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41 Quirky Cleansing Finds

Getting Down and Dirty with Soaps and Detergents

— May 12, 2009 — Top Lists
According to an ancient Roman legend, soap got its name from sacrificial Mount Sapo. After animals were sacrificed by fire, rain washed a mixture of tallow and wood ash into the clay soil along the Tiber River. Women found that this made washing easier.

Many modern soaps still use that basic formula, but the sudsy truth doesn’t end there. Some plants have been found to have surfactant properties and are popular with greenies as soap.

Thanks to the clever nature of human beings, the range of ‘soaps’ isn’t limited to the ‘ordinary.’ There is breast milk soap and soap made with precious materials. Soaps can be molded into a variety of shapes and colored to fit every mood, size or application, from tiny hands to birds’ eggs. And that’s before we begin to consider more industrial formulations.

So you don’t work yourself into a confused lather, we’ve put together the following Trend Hunter finds for your cleansing pleasure.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Future Visioning: All Will be i
Future Visioning: All Will be i
iDonut, iSwitch, iSoap on a Roap
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40
Backfiring Detergent Bans
Backfiring Detergent Bans
Spokane Residents Reject Eco-Soap Law, Smuggle Fave Brands
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39
Holistic Soap Uses Real Silver
Holistic Soap Uses Real Silver
Plank's Cor Silver Soap
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38
Geeky Hygiene Products
Geeky Hygiene Products
ICQ Toothpaste & Gmail Soap
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37
Terror Soap
Terror Soap
Political Hygiene Products Scrub Out All Kinds of Dirt
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36
Caviar Shampoo
Caviar Shampoo
'Poo Your 'Do Like The Celebs
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35
Beer Shampoo
Beer Shampoo
Celebrate and Cleanse Like a Champion in the Shower
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34
Obama Soaps
Obama Soaps
‘Hope on a Rope' + Other Bizarre Ways to Get Clean
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33
Paper Laundry Detergent
Paper Laundry Detergent
Don't Let Airport Security Stop You
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32
Detergent-Free Soap
Detergent-Free Soap
Eco-Friendly Solution for Laundry and Cleaning Comes from Nuts
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31
Ab Slimming Soap
Ab Slimming Soap
Caffeinated Cleaner Promises Results (Doubtful)
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30
Candy-Scented Soap
Candy-Scented Soap
Lather Up With ‘Confection Soap' Sweet Sudsy Body Treats
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29
Biodegradable Body Cleansers
Biodegradable Body Cleansers
Brad Pitt Partners with Kiehl's for New Orleans
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28
Childhood Trauma Shampoo
Childhood Trauma Shampoo
Head & Shoulders Can't Get These Out of Your Head
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27
Mid-Air Computer Mouse
Mid-Air Computer Mouse
SOAP
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26
Bathroom Humor Through Decor
Bathroom Humor Through Decor
The Giant Nose for Liquid Soap
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25
Fake Candy Soap
Fake Candy Soap
Mini Gummi Bear Bars
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24
Pile of Poop Soap
Pile of Poop Soap
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23
Sexy Joke Soap
Sexy Joke Soap
Sperm on a Rope
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22
Paper Shampoo
Paper Shampoo
Airport Security Safe Hygiene Innovations
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21
Geeky Hygiene Products
Geeky Hygiene Products
Artisanal iPhone Soap To Suds Up Serious Apple Addicts
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20
Bad Ass Hygiene Innovations
Bad Ass Hygiene Innovations
Ghetto Brand Gun Soap
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19
Geeky Soap
Geeky Soap
PC Mouse Soap
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18
Popsicle Soaps
Popsicle Soaps
Ice Cream-Inspired Soapsicles Make Hygiene Fun
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17
Robin's Egg Soap
Robin's Egg Soap
Gianna Rose Atelier Makes Faux Blue Eggs For Beauty
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16
Wedding Soap
Wedding Soap
Creative Handmade Cake Soap by Winnie Lady Glams Gift Baggies
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15
Bacon Soap
Bacon Soap
How to Make Your Own
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14
Voluminous Soap Hairdos
Voluminous Soap Hairdos
Extra Strong Priorin Shampoo Campaign
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13
Gemstone Exfoliants
Gemstone Exfoliants
Amethyst Stone Soaps
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12
Vintage Hygiene Packaging
Vintage Hygiene Packaging
Claus Porto Still Makes Soaps Like The Old Times
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11
Eco-Friendly Laundry Pillow
Eco-Friendly Laundry Pillow
Detergent-Free Washing
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10
Designer Soap on a Rope
Designer Soap on a Rope
The Tom Ford Cleansing Bar
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9
DIY Valentine's Gifts
DIY Valentine's Gifts
Customizable Love Letter Panties, Heart Soap, LED Cards
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8
Real Handsoap
Real Handsoap
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7
Soap Made of Beer
Soap Made of Beer
The Beer Soap Company Let's You Bubble Up With Lager
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6
Beer Bottle Hygiene
Beer Bottle Hygiene
'New Soap, Old Bottle' Turns Your Empties Into Eco Dispensers
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5
Luxury Laundry Detergents
Luxury Laundry Detergents
The Laundress Saves Delicates
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4
Soap With Hidden Surprises
Soap With Hidden Surprises
"Soap Gifts" Encourage Waste Reduction
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3
Caffeinated Soap Bars
Caffeinated Soap Bars
Shower Shock
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2
Breast Milk Soap
Breast Milk Soap
DIY Beauty Products
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1
7 Unique Soap Dispensers
7 Unique Soap Dispensers
Truly Bizarre Bathroom Decor
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