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Most bodily-based stuff is best washed in cold water so that there aren't any residues. I usually pour some detergent on the stain and then throw it in the hamper (in my case the washer in my bathroom until it's full). You can also try making a spray of OxyClean and hot water and spraying that on the stain until you can launder it, or even water and a little bit of dishwashing liquid (hand-dishwashing liquid, like Dawn). Sometimes spraying white vinegar on the stain works,...
Hmm, vinegar doesn't etch anything but soft stones, like marble or grout. Are you sure there wasn't any particles in it? Dishwashing detergents and Jet Dry all have acidic stuff like citric acid in them to help rinse clean.
It seems to only last like 2-4 washloads, I'm guessing.
ACV is used for the body for the different minerals and vitamins in it, white vinegar is cheaper in large quantities and will not stain any surfaces with a nasty brownish stain like ACV will. ACV also has sugars in it, you don't want to clean with it and have different stuff feeding on it (bacteria, dogs licking it, etc). I made a furniture polish with olive oil, white vinegar and lemon and orange essential oils. It does not smell like vinegar at all, so you may want to...
Check these out: What's bad about Bleach http://www.lesstoxicguide.ca/index.asp? About Vinegar - these are similar, but you get the point http://www.care2.com/channels/solutions/home/164 http://www.dirtdoctor.com/view_question.php?id=1318 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinegar http://frugalliving.about.com/cs/tips/a/vinegar.htm
Use the original amount of baking soda, pour white vinegar in your rinse-aid dispenser (where Jet Dry would go into).
Wash the clothes with plenty of white vinegar. Vinegar can take off any finishes. Hopefully it doesn't have any painted decorations on it, it will eat that off too - but vinegar should remove the finish and clean your baby's clothes. For regular laundry, you can just wash your baby's clothing in baking soda (the gentlest for babies!).
Unless you're dealing with grout or marble or hard porous stones, you can use full strength white vinegar to disinfect surfaces.
I second the Dawn hand-dishwashing liquid and then super-conditioning her hair. You can add some hair oil to her hair the next day to keep her hair soft (rub 2 drops of oil and rub into her hair from ears down -- use a wide-toothed comb to comb through).
Using baking soda with your regular shampoo helps make it look fuller - and just condition the ends of your hair. Adding oat flour or better yet, the oat flour water (it turns into, slightly slimy cloudy water) to your shampoo also helps. You can also look for thickening shampoos that contain silk protein or oat flour (ingredient list may say Avena sativa). Be careful of too much stuff though - too much 'thickening' stuff may weigh down your hair too and make it look...
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