ORIGINAL BLUE DAWN . . . IT’S NOT JUST FOR DISHES ANYMORE Wild Life Ever wonder why Dawn Dishwashing Liquid is the wildlife cleaner of choice after an oil spill? According to the International Bird Rescue Research Center, Dawn effectively removes grease but does not cause harm to the skin of the birds. It’s also biodegradable and contains no phosphates. BUBBLES According to Bubbles.org, Dawn dishwashing liquid makes great homemade bubbles. Here is the Giant Bubble Recipe used in bubble makers at many children’s museums: 1/2 cup Ultra Dawn 1/2 gallon warm water 1 tablespoon glycerin (available at any drug store) OR White Karo syrup works too! Stir gently. Skim the foam off the top of the solution (too much foam breaks down the bubbles). Dip bubble wand and get ready for some good, clean fun! GREASY HAIR PROBLEMS Kids get into the darnedest things! Like Vaseline and baby oil rubbed into their hair! Dawn is mild enough to use on their hair and strong enough to remove the most stubborn grease. HAIR PRODUCT BUILDUP Once a month use original Dawn as you would shampoo. It will remove excess oil from your hair and scalp and strip away any build-up of styling products without any damage. Perform this once a month and you won’t have to buy expensive salon products that do the same thing. MANICURE SECRET Soak fingers in full-strength blue Dawn. It makes the cuticles soft and easy to work with. And it removes the natural oil from the fingernails, which allows the polish to adhere very well. REPEL HOUSEPLANT INSECTS A safe, effective way to repel insects from your houseplants, including aphids, spider mites and mealy bugs. Put a drop of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid in a spray bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with water, shake well, and mist your household plants with the soapy water. CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS  Try this recipe from Merry Maids: mix 3 drops Dawn in 1 gallon water and fill a spray bottle with the solution. Spritz and wipe as you would with any window cleaner. PETS AND PESTS Use it to bathe the dogs. It kills fleas on contact and is much cheaper than expensive dogshampoos. CLEAN AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS After you have finished your automotive repair project, soak your dirty tools in Dawn before you put them away to remove all the oil and grime. Dawn also helps prevent rust from forming on the tools. ICE PACK Partially fill a strong zip-type sandwich bag with Dawn dishwashing liquid, close and freeze. The liquid soap stays cold much longer and it can be re-frozen many times. It will conform to the place you need an ice pack. TUB AND SHOWER CLEANER Take a spray bottle and fill it halfway with white vinegar. Heat in the microwave. Fill the rest of the way with blue Dawn. Put lid on and shake to mix well. Spray on your tub and shower walls. Allow to sit for a few minutes and rinse away. It will totally melt all the gunk, slime, sludge and other stuff that builds up including a bathtub ring. REPEL ANTS Spray counter-tops, cupboards and any other area where you see ants with a solution of Dawn and water. Wipe dry. The slight residue of Dawn that remains will not be a problem at all for kids or pets, but ants hate it. Should you see a trail of ants, go ahead and hit them with the Dawn spray. STRIPPING CLOTH DIAPERS Add a squirt or two of original Dawn dish soap to your washer and run a hot wash, then rinse until there are no more bubbles. Dawn is a degreasing agent and helps stripping by removing oily residue. Be sure to rinse, rinse, rinse until the water runs clear. UNCLOGGING TOILETS A cup of Dawn detergent poured into a clogged toilet allowed to sit for 15 minutes and then followed with a bucket of hot water poured from waist height will clear out the toilet. POISON IVY Poison ivy spreads through the spread of the oil within the blisters. Washing the affected area with Dawn, especially on children who keep scratching the blister’s open, helps dry up the fluid, AND keep it from spreading. DRIVEWAY CLEANER If you have gasoline or motor oil stains on your driveway, you can use the kitty litter method to clean up the excess oil and then use a scrub broom and a solution of biodegradable Dawn dishwashing detergent and warm water to safely and effectively remove excess motor oil from the pavement. OILY SKIN Dawn makes a great facial cleanser for oily skin. A drop or two combined with warm water will do the trick. PAINT OR GREASE REMOVER FOR HANDS Dawn combined with corn oil makes for the perfect paint or grease remover. Simply combine a little bit of both in your hands then rub it over affected areas. The corn oil and the dishwashing liquid both help to dissolve the grease and paint – yet leave skin soft, unlike harsher paint removers. CLEANING THE KIDDIE POOL Plastic wading pools can get very gunky, very fast. Dump the water, then scrub the pool with Dawn and a sponge. More potent cleaners like bleach will weaken and dry out the plastic in the sun. MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER Merry Maids recommends using a drop of Dawn in water to clean ceramic tile and no-wax/linoleum floors. You can also use the spray on: • Bathroom and kitchen counters and sinks. • Woodwork, e.g., baseboards, shelves, and wainscoting. (Dry as you go–wood doesn’t like prolonged contact with water.) • Tubs and toilet seats. LAUNDRY PRE-TREATER FOR OILY STAINS For oil-based stains such as lipstick, grease, butter, motor oil, cooking oil, and some pen inks, simply apply some Dawn dishwashing liquid directly to the stain and scrub with a small brush or toothbrush until the oil is removed, and then launder as usual. NON-TOXIC LUBRICANT Sliding glass doors, door knobs, hinges etc. It lasts much longer than any aerosol type spray that I have tried. And Its