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#1 of 3 Old 05-24-2006, 01:22 PM - Thread Starter
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I see a lot of people use ivory soap for cleaning. I currently use Kirk's castile for about everything. I make shavings out of it and melt it slightly in some water. I mix this concentrate with water and use it for hand soap and cleaning. I also mix it with hot water and washing soda and use it for laundry detergent. And we use the bars of the soap in the shower.

My question is, would Ivory be just as good for these uses? It is significantly cheaper. Or am I better of just sticking with Kirk's?
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Ivory soap is still a detergent and I'm sure it cleans well. If it's better for your wallet, you can use that. The soap flakes should be fragrance free.

The Castile Soap sounds divine, but I'm sure it's expensive. It's really your call.

I'm on the school of thought that detergents for cleaning are still good so long as they don't produce fumes (which a soap would not). Also, I'm sure you're using gloves when cleaning so it's not really a problem to use a detergent-based product.
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i use Kirks as well and we LOOOVEE it. I use to buy it at trader joes 3 bars for 2 something but they stpped selling it so now I buy it from cracker barrel 99 cents a bar not to bad.

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