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Has anyone seen liquid hand soap recently

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Takemebackto Fri 03-Apr-20 23:22:58

I’ve been looking for some this week and there appears to be none. The boots website even says they won’t be getting any further stock. Is there a supply issue?

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mollibu Fri 03-Apr-20 23:24:49

I managed to get some in Tesco this morning! They was on the end of the isles rather down the isle if that makes sense?

browzingss Fri 03-Apr-20 23:26:32

I bought some from M&S a couple of weeks ago when panic buying was rife. Was quite surprised it was in stock but I suppose m&s is generally quieter than other supermarkets

Randomschoolworker19 Fri 03-Apr-20 23:26:46

I got some in Tesco last Friday and they were selling it in the corner shop the other day. Often corner shops are better for getting high demand items like soap and toilet roll.

stanski Fri 03-Apr-20 23:27:02

Off licence near us full

YgritteSnow Fri 03-Apr-20 23:27:56

Asda this morning. Shelf after shelf. I didn't buy any as I already have a few.

PickAChew Fri 03-Apr-20 23:28:33

Markses had some, this week.

Always worth hunting down the Method aisle

EasyTarget Fri 03-Apr-20 23:30:16

Is there a reason people would like liquid hand soap over regular bar soap?
I always use bars of soap am confused by the specific need for the liquid version. What am I missing?

IamChipmunk Fri 03-Apr-20 23:33:12

I got some in Aldi this morn..
They only had their 'posh' one but its the one i like so i got one.

I find it easier for kids to use than bar soap

daisydalrymple Fri 03-Apr-20 23:36:36

Hospitals swapped from bar to liquid soap some years ago on infection grounds. I can’t see lots of high level studies to back this in a quick google search, but I think the evidence behind it was linked to bar soap drying out after use, perhaps not having been rinsed properly so maybe germs could remain.

There’s been some stock of liquid soap in Asda this week here.

ThisMustBeMyDream Fri 03-Apr-20 23:37:47

I got some in Aldi this afternoon.

EasyTarget Fri 03-Apr-20 23:38:11

Thanks Daisy, that makes sense.

Ginfordinner Fri 03-Apr-20 23:38:14

We use bar soap in our house.

MigginsMrs Fri 03-Apr-20 23:40:52

I’ve seen it sporadically in shops, I have 2 spare bottles in my cupboard that I have had for ages so haven’t bought any

Lynda07 Fri 03-Apr-20 23:41:16

Yes, I have managed to buy antibacterial hand wash, also bar soap.

Saisong Fri 03-Apr-20 23:42:06

Out local Superdrug had full shelves today, and hand sanitizer - didn't have to ask for it under the counter like some dodgy deal!

waterlego Fri 03-Apr-20 23:42:09

I bought some in a large Tesco this evening. There were only a few available; the shelves had obviously been ransacked during the day but I was chuffed to get my one bottle of Carex 😬

EndIsNigh Fri 03-Apr-20 23:45:40

Had a whole row of antibacterial Carex in my local Co-Op yesterday; no loo roll, no pasta but handwash, disinfectant and bleach.

browzingss Fri 03-Apr-20 23:48:25

It’s nice hearing that shops are slowly returning to normal stock levels. I saw a full aisle of loo roll in a large Tesco this morning, couple of weeks ago the aisle would have been stripped bare in every shop!

inflam Fri 03-Apr-20 23:49:38

Is there a reason people would like liquid hand soap over regular bar soap?

Yes, it's called personal choice.

I always use bars of soap am confused by the specific need for the liquid version. What am I missing?

I always drink red wine and am confused by the specific need others have for the white version.

SpillTheTeaa Fri 03-Apr-20 23:49:44

There were loads in Tesco's today. Including kitchen roll and toilet roll. 32 pack of toilet roll... can you believe!

waterlego Fri 03-Apr-20 23:52:06

Easy In my case, it’s because I find bar soap dries my skin much more than liquid soap. I’m not vain about my hand skin but over winter it can get so dry that it cracks and becomes very sore. Bar soap tends to make it worse.

Patterjack Fri 03-Apr-20 23:54:39

Not a single one in our asda today. No soap or washing up liquid either.

FamilyOfAliens Fri 03-Apr-20 23:54:52

The trend seems to be towards bar soap these days, in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic going to landfill.

I don’t use liquid soap as it doesn’t seem as effective as bar soap.

browzingss Fri 03-Apr-20 23:55:31

I always use bars of soap am confused by the specific need for the liquid version. What am I missing?

As someone in their early 20s, I grew up with liquid soaps (and shower gels) instead of bar soap - so liquid soap is my normal.

It’s more hygienic in my view, as I’m not contaminating the rest of the bottle of liquid hand wash when I pump the dispenser. You touch the entire bar of soap when you use it, how do you sanitise it after? Might be okay when you live alone but with others? Covid aside, I definitely don’t want to clean myself with the same bar of soap someone’s just touched after they’ve used the toilet.

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