non-toxic! It does a great job of cleaning the parts that its lubricating as well! SIDEWALK DE-ICER For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks POOL CLEANING Squirt Dawn down the middle of the pool and all of the dirt, suntan lotion, etc. will move to the edges of the pool for easy clean up! AND it makes the pools sparkle. EYEGLASS DEFOGGER Simply rub a small drop of Dawn on eyeglass lenses, and wipe clean. It will leave a very thin film that will prevent them from fogging up. SHOWER FLOORS Cover greasy footprints on shower floors with a coating of Dawn; let sit overnight. Scrub away the gunk in the morning with a stiff brush. APHID CONTROL ON FRUIT TREES Mix two tablespoons Dawn to a gallon of water and put in your sprayer. Try to get spray both sides of the leaves, branches and the tree trunks. Let sit for about 15 minutes and then rinse the trees THOROUGHLY! AND FINALLY…….. Here’s a brilliant idea! Need a hostess gift when visiting friends and family this summer? Print off this post and include it with a bottle of Blue Dawn! Talk about USEFUL ! by liz
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liz ORIGINAL BLUE DAWN . . . IT’S NOT JUST FOR DISHES ANYMORE Wild Life Ever wonder why Dawn Dishwashing Liquid is the wildlife cleaner of choice after an oil spill? According to the International Bird Rescue Research Center, Dawn effectively removes grease but does not cause harm to the skin of the birds. It’s also biodegradable and contains no phosphates. BUBBLES According to Bubbles.org, Dawn dishwashing liquid makes great homemade bubbles. Here is the Giant Bubble Recipe used in bubble makers at many children’s museums: 1/2 cup Ultra Dawn 1/2 gallon warm water 1 tablespoon glycerin (available at any drug store) OR White Karo syrup works too! Stir gently. Skim the foam off the top of the solution (too much foam breaks down the bubbles). Dip bubble wand and get ready for some good, clean fun! GREASY HAIR PROBLEMS Kids get into the darnedest things! Like Vaseline and baby oil rubbed into their hair! Dawn is mild enough to use on their hair and strong enough to remove the most stubborn grease. HAIR PRODUCT BUILDUP Once a month use original Dawn as you would shampoo. It will remove excess oil from your hair and scalp and strip away any build-up of styling products without any damage. Perform this once a month and you won’t have to buy expensive salon products that do the same thing. MANICURE SECRET Soak fingers in full-strength blue Dawn. It makes the cuticles soft and easy to work with. And it removes the natural oil from the fingernails, which allows the polish to adhere very well. REPEL HOUSEPLANT INSECTS A safe, effective way to repel insects from your houseplants, including aphids, spider mites and mealy bugs. Put a drop of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid in a spray bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with water, shake well, and mist your household plants with the soapy water. CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS  Try this recipe from Merry Maids: mix 3 drops Dawn in 1 gallon water and fill a spray bottle with the solution. Spritz and wipe as you would with any window cleaner. PETS AND PESTS Use it to bathe the dogs. It kills fleas on contact and is much cheaper than expensive dogshampoos. CLEAN AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS After you have finished your automotive repair project, soak your dirty tools in Dawn before you put them away to remove all the oil and grime. Dawn also helps prevent rust from forming on the tools. ICE PACK Partially fill a strong zip-type sandwich bag with Dawn dishwashing liquid, close and freeze. The liquid soap stays cold much longer and it can be re-frozen many times. It will conform to the place you need an ice pack. TUB AND SHOWER CLEANER Take a spray bottle and fill it halfway with white vinegar. Heat in the microwave. Fill the rest of the way with blue Dawn. Put lid on and shake to mix well. Spray on your tub and shower walls. Allow to sit for a few minutes and rinse away. It will totally melt all the gunk, slime, sludge and other stuff that builds up including a bathtub ring. REPEL ANTS Spray counter-tops, cupboards and any other area where you see ants with a solution of Dawn and water. Wipe dry. The slight residue of Dawn that remains will not be a problem at all for kids or pets, but ants hate it. Should you see a trail of ants, go ahead and hit them with the Dawn spray. STRIPPING CLOTH DIAPERS Add a squirt or two of original Dawn dish soap to your washer and run a hot wash, then rinse until there are no more bubbles. Dawn is a degreasing agent and helps stripping by removing oily residue. Be sure to rinse, rinse, rinse until the water runs clear. UNCLOGGING TOILETS A cup of Dawn detergent poured into a clogged toilet allowed to sit for 15 minutes and then followed with a bucket of hot water poured from waist height will clear out the toilet. POISON IVY Poison ivy spreads through the spread of the oil within the blisters. Washing the affected area with Dawn, especially on children who keep scratching the blister’s open, helps dry up the fluid, AND keep it from spreading. DRIVEWAY CLEANER If you have gasoline or motor oil stains on your driveway, you can use the kitty litter method to clean up the excess oil and then use a scrub broom and a solution of biodegradable Dawn dishwashing detergent and warm water to safely and effectively remove excess motor oil from the pavement. OILY SKIN Dawn makes a great facial cleanser for oily skin. A drop or two combined with warm water will do the trick. PAINT OR GREASE REMOVER FOR HANDS Dawn combined with corn oil makes for the perfect paint or grease remover. Simply combine a little bit of both in your hands then rub it over affected areas. The corn oil and the dishwashing