DRY CLEANING? Cleans the clothes, NOT REALLY! Cuz the fumes POLLUTE YOUR BODY
DITTO all the cleaning products you use in the home.
Found this online: "Recently I shampooed my carpets. I had used a 99c store product called SPOT REMOVER on the cat-spotted areas first. That night, a lot of the cats slept in that living room though the door was open so they could go out into the JULY HEAT, a lovely night. Mosquitos don't bother THEM! But a few of them got ill. I was back in the bedroom, down a long hall, far away and I got HIVES all over my skin and hot flashes. The stench was awful. One of the cats stayed ill for a week as it hit his immune system and he died." FOUND ONLINE.
I ratted around in a drawer found this old EMAIL from a friend.
Dear Anita, Fumes can kill. Warn your astrology clients with one of your HOLISTIC ARCHIVE articles. You'll never guess. I was just diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis following my bilateral mastectomy after a Gallium Scan which almost killed me with the nuclear stuff injected and running through my body. I know that cigarette smoking is one of the causes of pulmonary fibrosis, as is silicone poisoning... Inhaled environmental pollutants can be the cleaning supplies in your home - your laundry supplies - your skin is your largest organ and absorbs the chemicals from dry cleaning your clothing - so it is recommended NOT to wear dry cleaned articles or have clothing dry cleaned. Find a French laundry or Chinese Laundry if you have fine silks. Wools you can do at home. Lux flakes, warm water, Roll in a towel, Squeeze. Hang away from sun. To keep your silk looking its best, always launder silk garments immediately if they become stained and after wearing when you are 'active' (we learned in boarding school that ladies do not sweat, they 'glow'). Store silk away from sunlight and heat, and use a cool iron when pressing. With just a bit of care, your silk garments will last quite a long time
http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org for more info.
SILK CARE: Some silks should be dry cleaned (notably Dupioni ) but most
can be handwashed, especially if you wash the fabric before sewing. Dry
cleaning gets more expensive every day, and the smell of perc (the dry
cleaning fluid) in our clothes is not our favorite fragrance. And worst
of all, silk begins to look dingy and dull after just a few trips to the
dry cleaners. Many silks look better and last longer when hand washed.
But beware, many inexpensive and poorly woven silks may fade, become
stiff, change texture or lose their sheen when hand washed. Try a test
piece in a series of launderings before spending a lot of time and
effort in any project. Dupioni & Silk Noil MAY shrink noticeably in
handwashing (how much depends on the weave), and should absolutely be
pre-shrunk before being sewn up to minimize shrinkage in the final
garment. Silk Noil may be machine dried, but this will increase
shrinkage and should definitely be done before being cut and sewn.
Silk Dupioni shrinks less but it does shrink. Dupioni can be handwashed,
and launders beautifully; however, it changes the texture
and sheen of the fabric. Hand wash a small scrap or
swatch and check to see if you like the way it looks. We wash all our
dupioni that is custom dyed, and it has a much softer texture, very
different than the crisp finish it has off the bolt. Warning! When hand
washing a ready-to-wear silk garment, make a wash test on an
inconspicuous part of the garment, the inside back of a hem, for
example. Nothing in this document should be considered a recommendation
or guarantee of success.
Here's how it has worked for us; Pre shrinking Silk Crepe, Noil, 2 ply
silk and dupioni shrink the most and should be pre-shrunk before sewing
up. Place the silk in a sink or tub full of lukewarm water and mild
soap. We like Ivory Snow (powder), some people swear by Woolite, some
people like Orvus Quilt Soap (available at some Quilt stores as well as
many Equestrian Saddle and Tack shops!) and some even use their favorite
shampoo. Whatever you use, follow the package directions. Rub the silk
fabric for a few minutes in the soapy solution and drain. Rinse in
clear, cool water until all the soap is gone (don't wring, silk becomes
weaker when wet!). Fold the garment flat and roll up in a towel (like a
cinnamon roll) to remove excess water overnight. Remove from the towel
and iron dry with a medium-low setting.
You can dry silk Noil in the dryer, but it shrinks more. Routine hand
washing Soak the garment in lukewarm water and a mild soap solution (see
pre-shrinking, above). Rinse in clear, cool water until all the soap is
gone. then fill the sink again and add a quarter cup of white vinegar to
the final rinse. Vinegar neutralizes any remaining soap, and allows it
to rinse out completely restoring the fabric's natural sheen, it can
make a dramatic difference. Give the fabric a final rinse in clear, cool
water to remove the vinegar smell. Roll up in a towel to remove
moisture, then dry flat on a towel or on a padded hanger. Iron with a
low-medium temp iron while still slightly damp. Why Silk shrinks Silk
fiber is a protein, like your hair, and it does not itself shrink. The
way the individual fibers are twisted together when weaving is what
causes silk to shrink. Highly twisted yarns and loose weaves cause
shrinking when water releases twisting energy in the fibers. It's a bit
like twisting a rubber band then reducing the length, seeing it bunch
up. Silk bunches up the same way. Ready to wear silk garments shrink
because manufacturers don't go to the trouble of washing the fabric
first. Imagine that.
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ANITA SANDS HERNANDEZ, Los Angeles Progressive Researcher, "POSTER of useful stuff" / Writer, Futurist Mother of 4 and career Astrologer. Catch up with her websites TRUTHS GOV WILL HIDE & NEVER TELL YOU, also The FUTURE, WHAT'S COMIN' AT YA! & HOW TO SURVIVE the COMING GREAT DEPRESSION, and Secrets of Nature, HOLISTIC, AFFORDABLE HEALING. Also HOW TO LIVE on A NICKLE, The FRUGAL PAGE. and 50 other themes that appeal like GETTING ON THE DOLE, HOW TO NEVER NEED A VET FOR YOUR PET .. HER MAIN PAGE WITH CLICKABLE PORTALS is THE ASTRAL WEBSITE! Anita is at email@example.com ). Get a 15$ natal horoscope "my money/future life" reading now + copy horoscope as a Gif file graphic!
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