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The whole point of sheep dip is that the active ingredient is lyophilic, so it binds to your wool rather than remaining in suspension in the water, and thus prevents flies and stuff from nesting in your arse without removing the lanolin that keeps the rain off and makes you smell like a wet sheep. The active insecticide has quite a carbolicky pong. Human shampoo and shower gel (do gels use shower chep?) is formulated to remove the rancid sebum that makes us stink, and leave behind a non-water-soluble perfume that binds slightly to the skin in its place. It can be remarkably complicated and some anionic detergents (most shower gels and shampoos are anionic) don't shift aromatic greases (axle grease, diesel oil) quite as well as cationic surfactants like soap or Swarfega.It is a great sadness that the antismoking lobby seem to have outlawed tobacco-scented shower gel. It used to be the only thing worth getting undressed for.