Monday, March 5, 2007

TipNut

I just discovered TipNut.

Not only does it have 10 Homemade Laundry Soap Detergent Recipes (although I like mine better because it uses up junk soap bits), it also tells you How To Make A Solar Dehydrator and How To Make A Giant Twix Chocolate Bar!

And, adding to our diuscussion about cleaning with vodka, TipNut offers a recipe for Vodka Armpit Deodorizer. Now won't that come in handy for spring?

7 comments:

Ms. Theologian said...

I always hear that vodka doesn't smell, but I can smell it, and the idea of spraying my clothes with it is...odd. I assume I won't smell like vodka?

Femminista said...

I think the idea is that vodka doesn't have a smell of its own, apart form alcohol--in the way that bourbon or scotch have lingering aromas. Vodka smells like alcohol--which evaporates rather quickly. So vodka has a smell in the same way rubbing alcohol has a smell--short-term.

I have not, however, sprayed vodka all over my clothes and then gone to work. It does sound a mite risky.

Ms. Theologian said...

Well, this is the opportunity for some experimentation....

Ann said...

We always used vodka on our dance costumes during a performance run because so many of them were not washable and there wasn't enough time for the dry cleaner. Kills the bacteria that cause the smell. I now recommend it to my Irish dance dress clients since some of these dresses cannot even be dry cleaned. Works great...I tell them to have a spray bottle for the dress and a flask for themselves!

Linking to you on my blog, ok? I am truly enjoying your blog!

Femminista said...

Thanks, Ann! I have to say again that the dresses on your blog are AMAZING. And now I am emboldened to try the vodka. Is it like Fabreeze? Could I use it to get rid of doggy smells, etc.?

Ann said...

I have never tried Febreeze... smelled it at a neighbor's house and could not deal. And I have not tried the vodka on the dog and her messes...I just drink it so I don't kill her. I know that there is Nature's Miracle at the pet store for pet stuff...but I lucked out on a cure for pet accidents and stains on my (FREAKING) carpet. Mop up the extra and POUR (not sprinkle, not layer), pour on the baking soda and then let it sit for a day or more depending on the accident. It smells odd at first (wet baking soda smells weird), but it pulls out the moisture AND the stain. I then scoop it up, vacuum the rest, and there is nothing left. Goes for pet urine and feces (my not so lovely dog had diarrhea...can't tell where now). I also use it in a layer when she has left her unpleasant odor somewhere. Again leave it for a couple hours or over night, vacuum, et voila!

I get the huge bag of baking soda at Costco (Price Club, Sam's) since the canine diva is getting old. Everyone in this family now goes running for the baking soda whenever there is a spill of any kind.

And thanks for the kind words about the dresses. I love making them!

Femminista said...

I've never smelled/bought Fabreeze and am not a fan of perfumey, commercial cleaners. So far I haven't needed such a product (at least I think not...).

I am a possible, potential dog owner, so it looks like I'll be turning to baking soda and vodka for possible smells and messes. :)