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Re: state of emergency
« Reply #27 on: Friday 13 March 20 20:26 GMT (UK) »
   I still use handkerchiefs, though I go to "balm" tissues if I have a cold! Also never stopped using block soap. I have the opposite problem to groom over hand washing. My basin is so far from the boiler that I would have to keep running off a couple of gallons to get hot water.
    Someone mentioned learning to wash hands at a young age - I think I was taught at my village primary school.
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« Reply #28 on: Friday 13 March 20 20:56 GMT (UK) »


I went to Chemist today, they only offered me Anadin so I threw them back on the counter and told them "No, Thanks"

They asked me Why?

I asked them if they had ever seen the Anadin Avert Slogan   "Nothing works better than Anadin"

They weren't going to fool me!!

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« Reply #29 on: Friday 13 March 20 21:11 GMT (UK) »
FS

"I can still remember the smell of carbolic soap at school and also at my grandmother's!"     

Carbolic? Do you mean "(Wrights) Coal Tar Soap Bars"?     

:-) Still got a bar! Hole drilled thru bar. length of string, thru. Tied to shower head.     

Great for washing your hair, and getting the Bear Grease off your hair.     

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Re: state of emergency
« Reply #30 on: Saturday 14 March 20 10:23 GMT (UK) »
Wright's coal tar is still available. Yellow soap in a yellow box. I meant to buy some when I saw it, just to see if it  has changed. (But, typically, I forgot!)

Carbolic was, if I remember, a deep red.  I think the school bought them in big bars and cut them up into smaller pieces.

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« Reply #31 on: Saturday 14 March 20 10:40 GMT (UK) »

Yes, you're right Familysearch, - I remember that red carbolic soap! (Once smelt, - never forgotten:-)

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« Reply #32 on: Saturday 14 March 20 10:58 GMT (UK) »
Mr Josey had red lumps of carbolic soap at charity boarding school; his farmer father commanded him bring some home every holiday as it removes tractor grease a treat  ;)
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Re: state of emergency
« Reply #33 on: Saturday 14 March 20 11:08 GMT (UK) »
Washing up liquid mixed through Ariel washing powder. Now that cleans your hands.

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« Reply #34 on: Saturday 14 March 20 11:23 GMT (UK) »

Carbolic soap - Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbolic_soap     
Carbolic soap is a mildly antiseptic soap containing carbolic acid and/or cresylic acid, both of which are phenols derived from either coal tar or petroleum sources..
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Re: state of emergency
« Reply #35 on: Saturday 14 March 20 12:17 GMT (UK) »
Get Wright's Coal Tar soap online.

The Daily Mail has much to commend it as a toilet-roll substitute!  ;D

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