Carbolic Soap

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I have always had an affinity for this type of soap since I was a kid, but it disappeared decades ago and the memories faded. Cut to about ten years ago when I saw that http://www.jupitersoaps.co.uk/ was selling/exporting it and I bought half a case. The smell certainly took me back to my youth as I remember it was my father's favorite soap as I recalled the red bars stacked near the basement shower for the men of the house. Alas, the EU regulations stripped the current production of its goodness and I was forced to buy Third World carbolic soap from the Caribbean which was actually damn good and maybe even better, e.g., Seprod and Blue Power. I cannot seem to find Seprod anymore as it is not exported it appears.

Cut to today and I see that http://www.jupitersoaps.co.uk/ is now making/selling their own brand called Redbuoy which appears to be real deal: http://www.jupitersoaps.co.uk/redbuoy.htm

Cheap it ain't, but for some of us it may serve as a form of time machine to a simpler era. I surely cannot be the only one here who remembers this wonderful soap and its incomparable smell and general feeling of being thoroughly & utterly clean. ;)
 
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I have always had an affinity for this type of soap since I was a kid, but it disappeared decades ago and the memories faded. Cut to about ten years ago when I saw that http://www.jupitersoaps.co.uk/ was selling/exporting it and I bought half a case. The smell certainly took me back to my youth as I remember it was my father's favorite soap as I recalled the red bars stacked near the basement shower for the men of the house. Alas, the EU regulations stripped the current production of its goodness and I was forced to buy Third World carbolic soap from the Caribbean which was actually damn good and maybe even better, e.g., Seprod and Blue Power. I cannot seem to find Seprod anymore as it is not exported it appears.

Cut to today and I see that http://www.jupitersoaps.co.uk/ is now making/selling their own brand called Redbuoy which appears to be real deal: http://www.jupitersoaps.co.uk/redbuoy.htm

Cheap it ain't, but for some of us it may serve as a form of time machine to a simpler era. I surely cannot be the only one here who remembers this wonderful soap and its incomparable smell and general feeling of being thoroughly & utterly clean. ;)
I remember Redbouy, who could forget that smell...:eek:
 
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I have always had an affinity for this type of soap since I was a kid, but it disappeared decades ago and the memories faded. Cut to about ten years ago when I saw that http://www.jupitersoaps.co.uk/ was selling/exporting it and I bought half a case. The smell certainly took me back to my youth as I remember it was my father's favorite soap as I recalled the red bars stacked near the basement shower for the men of the house. Alas, the EU regulations stripped the current production of its goodness and I was forced to buy Third World carbolic soap from the Caribbean which was actually damn good and maybe even better, e.g., Seprod and Blue Power. I cannot seem to find Seprod anymore as it is not exported it appears.

Cut to today and I see that http://www.jupitersoaps.co.uk/ is now making/selling their own brand called Redbuoy which appears to be real deal: http://www.jupitersoaps.co.uk/redbuoy.htm

Cheap it ain't, but for some of us it may serve as a form of time machine to a simpler era. I surely cannot be the only one here who remembers this wonderful soap and its incomparable smell and general feeling of being thoroughly & utterly clean. ;)
Do you use this soap on your face and body?
 
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Yes, as a kid I did. Nowadays however I only use any bar soap for my body and a variety of facial washes for my face.
I am going to order a couple of bar's ,I remember it along with the green bar of fairy but it was used for household job's and I can't remember washing myself with it but the smell was one to remember and I will jump aboard that time machine and I may even try it out as a body soap, I will be clean anyway!
P.
 
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I am going to order a couple of bar's ,I remember it along with the green bar of fairy but it was used for household job's and I can't remember washing myself with it but the smell was one to remember and I will jump aboard that time machine and I may even try it out as a body soap, I will be clean anyway!
P.
My paternal grandparents used Fairy soap on the farm as I can remember the green bar in their bathroom.

Report back on your Redbuoy experience, please.
 
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What's the difference between the carbolic soap found at Jupiter and the one sold by the Carbolic Soap Co? I've seen the latter before as they sell MWF as well.
Well spotted, it appears to be the same and cheaper, they also have a PayPal account making ordering easier.
It says it is not carbolic scented soap, it's the real deal. I will try a half kg bar from them. Half the price of Redbuoy! P.
 
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Memories if school come flooding back thinking about that soap and the Izal toilet paper we had to use.

Dave
I remember the running joke when I was a kid about the industrial slick TP used in the public schools. It was "What is the resemblance between public school TP and Clint Eastwood? Neither takes sh*% off anyone." :D ;)
 
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When I was a boy I had Lifebuoy for washing after working on the farm and 'posh' Imperial Leather for the bathroom. I love the smell of the Carbolic soap and might revisit it. Wright's Coal Tar was another favourite......but it is fragrance only now rather than the real thing.
 
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