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Old 07-17-2011, 09:30 PM   #81
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Alix--how much do you need? I have 3 bars from my trip to NY last week and I'm going to MN on the 28th (where I'll stock up). Of course, do we trust Canada Post to get it to you b/4 Christmas?
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:02 PM   #82
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Katie, good to know! I'm not due quite yet, but it will be soon. If I send you a cheque will you send me some more soap? Much cheaper than buying the big pile online.
No problem, Alix. Glad it worked out last time. I have to go to the store tomorrow to replenish my stash, so I'll add a few more bars.

This new method worked out sooooo well. I can't imagine I didn't think of it sooner. The whole process was a breeze.
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:00 AM   #83
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Alix is only 10 hours away from me...I could walk it North to the border.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:16 AM   #84
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Alix is only 10 hours away from me...I could walk it North to the border.
Hmmm! Let's see...."I'd walk 10 hours for some Fels."

Just doesn't have the same grab that, "I'd walk a mile for a Camel" does.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:59 PM   #85
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Hmmm! Let's see...."I'd walk 10 hours for some Fels."

Just doesn't have the same grab that, "I'd walk a mile for a Camel" does.
True...I'll amend it to "drive the Fels."
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:27 PM   #86
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Making some today. Just keeping track of how long its lasting me. I didn't post the exact date I made the last batch. Katie, do you remember when you sent me the Fels? I think its about a year, but I'm not sure.
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It lasts a good long time.

I use homemade soap (you can use ivory) when I make mine instead of fels naptha and it works well. I have hard water with a water softener.
The only time I add anything extra is when I am bleaching whites. I put in hot water from the tub next to the washer, then some dishwasher detergent and bleach and they come out gleaming white.
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You posted that homemade soap recipe too didn't you?
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Umm soap (not detergent, not laundry soap)....it's a lye solution and fats all at a good warm temperature, mixed until trace and then added color and essential oils if you like, poured into molds. I don't think I posted any actual recipe but I use Kathy Miller's methods for making the soap. Found here: Miller's Homemade Soap Page
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Yep, I remember looking at that! I don't have a mold and I remember thinking I wanted to give that a try. I never did get around to it. I think I'll make that my next project and try it instead of the Fels.
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