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Can you still buy the 'Old fashioned' blocks of soap like my mother used to use, ie. non perfumed for domestic cleaning and washing brushes etc. I think it was called Fairy. I can only find perfumed toilet soap everywhere. Thanks.

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Khandro | 17:54 Wed 24th Feb 2010 | Shopping
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you could google glycerine soap dont know if this is what your after
I think you mean carbolic soap, at least that's what my mum used to use....I think Lifebuoy still do one,....
there's this Khandro...not sure how similar it is to the old one...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk...0a0e202c2fd62ffd26e69
Here's your green fairy one....
http://carbolicsoap.c...-pack-155g-p-858.html
Craft.................your post about carbolic soap brings it all back. No central heating,
freezing house and the smell of carbolic. Good old days????
ooh, found some more here, scroll down a bit....
http://www.feathergills.co.uk/site.html

beware of the muzak! :o)
McMouse I remember my gran chopping up green carbolic soap to put into the copper with the weeks wash, as you didn't buy washing powder then....
You can still buy Fairy block soap
http://www.mysupermar...tment_Bar_2x155g.html

In fact I'm sure I've seen it in Wilkinsons .
oooh that's a good site Robinia ..Soir de Pareee ..lol...)
haha, one whiff of carbolic & we all wake up ;o)
I'd like to know where my Tinkle Tonkle went (toys)....;o)
And they've got Blue bags and Vinolia :)
And " Gents requisites " ... hahaa
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Wow! Great response. The site pointed to by craft 1948 shows that manufacture has ceased and only held stocks are available until it's all gone, -so get in line ! I actually want it to finish off cleaning paint brushes after turps. That striding baby in the (cotton)nappy does evoke memories! Thanks everyone.
Yep, co op still sells household soap at least anyway, its on same aisle as the washing powders etc.
Khandro, I have spent many years house and oil painting.The best thing I have found to clean brushes after turps is Fairy liquid.
You can still buy block soap but people are soooo cautious these days because of infection control, we're not allowed to use soap any more, we have to use the squishy goop that comes out of a dispenser in case the Last Person left Germs on the Soap...
Vulcan - "I have spent many years house and oil painting", God you must be knackered by now.
And that vile non-absorbent toilet paper in the outside carzy Izol?). Like wiping your bum on a sheet of sandpaper
... and who remembers Virol? Yum yum (then!)
Oh god box - that stuff was vile! Like marmite with sugar in it!

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