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Why does my Liquid Soap Flakes look different?

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We are often contacted by people asking why their Liquid Soap Flakes looks a different colour to their previous bottle, or is of a different consistency. Some even return them to the store they bought them from, fearing they are 'faulty' or watered down. The explanation is relatively simple and the reason why many people love our 'Clean & Natural' range - they are produced from plant based nat...
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Traditional laundry methods alive and well at The Vintage Wash House

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Linda Peake set up The Vintage Wash House at Skipton’s Handpicked Hall in May of 2013. The shop is now located at 12 High Street, Skipton BD23 1JZ. The 1940s-inspired store sells nostalgic homeware gifts and a range of traditional cleaning and laundry products. From her store, complete with authentic washboard and mangle, and blitz-style paper-tape crosses on the windows, Linda demonstr...
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Why gentle doesn’t mean weak.

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Liquid Soap Flakes are really taking off in the UK now that word is spreading. It's not just older generations that were brought up on soap flakes in their younger days - a whole new audience is enjoying the benefits of a laundry liquid that is gentle enough to wash waterproof clothing without removing the protective layer or affecting the breathability. There's no need to waste money on expensive...
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Where have dry Soap Flakes gone?

You may well have noticed that the original dry soap flakes are no longer available on our website and are increasingly hard to find in stores. Dri-Pak was the last remaining manufacturer of Soap Flakes - including the Lux brand. The machine that 'flakes' the soap was made by Vickers and is now well over 100 years old. Not only has it reached the end of its service life, it is extremely ine...
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The Many Uses of White Vinegar

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Dri-Pak’s White Vinegar is one of the most versatile and economical products you can have on hand. Come and discover some key ways to put that bottle to good use! There are different types of vinegar, but generally, White Vinegar is recommended for laundry and cleaning because it reduces the risk of staining fabrics and surfaces, plus it’s relatively cheap. So how does it work? This mildly ac...
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Get Ready For Your Next Grunge Match!

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  We move mountains of laundry each week and expect that our clothes are clean and fresh. However, a recent study by public health experts featured in the Daily Mail, found that laundry washed at 40 degrees Celsius has only 14 per cent fewer germs. Read the article here and see what others are saying. The study also found that one in four items of clothing washed at 40 degrees contain ...
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Wimbledon Whites!

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We can’t get enough of centre court action at the moment! If you’ve caught tennis fever and can’t wait to get out onto the courts to practice your backhand but your tennis whites are looking a little worse for wear, don’t worry our handy tips will have you back volleying like Murray in no time. Tennis Whites Keeping you whites whiter than white can be an ongoing battle, but luckily the f...
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Soda Crystals – The Facts!

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Soda Crystals are one of the most versatile cleaning and laundry products on the market. They're safe and economical, and have been used for hundreds of years, but some people are still confused about what they are and how they can be used. That's why we've put together a few facts about our beloved Soda Crystals...  WHO? Soda Crystals also go by the name ‘Washing Soda’, or if you’d like t...
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Traditional and Economical: How products from yesteryear can help you save money!

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Why being thrifty is no longer seen as being 'mean' There is a wealth of money saving hints and thrifty ideas around to help us weather these austere times, but this is not the first time the people of Britain have had to tighten their belts and be careful with their pennies! During the Second World War, British families had to carefully plan their outgoings and ‘make do...
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Top 5 Student Cleaning Tips!

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Let’s be honest, student accommodation doesn’t have a great reputation for being kept clean and tidy, but by using some old-fashioned cleaning tips your Grandma would be proud of, and some cheap and cheerful products, you can have your new student digs looking like a palace in no time! Here’s how to tackle the most common student cleaning tasks quickly and cheaply! 1. Blocked, smelly sinks are aw...
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