liquid both help to dissolve the grease and paint – yet leave skin soft, unlike harsher paint removers. CLEANING THE KIDDIE POOL Plastic wading pools can get very gunky, very fast. Dump the water, then scrub the pool with Dawn and a sponge. More potent cleaners like bleach will weaken and dry out the plastic in the sun. MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER Merry Maids recommends using a drop of Dawn in water to clean ceramic tile and no-wax/linoleum floors. You can also use the spray on: • Bathroom and kitchen counters and sinks. • Woodwork, e.g., baseboards, shelves, and wainscoting. (Dry as you go–wood doesn’t like prolonged contact with water.) • Tubs and toilet seats. LAUNDRY PRE-TREATER FOR OILY STAINS For oil-based stains such as lipstick, grease, butter, motor oil, cooking oil, and some pen inks, simply apply some Dawn dishwashing liquid directly to the stain and scrub with a small brush or toothbrush until the oil is removed, and then launder as usual. NON-TOXIC LUBRICANT Sliding glass doors, door knobs, hinges etc. It lasts much longer than any aerosol type spray that I have tried. And Its non-toxic! It does a great job of cleaning the parts that its lubricating as well! SIDEWALK DE-ICER For icy steps and sidewalks in freezing temperatures, mix 1 teaspoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid, 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 gallon hot/warm water and pour over walkways. They won’t refreeze. No more salt eating at the concrete in your sidewalks POOL CLEANING Squirt Dawn down the middle of the pool and all of the dirt, suntan lotion, etc. will move to the edges of the pool for easy clean up! AND it makes the pools sparkle. EYEGLASS DEFOGGER Simply rub a small drop of Dawn on eyeglass lenses, and wipe clean. It will leave a very thin film that will prevent them from fogging up. SHOWER FLOORS Cover greasy footprints on shower floors with a coating of Dawn; let sit overnight. Scrub away the gunk in the morning with a stiff brush. APHID CONTROL ON FRUIT TREES Mix two tablespoons Dawn to a gallon of water and put in your sprayer. Try to get spray both sides of the leaves, branches and the tree trunks. Let sit for about 15 minutes and then rinse the trees THOROUGHLY! AND FINALLY…….. Here’s a brilliant idea! Need a hostess gift when visiting friends and family this summer? Print off this post and include it with a bottle of Blue Dawn! Talk about USEFUL !
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Use White Vinegar to: 1. SUBSTITUTE FOR LEMON. Use 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar in place of 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. 2. REMOVE COFFEE OR TEA STAINS from the bottom of a cup. Swish 2 tablespoons of vinegar around in the cup, then wash as usual. 3. OILY HAIR TREATMENT. Vinegar is a good degreaser for oily hair because it helps adjust pH levels. Shampoo your hair as usual, rinse, then pour 1/4 cup over it and rinse again. 4. WIPE SALT STAINS OFF BOOTS. Dip a cloth or an old T-shirt into vinegar, then wipe away the white residue. 5. MAKE WOOL SWEATERS FLUFFIER. Drop in a couple of capfuls of vinegar during the rinse cycle for an extra-soft feel. 6. DEODERIZE GARBAGE DISPOSAL. Make vinegar ice cubes and feed them down the disposal. After grinding, run cold water through the drain. 7. CLEAN TEAPOT/COFFEE MAKER. Boil a mixture of water and vinegar in a teakettle, then wipe away the grime. Fill the reservoir of a coffeemaker with a mixture of vinegar and water and run it through a brewing cycle. Follow this with several cycles of water to rinse thoroughly. 8. CLEAN DISHWASHER. Once a month, with the machine empty, run a cup of vinegar through an entire cycle to reduce soap buildup on the inner mechanisms and glassware. 9. REMOVE PRICE TAGS/STICKERS.. Paint them with several coats of vinegar, let the liquid soak in for five minutes, then wipe away the residue. 10. KILL WEEDS between cracks in paving stones and sidewalks. Fill a spray bottle with straight vinegar and spray multiple times. (Be careful not to get any on the surrounding grass, as it will kill that too.) by beemon
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beemon Use White Vinegar to: 1. SUBSTITUTE FOR LEMON. Use 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar in place of 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. 2. REMOVE COFFEE OR TEA STAINS from the bottom of a cup. Swish 2 tablespoons of vinegar around in the cup, then wash as usual. 3. OILY HAIR TREATMENT. Vinegar is a good degreaser for oily hair because it helps adjust pH levels. Shampoo your hair as usual, rinse, then pour 1/4 cup over it and rinse again. 4. WIPE SALT STAINS OFF BOOTS. Dip a cloth or an old T-shirt into vinegar, then wipe away the white residue. 5. MAKE WOOL SWEATERS FLUFFIER. Drop in a couple of capfuls of vinegar during the rinse cycle for an extra-soft feel. 6. DEODERIZE GARBAGE DISPOSAL. Make vinegar ice cubes and feed them down the disposal. After grinding, run cold water through the drain. 7. CLEAN TEAPOT/COFFEE MAKER. Boil a mixture of water and vinegar in a teakettle, then wipe away the grime. Fill the reservoir of a coffeemaker with a mixture of vinegar and water and run it through a brewing cycle. Follow this with several cycles of water to rinse thoroughly. 8. CLEAN DISHWASHER. Once a month, with the machine empty, run a cup of vinegar through an entire cycle to reduce soap buildup on the inner mechanisms and glassware. 9. REMOVE PRICE TAGS/STICKERS.. Paint them with several coats of vinegar, let the liquid soak in for five minutes, then wipe away the residue. 10. KILL WEEDS between cracks in paving stones and sidewalks. Fill a spray bottle with straight vinegar and spray multiple times. (Be careful not to get any on the surrounding grass, as it will kill that too.)
