.
 
 Just make sure everyone in the family knows you are using a cleaning product on the shower and bath so that no one goes in and runs a bath while you have the product on the walls and surface of the tub.
 
 We've never had a problem with this product, but it doesn't mean someone out there
won't have a problem with it, just because we don't. I hope this product works for you all who might try it. Just give it enough time for a heavy  mineral build up.
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 New Soap> I just bought some soap yesterday called "Kirks Castile".
Has anyone used this soap before?
 On the label it says "Kirks Original Coco Castile" Healthy, Beautiful Skin Since 1839."
"Pure Botanical Coconut oil soap. Ultra Gentle with no drying residue."
All natural, hypoallergenic skin care with no animal by-products or synthetic detergents.

 I tried it in the shower this morning. It seems nice, it doesn't really have much of a scent to it, well, I guess it wouldn't if it's "hypoallerenic". I am not sure how much I like it or not, does anyone else have an opinion on this soap?

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Re: Best Soap?
« Reply #27 on: Sunday January 13, 2008, 07:36:33 PM »
Hi Blue Sky,

I would definitely leave the product on a while.  Re Coco Castile Soap, sounds very nice.  Coconut Oil is excellent for the skin and castile is gentle enough for babies.  Let me know how you like it.


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« Reply #28 on: Wednesday January 16, 2008, 06:20:35 PM »
 Well, I found out that I don't really like the "Kirks Original Coco Castile" soap.
Since it is supposed to be very gentle, I found it to be a bit harsh, and I am not sure why this is so. It has almost no scent to it, and I suppose that is to be expected from a soap that claims that it is "Pure Botanical Coconut oil soap. Ultra Gentle with no drying residue.All natural, hypoallergenic skin care with no animal by-products or synthetic detergents." 
 
 Usually my skin can take almost any soap, but I found it odd that it felt irritated by a soap that is supposed to be hypoallergenic. I look forward to anyone else having any comments on this soap from their own experiences with it.
 
So, I am not going to recommend it. However, others might like it.

I found I had to quickly use Dove and then some olive oil soap to counter the strange affects of the Kirks Coco Castile soap. I know, this should not have been the way things worked out with this supposedly hypoallergenic and mild soap. *shrugs*

 Moeim> I am very curious about if you found the product called "The Works" in a local store yet, what the outcome has been and how it worked for you.
 
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« Reply #29 on: Friday January 18, 2008, 03:03:37 AM »
Hi Blue Sky,

I haven't gone to the hardware store to buy "the Works".  Plan on doing it this weekend.  I'll keep you posted on how it works.  Sorry you didn't like the Castile Soap.  I know it's gentle, but I don't like it as a shampoo nor body soap.  It is really good in a face/body scrub which is what I use it for.  I like to feel "slimy" when I get out of the shower.   I won't use any commercial products on my face. For body, an olive-based soap would be a good idea, too.  I use my own products on my face.   I like cleansing oil better than soap for my face.  I don't wipe it off, I rinse it off and lightly pat my face dry so I can keep it working on my face when I go to sleep.  Dove is actually good for the face.  It was the top recommended commercial soap on the dermatologist list some years back.  I assume it still is.  No matter what  a bar soap is made of , I don't like the feel of it on my face, ever.  Skin is a different thing.  I like liquid soap for the shower and the St Ives Shea butter is really good.  I also love the goatsmilk soap but it gets messy since I haven't got a soap dish for it, so rarely use it.  It is awesome in a bath, tho'.   But, I won't use it on my face either.

I'll let you know how the "works" works!

Blessings,
maureen


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Re: Best Soap?
« Reply #30 on: Sunday January 20, 2008, 06:08:20 AM »
 Moeim> Thanks for your input on Castile soap. My skin is just used to Dove and the Olive oil soaps. The Castile soap, while it is supposed to be mild, actually felt harsh to me. Just like Ivory soap is listed as being mild, but it feels harsh to me. I am going to take your recommendation and look for St. Ives Shea butter liquid soap.

 Oh, you mentioned the hardware store, well, you don't even have to go to a hardware store, you can buy "The Works" at a grocery store.
 
