I was "testing" soap in the shower today. Comparing two of my Goats Milk bars, actually, and I began to wonder if my fellow soapers use some of what I consider to be my unorthodox (and quite un-scientific) techniques to judge their soaps?
The first I'll call "The Right-Left Test". This is where I wash the right side of my body with one soap, and the left side with another and see which feels more comfortable and moisturized throughout the day. Surely someone else does this?
My other favorite is "The Right-Left Shave Test" -similar to the Right-Left Test, except you shave the right leg with one soap and the left leg with another & see which feels more comfortable & moisturized throughout the day. (NO LOTION allowed!)
Now I know this third test, "The Face Test" must be quite common...I ALWAYS try my soaps out on the face. Just to see which leaves the skin more comfortable.
I've heard of pH paper for testing -not quite sure how that all works, but it seems a bit "impersonal". I've also heard of the tongue-zap test, which seems way TOO personal! Call me a chicken, but I've never tried that one (and that's only half the story!)
Looking forward to hearing everyone elses "tried and true" soap testing methods! :D Happy Soapin' to All!