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You will surprised to see all the makeup that is left in the water. How to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it. Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.) by liz
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liz You will surprised to see all the makeup that is left in the water. How to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it. Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.)
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You will surprised to see all the makeup that is left in the water. How to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it. Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.) by liz
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liz You will surprised to see all the makeup that is left in the water. How to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it. Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.)
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You will surprised to see all the makeup that is left in the water. How to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it. Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.) by shesawildflower
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shesawildflower You will surprised to see all the makeup that is left in the water. How to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it. Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.)
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You will surprised to see all the makeup that is left in the water. How to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it. Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.) by liz
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liz You will surprised to see all the makeup that is left in the water. How to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it. Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.)
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1/2 gallon warm water  1 Tablespoon of liquid "Jet Dry" (Finish Rinse Aid) 2-3 Tbls liquid laundry or dish soap  Mix. Spray windows with hose to get them wet then wipe or brush on solution to windows, then immediately hose it off.  That’s all there is to it and you're done.  The remaining water just sheets off and you don't need to dry it off! To use in a spray bottle for inside use. 2 cups of warm water. 2 teaspoons of "finish" rinse aid. 2 teaspoons dish washing liquid. Shake well and use. by kiki122
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kiki122 1/2 gallon warm water 1 Tablespoon of liquid "Jet Dry" (Finish Rinse Aid) 2-3 Tbls liquid laundry or dish soap Mix. Spray windows with hose to get them wet then wipe or brush on solution to windows, then immediately hose it off. That’s all there is to it and you're done. The remaining water just sheets off and you don't need to dry it off! To use in a spray bottle for inside use. 2 cups of warm water. 2 teaspoons of "finish" rinse aid. 2 teaspoons dish washing liquid. Shake well and use.
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How to Remove Dark Spots From the Face Naturally you will need: ½ teaspoon of baking soda and ½ teaspoon of distilled water. Mix these two ingredients together in a small bowl and then wash your face and remove any makeup . Apply the mixture on your problematic areas and leave it there for about five minutes. Rinse with water and that’s it! You can apply this once a day for as long as you find it necessary. by batjas88
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batjas88 How to Remove Dark Spots From the Face Naturally you will need: ½ teaspoon of baking soda and ½ teaspoon of distilled water. Mix these two ingredients together in a small bowl and then wash your face and remove any makeup . Apply the mixture on your problematic areas and leave it there for about five minutes. Rinse with water and that’s it! You can apply this once a day for as long as you find it necessary.
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Miracle Cleaner Into a spray bottle mix: 2 oz. Dawn Dishwashing liquid 4 oz. Lemon Juice 8 oz. White Vinegar 10 oz. Water This is powerful stuff! If your shower has a bad build-up of soap scum and crud it may take a time or two to get that shine. I've used this to clean my OVEN.....my STOVE grates and the Glass in the showers....This stuff is AWESOME!! by trichb
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trichb Miracle Cleaner Into a spray bottle mix: 2 oz. Dawn Dishwashing liquid 4 oz. Lemon Juice 8 oz. White Vinegar 10 oz. Water This is powerful stuff! If your shower has a bad build-up of soap scum and crud it may take a time or two to get that shine. I've used this to clean my OVEN.....my STOVE grates and the Glass in the showers....This stuff is AWESOME!!
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Take a spray bottle, fill it about 1/8th full with rubbing alcohol, add a drop of Dawn dishwashing soap, a few drops of scented oil (optional, but makes it smell so good), fill the rest of the way with water, shake together, and you're good to go! It makes your granite (or any countertop) shine and feel so smooth at a fraction of the price~I have loved it and use it on my appliances as well. by hellowordone
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hellowordone Take a spray bottle, fill it about 1/8th full with rubbing alcohol, add a drop of Dawn dishwashing soap, a few drops of scented oil (optional, but makes it smell so good), fill the rest of the way with water, shake together, and you're good to go! It makes your granite (or any countertop) shine and feel so smooth at a fraction of the price~I have loved it and use it on my appliances as well.
