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#31 of 38 Old 02-02-2009, 03:04 AM
 
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The best for nose wiping, hands down, is bamboo velour. BETTER than actual tissues.
Yeah that! I bought some bamboo velour to make some, but buy some from her if you don't sew!
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About applying toner with a cloth that you wash: My washing machine has a warning on it that washing things saturated with alcohol (rubbing or drinking type) can cause the machine to catch fire. I don't know how that works or how much alcohol it would take, but that keeps me from using washable cloths with anything that contains alcohol. Some toners do.

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I use Norwex toothbrushes. Not only do they have replaceable heads, they also contain silver in the bristles so that they disinfect themselves within 3 hours of using and you don't even have to use toothpaste with them unless you want to.

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I would like an alternative to plastic toothbrushes...anyone? Even if it has to be disposable, there's the health/safety issue - especially for DS who really likes to chew on his toothbrush.[/QUOTE]
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About applying toner with a cloth that you wash: My washing machine has a warning on it that washing things saturated with alcohol (rubbing or drinking type) can cause the machine to catch fire. I don't know how that works or how much alcohol it would take, but that keeps me from using washable cloths with anything that contains alcohol. Some toners do.
ALcohol evaporates very quickly. As long as the fabric is dry before you put it in the washer there is no alcohol left to cause a fire. Just dont put a freshly used one in the wash.

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We had old t-shirts I couldn't donate, too messed up, so I cut them up for tissue and TP.

As for the q-tips, as long as you buy the paper ones you can compost them Even the paper tissues can be composted if the DPs aren't keen on cloth.

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I am so going to cut up some old clothing and make hankies and napkins. I don't know why I haven't done this already, but you ladies have definitely lit a fire under my britches.

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I've been thinking about the disposable issue with cotton balls. I use a cotton ball everyday (to put toner on my face), and I want to stop! Should I just use a piece of flannel/fleece instead?
What about those cloth pads that come in powder compacts? I know you can buy them in multipacks by themselves, and they seem to survive washing just fine, ime.

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About applying toner with a cloth that you wash: My washing machine has a warning on it that washing things saturated with alcohol (rubbing or drinking type) can cause the machine to catch fire. I don't know how that works or how much alcohol it would take, but that keeps me from using washable cloths with anything that contains alcohol. Some toners do.
As Dakota's Mom says, the alcohol will have evaporated by the time the cloth gets to the washer. Seriously though, that warning is there so people don't try to wash gasoline-soaked shop rags or similar.

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