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Old 04-01-2013, 04:11 PM   #31
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Since we are retired, my husband "helps" with the laundry. He remembers the old days when his mother washed everything in hot water. Let me say, he is not allowed to wash any of my shirts, tops etc because of that! I don't like to complain because they he won't help, but I try to keep his washing to towels, sheets and jeans. I certainly don't want my underwear shrinking! LOL He also likes to use the dryer on hot because it doesn't take as long. I am gradually breaking him of that habit!

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Old 04-02-2013, 07:16 AM   #32
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I use cold only but spray all stains with pre wash spray.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:24 AM   #33
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I'm one weekend away from making my own laundry soap. Have all the ingredients and have an empty jug for it. I think that is the longest a jug has lasted me, waiting to get rid of it. I have both Fels and Zote...haven't decided which to use first.

The main reason I use warm water is the job I have, just feel better washing the germy scrubs in warm water. I use warm water and soap when I wash my hands, too. Don't wear my work shoes into the house or car.
You might want to give Colgate's Octagon a try.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:58 AM   #34
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You might want to give Colgate's Octagon a try.
What is that? Never seen it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:07 AM   #35
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What is that? Never seen it.
Below is a link to a write-up about Octagon
Back to basics: Colgate's Octagon Soap | MNN - Mother Nature Network
It's my go to for poison ivy and for washing up my boar bristle pastry brushes.
We can still buy it at our local IGA supermarket, a darn bit cheaper than from Vermont Country Store.
As to availability-
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf90928994.tip.htm
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:23 AM   #36
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Ya better pickup a soap saver for the dishes!

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Old 04-02-2013, 09:24 AM   #37
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Below is a link to a write-up about Octagon
Back to basics: Colgate's Octagon Soap | MNN - Mother Nature Network
It's my go to for poison ivy and for washing up my boar bristle pastry brushes.
We can still buy it at our local IGA supermarket, a darn bit cheaper than from Vermont Country Store.
As to availability-
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf90928994.tip.htm
I'll have to check Vermont country store. I have to go to Lehman's to get Zote and Kirk's Coco Castile on a regular basis, can't count on the stores here having it. Fels I can get at Wal-mart.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:27 AM   #38
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We wash everything in cold water, using a liquid detergent formulated for it. We also use dryer sheets.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:43 PM   #39
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I've been wanting to buy one but cannot find the wire mesh type.
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I've been wanting to buy one but cannot find the wire mesh type.
I see the old ones on Ebay fairly often.

I have not seen any new ones.

When I was little my grandmother used one to finish off all of the old bits of hand soap. She would shake it in the water until she got a soapy froth and then hand wash a small amount of clothes. In the winter she always had a folding wooden rack in the kitchen for the hand wash! She would be amazed by the granite, stainless steel, hardwood kitchens in new homes today!
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