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Re: "Miracle" products
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2010, 06:29:56 PM »
Bon Ami!  Nothing, and I do mean nothing, could get my ancient kitchen sink clean.  Not Soft Scrub with bleach, not baking soda and vinegar, not bleach soaks.  A friend brought over some Bon Ami for me to try on the thing, and I barely even had to scrub.  Sparkling white in seconds.  I nearly fell over dead.

Olive oil and castor oil for skin--both cleansing (face) and moisturizing.  The castor oil penetrates deep into the skin, and the olive oil is really good for it.  Together, they're unbeatable.


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« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2010, 06:30:08 PM »

I've recently discovered Borax.  We have city water but it's pretty harsh. Borax is supposed to help soften the water and make the detergent work better.  I've definitely noticed a difference in the laundry.  We also throw a scoop into the dishwasher and even the dishes look better.


I'm also a fan of Borax.  Calgon Water Softener (the powder stuff) is also great at softening water & boosting detergent's effectiveness  Borax has lots of other uses too.  http://www.20muleteamlaundry.com/about

I love that stuff.  It does just as good a job as oxyclean for laundry booster and it's much cheaper.  It's great for killing bugs (fleas especially).  

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Re: "Miracle" products
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2010, 06:52:25 PM »
My miracle product? Oh, the portrait in my attic, I suppose.

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Re: "Miracle" products
« Reply #34 on: December 13, 2010, 07:02:48 PM »
I see the order information, but what exactly are they?  Little pieces of soap?  I'm not able to tell.  ???


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« Reply #35 on: December 13, 2010, 07:24:41 PM »
I see the order information, but what exactly are they?  Little pieces of soap?  I'm not able to tell.  ???



Google seems to indicate that they are actual nuts from a tree that work as a surfactant, good for laundry soap.

There's a wealth of information out there and lots of places to buy them online, but I can't say I've ever seen them for sale, and I do a lot of organic/health food store-type shopping.

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« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2010, 08:02:00 PM »
Yay! I found more homemade-beauty-product junkies!  ;)

Honey, for me.  Honey in my tea to coat my throat.  Honey in my facial scrub to moisturize my skin. Diluted honey to fade my age spots. Honey and EVOO to lighten my hair before I henna it...

I also do the no-shampoo thing (yes, I'm a member of TLHC, thanks to another member of this forum who got me started on it) and I haven't used shampoo in nearly 3 years -- the only times I use even a little are when I'm clarifying my hair right before a henna treatment, and even then it's mostly conditioner.

Also a big fan of apple cider vinegar, as a chelating treatment for my hair, as a cleaning product, etc...


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Re: "Miracle" products
« Reply #37 on: December 13, 2010, 08:13:48 PM »
My miracle product? Oh, the portrait in my attic, I suppose.

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« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2010, 09:00:31 PM »
Ah ha!  Cathy, I just knew it couldn't possibly be taking care of yourself, sunscreen, eating right, exercise, and good skin care! 
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Re: "Miracle" products
« Reply #39 on: December 13, 2010, 09:12:17 PM »
I see the order information, but what exactly are they?  Little pieces of soap?  I'm not able to tell.  ???



They are actually nuts. Yes, I feel odd throwing nuts in with the laundry, but they do work. You can also cook them down in a pot and use the liquid (though it spoils after a week unless you can it). I can it in batches that last a week or two (I use it for shampoo, general cleaning, dishes and laundry so I can go through a fair amount).

It seems to work as well as vinegar without as much scent.
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Re: "Miracle" products
« Reply #40 on: December 13, 2010, 09:55:59 PM »
What are soap nuts??

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Re: "Miracle" products
« Reply #41 on: December 13, 2010, 10:36:11 PM »
I can't believe it hasn't been mentioned yet...Epsom Salt.

Great to wash/condition hair with.  Use alone or mix with shampoo/conditioner.
Great to exfoliate/soften face with...mix with a little face cleanser or just water.
Great to soak feet in :)/take baths with.
Can use it to fertilize plants or the lawn.
As a laxative (mix a little with water or apple juice...it is way nasty, but very quick and VERY effective).


Sugar, honey and a few drops of olive oil as a exfoliator/softener...works great on chapped lips/dry skin.

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Baking soda, vinegar and borax.
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Re: "Miracle" products
« Reply #42 on: December 14, 2010, 01:07:10 AM »
Is there a solution of vinegar and water that makes it a good cleaner but not as odiferous?
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« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2010, 02:59:53 AM »
I've used the curly girl method for about 2 years now, and have never had such consistently decent hairdays. No more shampoo for me!

Also a big fan of vinegar and bakingsoda. Use it for all kinds of things from scrubbing the bathroom to personal hygiene/beauty! 
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Re: "Miracle" products
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2010, 07:15:55 AM »
I forgot to add - i use vaseline (the plain white petroleum jelly) for my feet/hands/elbows in winter: smear the stuff over my feet then put on cotton socks, then elbows and hands. go to sleep. wake up to smoooooth hands/feet.

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