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MrsRooster
True Blue Farmgirl

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Amy
Seabrook TX
USA
1160 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2010 :  08:03:06 AM  Show Profile  Send MrsRooster a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I have recently found out that Fels Naptha is made from petro-chemicals. I have also found Zote Soap as a great alternative. It can be used the same way without the nasty chemicals. Fels Naptha has toxic properties long term.

You can put Zote in your browser and check it out.

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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2227 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2227 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2010 :  08:35:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love Zote!! I get it from Lehmans.(I love Lehmans too!)
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Calicogirl
True Blue Farmgirl

4795 Posts

Sharon
SW CO
USA
4795 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2010 :  08:40:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use Zote and found it at our local grocery store in white and pink :)

~Sharon

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Alee
True Blue Farmgirl

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Alee
Billings MT Sister # 8
USA
22763 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2010 :  09:30:01 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Alee's MSN Messenger address  Send Alee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I made my own laundry soap to use instead of Fels or Zote- but I have heard good things about Zote as well.

Alee
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MrsRooster
True Blue Farmgirl

1160 Posts

Amy
Seabrook TX
USA
1160 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2010 :  10:55:02 AM  Show Profile  Send MrsRooster a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I get mine at Big Lots for 80 cents a bar!!!!!

It is really good at getting blood from bedclothes. (miss judged my monthly by a few days)

It doesn't burn my hands like some things do

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City Chick
True Blue Farmgirl

1194 Posts

Deb
Chicago IL
USA
1194 Posts

Posted - Apr 15 2010 :  03:57:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use Zote in my homemade laundry detergent. It smells softer and melts better than Fels Naptha.

I've also read that it's good for catfish bait. I'll keep you all posted on that one - my girls & I are going to test it out in a few weeks.

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MrsRooster
True Blue Farmgirl

1160 Posts

Amy
Seabrook TX
USA
1160 Posts

Posted - Apr 15 2010 :  07:21:57 AM  Show Profile  Send MrsRooster a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Fish Fry at City Chicks!!!

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City Chick
True Blue Farmgirl

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Deb
Chicago IL
USA
1194 Posts

Posted - Apr 15 2010 :  07:38:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Come on down!

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MrsRooster
True Blue Farmgirl

1160 Posts

Amy
Seabrook TX
USA
1160 Posts

Posted - Apr 15 2010 :  10:24:39 AM  Show Profile  Send MrsRooster a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
That would be up for us!!!

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tawandasister
True Blue Farmgirl

65 Posts

Sadiemae
Wolcottville Indiana
USA
65 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2010 :  08:14:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info because I have been usin Fels Naptha in my homemade laundry soap - UGH!!! I guess I will try to find zote
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5 acre Farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Terri

USA
904 Posts

Posted - Apr 19 2010 :  04:24:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our local small Grocery store sells ZOTE..guess I am lucky....

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highlandviewpantry
True Blue Farmgirl

214 Posts


WV
USA
214 Posts

Posted - Apr 24 2010 :  06:11:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I get Zote at Big Lots too. I uses Fels Naptha in my liquid laundry detergent - has anyone melted Zote for liquid detergent?

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campchic
True Blue Farmgirl

312 Posts

Erin
Nebraska
USA
312 Posts

Posted - Apr 25 2010 :  07:54:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Zote vs. Fels Naptha? Anyone have any comments? I need to make more laundry soap and am contemplating using Zote instead of Fels. Just wondering what everyone else thinks.

Erin

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N@n
True Blue Farmgirl

223 Posts


Hackett Arkansas
USA
223 Posts

Posted - Apr 25 2010 :  08:03:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I tried Zote for liquid laundry soap once but it just didn't melt. Don't know what I did wrong, if anything, but it works great in dry laundry soap.

keep searchin'-it's out there somewhere.
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Montrose Girl
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm

1360 Posts

Laurie
Montrose CO
1360 Posts

Posted - Apr 25 2010 :  4:22:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is disappointing about Fels Naptha after all the talk about it. I know my great grandmother had used it. It is getting harder to find things without petroleum in it.

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walkinwalkoutcattle
True Blue Farmgirl

1675 Posts

Megan
Paint Lick KY
USA
1675 Posts

Posted - Apr 26 2010 :  05:56:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've also heard you can use just ivory. I made a batch a few months ago with fels, as I was unaware of the petroleum-I'm wondering if ivory would be better, if you can't find zote? I'd like to buy a castile soap off etsy, but, it's so expensive vs. buying dial, zote, or fels.

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sherrye
True Blue Farmgirl

3775 Posts

sherry
bend in the high desert oregon
USA
3775 Posts

Posted - Apr 26 2010 :  06:34:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i have a recipe in my book for laundry soap. its a cold process. you add borax baking soda etc. like you all do. then you add lye and process to trace. when cured you grate it. it works great. you can add more borax etc. after you grate your bar. those that make soap already this works. just a thought. sherrye

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