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Jim B.
04-05-2008, 11:22 PM
A couple of days ago my father and I bought some Irish Springs deodorant soap at a local dollar store. Almost immediately the Irish Springs smell overtook our bathroom. To tell you the truth, I didn't mind. My father and I don't do as much cleaning as my mother did when she died about 10 years ago. So actually, the new smell seemed like a bonus to me. The only thing is, I have just noticed, the smell of Irish Springs is taking over our entire house now!

I have nothing against Irish Springs. Wonderful reputable company I am sure. But I recently heard this story in the news of counterfeit toothpaste being sold in dollar stores. These obvious fakes are in fact dangerous.

And as I have said many times on these boards, my father waited to have me late in life. So now he is an elderly gentleman. So I worry about him alot. He is in fact all I have left in this world.

So do any of you think I have anything to worry about safetywise with this unusual soap?

Thank you in advance to all who reply :)

Savannah
04-05-2008, 11:36 PM
Hm. My understanding (and dim memory) is that Irish Spring soap is very strongly scented. So much so, that it's been touted as a deer repellent for gardeners. (Hang bars amid your garden plants, not having the gardener shower with it.) I've not heard anything about bogus soap; that's not to say it's not out there.

I would probably go ahead and shower or bathe with it.

NightRabbit
04-06-2008, 12:51 AM
I don't think of Irish Spring as a particularly pricey brand that would seem unusual in a dollar store. In fact, I remember seeing Irish Spring commercials on TV a few years ago, and I haven't seen them in a while. SO maybe they've declined in profitability? Either way, I don't think you have to worry. I shop at the dollar store all the time, buying things like soap and shampoo, and I've never had a problem.

Tapioca Dextrin
04-06-2008, 01:28 AM
So do any of you think I have anything to worry about safetywise with this unusual soap?

Don't use it to brush your teeth with. :dubious:

twickster
04-06-2008, 09:49 AM
If it does say Irish Springs and not Irish Spring, it probably is a counterfeit.

Have either of you started speaking in a bogus brogue?

DMark
04-06-2008, 03:29 PM
I had totally forgotten about Irish Spring soap...

There was a time, way back when, that all soaps and shampoos seemed to be trying to create the strongest scent possible - Herbal Essence was also a big hit in the day.
I vividly recall hating to go to my early morning classes in college and sit anywhere near the jocks - they all seemed to lather that crap on them by the bucket full during their morning showers. I still remember having to sit next to some huge football player and thought I was going to gag to death before the class finished.

ethelbert
04-06-2008, 04:02 PM
A long time ago (probably 30 years ago) I used Irish Spring once. Later that night I woke up painfully itchy all over. I appeared to have an allergic reaction to the soap. It took me about two days and some antihistamines to recover. I have never used it again.

Zeldar
04-06-2008, 05:00 PM
I know this isn't what you asked for, but something about this reminds me of that list of "next to useless" products. An example or two:

Solar-powered flashlight
Battery-operated battery charger
Underarm-scented deodorant

However, in response to the OP's major issue, I'd second what twickster had to say. Other than that, not a clue.

kayT
04-06-2008, 07:36 PM
It's a very strongly scented soap. Eventually my linen closet stopped smelling like Irish Spring but it sure did take weeks!

Thudlow Boink
04-06-2008, 07:43 PM
It's a very strongly scented soap.Aye, a mite too strong!

swampbear
04-06-2008, 07:47 PM
I do like the Icy Blast Irish Spring. Am I alone in this? Should I worry? I also like the original scent Irish Spring.

Don't judge me!

Poysyn
04-06-2008, 08:18 PM
A long time ago (probably 30 years ago) I used Irish Spring once. Later that night I woke up painfully itchy all over. I appeared to have an allergic reaction to the soap. It took me about two days and some antihistamines to recover. I have never used it again.


I get the same thing with Zest.

NajaSong
04-06-2008, 10:46 PM
I do like the Icy Blast Irish Spring. Am I alone in this? Should I worry? I also like the original scent Irish Spring.

Don't judge me!

I am another Irish Spring fan; I love the original, I love the blue, I love the light green (which I'm currently using, although not right this second)! I love that smell that permeates all my linens.

Fooey, I say to ye haters!

I'm also a chick who hates those foo-foo body washes. On the occasion I've had to use one of those, I feel like I have a film all over my body & end up super itchy. The only soaps I feel clean after using are Irish Spring and Ivory.

Fiveroptic
04-06-2008, 10:55 PM
I do like the Icy Blast Irish Spring. Am I alone in this? Should I worry? I also like the original scent Irish Spring.

Don't judge me!

"Manly, yes -- but I like it, too!" No, I really do. Eight bars for three bucks, it works, it doesn't make me itch, and it reminds me of being a kid since my mom evidently was as thrifty as I am. I use the Micro-Clean version, or whatever the heck that particular flavour is called.

