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Is there another soap that can be used besides Octagon soap? The Octagon soap cost too much on the internet.

By Ronald M.

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July 24, 20110 found this helpful

You can use any clear soap or ivory soap bar works the same. I buy ivory soap three or six at a time. It lasts forever in the pantry. If it gets old it'll be difficult to grate but will still work.

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February 4, 20130 found this helpful

Do not buy on the internet. Most grocery stores and Walmarts sell it now. Afro-Caribbean stores too. You can find it at Shop Rite, Best ways, some drug stores. It usually cost .79 or so - pretty cheap.

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March 1, 20140 found this helpful

I have been looking for octagon for a long time. I used to buy it in Alabama years ago. I thought I was just in the wrong area now BUT alas, Colgate doesn't produce octagon any longer :(

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April 8, 20210 found this helpful

Well to my surprise I didn't know that Octagon soap was not being manufactured & now it's way too expensive!! I looking to buy for my daughter acne&boils problem, my mom made a remedy for acne with this soap..it works too!

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Any suggestions on what soap to substitute? Hopefully cheaper..

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April 9, 20210 found this helpful

Some people recommend using Fels-Naptha, which is still available at most larger stores or online. You should be able to use any basic soap, like Ivory but make sure it doesn't have a lot of additives as that could have mixed results when using.

Good luck and let us know what you decide to use.

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