Originally Posted by busybee
I can remember my mother using one of those with Sunlight Soap in it for washing up dishes. As the sink is filling you use it to shake the soap around in the hot water and it lathers the water up. I'm not sure if Sunlight Soap is just a NZ name or not but it was a laundry soap here, yellow in colour.
Must be worldwide. I know sunlight was used a lot, especially pre ww2 in Germany, France and the Netherlands.
Making your own was already out of fashion by that time :P
Loads of people stocked up on it back then, and even now stacks of sunlight pop up from under beds when the elderly pass away.
I'd love to start selling them, but can't seem to find a wholesale seller/producer