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I had to make a quick run to the local store, (all the health food stores were closed) and the only kind of soap they had that didn't "seem" to have a buncha junk in it was Ivory Soap, is it ok to use?
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My dh uses Ivory, but when I use it my skin gets sooo dry. I am not sure what is in it though, it says it's so pure it floats.

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For a store soap, it isn't "bad" compared to others. It is made w/ tallow of varied sorts, rather than veg oils. It's unnatural fragrance makes up the part that isn't 99.44% "natural". I find it drying, but it has been my choice of soap to use to make my homemade laundry soap, until I start making my own soap again (just have to order some lye, at this point). Then, I won't have much use for it at all. If you only got it for the moment, you can always get what you need from the natural foods store tomorrow, and grate up the Ivory and make some laundry soap for your family from the recipes on here! I'm saving tons of money doing this, and love this forum!
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Thanks for the resposes! DH used the soap but didn't like it as much as the natural soap i usually get
Solidcitizqueen--Homemade Soap????Do you have a recipe or link to it? I'd love to have it, if ya wouldn't mind?: thanx
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At the top of this forum subject is a sticky, and it is ooooooh so wonderful information. Also, for soap in general, check out www.millersoap.com for awesome recipes from the ages. Laundry soap alone is a HUGE savings!
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Ivory soap is detergent just as other commercial soap is.

Pure soap is quite dense and doesn't float at all.

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Ivory soap floats because the manufacturers whip a lot of air into the soap 'batter'. It delights kids when they're in the tub.

I find Ivory hella drying too. I like Dove Sensitive or the Dove green tea when it comes to commercial soaps. I used some natural homemade bar soaps made from professionals - I find them drying too.
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Thumbs up Help!?!

Came across this thread and noticed comments about a sticky with links for homemade detergent and a bunch of great other recipes for homemade things. Not sure where to find it as I'm new to this whole forum stuff. Any help from anyone who could provide the link or links? That'd be great

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