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This article is for those who didn't know about fabric softners.I hope I was able to help someone with this information. I don't have any money to help anyone. Have a good day.

The Toxic Danger of Fabric Softener and Dryer Sheets, by SixWise.com

Although they may make your clothes feel soft and smell fresh, it turns out that fabric softener and dryer sheets are some of the most toxic products around. Read why now!

(PRWEB) February 21, 2005 -- Many people will remember a famous TV ad where a woman races to her washing machine, fabric softener in hand, only to arrive just as the wash ends. This woman who "forgot to ad the fabric softener" was actually doing herself and her family a favor.

Although they may make your clothes feel soft and smell fresh, fabric softener and dryer sheets are some of the most toxic products around. And chances are that the staggering 99.8 percent of Americans who use common commercial detergents, fabric softeners, bleaches, and stain removers would think twice if they knew they contained chemicals that could cause cancer and brain damage.

 

Here is a list of just some of the chemicals found in fabric softeners and dryer sheets:

Benzyl acetate: Linked to pancreatic cancer
Benzyl Alcohol: Upper respiratory tract irritant
Ethanol: On the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste list and can cause central nervous system disorders
A-Terpineol: Can cause respiratory problems, including fatal edema, and central nervous system damage
Ethyl Acetate: A narcotic on the EPA's Hazardous Waste list
Camphor: Causes central nervous system disorders
Chloroform: Neurotoxic, anesthetic and carcinogenic
Linalool: A narcotic that causes central nervous system disorders
Pentane: A chemical known to be harmful if inhaled

So how could products with pretty names like Soft Ocean Mist, Summer Orchard and April Fresh be so dangerous?

The chemicals in fabric softeners are pungent and strong smelling -- so strong that they require the use of these heavy fragrances (think 50 times as much fragrance) just to cover up the smells. Furthermore, synthetic fabrics, which are the reason fabric softeners were created in the first place, do not smell good either when heated in a dryer or heated by our bodies ... hence the need for even more hefty fragrances.

In other words, remove all the added fragrance that endears people to fabric softeners and -- like the clich wolf in sheep's clothing -- the real smells of the chemical-laced fabric softener and the synthetic fabrics they were designed around may prompt people to shoot their laundry machines and be done with it.

Are "Soft" Clothes Worth It?
Fabric softeners are made to stay in your clothing for long periods of time. As such, chemicals are slowly released either into the air for you to inhale or onto your skin for you to absorb. Dryer sheets are particularly noxious because they are heated in the dryer and the chemicals are released through dryer vents and out into the environment. Health effects from being exposed to the chemicals in fabric softeners include:

Central nervous system disorders
Headaches
Nausea
Vomiting
Dizziness
Blood pressure reduction
Irritation to skin, mucus membranes and respiratory tract
Pancreatic cancer

Soften Your Clothes Safely With These Tips:
Even if you don't feel the effects of these chemicals today, they can affect you gradually over time, and children, whose systems are still developing, are particularly at risk. There's really no reason to expose yourself to these risky chemicals when natural alternatives exist. Not only are they safer for you, your family and the environment, but they're much more economical too:

Add a quarter cup of baking soda to wash cycle to soften fabric
Add a quarter cup of white vinegar to rinse to soften fabric and eliminate cling
Check out your local health food store for a natural fabric softener that uses a natural base like soy instead of chemicals

It's likely that fabric softeners and dryer sheets aren't the only toxic products in your home. Many household products that consumers regard as safe are also full of toxic chemicals. Our past articles on PEG Compounds in Cosmetics and Phenols in Common Household Cleansers are two of the all-time most popular articles on SixWise.com and will make you more aware of the pervasiveness of harmful chemicals that can be eliminated from your home.

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Happy Mother's Day.

Dear Lord, it's such a hectic day
With little time to stop and pray
For life's been anything but calm
Since You called on me to be a mom
Running errands, matching socks
Building dreams with building blocks
Cooking, cleaning, and finding shoes
And other stuff that children lose
Fitting lids on bottled bugs
Wiping tears and giving hugs
A stack of last weeks mail to read
So where's the quiet time I need?
Yet when I steal a minute, Lord
Just at the sink or ironing board
To ask the blessings of Your grace
I see then, in my small one's face
That you have blessed me
All the while
And I stop to kiss
That precious smile

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 in response to LittleBitmama...   LittleBitmamma. It cost money to look for someone online. And I don't have any money. Have a good day.
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Found this and thought it might be useful. I am going to try this on my hands. I hope that some one here might want to try it.Have a good day everyone.

