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Old 29-05-2010, 15:17   #1
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Octagon Soap

Anyone else out there "discovered" octagon all purpose bar soap for use on the boat. Definately not a new thing having been in production since 1830. I've been using it for dishsoap, deck wash soap,sole,counters, bathing(not for those with delicate skin). It was originally produced as a laundry soap back in the washboard days. Very strong and a bar seems to last forever. I've used the same bar for a month now for 3x a day dishes, scrubbing the deck, washing down interior etc and its still substantially there. All that for a month for $0.69. Rinses clean and squeaky with salt water. Haven't tried it for laundry yet, but that's its forte'. Fits the Kiss protocol.
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Old 29-05-2010, 15:24   #2
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I prefer Castile soap. It's gentle on your skin and the environment. I am not sure how well it rinses in salt water. I spend my time on the lake.
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Old 29-05-2010, 16:20   #3
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I did a web search and you read some pretty strong testimonials for Octagon. A well loved product that will cure, poison ivy, acne and spiritual problems all the while killing germs and degreasing everything in site!

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Old 29-05-2010, 16:52   #4
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Calgon is excellent for bilges/diesel fuel......
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Calgon is excellent for bilges/diesel fuel......
What? The dishwasher tablets? That Calgon???
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No...it is a liquid calgon....kinda hard to find in some areas
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I clicked in thinking, "Why does an octagon need different soap from any other shape?"
Yeah, guess who didn't get much sleep last night...
Seriously though, the website implies a pretty high concentration of lye - wouldn't that be bad for your skin? And hair too if you use it for that?
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Seriously though, the website implies a pretty high concentration of lye - wouldn't that be bad for your skin? And hair too if you use it for that?
That's me doomed then. Scented or perfumed soap brings me out in a rash. I have to use unscented or else rinse with copious amounts of fresh water.
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Good ole Joy Liquid is our favorite - you can find it anywhere in the 3rd world and it does everything from handwashing, hair, clothes to diesel dispersant to lubricating screws.
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