Dove Soap is clogging my drain

enjoyingspringAugust 18, 2009

Does anyone else have this problem with Dove Hand Soap.

Lately my drains have been clogging up because of this soap, seems to just fall apart, it is almost like pouring hand cream down the drain.

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dilly_dally

The ingredients they list:

Water, Petrolatum, Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Glycerin, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Lauric Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Cocamide MEA, PEG 5 Cocamide, PEG 14M, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Lauryl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Etidronic Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

So you see, it is much closer to hand lotion than hand wash.

Options you have are to switch brands, or use a lye based drain cleaner on a regular basis to keep drains flowing.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 1:26PM
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jasdip

I'm assuming this is a liquid hand soap? I've used Dove bar soap for years and still do. It's the only one I use.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 1:43PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana

because of this soap, seems to just fall apart,

I'm guessing the soap is probably setting in moisture from repeated uses. You might try one of those little plastic things that has short prongs on it, so it keeps the soap elevated from sitting in the wetness at the bottom of the dish.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 1:54PM
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stargazzer

Are you talking about bottled hand soap or the bar? I have used the bar for years without a problem. I love it and my dermatologist recommends it.

How do you know the soap is the problem?

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 2:10PM
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wildchild

Even the "grease" in the hand soap shouldn't be enough to clog the drain. You probably have some hair down there the soap is latching on to and building up enough to clog the drain entirely. Clear the real problem (hair or other obstruction) and the soap problem will go away.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 3:09PM
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vannie

I've used Dove soap since I was a young girl and the only drain problems we've ever had have been from hair.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 3:31PM
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Cynic

If the bar is falling apart and chunks are going down there, you need to break them up or run enough HOT water to dissolve it. But I agree your main problem may be other obstructions. Have you tried a snake?

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 5:26PM
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oldgardener_2009

I use Dove bar soap and have no problems with it clogging the drain.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 5:30PM
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trinitytx

When I first read this post, I thought you said "Dove Soap is clogging my brain" Ha!

Trin

    Bookmark   August 18, 2009 at 6:28PM
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