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Author Topic: Calgon! (Did it clean shirts or take you away?)  (Read 1154 times)

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Calgon! (Did it clean shirts or take you away?)
« on: June 23, 2011, 08:20:15 AM »
I just finished a particularly exhausting class for the year.  
And thought "Calgon, take me away."
Then I remembered, "Ancient chinese secret."

So what was it, two different products?  Corrosive laundry soap, or luxurious bath oil?  Never saw Calgon in my house, growing up.  

A forgotten riddle from my youth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvE65VOcAL0


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Re: Calgon! (Did it clean shirts or take you away?)
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011, 01:08:47 PM »
I just finished a particularly exhausting class for the year.  
And thought "Calgon, take me away."
Then I remembered, "Ancient chinese secret."

So what was it, two different products?  Corrosive laundry soap, or luxurious bath oil?  Never saw Calgon in my house, growing up.  

A forgotten riddle from my youth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvE65VOcAL0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjNRXfRXnoc

Actually, it wasn't a laundry soap or detergent, but a brand.  The original product was / is a water softening agent, that removes calcium from water (Calcium Gone).  Removing the calcium helps detergents work better.  It later branched into a line of bath oils and beauty products -- does anyone remember Calgon bath beads?  Then the different Calgon products were sold off to different companies.

I remember my Mom having a box of Calgon water softener in the laundry room, right next to the bottle of Sta-Flo liquid starch.  The bath beads were in the bathroom, of course, but I don't remember anyone ever using them.

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Re: Calgon! (Did it clean shirts or take you away?)
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2011, 02:15:16 PM »
Ah Ha, the ancient chinese secret revealed!  Thanks man.

Now tell me this, is Palmolive more than just mild? Cause you're soaking in it!
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Re: Calgon! (Did it clean shirts or take you away?)
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2011, 07:24:30 PM »
Actually, it wasn't a laundry soap or detergent, but a brand.  The original product was / is a water softening agent, that removes calcium from water (Calcium Gone).  Removing the calcium helps detergents work better.  It later branched into a line of bath oils and beauty products -- does anyone remember Calgon bath beads?  Then the different Calgon products were sold off to different companies.

I remember my Mom having a box of Calgon water softener in the laundry room, right next to the bottle of Sta-Flo liquid starch.  The bath beads were in the bathroom, of course, but I don't remember anyone ever using them.

Regards,

Henry



         I LOVED  Calgon in the TUB !   

                     Now we use Vaseline  Bathe beads  , I like Ocean Breeze.

                    A cup of Baking Soda in the tub takes me away  also  ;)


                       @ Mecch I  use Palmolive  Dish soap  for my Bubble bathe  :o


                                                                Weasel , The Bath Tub Queen
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Re: Calgon! (Did it clean shirts or take you away?)
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2011, 11:51:08 PM »
I remember my Mom using Epsom salts in baths a lot when I was a kid, too.  They sound so old-fashioned, but they are supposedly good for sore muscles.  They are just magnesium sulfate. 

Palmolive:  After all of those years hawking Palmolive dishwashing liquid, I heard that Madge started doing commercials for Depends undergarments.  But she still used the same slogan:  You're soaking in it now!   :P







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Re: Calgon! (Did it clean shirts or take you away?)
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2011, 06:50:28 AM »
Palmolive:  After all of those years hawking Palmolive dishwashing liquid, I heard that Madge started doing commercials for Depends undergarments.  But she still used the same slogan:  You're soaking in it now!   :P



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Re: Calgon! (Did it clean shirts or take you away?)
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2011, 03:18:31 PM »
Somehow I was thinking this was a thread about bath salts  :-X

But thanks for the memories about Calgon, Palmolive, and ancient chinese secrets.
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