If not, how about doing a little experimenting? Get "soft" cream cheese, beat in heavy cream until it has the consistency of whipped topping, then add a very small amount of sugar.
Dear Anne and Nan: I am trying to locate a supplier of a new chemical-free insecticide called Insectigone, which is made from diatomaceous earth. I have inquired at hardware stores and nurseries without success. - Corinne Hood, Alhambra, Calif.
We couldn't find Insectigone, either. However, from the clipping you enclosed, it looks to us as if Insectigone is simply 100 percent diatomaceous earth that has been packaged in a plastic bottle with a pointed nose.
Why not just buy the DE and put it into a bottle yourself? If you can't find diatomaceous earth in your area, you can order it from Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, Box 2209, Grass Valley, Calif. 95945 (916-272-4769). A 5-pound bag costs $9.95, plus shipping and handling.
Their catalog explains that diatomaceous earth "is composed of the fossilized shells of tiny water-dwelling organisms called diatoms which, when ground, have microscopically fine sharp edges which desiccate insects on contact or kill when digested by insects. Use a mask when applying to avoid breathing the dust."
Other uses for soap scraps: William Keller of Streamwood, Ill., writes: ''Soak the scraps in a bowl of water deep enough to cover until semi-soft.
Put the wet pieces into a cloth (I use a washcloth) and squeeze into a ball. The ball will have an odd shape, but after a few uses it's washed into a nice smooth ball."
Beth Avery of Baton Rouge, La., suggests stabbing a bath sponge with a knife and inserting the soap slivers deep into the slit. "Every speck of soap will get used," she writes. "This is especially helpful for people with arthritis, who tend to drop slippery bath bars."