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sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 20 7:00 am    Post subject: Carbolic soap Reply with quote
    

Does anyone have a make your own recipe please? I did a search but couldn't find anything.

Thank you.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 13001

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 20 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I think there are a number of recipes for soap, but not heard of anyone making carbolic. Most people go for rather nicer smells than that I think. By the looks of it the original carbolic soap contained phenols which are now not thought to be very good for us and are derived from coal tar; carbolic acid of cressilic acid I think was the other one.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44821
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 20 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Carbolic has a lovely smell. My mum's choice of soap when she used to stick 3 of us in the bath together.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 40346
Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 20 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

is wrights coal tar soap still a thing on sale?

a quick duckduckgo suggests that it is

maybe that would be an option, at least it has passed health and safety for quite a while

lorrayne



Joined: 17 Dec 2004
Posts: 237
Location: Hampshire
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 20 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

The smell of carbolic soap reminds me of my Grandad when he came from work.....

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 20 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks all.

I was a lady down the allotment was after making some but said she was unable to find a recipe on the net, so I thought I'd ask here.

Yes DPack, I still use coal tar soap. It's great for my greasy skin.

The geography teacher from when I was at school used to make anyone who swore in class, stick carbolic soap in their mouth. Surely there is a claim there somewhere?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 40346
Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 20 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

"I was a lady down the allotment"

im not sure a tiara is ideal gardening wear but i am sure it was stylish

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 13001

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 20 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Wrights Coal Tar Soap now contains tea tree oil rather than carbolic and similar acids as they are now banned from all but prescription medicines. The smell is 'made up' so it seems like the original.

You might suggest the lady tries a basic soap formula using tea tree oil. It won't smell the same, but should have the same antiseptic properties.

Sad when a missing 't' changes the meaning altogether, but I agree with Dpack; a tiara isn't the best allotment wear.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 7041
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 20 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Too funny.

It went well with my wellies DPack.

Thanks MR. I'll have a chat to her the next time she's around and let her know.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 40346
Location: yes
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 20 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


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