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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-11-2018, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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Hi All,

Looking for advice on an environmentally friendly soap/shampoo, preferably that lathers and actually works. My last trip, I had the generic camp soap which was garbage. Any suggestions?

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In Calgary a Syrian refugee started his soap business, Aleppo soap - not sure for shampooing, just give it a try.

Generally I think it would be more important not to shower directly with whatever soap in the pool at Tsusiat Falls... even though there is the big ocean right beside.
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Personally, I don't use soap in the backcountry at all. Nothing gets the grit & grease from your skin better than sweating and nothing rinses of sweat better than plain water. Some people I know use baby wipes for their pits, when plain water isn't available. Soap & shampoo are messy and hard to pack and just smell wrong outdoors.
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A washing cloth helps a lot with saving soap. He has also unscented versions.
In the former GDR soap pouches were quite common, net pouches where you put the soap in and use it without losing it - also gives you a massage and afterwards you can hang it and the soap can dry. But that's probably not for using less soap.

That it has to lather is just a habit and ensures that you use more than needed. ;-)
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I'll bring purell to clean up after going to the bathroom, but that's about it. Some campers soap if I'm not eating right out of the bag and need to clean a plate. Otherwise I let nature take it's course
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I've used CampSuds in the past. Works okay. https://www.rei.com/product/407166/c...-campsuds-2-oz

Also, have used Sea Savon. I like it but not so easy to find. Great thing it works nice in sea water. http://www.seasavon.com/

Now I mostly use Bronners Castile Soap, peppermint, to get clean with a refreshing smell. https://www.drbronner.com/
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I've used CampSuds in the past. Works okay. https://www.rei.com/product/407166/c...-campsuds-2-oz

Also, have used Sea Savon. I like it but not so easy to find. Great thing it works nice in sea water. http://www.seasavon.com/

Now I mostly use Bronners Castile Soap, peppermint, to get clean with a refreshing smell. https://www.drbronner.com/
Hey there. You don't mind if I'm gonna bump this thread. I finally decided to get rid of cheap soap I was usually using (I won't even mention the name of it. So I checked the links posted above and I liked the description of Sea Savon but the thing is it's unavailable to buy, what a pity. I've been reading articles about shampoos here and need something which is both environmentally friendly and fits gray hair. Any ideas?

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Hey there. You don't mind if I'm gonna bump this thread. I finally decided to get rid of cheap soap I was usually using (I won't even mention the name of it. So I checked the links posted above and I liked the description of Sea Savon but the thing is it's unavailable to buy, what a pity. I've been reading articles about shampoos here and need something which is both environmentally friendly and fits gray hair. Any ideas?

how about this? I haven't tried but might be worth a try.
https://store.marinebeam.com/savon-d...p-and-shampoo/
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