i wonder if ivory is actually as inexpensive as it seems, since they whip it with air to make it float. i wonder if one is actually getting less soap for the money.
how much is ivory per bar?
the bars that dh gets at trader joe's seem to last forever (too long, imo, especially when he gets one that i don't like!).
sorry, not much help on the cost factor...
i've been experimenting with washing myself with baking soda (tho not in every area, if y'know what i mean. tried it, and burned for a week!!). but on the rest of me, it seems to do a nice job. i also use the same oils to clean my body that i use on my face. but that makes for a slippery, filmy tub. so i don't use it on the kids.