I've started using my own soap in the shower, and some that I bought from another soap maker. All I used before was shower gel, and I'm noticing a HUGE difference in how my wash rags smell. With the shower gel, after just one use my rags smelled near rank, I figured it was from sitting out while wet, so I switched them out constantly, but I haven't noticed anything like that with the bar soap. The only thing I smell is the scent used in the soap, and now while I'm typing this, I realize that I don't have the same issue of stank rags with my dishwashing liquid. So what on God's green earth are they putting in these shower gels that get so nasty so quick?!