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Postby anyroads » Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:57 pm

This is one for the shoppers amongst you....

Where is Spain does one buy good old fashioned soap ? On a recent trip
(in a holiday destination mind you) all I could find was "Dove" brand from the uk, at import prices and one expensive scented Spanish soap.

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Postby katy » Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:23 pm

What is "old-fashioned" soap?

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Postby daneinspain » Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:34 pm

You can always make your own soap with animal fat.

20 years ago people complained they couldnt get their english products here and now when they are imported people still complain, the supermarkets cant win!

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Re: Soap

Postby Bongtrees » Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:18 pm

anyroads wrote:This is one for the shoppers amongst you....

Where is Spain does one buy good old fashioned soap ? On a recent trip
(in a holiday destination mind you) all I could find was "Dove" brand from the uk, at import prices and one expensive scented Spanish soap.
Anyroads
I am not in Andalucia but choice of soap is very limited in and around Valencia and quality soap when we can find it is very expensive.

For instance, soaps in The Body shop cost more in Spain than in other European countries.

As for making your own, forget it. It is not easy, its costly to buy the materials needed including protective clothing etc and can be dangerous given that caustic soda has to be used in the process.

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Postby anyroads » Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:07 am

Katy, I guess I meant a choice. Not just the two brands I saw.

In any supermarket here in the UK, we are falling over the stuff.

Anyroads.

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Postby hillybilly » Sun Nov 05, 2006 2:14 pm

Certainly not a problem that I've encountered - Mercadona stocks a large range of soaps from the traditional Marsella to olive oil soaps to fruity soaps...all types. Mind you last year I was given a HUGE chunk of home made olive oil soap that I'm still working my way through...maybe I just don't wash often enough!

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Postby Alan-LaCala » Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:00 pm

You can always make your own soap with animal fat.
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Postby katy » Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:52 pm

Yes, its like stuffing a mushroom :)

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Postby silver » Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:23 am

old fashioned soap
the 100pts /bazar shop have them and also the small droguería shops.
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