Quick Question: How Much Body Wash Does One Person Need?!

Maybe I'm just fickle, but 32 ounces feels like a really big commitment.
Publish date:
October 28, 2013
Ahava, body washes, Quick Question

I love peanut butter more than pretty much any other inanimate thing, but when I see a 64-ounce tub of it at Costco, I don't get excited; I get a little weirded out. That's a hell of a lot of peanut butter--maybe too much.

I'm not sure of the exact amount at which a good thing goes from abundant to excessive, but a recent delivery from Ahava has me wondering just that.

Their new Dead Sea Essentials line includes Soothing Chamomile Head-To-Toe Wash, a mineral-slash-botanical formula that can be used to cleanse both hair and body.

OK, so, arguably you'll use more of it--and faster--because of its dual purpose; and it's touted as "family-friendly," so you'll probably go through it more quickly if you're sharing it with at least two other people.

But 32 ounces?!

That's almost a full liter! And it's not even from a warehouse store; it's sold at Target!

I find this overwhelming, for a number of reasons.

First of all, I don't think my shower caddy can handle this kind of heft and girth. But more than that, I don't think I can handle a 32-ounce commitment. No matter how much I like a product, I'm inevitably going to get tired of it--especially a product I use every day.

I don't want to have to finish it, but I will because I always feel guilty throwing out usable product.

So my Quick Question today isn't actually "How much body wash does one person need?" because that's a really involved and existential question that requires math and stuff. My Quick Question is: Do you use giant warehouse sizes of beauty and personal-care products?