Unscented Dove Discontinued? … Continued

I spoke with a telephone representative at Dove today. Apparently, both unscented Dove and unscented Dove for Sensitive Skin have technically been discontinued. Dove has replaced both with a bar called unscented Dove Sensitive Skin. The new bar has a different ingredients list than either of the two products it is replacing: Ingredients of the …

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Soap Flake Laundry Powder Recipes

I am frequently asked about recipes to make Soap Flake Laundry Powder starting with bar soaps like Ivory Bar Soap. Here’s a great link (ignore the word “detergent” in the recipe titles, it’s just another example of how we use the terms “soap” and “detergent” interchangeably without thinking): Link Another place to find recipes is …

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Off Topic – Joshua Bell Plays Incognito in DC Subway

Couldn’t help myself. I won’t make too many off-topic posts, and I don’t know how long this link will last, but this is about what happened when Joshua Bell played his Stradivarius for 45 minutes in a Washington D.C. subway during rush hour. At the top of the article is a link to the audio …

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Unscented Dove discontinued?

I have been getting reports that Unscented Dove has been discontinued. Unscented Dove for Sensitive Skin may be a reasonable substitute, at least it used to be identical surfactant-wise. The only reason I did not recommend it was because it has several oils in it that the plain unscented does not have, including Sweet Almond …

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Safe Soap

Speaking of 22-year-old research papers… Here’s one that compared the reactions of patients in different subgroups to eight surfactants and distilled water. [Link][Pubmed Link] Conclusion? “The subgroup of patients with atopic dermatitis reacted more severely than the subgroup of healthy controls with respect to synthetic detergents. The alkaline soaps were tolerated relatively well in this …

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Problem Solving Eczema – The Big Picture

Here’s an edited question and an edited version of an email I wrote in response. It covers a lot of topics I’ve been meaning to post anyway, so I have inserted headers to make it more readable. —A.J. Dear A.J. Just wanted to touch base to see if you had achieved any success in finding …

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