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moderndoubt
01/16/13 6:04 pm

Those puffballs from Walmart for 99 cent is the best. They make sooooo much lather

2ndafe Flat lands of Ohio
01/15/13 3:22 pm

Nope...just a little baking soda and an old corn cob...lol!

susanr Colorado
01/14/13 1:39 pm

I sure didn't, even after numerous comments implying that I stink.

EarlyBird Portland
01/14/13 10:05 am

I wonder if anyone changed their vote after reading these comments.
I know I didn't!

tony2k79 Victorville
01/13/13 6:45 pm

Lmao! No wonder you people stink when I'm out and about! Dear goodness, there ought to be a law! Lol. Scrub yourselves people! At least a couple times a week!

olamborambo1 Ohio
01/12/13 3:56 pm

If you just stand there the water is not going to pellet the filth off your skin.

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fergie Hobbit Hole
01/12/13 6:27 am

Do all of saying that no washcloth is gross, use your hands to wash your hair? What's the difference?

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zedd Desert Dweller
01/12/13 1:11 am

Just think what the loofah is growing the next time you rub it on your body after it has been used - even once, and even on areas that aren't used on your "private bits".

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
01/12/13 12:25 am

For my private bits, yes. For the rest I use a loofah. I toss it in with a load of whites (bleach) twice a week so it doesn't grow anything funky.

dancestar8 Pennsylvania
01/11/13 9:28 pm

Wash cloths are also so easy to clean! Just throw them in the washing machine. Loofah and sponges can't be washed and collect bacteria and germs. Yuckk

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Towrecovery Lockport IL
01/11/13 9:17 pm

Seriously, this question and subsequent % of answers has really messed up my head.

No other question in the past years on SOH has caused me such thought and reflection.

I thought a washcloth was the norm.

If nothing else, I gotta go buy a loofa and try it now.

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Bdog555
01/11/13 5:29 pm

washcloths. grew up with em whole family uses em

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cawench
01/11/13 4:34 pm

My "washcloth" is more like a scrubby towel thing. It is rough and scratchy. I love it! I take it with me when I travel. Exfoliation :-)

susanr Colorado
01/11/13 11:56 am

That's the weirdest thing I've heard in a long time.

I grew up using washcloths, my grandparents used washcloths (I know because I inherited all of them). I used washcloths until those net pouffy things came out; now I use a washcloth if I'm just washing my face at the sink. Oh, and I'm white.

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susanr Colorado
01/11/13 11:54 am

Thanks for the tip!

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Rio76 Wild West
01/11/13 10:50 am

I don't know when I've laughed this hard reading a thread. You guys are hilarious.

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Rio76 Wild West
01/11/13 10:47 am

That would soak up too much water.

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Rio76 Wild West
01/11/13 10:42 am

I've never heard of using baking soda instead of soap. Nice tip, I will try this.

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tdaddy diversity
01/11/13 9:39 am

One tip, SusanR, you can use it on your face but use very little and barely rub it because it can chafe if you aren't careful. After a while the right amount to use will be intuitive.

olive111
01/11/13 9:30 am

Face and body!!

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susanr Colorado
01/11/13 9:25 am

There often IS a film on your skin, TDaddy - those darned "moisturizers" they put in everything. I don't like my skin getting all dried out so I usually use something like that, but honestly sometimes I can't tell when to stop rinsing.

susanr Colorado
01/11/13 9:21 am

Also, rip the tops off a couple boxes & put one in the freezer and one in the fridge to absorb odors. Good stuff. I haven heard of using it Instead of soap before, but sounds reasonable.

tdaddy diversity
01/11/13 9:04 am

Gtgconfused, yes, it is good for many things: brushing teeth, mouth rinse, shampoo, washing dishes, cleaning smooth surface kitchen ranges, shower stall water spots, lots more.. Check the Arm & Hammer web site or just google baking soda.. Oh yeah, baking too! (;

mtwanab
01/11/13 6:41 am

Most of your body is covered with clothing protecting it from germs. The areas needing the most cleaning would be the pits and bottom. Forearms and face. I start at the cleanest area and end at the dirtiest ... No wash cloth. Soap, friction, and a shower spray.

vanguarde Kennesaw, GA
01/11/13 6:23 am

Nope! I call it a scrubby poofy thing too!

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cduttwolf Middle Earth
01/11/13 6:13 am

I have this feeling that you're mocking me... :P I couldn't remember the word. xD

gtgconfused
01/11/13 5:52 am

We use washcloths and sponges

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derzeck
01/11/13 5:51 am

Wait, you think wash clothes stay wet until laundry day? They dry after a couple hours, I just throw mine down the laundry shoot when I get home from work, and it's always dry from my morning shower.

gtgconfused
01/11/13 5:49 am

We use baking soda for a ton of stuff. Including laundry.

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mrscos
01/11/13 5:42 am

Proof?

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mrscos
01/11/13 5:40 am

Loofah!!

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BobbyHill2468 Pennsylvania
01/11/13 4:37 am

Haha I heard this too from my brothers friend. But I'm white and use one.

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bulldog
01/11/13 4:27 am

I'm white and I use a washcloth.

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dflem Arizona
01/11/13 4:17 am

Sea sponge. They make me feel clean haha

tdaddy diversity
01/11/13 1:59 am

Having been using baking soda for so long I actually feel dirty if I'm in a motel shower and have to use soap. I feel like it leaves a film over me. Also, with baking soda I feel clean all over, much cleaner than I ever felt with bar soap or shower gels.

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tdaddy diversity
01/11/13 1:56 am

I use my hands and baking soda. People say you'll ruin your skin with baking soda but that's not true if you use a light touch and not much baking soda. I've been using it for 10 years now and save a ton of money on soap. A pound of baking soda is less than 60 cents and lasts several months.

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peacenskis Alaska
01/11/13 1:33 am

My next door neighbor once told me that white folks don't use washcloths. I guess she's right. I thought that the Dial soap bar is contoured perfectly so that you do not need one.

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flobotscott88
01/11/13 12:35 am

Who dosent use a rag/washcloth?!?!
That's gross you can't clean yourself with just soap people you have to you know actually scrub.

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praetorianus65
01/10/13 11:43 pm

Jokes aside, I like bath/shower gloves.
Somewhat abrasive surface and they fit like - well, a glove :)

tanner904
01/10/13 11:40 pm

I just use hand to soap unless I did something to get like real dirt on me or feel dirty then I break out the wash cloth but on a day to day basis I don't get near dirty enough to need a cash cloth. Plus when I scrub with it it turns my skin red in that area

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wideawake
01/10/13 10:47 pm

I... I had no idea being a washcloth user made me a minority. O.o Mind = blown.

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Towrecovery Lockport IL
01/10/13 10:32 pm

I thought everyone was using washcloths like me.
They have washcloths in hotels! How off could I have been?
I thought I was normal!
If I'm not normal in the shower, what else am I screwed up on?
My life is a lie!

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HorseHead
01/10/13 10:14 pm

My whole life I've used a loofah. My whole life's been a lie.

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wpoofs71
01/10/13 9:55 pm

Shower scrunchie

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