How to use Zote and other bar soaps for laundry
Enormous pink bars of Zote laundry soap suddenly showed up at my local market for the bargain price of 50 cents each. Although I have enough laundry suds to last another three years, one jumped in my cart and came home with me.
I know some of you use laundry soap in your FLs.
1. How do you use a laundry bar soap in a FL? What kind of water -- hard/soft -- do you have?
2. For hand washing, do you use the whole bar and rub it on your clothes or do you grate it into the sink to create a suds bath? I'm doing some lingerie by hand now and I grated a bit into the sink.
3. I know some of you use Fels Naptha bars too -- please chime in, along with anyone who might have used Kirk's Castile.
When I was a kid, my mom had a grater marked "Fels Naptha" in a kitchen drawer. I remarked to her that I found it odd that a *soap* company gave away a *cheese* grater.
That's when she educated me about life before packaged laundry detergents...