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My mom is bed ridden and we have to give her baths in bed. We have tried several different foaming no-rinse soaps and have found on that works the best: Medline Remedy 4-in-1 Body Cleanser. It is good in so many ways, pH Balanced, Non-allergenic, leaves her skin soft, smells great...nice sort of mango-vanilla smell.

Problem is, it's $10 + per bottle, depending on where we get it.

Here is the product description:

Remedy 4-in-1 Body Cleanser cleanses, moisturizes, provides mild protection against transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and nourishes skin in one step. Helps reduce odor. Optimizes shelf space and nursing time. Ready-to-use, no-rinse foam stays in place to prevent product spills, waste and patient discomfort. One bottle contains over 340 pumps of foam.Harsh soaps and surfactants strip skin of moisture and contribute to TEWL. Remedy 4-in-1 Cleansers have a phospholipid base that binds both water and nutrients to gently clean and condition the skin. Remedy cleansers contain ingredients derived from natural and organic oils that mimic the body's natural lipids. Remedy cleansers can also be used during showers in place of soaps. The phospholipids will gently cleanse the skin without stripping it from its natural oils.Olivamine is a blend of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). These ingredients are all known to play a vital role in basic cellular construction and protection. Olivamine contains antioxidants like hydroxytyrosol, the most potent antioxidant known today (derived from olives). It also contains amino acids like L-proline, L-cysteine and glycine - three of the main building blocks of collagen. These components are also treated with photoacoustic resonance to help minimize the tendency for inflammation, and to ensure they can be rapidly accepted by the skin.No-rinse foam for head-to-toe cleansing and conditioning. Indicated for hair, body, perineal and peristomal areas.Remedy is a trademark of Medline Industries, Inc.

UPC is: 0 80196 30616 2





2 years ago

I was a carer for a bit over 6 years and faced similar problems obtaining products at a fair price.
We got the tipp to register with a carers group.
The benefit was that we not only got access to more ressources but also to commercial and clinical products far below the rate at the pharmacy - drugs excluded of course.
About two years into this we got offered a 2 week "holiday" from a nursing service.
When the girl came for a few days to check the routines and all she also came with a bag of goodies in the form of advise.
One great thing she up her sleeve was to use a bottle of bathroom cleaner for soap - after a decent clean of course....
The fine steel screen in front of the nozzle forms a lot of foam if the lever is pushed fast.
Not as fine and dense as what you expect from clinical saop foam but far superior to a bucket of water and cheaper than commercial solutions.
The "soap" we used was a mix of just a few basic things I found on a natural living website.
Can't remember all of it and the website seems to be no longer existing but we changed it a bit anyways.
The base was made from PH balanced liquid soap suited for cleaning all sorts of allergic or otherwise damaged skin areas - like baby bath.
Took a bit of experimenting to get the correct amount of water so it is best to start with less and add until all good.
Further stuff we mixed in included:
A few drops Glycering - makes much better foam and helps to moisturise the skin.
One to 3 drops of Oragange oil - great smell and really helps during the summer to clean sweatty skin areas, like those on the back.
About a teaspoon of Aloe Vera extract - I only added it as it is good a friend of mine was making it, so I had an easy and free supply.
Chamomille tea - This was suggested by our nurse to help with areas where sking ot red or sore.
Simply make a glass of tea and use this as the start to dilute the soap mix.

We were both quite happy with this cheaply made soap and maybe with a proper foam dispenser the foam quality could be wastly improved.
Maybe something like Lightellen suggested....


2 years ago

Home Depot sells a product called "method," which makes a foam cleanser. When it was empty I filled the bottle with Soft Soap and water. It is a foam-maker bottle. I don't remember the portion of soap to water I used. It doesn't take much Soft Soap in the bottle to make a lot of foam. Any soap or body wash can be used.


8 years ago

There is a slightly better priced one called Aloe Vesta... It sells for 7.29 a 8 oz bottle. I got it from Durant medical supply. good luck


8 years ago

Maybe you could talk to someone that is a nurse or caregiver in a nursing home that may be able to recommend more affordable solutions or if there is a "generic" brand formulation. Call or look up some medical supply places that you would order in bulk but a case of that may be more than you need. I would guess some baby care products that are gentle on the skin if you were going to find an alternative. Good luck.