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Weed Killer at Half the Price of Round Up 2 cups table salt 1 gallon white vinegar (make sure it has 5 percent acidity) 8 drops liquid dishwashing soap, preferably Dawn Directions: 1 Mix this up in a large container and then put some in a spray bottle. 2 Spray the offending weed or vegetation. It should die in a couple of days. 3 Make sure you put your homemade round-up in a safe place. by jana
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jana Weed Killer at Half the Price of Round Up 2 cups table salt 1 gallon white vinegar (make sure it has 5 percent acidity) 8 drops liquid dishwashing soap, preferably Dawn Directions: 1 Mix this up in a large container and then put some in a spray bottle. 2 Spray the offending weed or vegetation. It should die in a couple of days. 3 Make sure you put your homemade round-up in a safe place.
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HOW TO CURE BREAKOUTS AND ACNE SCARS    A fashion model recommends:  Mix lemon juice and egg white together and put it on your face as a mask. Let it dry and then rinse it off with warm water. REPEAT IT ONCE A WEEK.  You skin will become less oily, the breakouts will disappear and acne scars will vanish. by isabelle07
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isabelle07 HOW TO CURE BREAKOUTS AND ACNE SCARS A fashion model recommends: Mix lemon juice and egg white together and put it on your face as a mask. Let it dry and then rinse it off with warm water. REPEAT IT ONCE A WEEK. You skin will become less oily, the breakouts will disappear and acne scars will vanish.
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How to clean your kitchen sink and make it shine! Start by scrubbing the sink with baking soda and a soft sponge. Rinse the sink with vinegar and watch it foam. Then rinse with fresh water. Rub the newly cleaned sink down with the rind of a lemon or orange peel to deordorize and keep it's new shine. Finish by buffing the sink with a paper towel with a dab of olive oil. Full steps in link. by sophia
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sophia How to clean your kitchen sink and make it shine! Start by scrubbing the sink with baking soda and a soft sponge. Rinse the sink with vinegar and watch it foam. Then rinse with fresh water. Rub the newly cleaned sink down with the rind of a lemon or orange peel to deordorize and keep it's new shine. Finish by buffing the sink with a paper towel with a dab of olive oil. Full steps in link.
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How to clean your kitchen sink and make it shine!  Start by scrubbing the sink with baking soda and a soft sponge. Rinse the sink with vinegar and watch it foam. Then rinse with fresh water. Rub the newly cleaned sink down with the rind of a lemon or orange peel to deordorize and keep it's new shine. Finish by buffing the sink with a paper towel with a dab of olive oil. Full steps in link. by sophia
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sophia How to clean your kitchen sink and make it shine! Start by scrubbing the sink with baking soda and a soft sponge. Rinse the sink with vinegar and watch it foam. Then rinse with fresh water. Rub the newly cleaned sink down with the rind of a lemon or orange peel to deordorize and keep it's new shine. Finish by buffing the sink with a paper towel with a dab of olive oil. Full steps in link.
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How to clean your kitchen sink and make it shine!  Start by scrubbing the sink with baking soda and a soft sponge. Rinse the sink with vinegar and watch it foam. Then rinse with fresh water. Rub the newly cleaned sink down with the rind of a lemon or orange peel to deordorize and keep it's new shine. Finish by buffing the sink with a paper towel with a dab of olive oil. Full steps in link. by Mgauna
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Mgauna How to clean your kitchen sink and make it shine! Start by scrubbing the sink with baking soda and a soft sponge. Rinse the sink with vinegar and watch it foam. Then rinse with fresh water. Rub the newly cleaned sink down with the rind of a lemon or orange peel to deordorize and keep it's new shine. Finish by buffing the sink with a paper towel with a dab of olive oil. Full steps in link.
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Remove urine stains (from potty training or pets) from a mattress, upholstered furniture, carpet, etc. Pour 8 oz. hydrogen peroxide into a measuring cup, add 3T baking soda and stir till dissolved. Pour into a spray bottle, add a drop or two of dishwashing soap (Dawn, Palmolive, etc). Shake it up then spray it on the stained area. When it dries, the stain should be gone. (Test in an inconspicuous place first to be sure the solution doesnt remove by Katy McNelley
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Katy McNelley Remove urine stains (from potty training or pets) from a mattress, upholstered furniture, carpet, etc. Pour 8 oz. hydrogen peroxide into a measuring cup, add 3T baking soda and stir till dissolved. Pour into a spray bottle, add a drop or two of dishwashing soap (Dawn, Palmolive, etc). Shake it up then spray it on the stained area. When it dries, the stain should be gone. (Test in an inconspicuous place first to be sure the solution doesnt remove
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Take a spray bottle, fill it about 1/8th full with rubbing alcohol, add a drop of Dawn dishwashing soap, a few drops of scented oil (optional, but makes it smell so good), fill the rest of the way with water, shake together, and you're good to go! It makes your granite (or any countertop) shine and feel so smooth at a fraction of the price~I have loved it and use it on my appliances as well. by becky.naar
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becky.naar Take a spray bottle, fill it about 1/8th full with rubbing alcohol, add a drop of Dawn dishwashing soap, a few drops of scented oil (optional, but makes it smell so good), fill the rest of the way with water, shake together, and you're good to go! It makes your granite (or any countertop) shine and feel so smooth at a fraction of the price~I have loved it and use it on my appliances as well.
