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Do you use soap or body wash? Is a body wash as effective as soap? Is body wash cheaper than soap and does it last longer than soap?


Posted anonymously, 26th October 2015


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  • Body wash is just as effective as soap. I prefer soap when I’m shaving my legs, but body wash the rest of the time. Price depends so much on what brand you choose… and how long it lasts depends on how generously you use it.


  • We use qv body wash, it’s soap free as soap causes my eczema to flair up and dries my skin out. It costs, $18 for 1.5 lt and for our family of 4(2A and 2C) it lasts about 3-4 months. So I think it’s. A pretty good price. Works just as good as soap!!


  • I was a huge body wash fan, but now buy natural soaps that are coconut oil free from local markets. They smell yum and are better for your skin


  • body wash is better and easier to clean up in the shower afterwards and if you get a good one lasts longer.


  • Body wash. I hate cakes of soap and the mess they leave. Wash is so much easier, more hygenic and im not sure on price but im guessing it would be cheaper. Also wash doesnt dry out skin like soaps do .


  • We love body wash in our house.


  • We use body wash – an organic one – as it doesn’t upset or dry out skin like soap does for us. It lasts for ages too.


  • we use both. can get a litre of body wash for around $5. it depends on how many people that live with you for how long it lasts. how many showers a day etc. i like body wash especially around christmas because i think that my guests feel more comfortable using the wash vs soap lol


  • I use Johnsons body wash.
    It’s usually about $9 for a big bottle & lasts me 2-3 months!
    I find it to be very effective & leaves me smelling great & feeling relaxed.


  • I’ve got no idea about cheaper, but I find that normal cake soap dries my skin out something terrible- I use the Rexona oxygen body wash. The big pump bottle is around $10 on special (I think) and it lasts roughly a month in our house :) Less germy too- you never know where that cake of soap has been!! :X


  • I prefer body wash as I think it is more hygienic than a bar of soap.


  • I use soap (Dove) for my face. But in the shower I prefer a body wash.


  • Dove soap works well on not drying out my skin.


  • We use body wash. I find soap, even the ph balanced soap dries out my skin terribly


  • We use soap more than body wash!


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