bar soap


plural bar soaps
: soap in the form of solid usually oblong or rectangular cakes
According to the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, cuts and scrapes actually heal better when cleansed with mild bar soap and water …Barbara Sande Dimmitt
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Examples of bar soap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To this note, Hale says that synthetic formulas can be a good alternative for people with sensitivities—specifically synthetic detergent bar soaps, also known as syndet bars. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 14 May 2024 Read on for our picks for the best hand soaps—both bar soaps and liquid pumps—along with the best hand lotions that round out a perfect pairing. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 14 May 2024 On the other hand, pun intended, bar soap frequently contains fewer chemicals and is more effective at removing visible dirt due to the friction necessary to create a lather. USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2024 Try to avoid bar soaps with harsh ingredients like sulfates that remove essential oils for your skin. Larry Stansbury, Essence, 16 Apr. 2024 Body wash, bar soap, shampoo, and conditioner, plus 48-hour antiperspirant make up the next category and feature three luxury scents. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 7 Mar. 2024 The cruelty-free collection lands after four years in making, spanning 12 products that range from bar soap to tattoo balm. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 7 Mar. 2024 Do not use bar soap or an all-in-one body wash product to wash your face. Leslie Baumann, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Her bar soaps contain anti-inflammatory botanical extracts and have the loveliest aromas (yet are magically free of essential oils). Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 3 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bar soap was in 1776

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“Bar soap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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