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Octagon was a popular brand of bar laundry soap. However, it no longer being manufactured. It's expensive, but if you really need to own Octagon bar laundry soap, you can still purchase some here.
Fels-Naptha is still available and much cheaper. Here you can get a single bar for less than $5 and with Free Shipping.
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Where can I get Octagon soap in Raleigh, North Carolina?
Hi - in Florida this can be found at Walmart Stores, Winn Dixie, Publics, Dollar Store and more. Pretty common here so some of your other stores may carry it. Was there a particular reason you were needing this type of soap as it is kinda strong (for me).
Maybe someone could help with a problem with a similar type of soap?
Where can I buy Octagon bar soap in Charlotte, North Carolina?
By Mary J
Here in Lexington, I get mine at Food Lion.
As of some time in 2013, I had read that production had ceased for Octagon soap. Those who like it and can still find it might want to stock up.
I love Octagon All-Purpose soap and have a hard time finding it. The last time I bought Octagon Soap Bar was in a hardware store in Black Mountain, NC. I have been trying to find it closer to home in SC, but have had no luck so far.
I have (50)bars of Octagon soap,make me an offer for all or part,I am in Butler Pa. phone is 724-283-9133
do u still have the oxygen soap
10 bars @ $5 each , $50 plus shipping
Hi there, I live in Upstate New York, and it's not sold here, unless I go online, which it is much too expensive. How much did you pay for each bar, and then tack on another 20%...?
Do you still have the Octagon soap?
I would like to purchase octagon soap. Need to know where to purchase it via internet
I would like to purchase 5 bars of octagon soap. Would you let me know how much it would be with shipping?
Is there a phone number where I can call to order Octagan soap?
By Charles from AL
Since Octagon soap is no longer made it has become a "collectors"
item and can sometimes be found on auction sites. Some people have reported finding a rare bar at a "bent N dent" store or an older small grocery store. I am afraid that Octagon soap has become a thing of the past.
Maybe someone else has some ideas?
Is there any place in North Carolina or South Carolina that sells Octagon soap?
you can buy it on amazon
Buy it on Amazon or eBay and save yourself time.
Here is a link:
Many people do not know that Octagon Soap is no longer produced and cannot usually be found in any normal places/stores where soap is sold.
And - just in case someone reading this thinks the prices are outrageous and nobody would pay that for a single bar of soap - here is a link to the recently sold bars on eBay:
I need to buy Octagon soap asap! It is great for getting rid of redbugs/chiggers, but my local store said it isn't made anymore. If not, does anyone know of something else that can be used. Itchy!
By Debi D.
Here's one place you can buy it:
Hi - I found some at a local "bent & dent" store. Keep looking at any store you visit and you may get lucky.
(just checked the Vermont store link and this is not currently available.)
I have seen it on Amazon but it is very expensive. It is not only good to get rid of redbugs but will really get all the hair spray etc out of your hair. It isn't as strong as it seems. You can even wash poison ivy with it an not rinse it off. I love it and am clinging to the last little bit of my last bar. I wish Colgate would start back making it. Maybe we should all write them.
Where can I find Octagon soap for laundry and household uses in Jackson, MS?
I have seen it at one of our grocery stores. Try one that isn't a large chain store.
Hope you can find it!
I couldn't find any in Jackson, but have found it here online.
I hope this helps you.
Where might I find Octagon soap in my home town of Columbia, Mississippi?
By Carol Lee
I found it online at 'Soaps Gone Buy' It is made by Colgate.
Our local "Giant Food Store" in VA has Octagon soap on its shelves, try your grocery stores and if they do not have it, ask them if they would order some for you, never know, they just must accommodate your request. Good luck.
I have looked everywhere for Octagon soap. Where can I find it around Rock Creek, Alabama? I"ve tried Walmart, drug stores, hardware, and feed and grain stores. Help please.
It is no longer being made. Your best bet at this point is to check little mom and pop stores, and little holes-in-the-wall, and stock up when you see it. You can also do a google search from time to time to see if anyone has resurrected it but as recently as a year ago it was no longer manufactured.
I live in the Richmond Virginia area, where can I find Octagon soap?
Hello! Unfortunately Octagon soap had ceased production-your best bet locally would be to find a small family-owned store that may have some left. I have seen it available on Amazon-for an insanely high price per bar. Time to start searching for a good substitute.
Where can I buy Octagon soap in Madison, Florida?
By Annie Jo
I just read something about Octagon soap on another website a few hours ago...bad news, you may not find it anywhere local, it is no longer made. I did see it on Amazon though and it was really expensive! Best bet, check small obscure stores and buy all you see. I was so disappointed, I had plans to use that the next time I made laundry soap. Good luck!
I am looking for Octagon Soap in Maryland. Anyone know where I can find it?
By Jean L.
I think I have seen it at Giant food stores, possibly at Kmart as well. It is usually in the laundry aisle instead of with other bar soaps in the personal care aisle.
Where can I find Octagon soap in Killeen Texas?
