12.01.2009

Soap Lickers Anonymous

Yesterday I revealed my love of soap, and I see that many of you were torn between soap loving and soap leaving. For those who love, or for those who'd like to try, I thought I would give you all some tips from an expert.
  • I highly recommend Glycerin Soap as start. It's mild but flavorful. I think of it as a "Gateway Soap." Do make sure the plastic wrapper has been removed, both are slick and it's hard to tell if you're a beginner. Just nibble through the wrapper, it's thin.
  • I don't like liquid soap as a rule, but I'm a big fan of Trader Joe's Honey Hand soap (it's imported and not too heavy on the soap). Just lick it off the spout.
  • As for the bars, I don't care for any of the "pedestrian" soaps, and neither should you. You're a cat, and you deserve the best.
  • I highly recommend the fancy imports (French and English are my favs), or go local with a handcrafted artisan soap. Something with low detergent and high fat.
  • I enjoy oatmeal as an exfoliant, as it's a tasty bite when it finally comes loose.
Please enjoy, but don't overdo it. Just a couple of quick licks and it's tasty, a few more and it will make you a bit nauseous. I only indulge when Mom is watching, and I use how fast she scoops me as an indicator of when to stop. If she thinks I'm hitting the soap to hard, she takes it away for awhile.

26 comments:

  1. We just gotta try out some of these... Most likely Spooky will take to some of them!

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  2. I think I'll stick to cheese, although my momma Ellie has been discovered licking the lotion bottle.

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  3. Just be careful Miss Fin - that soap may take away your lovely tuna breath!

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  4. Very good advice there for novice soap lickers!

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  5. Oh I do love a good soap lick. So soothing, helps settle the belly.

    The PM just ordered some organic soap made with mountain river water. I have to say it is quite satisfying.

    I have never tried liquid soap. Hmm.... they have some orange blossom and blackberry in the bathroom right now. Gotta go.....

    Purrs Shade

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  6. We prefer cheese, and ham, and toona, and Temtayshuns, and ...

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  7. I have never tried soap EVER. I wonder if I should...

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  8. I think you should be careful with what you are doing here. It can be really helpful if chosen the correct soap.

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  9. You have fab advice, Fin! Our Mom keeps soap out of our reach since Deli had her 'Ivory incident' and I had a run-in with laundry detergent. If only we could learn moderation like you!

    Samson
    xoxo

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  10. I have never even considered licking the soap. The closest I come is licking the floor after it's been mopped.
    -Fui.

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  11. Yes Fin, the favorite soap for me is Primal Elements glycerine soap. Very very yummy. But always remember: lick responsibly!
    ~Ferris~

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  12. Fin, thank you for those wonderful tips! I will try some soap licking very soon.

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  13. Wow, Fin...you really know your soaps!

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  14. I never tried soap before, but I think I will give it a try! I love licking the glue from envelopes.

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  15. Those are good tips on soap licking. Maybe I will give it a try. Mum brought some soap back from Hawaii and it is all natural with some scratchy bits in it. That may be a good one to start on.

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  16. We neffur tried soap! Mom just bought Glycerin soap. It's smells purrty yummy, it's cranberry! Maybe we should try it, thanx for the tips!

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  17. Fancy imported french & english high fat soaps sound pretty hard core to me Fin.

    D.I Wuudler
    Soap Squad.

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  18. We has a suggestion soap made from goat milk.
    http://www.udderdelight.com/catalog.php?category=1

    ~S,S,C & F

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  19. We have never tried soap. We think if all four of us started licking soap, our mom would be a little bit upset with us.

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  20. Uh, I'll leave the soap licking to you, Fin. There aren't enough calories in soap for me:) ~Crikey

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  21. Hmmm, I think I'll leave soap licking to the thrill seekers. I'm satisfied with basic food and water with the occasional foray in the kitchen sink for dirty dishes.

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  22. The nuns made me lick soap once 'cause I said a bad word but I didn't like it too much, maybe it wasn't the right kind.

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  23. You cracking Glogirly up, Fin. Not sure why. She laughs at the strangest things.

    I want to thank you for providing a great overview of tips and tricks for the soap-licking-newbie.

    mew!
    Katie
    (Glogirly's cat)

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  24. Ew!! Really? Soap is yummy? I better look out - we buy very pretty smelling soap at the Museum.

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  25. Interesting. Soap. Who would have thought of that. Maybe we should give a go?

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