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Dawn + Vinegar + 1 Bottle=Magic in a Bottle! THIS REALLY WORKS. Some posts say to heat the vinegar, but I use the spray cold and it works great. Spray your tub/shower the night before you are going to clean it. The next day, I usually wipe it with an old shower scrubbie, but there is no need to scrub. Give it a hot rinse and everything will be clean and shining. by linzie22
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linzie22 Dawn + Vinegar + 1 Bottle=Magic in a Bottle! THIS REALLY WORKS. Some posts say to heat the vinegar, but I use the spray cold and it works great. Spray your tub/shower the night before you are going to clean it. The next day, I usually wipe it with an old shower scrubbie, but there is no need to scrub. Give it a hot rinse and everything will be clean and shining.
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To get your face ready for a special event, aesthetician Nina Patino recommends a two-step treatment that will give you radiant, glowing skin. Take 1 tablespoon of sour cream and 1 teaspoon of baking soda and mix them together. Massage the mix onto your face, neck, décolletage, and top of hands. Leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water. Then, take warm oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and an egg yolk, mix them all together and apply to clean skin, leaving on for 30 minute... by shawn
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shawn To get your face ready for a special event, aesthetician Nina Patino recommends a two-step treatment that will give you radiant, glowing skin. Take 1 tablespoon of sour cream and 1 teaspoon of baking soda and mix them together. Massage the mix onto your face, neck, décolletage, and top of hands. Leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water. Then, take warm oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and an egg yolk, mix them all together and apply to clean skin, leaving on for 30 minute...
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Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac can ruin a great day spent outdoors. Coming in contact with their toxic leaves, stems and roots can give you a horrible itchy..possibly oozey rash that can last 1 to 3 weeks   ***  The above pictures are left to right…Poison Ivy – Poison Oak – Poison Sumac ***  Learn to identify and avoid these toxic enemies…  Poison Ivy - Poison Ivy has 3 leaves on a single red stem and grow on a vine. New leaves are light green and have scalloped edges.  Poison Oak – Poison Oak also has 3 leaves  and grows more shrub like. Leaves are similar to those of an Oak tree.  Poison Sumac -  Poison Sumac grows as a shrub or small tree with groups of 7 or more leaves with pointed tips.  The sap contained in this plants…Urushiol Oil…is evil element that causes your misery.  Urushiol oil is released when the plant is damaged in some way.   You can come in contact directly with the plant or indirectly via a pet or clothing that has been exposed. A rash will form within 12 to 48 hours after exposure.  If you develop a rash & / or weeping blisters…as hard as it is…try not to scratch or rub the affected areas. Doing so can cause the rash to spread and possibly cause infection.  Here are a few remedies that may help…  Rubbing Alcohol – Apply rubbing alcohol to your skin to dissolve the urushiol oil. The oil seeps slowly into your skin…rubbing alcohol will help prevent spreading. Cool Water – Rinse your skin with cool water..never hot or warm! Hot / warm water opens your pores allowing more toxins into your skin. Nails – If you’re scratched or touch the leaves of the plants…scrub your nails clean with a nail brush to remove any residual oil. Throw away the nail brush when you’re done!! Chilled Fruit Rinds – Apply a chilled watermelon rind or banana peel to the infected area if possible. The banana will be soothing…the watermelon stays cold longer for extended relief. Tea – Draw a coolish bath and add 12 Chamomile tea bags to the bath water. Chamomile has anti inflammatory properties and will soothe the itch. Apple Cider Vinegar – To expedite healing…apply vinegar to the infected area with a cotton ball…leave on for 20 -30 mins. then rinse with a mixture of equal parts cool water and apple cider vinegar. Pat to dry….do not reuse towel without washing it!!! Oatmeal Bath – Oatmeal has soothing and calming properties and will help give you relief from the itch. Be sure not to bath in hot water!! Cold Compress – A cold compress can instantly soothe irritation and itching. Vicks Vapor Rub – The thought of this may make you cringe…but it works like a charm. It can dry up your blisters and promote healing in no time. Dab…not rub…vapor rub on your infected skin using a cotton ball. Cover with gauge or bandage….repeat 2 to 3 times a day. Hemorrhoid Ointment – This will give you relief from irritation, swelling and itch. …. by Widmerpool
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Widmerpool Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac can ruin a great day spent outdoors. Coming in contact with their toxic leaves, stems and roots can give you a horrible itchy..possibly oozey rash that can last 1 to 3 weeks ***  The above pictures are left to right…Poison Ivy – Poison Oak – Poison Sumac *** Learn to identify and avoid these toxic enemies… Poison Ivy - Poison Ivy has 3 leaves on a single red stem and grow on a vine. New leaves are light green and have scalloped edges. Poison Oak – Poison Oak also has 3 leaves  and grows more shrub like. Leaves are similar to those of an Oak tree. Poison Sumac -  Poison Sumac grows as a shrub or small tree with groups of 7 or more leaves with pointed tips. The sap contained in this plants…Urushiol Oil…is evil element that causes your misery.  Urushiol oil is released when the plant is damaged in some way.   