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Anyone use vintage soap?

Discussion in 'Beauty' started by PrettySquareGal, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. PrettySquareGal

    PrettySquareGal My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I've been using vintage (pre-1960s) soap for close to ten years now and love it! I've gotten my soaps at estate sales, antique shops and flea markets. I'm allergic to almost all modern fragrances but for some reason the wonderful subtle scents of vintage soaps don't trigger an allergy. I only use wrapped soaps. (Don't get any in your eye- it will burn!)
     

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  2. Paisley

    Paisley I'll Lock Up

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    I use Urban Utopia, made here in Indianapolis. The only thing I don't like about it is that it tends to clog the drain a bit. The Sweater Weather kind seems to clog less than the Black is the New Clean.
     
  3. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I have a few boxes of c. 1940 Rinso under my sink, and when I run out of Fels Naptha I use it to wash my clothes. Suds up really good, but that whole "anti-sneeze" selling point was the bunk. It makes a pretty healthy dust cloud when you dump it into the machine.
     
  4. vitanola

    vitanola I'll Lock Up

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    Sing ye the "Happy Little Wash Day Song"?
     
  5. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    Rin-so White! Rin-so White!
    Happy little wash day song!
    Rin-so White! Rin-so White!
    Birdies sing it all day long!
    Your clothes are so white and your colors so bright
    So listen you can't go wrong
    Rin-so White! Rin-so White!
    Happy little wash-day sonnnnnnnnnng!
     

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