I have been using Vel brand soap for years. This soap was unique because it is a synthetic soap. It did not leave soap scum and was the only soap I have ever found that can be used in hard-water conditions. The problem is that it has been recently discontinued. I have been looking for another synthetic soap to replace the Vel soap I had used for so long but cannot seem to find any. It seems that companies pride themselves on "all natural" instead of synthetic. Vel soap is being sold on ebay, but at a high price since it is no longer being made. Anyone know where I can buy synthetic soap at a reasonable price?