You can come in contact directly with the plant or indirectly via a pet or clothing that has been exposed. A rash will form within 12 to 48 hours after exposure. If you develop a rash & / or weeping blisters…as hard as it is…try not to scratch or rub the affected areas. Doing so can cause the rash to spread and possibly cause infection. Here are a few remedies that may help… Rubbing Alcohol – Apply rubbing alcohol to your skin to dissolve the urushiol oil. The oil seeps slowly into your skin…rubbing alcohol will help prevent spreading. Cool Water – Rinse your skin with cool water..never hot or warm! Hot / warm water opens your pores allowing more toxins into your skin. Nails – If you’re scratched or touch the leaves of the plants…scrub your nails clean with a nail brush to remove any residual oil. Throw away the nail brush when you’re done!! Chilled Fruit Rinds – Apply a chilled watermelon rind or banana peel to the infected area if possible. The banana will be soothing…the watermelon stays cold longer for extended relief. Tea – Draw a coolish bath and add 12 Chamomile tea bags to the bath water. Chamomile has anti inflammatory properties and will soothe the itch. Apple Cider Vinegar – To expedite healing…apply vinegar to the infected area with a cotton ball…leave on for 20 -30 mins. then rinse with a mixture of equal parts cool water and apple cider vinegar. Pat to dry….do not reuse towel without washing it!!! Oatmeal Bath – Oatmeal has soothing and calming properties and will help give you relief from the itch. Be sure not to bath in hot water!! Cold Compress – A cold compress can instantly soothe irritation and itching. Vicks Vapor Rub – The thought of this may make you cringe…but it works like a charm. It can dry up your blisters and promote healing in no time. Dab…not rub…vapor rub on your infected skin using a cotton ball. Cover with gauge or bandage….repeat 2 to 3 times a day. Hemorrhoid Ointment – This will give you relief from irritation, swelling and itch. ….
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Tutorial on how & why to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it. Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.) by liz
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liz Tutorial on how & why to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it. Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.)
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HOMEMADE HARD WOOD CLEANER & POLISH This is a great way to save money ! What You'll Need: 1 gallon of hot water 3/4 cup of olive oil 1/2 cup lemon juice Directions: Clean and Polish your hardwood floors. The hot water and lemon clean the floor and the olive oil leaves a natural sheen. Apply with a mop that has been wrung out very well, then let it dry. No need to rinse afterwards - once it dries your floors will look great. by Angie Carlson CJFQf
Angie Carlson CJFQf
Angie Carlson CJFQf HOMEMADE HARD WOOD CLEANER & POLISH This is a great way to save money ! What You'll Need: 1 gallon of hot water 3/4 cup of olive oil 1/2 cup lemon juice Directions: Clean and Polish your hardwood floors. The hot water and lemon clean the floor and the olive oil leaves a natural sheen. Apply with a mop that has been wrung out very well, then let it dry. No need to rinse afterwards - once it dries your floors will look great.
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Did you know Original Dawn Blue isn't just a dishwashing liquid? It can also be used to control dog fleas, clean soap scum in your bathroom,  remove spots on your laundry, and make amazing bubbles. And that's just a few...and they cost much less than the store bought version. by elizabeth
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elizabeth Did you know Original Dawn Blue isn't just a dishwashing liquid? It can also be used to control dog fleas, clean soap scum in your bathroom, remove spots on your laundry, and make amazing bubbles. And that's just a few...and they cost much less than the store bought version.
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To get your face ready for a special event, aesthetician Nina Patino recommends a two-step treatment that will give you radiant, glowing skin. Take 1 tablespoon of sour cream and 1 teaspoon of baking soda and mix them together. Massage the mix onto your face, neck, décolletage, and top of hands. Leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water. Then, take warm oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and an egg yolk, mix them all together by MrsSpiva
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MrsSpiva To get your face ready for a special event, aesthetician Nina Patino recommends a two-step treatment that will give you radiant, glowing skin. Take 1 tablespoon of sour cream and 1 teaspoon of baking soda and mix them together. Massage the mix onto your face, neck, décolletage, and top of hands. Leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water. Then, take warm oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and an egg yolk, mix them all together
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Take a Vitamin E capsule and open it on your face so that oil present in the capsule fall on your face and then give your face a light massage and let it soak for 30 minutes and then rinse with cold water.    This home made remedy can help you get rid of your acne and open pores problems and with its regular use, your skin will become smooth and radiant within few days. by shawn
shawn
shawn Take a Vitamin E capsule and open it on your face so that oil present in the capsule fall on your face and then give your face a light massage and let it soak for 30 minutes and then rinse with cold water. This home made remedy can help you get rid of your acne and open pores problems and with its regular use, your skin will become smooth and radiant within few days.
