I hated MIR dish washing soap. It wasn’t because it was a bad soap; it probably was very good at what it was advertised for. What I could not stand was sitting at my Grandmother’s tiny kitchen table eating lunch or dinner and staring at the Yellow bottle ( it came in a few colours) while I ate as it stood as a loan sentinel on the side of the sink caked in dry soap. My Grandmother always the dishes done and the stove stoked but she never seemed to clean off that bottle– and that bottle looked like a wax candle after a week.
However I had no idea now or way back then that women used dish soap to get rid of greasy hair. Apparently, it has been going on since Little House on the Prairie.
ild Poppy—Oh…do I remember this! And the same way my mother pronounced “mirror.”
Darlene MacDonaldThis was the best shampoo ever!
Linda Seccaspina— shampoo????? really? My grandmother used it to wash dishes.. tell me more..
Darlene MacDonald Linda Seccaspina Yes this was our everyday dish washing liquid soap. When shampoo was scarce we used this as well.
Dawn Jones Darlene MacDonald yep. Made your hair clean! And no conditioner in those days!
Peggy ByrneTwo to a package – was a deal
Karen Smith Darlene MacDonald I can barely remember it, jeez so long ago.
Wild Poppy Dawn Jones still remember the nice smell of Mir.
Sandra HoustonMy Nanny used this dish soap
Kathy DevlinIn a house of 4 females we often ran out of shampoo and used sunlight dish soap. No greasy hair in our house but lots of shine!
Darlene MacDonald Lila Leach-James It was dish detergent. We used it as both
Bev Fergusson Darlene MacDonald so did we when needed. Those were days of making do with what you had!
Brenda BridgewaterYes dish soap Lila you don’t remember guess you didn’t do dishes !!!!
Lila Leach-James Brenda Bridgewater oh Jesus and had to bring the water up from the pump house! Glad those days are behind me! Yes, I guess we used it for shampoo also
Donna SmithMy mom used this didnt care for the smell myself
Kayla GleesonI remember these, my mom made crafts with them
Kayla Gleeson Linda Seccaspina I remember them with doll heads on them??
Russ ThompsonTasted like crap lol
D Christopher VaughanYou shouldn’t have said that word then.
I will Wash Your Mouth Out with Soap!
Remember Halo Shampoo?
Peter McCallum — From Brown and Wylie Mill Employee to The King of Mack’s No Rub Laundry Soap
As the Cell Phone Turns – a Soap Opera
How Many Times Should You Bathe?
When Everything Else Fails…
Linda Seccaspina · November 16, 2021 From Stuart McIntosh this morning. My Aunt Ethel McIntosh Ramsbottom recalled helping her grandmother making soap. “ They saved hardwood ashes in a barrel in the winter and in the spring the barrel was set on a base so that the edge was out over it. A hole was bored in the side of the barrel near the bottom and an iron pot set on the ground under the barrel. The boys and I carried water and put it on the ashes, and as it leached the ashes, the lye collected in the iron pot. This was put in an iron cooler along with water and grease, and boiled over a fire most of the day. It had to be stirred often, a tedious job as the cooler was set on a stone foundation with a hollow under the fire. We used a stick(often a broom handle for stirring the soap. When it was cooled enough, we put out the fire and put salt and water in the soap and left it till the next morning. At that time it would be firm enough to cut into bars and these would be set out on boards in the shed to harden.
From Jane Stewart