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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
Blood pressure reduction
Irritation to skin, mucus membranes and respiratory tract
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.
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
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
2 teaspoons chopped rosemary
1/8 cup olive oil
4 teaspoons almond oil
1 teaspoon lemon oil
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.