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7 fantastic Uses for Dryer Sheets

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1. Dead bugs on your windshield are gross. But dryer sheets can pretty easily clean bugs off your car’s grill, hood, mirrors and windshield. Just spritz the area with a little water, then use either a new or a used sheet to easily erase the gook from you car! It really works, and it’s so simple to do.


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2. To clean that white deodorant spot of your shirt just scrunch up a used sheet and scrub the spots away. Your shirt will look as clean as it was when you put it on, and smell a little fresher too. No need to waste a fresh sheet, just use one you previously did laundry with.

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3. A New fresh dryer sheet can control that static in a few ways. If your hair is starting to get that fly away look, rub your brush with a sheet before brushing your hair. If clothing is sticking to itself and making a tight cling, rub the underside of your garment with a sheet until the static is erased. It works wonders!

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4. You know the smell never comes out of the carpet and your vacuum cleaner always has that pungent smell of dirt. Well, rip a fresh dryer sheet in half and place it inside your bag or canister before you begin vacuuming. The scent keeps the vacuum smelling fresh and it actually gives the carpet a boost of freshness. For really bad odors, use the whole sheet instead of just half. My cleaner always stinks so a whole sheet is doing a great job keeping my machine and carpet smelling fresher.

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5. Dryer sheets are great to shine your faucets or clean a glass shower door – even the shower walls! A new sheet will clean that shower soap scum up in a jiffy! No hard scrubbing is required and no expensive cleaners with chemicals, just a plain old dryer sheet. For your faucets and metal plumbing, a used dryers sheet keeps the water stains away and keeps them looking polished. The same for any other metal appliances, they work great on keeping fingerprints and smudges away.

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6. Deodorize almost everything like your drawers, gym bag, stuff it under the cushions on the couch. You can use them in the car under the seats to deodorize the car. In the garbage container is also another good place to throw one, keeps that fresh smell.


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7. Remove the baked on food from you baking dish. That stuff that just won’t seem to come off. just fill the pan with hot water and add a dryer sheet. Let it soak for a couple of hours or overnight. When you go to clean it up, pour off the dirty water and use that same dryer sheet to easily scrub off the backed on grime. Easy.

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Did you Know – 07/27/2015

1. There are three ways to use deoderant other than it is normally used for:-

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a. Fingernail polish remover – Use the deodorant spray only. Spray on hand and toe nails and it will remove the nail polish without that awful chemical smell.

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b. After a shower and dried off with a towel, spray your moist legs with the deoderant and those skinny jeans will just slip on.

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c. Deodorant stick is good for Mossie bites. It will take the itch away.

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2. If you slowly pour a handful of salt into a totally full glass of water it will not overflow. In fact, the water level will go down.

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3. Babies are born with more bones than adults.

Because as they grow up, some of the bones fuse together to form one bone. This is because babieshave more cartilage than bone. New born babies have around 305 bones. A baby’s skeleton is mostly made up of cartilage

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4.On Mercury during the day, the Sun rises, stops, about-turns and eventually sets where it rose. 

Even though Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, temperatures can reach -280 degrees F. Why? Since Mercury has almost no atmosphere, there is nothing to trap heat near the surface. So, the dark side of Mercury (the side facing away from the Sun) is very cold.

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15 Ways To Use White Vinegar

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I have to say this is incredible stuff. I actually have tried some of these things and they do work. I suggest when you go to the store next get a big bottle of this stuff and keep it in the kitchen for some of these purposes. Already got some – Use it.

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1. Add Sparkle to Glasses – Drinking glasses looking cloudy? Rinse in one part vinegar to three parts warm water.

2. Freshen Dishcloths – Place cloths in a container and cover with water and a half a cup on vinegar. Soak for a few hours, then thoroughly rinse before using.

3. Spruce Up a Lunch Box – To banish the aromas of meals past, add a few drops of vinegar to a piece of bread and leave it in the lunchbox overnight. In the morning it should smell as good as new.

4. Rid Surfaces of Mould – Dilute vinegar with equal parts of water and spray onto walls, tiles or floors. Wait a minute, then wipe off with a clean cloth.

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5. Brighten Laundry – Add a capful of vinegar to your washing and clothes will come out looking brighter and fresher.

6. Banish Cooking Smells – Add a few spoonfuls of vinegar to a pot of water and let it simmer on the stove to remove any cooking smells in the kitchen.

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7. Rescue Boiled Eggs – If an egg starts to crack while its being boiled, adding a little vinegar to the water will stop the egg white seeping out.

8. Revive Chopping Boards – Wipe over wooden chopping boards which white vinegar to clean and disinfect them between uses.

9. Oust Deodorant Marks – Spray deodorant stains on shirts with vinegar before putting them into the washing machine.

10. Survive Sticky Situations – To remove stickers from plastic or glass surfaces, or from walls, simply dab the sticker with vinegar until its completely wet and then scrape off. If there is any residue left behind from the sticker, apply vinegar again, wait a minute, then wipe off.

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11. Keep Flowers Blooming – Add 2 tbsp vinegar to a container, fill with water and add flowers to help keep cut blooms looking fresh for longer.

12. Remove Stains From Mugs – Tackle stubborn coffee and tea stains by scrubbing the stain with equal parts vinegar and baking soda. Rinse well with warm water.

13. Clean a Drain – Mix vinegar with equal parts bi-carb soda, wait till it starts fizzing then pour it down the drain. Follow with warm water.

