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    Travel Laundry Soap

    Laundry soap tip from Lani's Travelite blog.
    Tom Welch > Mesa, Arizona, USA

    Travel Lite & Smart

    #2
    As an alternative, I use these made by Sea to Summit:

    http://www.altrec.com/images/shop/de.../8.76928_e.jpg

    If you want basically the same product but with a more flowery smell try these from Travelon:


    http://www.packinglight.net/plight/a...JIKBLFF_lg.jpg

    Both have 50 leaves per pack and the plastic package is about the size of a matchbook. Does not need to be in 3-1-1 bag. I find 5-6 leaves per sinkload does the trick.
    Editor--One Bag, One World: News, Reviews & Community for Light Travelers.

    Aeronaut(2), Tri-Star(2) Cadet , Large Cafe Bag, Travel Tray, Travel Money Belt, Absolute Straps(3), Side Effect, Clear Quarter Packing Cubes (2), 3D Organizer Cubes (4), Aeronaut & Tri-Star Packing Cubes, Clear Organizer Wallet, numerous Organizer Pouches,, Guardian Dual Function Light, Vertical Netbook Cache, Nexus 7 Cache, RFID Passport Pouch, numerous Key Straps.

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      #3
      That Charlie's Soap looks really interesting! I like that it appears to be animal-free, as well!

      I've been using detergent leaves.
      Current carry: Super Ego, various pouches, I/O (when shooting). Incorporating the FIELD JOURNAL!!!! Next up on wishlist: S25 and SE (June 2016)

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        #4
        Hearing about Charlie's Soap really makes me want to have my own washing machine.

        Also... So Lani is still alive, after all!

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          #5
          Lani converted her Travelite website to a blog after several years of inactivity...I think she got married or something!!!

          Several other sites that I visit on a regular basis have also converted to a blog. Blogs are easier to keep updated, I think.
          Tom Welch > Mesa, Arizona, USA

          Travel Lite & Smart

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            #6
            Originally posted by Jenne View Post

            I've been using detergent leaves.
            Hi Jenne,

            What are detergent leaves? Are they a plant or a cake of soap?
            Bags: Latest: Pop Tote and Shop Bag (large) ; also have a Co-Pilot, Super Ego (w/cork seatbelt); Aeronaut; Medium Cafe Bag; Large Cafe Bag; Brain Cell; Shop Bag small, (Steel); Packing Cube Shoulder Bag. Accessories: Oh yeah, bunches.
            Sadly Lost to Hazmat: An Imago in Steel/Cork & MCB in Linen/Olive.
            " ...all [that] you have to depend on is yourself and your luggage." - The Luggage Salesman (Joe Versus the Volcano)

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              #7
              Originally posted by ex machina View Post
              Hi Jenne,

              What are detergent leaves? Are they a plant or a cake of soap?
              It's laundry detergent pressed into thin "leaves" (like paper. They're about the size of post-it notes, but thinner.)
              Current carry: Super Ego, various pouches, I/O (when shooting). Incorporating the FIELD JOURNAL!!!! Next up on wishlist: S25 and SE (June 2016)

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                #8
                Originally posted by ex machina View Post
                ,

                What are detergent leaves? Are they a plant or a cake of soap?
                If you click on the links in my posting, you'll see two different brands of detergent "leaves." (They are basiclally the same except for the fragrance.)
                Editor--One Bag, One World: News, Reviews & Community for Light Travelers.

                Aeronaut(2), Tri-Star(2) Cadet , Large Cafe Bag, Travel Tray, Travel Money Belt, Absolute Straps(3), Side Effect, Clear Quarter Packing Cubes (2), 3D Organizer Cubes (4), Aeronaut & Tri-Star Packing Cubes, Clear Organizer Wallet, numerous Organizer Pouches,, Guardian Dual Function Light, Vertical Netbook Cache, Nexus 7 Cache, RFID Passport Pouch, numerous Key Straps.

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                  #9
                  I use a cake of Lush solid shampoo, in a little tin.

                  It works fine on both my hair and my clothes. I use nothing else to handwash silk.

                  Audrey

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                    #10
                    falconea,
                    Do you have a particular lush shampoo bar specifically for laundry or just whatever you're currently using as shampoo/soap?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by bontakun View Post
                      falconea,
                      Do you have a particular lush shampoo bar specifically for laundry or just whatever you're currently using as shampoo/soap?
                      I first tried "Godiva" on my hair but the smell was too strong, so it was relegated to laundry duty. I use "Seanik" on my hair now and wouldn't hesitate to use it on clothes.

                      For travel, the bars last a fantastically long time. I travelled for 3 months with one bar of "Seanik" and still had half of it left when I got home. (It was only used on my hair; that bar of Godiva came along as well for emergency laundry. The perfume in it is also potent enough to cure smelly rooms - bonus!)

                      Audrey

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by fbrown627 View Post
                        If you click on the links in my posting, you'll see two different brands of detergent "leaves." (They are basiclally the same except for the fragrance.)
                        Thanks, I guess calling them 'leaves' as opposed to 'sheets' or 'slips' is a bit o' green marketing.
                        Bags: Latest: Pop Tote and Shop Bag (large) ; also have a Co-Pilot, Super Ego (w/cork seatbelt); Aeronaut; Medium Cafe Bag; Large Cafe Bag; Brain Cell; Shop Bag small, (Steel); Packing Cube Shoulder Bag. Accessories: Oh yeah, bunches.
                        Sadly Lost to Hazmat: An Imago in Steel/Cork & MCB in Linen/Olive.
                        " ...all [that] you have to depend on is yourself and your luggage." - The Luggage Salesman (Joe Versus the Volcano)

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                          #13
                          My friend picked me up two vials of essential oils just for making soap. Added about 10 drops of White Tea smell to 5 gallons and it seemed damn near perfect. If you prefer a particular smell rather than the generic 'clean', this may be a good option for you.I made 3 batches of soap in maybe 15 minutes. That's 30 gallons, total cost for 30 gallons is an estimated $10.Glad you folks have gotten some use out of this.

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