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UPDATED: Where to buy our traditional cleaning & laundry products

Linda and Phil Peake of the Vintage Wash House, Skipton
Here is a list of some of the retailers of our products Download our list of: Retailers   Soda Crystals Soda Crystals are readily available in most supermarkets and many other retail outlets, either in the laundry or cleaning section. Sometimes they are sold under the retailers own brand. Be aware that if they are sold in a plastic bottle, they are NOT Soda Crystals, but soda ash...
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Your waterproof clothing may not be ‘green’, but how you care for it can be

Waterproof clothing
It seems ironic that people that are interested in getting close to nature in the outdoors are actually relying on waterproof clothing that may have used environmentally damaging chemicals in their production. Charities such as Greenpeace are concerned about the use of PFCs in the manufacture of outdoor gear. Here are details of the research, but it's not for the faint hearted.  For a more user-fr...
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Why gentle doesn’t mean weak.

A waterproof jacket after cleaning with Liquid Soap Flakes
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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Try some of our Traditional Products for free from Ocado

  Four of our most popular traditional cleaning & laundry products are now available from Ocado for Home delivery. The products include Soda Crystals, Liquid Soap Flakes, Bicarbonate of Soda and Citric Acid. Until the end of July, Ocado are offering a voucher code worth £15, so in essence, you could get all four products for free, so long as you spend £80. Simply add the p...
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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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Ready Steady Snow!

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    If you’re taking to the slopes for a skiing or snowboarding holiday this year, here are some tips on how to keep your gear fresh and gleaming. Did You Know?   Waterproof garments have a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) layer on the surface. Washing them with regular detergents can remove this layer which unfortunately, stops the garment from repelling water, leaving it ...
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Want to sell your home? Get cleaning!

New survey lists the top factors that could prevent your home from selling. A recent survey has found that after poor energy efficiency rating and out of date bathrooms/kitchens, the biggest factor that would put people off is a home that needs cleaning! The thing is, it's not just a question of giving the house a quick 'blitz' before someone comes round. Not only will your home smell of polis...
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Packaging and the environment

Liquid Soap Flakes
One of our Facebook followers has recently raised some very interesting points about the packaging we use - with particular regard to Soda Crystals and Liquid Soap Flakes. Soda Crystals and the old 'dry' soap flakes used to be supplied in a cardboard box. Soda Crystals are actually a 'wet' product and the reason why they can go hard if they reach over 32oC. The water content would seep out of a...
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How to Remove Sunscreen Stains

Mother applying sunscreen to daughter at beach
If you’re going to be out in the sun, you have to protect your skin – it’s as simple as that. The only downside is that the oils, colours and active ingredients in some sunscreens can stain your clothes. Now you can say goodbye to even the most stubborn of these stains with these easy stain removal tips. Treating Fresh Marks and Spills Remove excess cream from the garment with a kitchen knife ...
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Ensure Your Cycling Kit Delivers Peak Performance

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Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy some cycling. When you do however, seasoned cyclists will tell you that you should be prepared for some crazy weather - one minute it’s raining, the next minute the sun’s out! So it’s best to be prepared by taking some tried and tested gear with you. We recommend gloves, arm warmers and light rain jackets – all perfect for rigging up or taking off easily...
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