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Laundry Soap?

Postby Spuzzum » Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:29 am

Hi all!

Just wondering what people do for laundry soap while traveling? I am in Peru for 3 weeks in May and I am not sure if I should bring my own, or is it easier to buy some while I am there?

Thanks!
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Postby ballu » Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:32 am

If you're doing a whole load, most hotels will have a laudry service...just wait until your going to be at a hotel for more than one night. It's pretty cheap in Peru.

For washing in the sink, I've got some of that camping soap that will wash you or your clothes. I don't know where you live, but I bought it at either Canadian Tire or Walmart. I've also used shampoo to wash shirts in the sink.
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Postby little_miss_sunshine » Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:11 pm

Hiya,
depending on the amount of stuff you're taking, you're probably going to find that the laundry service is your best option (there are lots of stand-alone ones in pretty much every town you go to, just ask your guide or someone who lives there) or, as Ballu suggested, campsuds may be the way to go. The kind I took (but never ended up using!) are available here: http://www.sierradawn.com/ if I were you I'd just take my chances and cut down on the luggage.
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Postby vebrinda » Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:56 pm

I am taking Dr. Bronnar's Castile soap, which can be used for both bathing and laundry. I found 2oz bottles at REI in California. It serves two purposes, and I bought only stuff I could wash and dry over night. I will be gone 3 weeks, but have very few clothes, and all are the quick-dry material. Rather bring the 2oz soap than extra clothes to wear or spend time doing laundry. A quick wash-up before bed, and my clothes should be dry by morning.

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Postby PaulTeolis » Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:06 pm

i always bring a biodegradeable liquid soap, called, camping soap!
It's green, goes a long way and you can wash, shave, and shampoo
in hot or cold water. Not to mention...laundry as well

great for those long overland trips.
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Postby Myosotis » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:10 pm

If need be, you may use shampoo to wash clothes in the sink. If it's good for our hair, it is not a danger for our clothes.
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Laundry soap, body soap, hair soap ... it's all the same

Postby Soulohobo » Sat Apr 14, 2007 4:37 pm

I did 2 months backpacking with a bar of Dial which i used for everything. Hair came out great, clothes as clean as you can get them doing them by hand and of course, I smelled sooooo sweet for the first half hour after the shower...lol

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Postby Lilian » Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:51 pm

I used CampSuds while in Africa for 31 days, however, my clothes started smelling bad :| towards the end of the trip. Even though I have sensitive skin, I was able to use CampSuds on my body without any problems. It's very multifunctional. I think I'd use it again, but maybe on a shorter trip. I'd like to write Sierradawn before my next trip this summer and ask for their suggestion.

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