Rosemary Herbal Hand Scrub: Recipe

Herbal Exfoliating Hand Scrub

Fresh Rosemary Sprigs

Fresh Rosemary Sprigs

2 teaspoons chopped rosemary
1/8 cup olive oil
4 teaspoons almond oil
1 teaspoon lemon oil
raw sugar*

 

Directions:

  • Mix chopped rosemary with the oils; add sugar to make a paste.
  • Apply scrub to skin and gently rub, using the sugar to slough dry skin while allowing the oils to nourish and moisturize. Rinse off scrub and pat dry.
  • Good for hand care but can also be used on elbows, heels of feet and any place that suffers from dry skin. Great for all over body care at bath time too.
  • Keep unused portion sealed airtight and in the refrigerator.
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Almost Mother's Day and I'm feeling sad.I miss my kids and my grandson.Cliff can't know how I feel because he doesn't have any kids. So, I don't talk about it to him.I called the social security office hoping they would tell me where my daughter is.I've tried that before and they won't tell me.I know there are people who have bigger problems than me.I just needed to tell some one how I'm feeling today. I'll feel worse Mother's Day.Have a good day everyone.
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 in response to positive thoughts...   positive thoughts. you are very welcome. If I find some good recipes, I'll let you know.
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positive thought.

                  Icebox Lemon Pie

Graham cracker crust,1 can Eagle Brand milk,1 can frozen pink lemonade,1 small carton Cool Whip

Mix all ingredients.Pour into crust.Chill.

This is easy and good. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great day.

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 in response to Anonymous40784...   erikaseven. I'm real tired. Cliff stopped drinking. Now he's real sick.He can't do much of anything but sleep.I still feel the same way about leaving.I'm doing the best I can and staying, because that's all I can do.Have a good day.
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To save money untill Cliff gets well and can work he had our cable shut off. I was really upset. I'm used to having cable. We have found free TV. You can watch shows or movies. This is one site and I'm sure there are others.http://www.fancast.com/ I watched Master of the World with Vincent Price.Maybe some of you already know about free TV.I thought I'd let you know anyway.Take Care.
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 in response to Starshine...   Starshine.I'm tired. Cliff is very sick because he's trying to quit drinking. I told him I would leave if he didn't stop drinking. He goes to the Doctor May 17.I need a long rest.Maybe a week in the mountains in a log cabin with no phone.Good dream.Back to reality. I have to go wash dishes.Take Care. Have a Great Day.
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We needed a new faucet installed because our old one was leaking. Our Landlord told us to hire a plumber and take it out of the rent.Cliff refused to hire a plumber, and let a friend do it for free. The new faucet doesn't work right and Cliff took 0 off the rent.Now he's angry at me.Now he wants to leave me. That would be great, only I still don't have any money to pay the rent and bills.What's the use? I give up.Pray for me.God Bless You All.
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Putting peanuts into your bottle of coca cola was something people were doing in the 50's. I don't know how it got started. It tasted good.It was fun to watch all the bubbles the peanuts made. I hope that explains it. Have a good day,Schmidty.

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I'm feeling nostalgic today.Any one remember putting peanuts in their bottle of coca cola? Poodle skirts. Pop Beads. Bobby Socks and Penny Loafers. Sock Hops. The Bunny Hop.Petticoats with all that starch.Beehives. Duck tails.Penny Candy.

 

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Sometimes when I'm feeling really stressed, I close my eyes and think about sitting on my own screened in porch.My porch has rocking chairs, a swing and a vintage metal glider.It has windchimes and a shelf for plants.On the porch is a picnic table and vintage metal chairs.I imagine sitting in a rocking chair drinking iced tea with lemon and mint watching the sun go down.Or drinking coffee and watching the sun rise.Maybe sleeping on the porch like I did when I was a kid.My porch is a back porch on my old country house with a tin roof.My old house is unpainted. It has plain unpainted floors and walls.In my house there is a fireplace and maybe a wood burning heater.My bathroom has an old claw foot bathtub.Maybe one day I'll have my old house with the screened in back porch.
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Starshine.Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out. Have a good day.

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I made this yesterday. It's frugal and it's so good. Of course I was the only one who liked it.I hope some one here will like it. I'm always trying to find cheap and easy recipes.

MONKEY BREAD  
4 cans refrigerator biscuits (about 40)
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup pecans, raisins and/or coconut, if desired
Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Pour sugar and cinnamon into a plastic bag and mix.

Add biscuit pieces, several at a time; shake to coat well.

Place pieces in a buttered tube or Bundt pan until all are used.

Sprinkle layers with nuts, raisins or coconut.

Bring brown sugar and butter to a boil in saucepan. Cool 10 minutes, then pour over top of biscuits.

Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes. Allow to cool 15 minutes before removing from pan. Turn upside down to serve.

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 in response to Starshine...   We called meals on wheels here and they don't deliver meals in Gulfport. I don't know why. They deliver meals in Biloxi. We have foodstamps.I want to thank everyone for being so kind and helpful.I'm holding on the best I can. It's Cliff I want to get away from.
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Someone please tell me how to delete all my posts. Thanks
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 in response to sheshe030...   sheshe I don't know where they are.I don't have the money to pay for a seach online. Even social security won't tell me. I don't have the money to hire a someone to find them.
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