I'm not from Texas, but try a hardware store. Better yet, call first around to different stores. That way you'll save time & gas. Good Luck. : )
I recently heard about Colgate Octagon all-purpose laundry bar soap. It sounds very close to my grandma's favorite, Fels Naptha. I still have some of her Fels, but I'd like to try Octagon. I checked out Colgate's website and they don't even mention that they make it anymore. At the least, I would think there might be a, "find in your local store" kind of click-on. Is there somewhere in the Phoenix area I can buy it or am I stuck with ordering online only (e.g. at Amazon, etc.)?
By Terri T.
You can order it at Soaps Gone By. My dear friend Julia told me about it. They send you your order pretty quick. You can buy other soaps there too.
I am trying to find Octagon soap at wholesale prices.
You can buy by the case at soapsgonebuy.com not sure if that is what you want.
What are its ingredients?
By Bill from Dartmouth, MA
Where can I buy Octagon soap in Cumberland, Maryland?
Where can I buy Octagon soap in Houston, Texas?
By Donnie E.
Where can I find and buy Octagon soap in Birmingham, Alabama 35218?
Where can I buy Octagon soap in the Stataesboro, Savannah, GA area?
By James D.
Where can I purchase Octagon soap in Philadelphia?
Where can I find Octagon soap in Houston, Texas?
By Greer from Houston, TX
Where can I get Octagon bar soap in Phoenix, Arizona?
By Blake A.
Does anyone know where I can find octagon soap in Charlotte, North Carolina?
Where can I buy Octagon soap near Savannah, Georgia?
By Bernie from Savannah, GA
I am searching for Octagon soap in the New York City area. Any suggestions?
I cannot find Octagon soap anywhere in Atlanta Georgia. Please help me to find that soap anywhere in Georgia soon. I need it for health reasons. Thank you. Please give me information that could help me in other states also.
By Cassandras from Atlanta, GA
Where can I find octagon soap in Newburgh, New York?
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I live in Morehead City, Carteret county, North Carolina. I'm looking for Octagon soap. Who in my area has it?
I found mine at our dollar store. Call around and ask if they carry it. I also bought some and other hard to find things at: soapsgonebuy.com (10/11/2010)
I find mine at Food Lion in Lexington, N.C. You can also try Dollar General.
Patricia in Lexington, NC (10/13/2010)
I live in Hubert so I know that the Food Lion in Swansboro has it. (10/18/2010)
I would like to know which stores in the Richmond, VA area sell Octagon soap?
By Wanda from Richmond, VA
Here;s a catalog source for Octagon soap:
Type in Octagon soap in the search box, then click on the photo. (07/23/2010)
I just bought some (tonight) at the Food Lion on Staples Mill. I was actually looking for Fels Naptha. Let me know if you see any. (07/29/2010)
Where in my area can I get octagon soap?
By Jeanette from Corfu, NY
I found mine at the "Dollar Store". (06/19/2010)
Where can I find Colgate Octagon soap in my area?
By BRENDA from Uniontown, PA
Call grocery and Dollar stores. They should have it, good luck. (02/15/2010)
Wal-Mart sells it in NC. You could try checking there, maybe they can order it for you. (02/15/2010)
I've read about Lye soap helping with acne problems, but this soap has been difficult to find. What retailers sell Octagon soap?
Susana from , Los Angeles, CA
I've seen it occasionally in Big Lots. (11/23/2007)
By joan pecsek
We have it here in Eastern NC in the local Piggly Wiggly. (11/28/2007)
Go to: soapsgonebuy.com. Go here, it is much less expensive then Vermont Country Store. (11/28/2007)
It's made by the Colgate-Palmolive company. You can look for their address online, or the consumer affairs phone number on the wrapper is: 1-800-221-4607.
Have you tried making a homemade lye soap or looking for someone who does? You can usually find it at craft fairs pretty cheap. Sometimes they call it pioneer soap, old-fashioned homemade soap, or the like. (11/28/2007)
I live in Atlanta, GA. I grew up using Octagon soap for household uses. We always had a bar on hand. I have purchased the soap from Kroger grocery Stores, Winn Dixie, and a local chain Wayfield Foods. (11/29/2007)
I found it at Food Lion. (04/16/2008)
In Alabama, I buy it at Piggly Wiggly for 68 cents a bar. (06/19/2008)
By Judy Murray
It is at ShopRite supermarket in W. Babylon, NY. It is great for cleaning paint brushes and for poison ivy. (08/11/2008)
By LFK 643 Guest
Great soap and works like a charm if you have any outdoor activities, bathe with this if you get bad bug bites, chigger bites and you will stop itching.
Piggly Wiggly sells this. My mother was a home economics teacher and taught all her students to use this soap for all kinds of things. (01/10/2009)
I live about 30 minutes west of Augusta in Warrenton and I found it for $.89 at IGA. Hope this helps. There are IGAs in Harlem, Grovetown, and Thomson that I know of, so I'm sure there should be one in Augusta.
I buy it at a local, small IGA for 65 cents. I use Octagon for laundry stains, handwashing and many other uses. I love this soap. (12/19/2009)