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Erase Ant Trails - Where you see one ant, you're bound to see others. That's because ants leave a scented trail that other ants follow. Sweeping or mopping isn't enough to eliminate the scent. Instead, mix 1 part vinegar with 3 parts water in a spray bottle, then spray wherever you've seen ants in the past. This will stop outdoor nesting ants that entered the house to forage for food (ants that come inside are not necessarily trying to establish a nest).Vinegar and water won't stop ants that... by karla
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karla Erase Ant Trails - Where you see one ant, you're bound to see others. That's because ants leave a scented trail that other ants follow. Sweeping or mopping isn't enough to eliminate the scent. Instead, mix 1 part vinegar with 3 parts water in a spray bottle, then spray wherever you've seen ants in the past. This will stop outdoor nesting ants that entered the house to forage for food (ants that come inside are not necessarily trying to establish a nest).Vinegar and water won't stop ants that...
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Oily hair?- Combine 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar with the grated peel of an entire lemon and allow it to set for 15 minutes to absorb the excess oil from your scalp, and then rinse in the shower.  Apple cider vinegar will remove build up from styling products and conditioners and strengthen the hair shaft, leaving you with soft, shiny strands. It will also balance hair’s pH level, kill bacteria, and is a cure for dandruff.-Morrocco Method by brittany
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brittany Oily hair?- Combine 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar with the grated peel of an entire lemon and allow it to set for 15 minutes to absorb the excess oil from your scalp, and then rinse in the shower. Apple cider vinegar will remove build up from styling products and conditioners and strengthen the hair shaft, leaving you with soft, shiny strands. It will also balance hair’s pH level, kill bacteria, and is a cure for dandruff.-Morrocco Method
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Quilting Tip of the Day: Dawn dishwashing soap is great to wash your finished quilts. It's similar to Synthrapol, a detergent dyers use to keep fugitive dyes from redepositing on fabric. I use just a tablespoon or two per quilt so it doesn't foam up the machine. I also wash new fabric with it for the same reason. (Wash new fabric in HOT water.) Cheap and available everywhere. by janice
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janice Quilting Tip of the Day: Dawn dishwashing soap is great to wash your finished quilts. It's similar to Synthrapol, a detergent dyers use to keep fugitive dyes from redepositing on fabric. I use just a tablespoon or two per quilt so it doesn't foam up the machine. I also wash new fabric with it for the same reason. (Wash new fabric in HOT water.) Cheap and available everywhere.
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Quilting Tip of the Day: Dawn dishwashing soap is great to wash your finished quilts. It's similar to Synthrapol, a detergent dyers use to keep fugitive dyes from redepositing on fabric. I use just a tablespoon or two per quilt so it doesn't foam up the machine. I also wash new fabric with it for the same reason. (Wash new fabric in HOT water.) Cheap and available everywhere. by janice
janice
janice Quilting Tip of the Day: Dawn dishwashing soap is great to wash your finished quilts. It's similar to Synthrapol, a detergent dyers use to keep fugitive dyes from redepositing on fabric. I use just a tablespoon or two per quilt so it doesn't foam up the machine. I also wash new fabric with it for the same reason. (Wash new fabric in HOT water.) Cheap and available everywhere.
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Pour one cup vinegar (into a 2-cup measuring cup or bowl) then add one cup of hot water to that.  Place measuring cup (or bowl) in the microwave, set your timer for approximately 10 minutes and turn it on.  After 5-10 minutes (this will depend on how powerful your microwave is)…CAREFULLY remove the cup with the HOT liquid (use an oven mitt!) and wipe out the inside with a wet rag. by Jennifer Evanich Buckridge
Jennifer Evanich Buckridge
Jennifer Evanich Buckridge Pour one cup vinegar (into a 2-cup measuring cup or bowl) then add one cup of hot water to that. Place measuring cup (or bowl) in the microwave, set your timer for approximately 10 minutes and turn it on. After 5-10 minutes (this will depend on how powerful your microwave is)…CAREFULLY remove the cup with the HOT liquid (use an oven mitt!) and wipe out the inside with a wet rag.
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Take a Vitamin E capsule and open it on your face so that oil present in the capsule fall on your face and then give your face a light massage and let it soak for 30 minutes.    Take egg white and apply it on your skin and let it soak for 30 minutes and then rinse with cold water.    These two home made remedies can help you get rid of your acne and open pores problems and with its regular use, your skin will become smooth and radiant within few by HOLLACHE
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HOLLACHE Take a Vitamin E capsule and open it on your face so that oil present in the capsule fall on your face and then give your face a light massage and let it soak for 30 minutes. Take egg white and apply it on your skin and let it soak for 30 minutes and then rinse with cold water. These two home made remedies can help you get rid of your acne and open pores problems and with its regular use, your skin will become smooth and radiant within few
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