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Products from Yesteryear

I recently visited The Vermont Country Store which has been around since 1946 and specializing in products from yesteryear.  This place is really neat and makes for a super fun road trip.

I picked up several things that I remember from my childhood and others that looked interesting to try.

Pinaud Clubman Talc: This is sold as a man’s talc but I loved the men’s cologne scent.  They’ve been making men’s grooming products since 1810.

Jubilee Kitchen Wax: I remembered this from somewhere in my childhood.  I’ve been using it regularly and it’s great.  Love the smell too.

Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Soap: This glycerin and coconut oil soap has been around since 1839.  I can’t wait to try it.

Bear Leather Dressing: I keep my shoes forever so I’m always looking for quality cleaning products.  This one cleans, waterproofs, and gives super shine!

Fels-Naptha Laundry Soap: I remember this from my childhood also.  It smells incredible!  I’ve been using on stains and it works great.  I might have to keep this stuff in stock.

Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover:  I had never heard of this but the bottle says, “one drop removes oil, grease, paint, make-up, grass, clay, ink, blood, baby food, tar, coffee, rust, beta dine, pet stains, and fabric bleed.”  I’m looking forward to giving it a try.

Moisturizing Vaseline Soap: They say this is a favored product amongst hard-working farmers.  If it’s good enough for farmers, it should be good enough for me.  Has an old-fashioned granny smell which I like.

Nail Buffing Cream: This super creamy, buffing cream gives super high shine to nails.  Great little product and will last for ages since you only need a little.  Smells medicinal.

Vinolia Soap: This was the soap in the first-class cabins on the Titanic.  I haven’t used this yet but it smells very nice, has a lemony, citrus scent.

Fade-Out Cream: A UK brand.  I haven’t tried this yet but I’m always looking for a good fade cream to keep the spots at bay and reduce pigmentation.

Tangee Lipstick: Women have been using this formulation of Tangee lipstick for over 70 years.  I was intrigued to try it because of its history but as soon as I smelled it, I recognized it right away.  Either my mother, grandmother or aunt used this.  It has a distinct smell.  It’s bright orange in the tube but adapts to each individual woman’s pH and changes color.  It’s a bright, sheer pink on me and I like it.  Neat little product!

Tangee Blush: A coral shade that also adapts to each individual skin tone, very nice!

No-Crack Super Hand Cream: The store is chalked full of rich hand creams and balms.  I tested several and this was one of the thickest they had.  Despite the no-frills packaging, it does exactly what it says.  I’ve been using it on my elbows and it’s working where others haven’t.  It’s been around for 60 years.

I also bought some cheese and candy and promptly gobbled it up.

Buy online and order a catalog through their website.  And before you think they are completely “old-fashioned,” note that they sell sex toys under Sexual Wellness.  Rock on.

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