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Old 06-24-2009, 10:06 PM   #51
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I love making all my own stuff, I just wish I could do more! I REALLY
wish I could sew. my Mom is a quilter and the stuff she does is just
amazing.
and Alix, if you go onto www.soapsgonebuy.com you can order Fels
online. if you wanted to .
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:59 AM   #52
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Is it worth it? I mean is it that much better than Ivory or any other bar soap I could get? The point is to save money and I suspect it would be pricy to ship it to Canada. If the cleanliness factor is significantly higher though I would consider it.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:04 AM   #53
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I jsut realized I have been using way too much. I misread the original instructions and have been using a cup and a half instead of just a half a cup.
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LOLOLOL!!! Boy are your clothes CLEAN!

Hey GB, I don't actually measure mine. I just fill the cap thing twice and I'm good. I'm guessitmating that its about 2/3 cup.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:22 AM   #55
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I jsut realized I have been using way too much. I misread the original instructions and have been using a cup and a half instead of just a half a cup.

it's about the best there is for nasty, greasy, DIRTY stuff - read:
my husband. plus, it's versatile. like I wrote before, there are other
things it is used for as well and the thing is stuff like that has been
forgotten in favor of newer, pricier things that may or may not work.
(I'm talking about the poison ivy thing.) I use the stuff for everything-
I clean my carpets with it, I've cleaned my oven with it, if you dilute
it way down and put it into a spray bottle you can kill aphids on rose
bushes with it. it knocks the heck out of soap scum in your shower
or tub and keeps it from coming back. I love it, it has worked so well
and has really saved me a lot of money - something which has been
so important these last months at our house!
I know that there is a distributor in Canada, too. I ran across it
while I was pricing out buying the stuff in bulk as opposed to the
HyVee. if I run across it I will give it to you. maybe the shipping
costs won't be so steep.
gettin windy again!
have a great day! we're gonna be sweating it out again-90+degrees
and 68-70 percent humidity.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:17 AM   #56
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Is Fels Naphtha actually a laundry soap itself in bar form or is it a bar soap for the shower?
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:25 AM   #57
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Alix, it's strictly bar soap to be used for laundry.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:29 AM   #58
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Oooooooh! OK, see, now that might explain why I can't find it in the store. I'm looking in the soap section, not the LAUNDRY section. *forehead slap*
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I bought mine at my local Ace Hardware store. You might check hardware stores, too.
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OK you talked me into it Alix. I will make it this weekend and just leave it in the bucket if I do not have enough containers.
We will run out of our first batch this weekend so I will make my second batch tonight or tomorrow. A batch lasted us 3 months and we do laundry probably 6 days a week with multiple loads. And for the first half of the batch I was using about 3x too much. Man this is a money saver and it works so well too. I love this stuff.
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