In addition to bathing bars, other soaps which are widely used are soaps for washing utensils, clothes and hair. As washing machines and shampoos have become popular for cleaning clothes, and washing the hair, the use of these soaps has decreased to a very large extent.

However some clothes stains can be only removed by scrubbing the clothes with a brush, after applying the soap, so there is some demand for soaps for cleaning clothes. Also washing machines, are expensive, require electricity and running water for operation, so there will be some demand for soaps for washing clothes.

Soaps are also required for cleaning utensils, especially those with oil stains or which are burned during cooking