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Some blondes prefer white vinegar or lemon juice, but ACV smells better than white vinegar and has some good benefits on skin/scalp. Also, ACV is surely made of apples, whereas some white vinegars are made with other products (corn is ok, petroleum is not). Other people have tried other vinegars, like fruit vinegars and balsamic!
Check these two threads - hopefully they'll help give you ideas. http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=569661 http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=570070
If it's wool-based, I wouldn't dunk the entire thing in water. Spot-clean any tell tale spots with some mild laundry soap and water (using a damp washcloth). Then, taking a clean washcloth or sock, soak that in water, and wring it so that it's not dripping. It should be wet/damp. Add a teaspoon of white vinegar to this cloth. Add any essential oils to that cloth, like lavender tea tree or lemon essential oil (it's a light color if it has color at all), or the...
Warm water on a damp cloth should work but this may help too, look at this link: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=571327
True soapmaking isn't melt and pour, but you can buy castile soap online, which is a good melt and pour base (that would save time, but not necessarily money. Then again, materials for good olive oil soap can be high-cost). As for molds, you don't have to really purchase any that are necessarily just for soap, that can get pricey. Look for hard plastic cups, flexible boxes, small food storage containers, anything that will hold warm liquids and when it's set, you can...
No need for bleach on blood, seriously! I thought blood was the hardest thing to remove too for a long time. It's actually one of the easiest stains to remove, but only if you use cold water. Milk and blood are best washed with cold water. I promise I abandoned my Shout because I ran out and I got lazy and then I got creative. Never used it since. I just put a little of my detergent (I use Arm and Hammer liquid detergent - no perfume/dyes) on the stain. If I feel like...
Finally a MAN in our forum. : I'm a tomboy at heart and I needed somebody to side with me on stuff Anyway, you will find detailed instructions on how to no-poo in this thread, and special instructions on how to deal with curly or fine hair: http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...=1#post5358746 You can do no-poo washing a few different ways: (NOTE: with starting no poo, you need to prep your hair, as recommended by ME . You'll have better results and I...
I have serious uterine issues and bleed to death - you need to wash anything with blood in it with cold water. You will not have a trace of anything on your clothing. I don't even use Oxy for bloody stuff, I use baking soda and some detergent.
If it were me and I had a kid, I would try to make a gentle soap concoction to wipe the kid off after he/she poops - e.coli from poop can definitely get near the genitalia and cause all kinds of problems, especially urinary tract infections. You CAN train a baby to poop at certain times or at least know when he's about to go - there's some online links for that and they do that in Asian countries all the time.
You can make a "pledge" type polish with olive oil and white vinegar and buff it off. If you have some issues with things being ingrained, you can use some very runny baking soda and water (try warm water so that the glue comes off) paste first and then wipe clean with a damp rag and use your homemade pledge to moisturize the table.
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