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14. Descale A Kettle – To get rid of lime deposits in a kettle, fill it with water and 2 tbsp of vinegar and bring to the boil. Pour out the vinegar water and rinse throughly with cold water.

15. Work wonders On Windows – Spray dirty windows with a mixture of 2 tbsp vinegar and 4 L warm water. Wipe with a squeegee or lint free cloth for a sparkling shine

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ANTIPERSPIRANT – Cancer?

This has been a pet subject of mine for several years and I am so glad to see that it is now a question on a lot of peoples minds.
In my opinion I believe it is the cause of the increase in Cancer of the breast in Men and Women.
I have never used a deodorant of any kind under my arms or for that matter near any glands. As this article suggests the area under our arms are very near vital filter systems for our body. I have always said when we use deodorant we are putting it straight into our filter system namely the sweat glands and part of our Lymph node system.
In my opinion, especially women they have been poisoning their body for years with these deodorants or antiperspirants. I don’t like either of them.

My alternative is that I shower at least twice a day and I use a body oil, I make up, it is olive oil, Vit E oil and I use a few drops of a natural essential oil, usually Lemon Grass or a mixture of them.

Healthy eating helps also. I am not a big meat eater. I eat lots of salad and fruit and yogurt. Maybe that helps.

This is a very good article by BottomLine Secrets. and as it mentioned it is important that you try not to have your young teenagers start using these antiperspirants. It is not healthy for them.

For many people, the thought of getting dressed without applying an antiperspirant seems downright unhygienic, not to mention antisocial.
But a new review of research suggesting a link between antiperspirants and two deadly forms of cancer — breast cancer and prostate cancer — presents a theory that may change some minds.

“Both of these cancers are hormone-dependent,” explains Kris G. McGrath, MD, associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and author of the review, which was published in Medical Hypotheses. He believes that the hormone problem may be located in the underarms and that antiperspirant use may be driving it.

TWO SIMILAR CANCERS

According to statistics from the US National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Program, the number of cases of breast cancer and prostate cancer in the US has been eerily similar throughout the 20th century, and for 2009 the figures are nearly identical — about 192,000 new cases of each. Dr. McGrath doesn’t think this is just a coincidence.

Breast and prostate cancers share many characteristics. Both have hormone-dependent growth, in both cases primarily by sexual steroids. Women have a preponderance of circulating estrogen and very little testosterone, while it is the opposite for men — but estrogen and testosterone receptors are present in both breast and prostate tissue. Both cancers are treated with hormonal manipulation, and breast cancer is additionally treated with aromatase inhibitors to block the conversion of male hormones (androgens) to female hormones (estrogens).

A POSSIBLE CAUSE

Hormone-replacement therapy using synthetic forms of estrogen plus progesterone has been associated with breast cancer — but according to Dr. McGrath, rates of both breast cancer and prostate cancer started rising many years ago, well before the introduction of oral contraceptives and hormone-replacement. “So,” Dr. McGrath asked, “where are the hormones coming from? My hypothesis is that the problem started in the underarm after the introduction of aluminum salt-based antiperspirants in 1902.”

In particular, Dr. McGrath is referring to the sweat glands located under the arm, which naturally release sweat, hormones and pheromones onto the surface of the skin. “When antiperspirants block these glands, the hormones they contain can’t leave the body,” he said. Instead, these hormones have the potential to be reabsorbed by the body — posing a potential excessive exposure to breast and prostate tissue. Even worse, antiperspirant use during puberty could be exposing breast and prostate tissue to unwanted hormones at a time of critical growth and development.

Look at the label on your antiperspirant and you’ll probably see that it contains some form of an aluminum salt. These chemicals are used because they plug sweat ducts. The apocrine glands are considered an organ — by blocking them, “you are essentially blocking an organ and its function,” said Dr. McGrath. He added that antiperspirants are considered drugs by the FDA.

A BETTER ALTERNATIVE

So what can we do about underarm sweating and odor without blocking the glands? Deodorants (as opposed to antiperspirants), which mask odors without blocking the sweat glands, can be a good option, but avoid products that contain petroleum-based propylene glycol, which is thought to be carcinogenic. (Propylene glycol derived from a vegetable source is fine.) Two deodorant brands he likes are the widely sold Tom’s of Maine and Terra Naturals (Note: Dr. McGrath is a spokesperson for Terra Naturals.)

Andrew L. Rubman, ND, our contributing medical editor, offered another suggestion for safely reducing the bacteria that cause underarm odor — good old baking soda. To use, mix about one teaspoonful of baking soda into enough warm water to make a thin, milky paste, which you then rub into your armpit. Or, he suggested, you can easily make your own totally natural, safe deodorant at home with just three ingredients: coconut oil, tea tree oil and lavender oil. First, warm up about one tablespoon of food-grade coconut oil… add a few drops of both tea tree oil and lavender oil. Stir and refrigerate until it solidifies, about an hour. Then you can apply a bit (use sparingly so it won’t get onto your clothing) of the mixture to your armpits just as you would with a commercial deodorant. “It feels good and you’ll smell great,” says Dr. Rubman. “And you won’t have to worry about blocking your apocrine glands.”

SOURCES: Kris G. McGrath, MD, associate professor of medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago.

Andrew L. Rubman, ND, medical director, Southbury Clinic for Traditional Medicines, Southbury, Connecticut

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