Hey Jim B, no disrespect to you and your dad but you mentioned that things aren't quite as clean as they were when your mom was alive. I wonder if maybe the novelty of a cleaning product with a scent this strong is something you're unaccustomed to and that's why it seems so overpowering. As an analogy, I prefer to use unscented deodorant and when I ended up with one that had a "fresh" scent, that's all I could smell all day long. And I mean ALL freaking day. I guess it was better than smelling armpits but everyone knows that you don't smell your own pits until it's too late.

LifeOnWry
04-06-2008, 11:07 PM
My grandmother found Irish Spring far too strongly-scented to shower with too, but she did like the fragrance, so for as far back as I can remember, she kept an open bar on the back of the toilet tank as an air freshener. (She'd replace it every six months or so.) When I first learned to crochet, I made a pretty little "cozy" for it, so it looked more like a decorative sachet and less like, yanno, an open bar of soap.

To its credit, it lasted AGES longer than the Renuzit thingies.

chaoticbear
04-07-2008, 01:10 PM
There was a time, way back when, that all soaps and shampoos seemed to be trying to create the strongest scent possible - Herbal Essence was also a big hit in the day.
I vividly recall hating to go to my early morning classes in college and sit anywhere near the jocks - they all seemed to lather that crap on them by the bucket full during their morning showers. I still remember having to sit next to some huge football player and thought I was going to gag to death before the class finished.

This is like my experience, but replace "thought" with "hoped". But maybe not to death.

I also kind of like Irish Spring soap, but I haven't used bar soap in a long time. Do they make a body wash? I'm never going to give up my loofah now.

ChiefScott
04-07-2008, 01:13 PM
On the bright side, it's strong enough for a man... but she likes it too.

Jim B.
04-07-2008, 09:52 PM
If it does say Irish Springs and not Irish Spring, it probably is a counterfeit.

Have either of you started speaking in a bogus brogue?
Yes. Sorry about that typo. The box and soap bar did indeed say "Irish Spring" (no "s") not "Irish Springs. Sorry again :) .

Manduck
04-07-2008, 10:36 PM
I remember seeing Irish Spring commercials on TV a few years ago, and I haven't seen them in a while.

The TV commercials are back. Their new slogan: "There's something about the freshness of Ireland that brings out the lasses". Yes, the freshness of Ireland. It brings lasses out.

pantheon
04-07-2008, 11:02 PM
The TV commercials are back. Their new slogan: "There's something about the freshness of Ireland that brings out the lasses". Yes, the freshness of Ireland. It brings lasses out.

Now if we could only figure out what brings all the boys to the yard...

twickster
04-08-2008, 08:35 AM
Yes. Sorry about that typo. The box and soap bar did indeed say "Irish Spring" (no "s") not "Irish Springs. Sorry again :) .
I was just teasing you.

Zeldar
04-08-2008, 08:41 AM
I was just teasing you.

Me, too.

Cluricaun
04-08-2008, 09:37 AM
The TV commercials are back. Their new slogan: "There's something about the freshness of Ireland that brings out the lasses". Yes, the freshness of Ireland. It brings lasses out.

Is this the one for the body wash where the Ren Fair dressed "lasses" get sucked into the bottle of body wash? Because as we all know it's still 1821 in Ireland or something.

I like their stuff too, the body wash and the Speed Stick brand Irish Spring scented deoderant are nice. I can't use bar soap because my girlfriend likes to direct the shower head on it all the time so my bars of soap become mush.

WhyNot
04-08-2008, 09:47 AM
My grandmother found Irish Spring far too strongly-scented to shower with too, but she did like the fragrance, so for as far back as I can remember, she kept an open bar on the back of the toilet tank as an air freshener. (She'd replace it every six months or so.) When I first learned to crochet, I made a pretty little "cozy" for it, so it looked more like a decorative sachet and less like, yanno, an open bar of soap.

To its credit, it lasted AGES longer than the Renuzit thingies.
Heh. I got about halfway through this thread before I resolved to buy a bar and stick it next to the cat box in the bathroom. (Small room + cat with urinary issues = icky stench)

twickster
04-08-2008, 09:54 AM
Heh. I got about halfway through this thread before I resolved to buy a bar and stick it next to the cat box in the bathroom. (Small room + cat with urinary issues = icky stench)
Okay, if the cat starts in with the bogus brogue, you'll know whose fault it is, right?

WhyNot
04-08-2008, 09:57 AM
Okay, if the cat starts in with the bogus brogue, you'll know whose fault it is, right?
If the cat starts in with the bogus brogue, you're helping me sell tickets to his lectures...we'll make a fortune!

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