bath soap that doesn't leave soap scum?

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bath soap that doesn't leave soap scum?

Post by squirm » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:05 am

Does such a soap exist, at say, Wally World?

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Re: bath soap that doesn't leave soap scum?

Post by pangea33 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:11 am

I use body wash with a loofa now. No more soap scum running down my wall.

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Re: bath soap that doesn't leave soap scum?

Post by Toons » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:40 am

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Re: bath soap that doesn't leave soap scum?

Post by dbr » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:48 am

To avoid soap scum, don't use soap. This is one of the fundamentals of maintaining bath and shower tub and tile. The other is to squeegee down everything after use.

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Re: bath soap that doesn't leave soap scum?

Post by Rupert » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:58 am

If the soap scum residue is on your glass shower enclosure, consider spraying the glass periodically with RainX or something similar. See, e.g., https://www.amazon.com/Rain-X-630023-Sh ... KZ7EM?th=1. It helps tremendously.

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Re: bath soap that doesn't leave soap scum?

Post by pbearn » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:57 am

We've had the best luck with Dial, compared to other brands. It leaves some scum, but not as much. The other brands also leave more of a white haze on my fingernails, less with Dial there too.

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Re: bath soap that doesn't leave soap scum?

Post by BigFoot48 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:25 am

Don't use hard soap. There's a reason it returns to hard after getting wet!
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Re: bath soap that doesn't leave soap scum?

Post by Youngblood » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:05 pm

Got tired of soap scum about six months ago and switched to body wash. It definitely eliminated the problem both on glass door and shower.

Not as pleasant as using bar soap. Perhaps that's just because of sixty-eight years of using bar soap.
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Re: bath soap that doesn't leave soap scum?

Post by lthenderson » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:31 pm

pangea33 wrote:I use body wash with a loofa now. No more soap scum running down my wall.
+1. I've actually grown attached to using a loofa now and miss it when I'm on the road at a motel and stuck with bar soap and a rag.

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Re: bath soap that doesn't leave soap scum?

Post by retiredjg » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:36 pm

Handmade soap is available pretty much everywhere these days. I'd give that a try. It costs more - the ingredients can be costly.

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Re: bath soap that doesn't leave soap scum?

Post by iamlucky13 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:45 pm

Liquid "soaps" are actually detergents. They should dissolve very easily and leave little to no scum, but those sold as body washes seem to be really watered down and then gelled up with inert ingredients so you have to use more, and then buy more. I tried several different body washes then gave up trying to find one that actually cleaned acceptably and switched back to bar soap. I suppose our soft water is part of the reason why soap scum doesn't seem to be an issue for us.

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Re: bath soap that doesn't leave soap scum?

Post by dbr » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:56 pm

Not applying chemicals to your skin at all might be the best thing.

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