 Funny thing is I just found a product that has the same ingredients as "The Works" in it, and it was being clearanced out. It's from Rubbermaid and it's called "Shower, Tub and Tile Cleaner" Removes rust, calcium, soap scum, minerals and hard water stains. Either one does a great job. Depends on which one is on sale and will cost the least when you go looking. Good luck
 
« Last Edit: Monday January 21, 2008, 05:37:07 PM by Blue Sky »
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« Reply #31 on: Sunday January 20, 2008, 07:26:50 PM »
Hi Blue Sky,

Let me know how you like the St. Ives Shea Butter liquid soap.  It's actually got pieces of shea butter floating in it!  Very moisturizing.  I'll check out the Rubbermaid brand as well for the shower cleaner. 

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« Reply #32 on: Friday February 01, 2008, 12:40:52 AM »
 Moeim2> I want to thank you for all your valuable advice.
I have some good news to report on a speciality soap that I bought
because I read what you had to say and I took your advice.
 I bought a large bar of soap called "Goats milk cream with
Marigold oil." I bought it because you mentioned that Marigold extract, also known as Marigold oil, also known as Calendula oil is one of the healing products that you use in your home based soap business.

 I had never really read about nor studied the healing properties of Calendula oil. I believe this soap that I just bought and started using a few days ago, is my godsend. The smallish lesion I had leftover from my first bought with contact dermatitis, is now receeding and peeling away. I can see it getting smaller and smaller in only a few days time.
 
I didn't just use it to wash my face with. I decided to just put the soap up to the small lesion I have, wet the soap, and rub it on there, as if it were an ointment or a sort of a soap plaster on top of the spot. It turns out that this is exactly what I needed to fight this flaky little spot that has been driving me crazy for a few years. It is making it go away.
 
Here is what part of the box says:
 Fresh goats milk has long been used as a skin moisturizer. Goat's Milk contains capric and caprylic acids which reduce the alkalinity found in many skin care products. This reduced alkalinityresults in a pH level closer to healthy human skin.
 We have also added Calendula Oil from the Marigold plant, a plant lipid recognized for its antioxidant and emollient properties. Plant lipids, such as Calendula Oil can be very helpful in hydrating and keeping skin from feeling dry and uncomfortable.
 
 This bar of "Savon Lait de Chevre"
Savon ultra-hydrant au lait de chevre frais,
avec huile du fleur de souci
 Or, in English:
 Goats Milk Soap
with Fresh Goats milk and marigold Oil
  It cost all of $1.99.

 I am ever so grateful to you, Meoim2, for opening this idea to me, so that I could try it for myself. You are certainly a valuable person, with a lot of knowledge.
 
 Everyone of us has to try different things on any skin problem that might arise in us, because not everything works for everyone. We all have different skin types, different nationalities, and we all have different types of skin conditions that make certain things work for us.
 
 I certainly have you to thank for this break in treatment advancement
for me. Thank you so much, Moeim2. I am so glad you came on here.
I will continue to use and buy this product, because the results, in only a few days, have been almost miraculous.
 
  :hugs:

 Again, Thank you so very much.
 
 Calendula oil - it's working for me.
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« Reply #33 on: Friday February 01, 2008, 01:01:40 AM »
Blue Sky,  it's great that this soap is helpful to you.

I just wanted to tell you, in case you weren't aware, that you can buy Calendula ointment in several forms.  I find this stuff to be VERY helpful in healing my scratched up bits...

I've tried several calendula based ointments, but my favourite is one by a German (I think?)company called Unda.  This is it (sorry about the French, but it's the only site I found!
http://www.unda.be/etapes/prod_content.html?id=7&rub=1&prod=15

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« Reply #34 on: Friday February 01, 2008, 03:55:34 AM »
Hi Blue Sky,

I'm glad the soap is working for you.  Calendula is absolutely a miracle botanical.  Also, thank you for the kind words about me and my passion..skin of course!  ???  Goat'smilk soap feels wonderful on my skin... I can't think of a better combo than that and calendula!

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maureen