SIMPLE WAYS TO CLEAN
PINEOLENE I personally knew the elderly woman from New Augusta, Mississippi that had one of the original recipes. I wish I had known at the time what a treasure it was, and got a copy of it. It can be purchased in some feed stores, farm supply stores, etc. locally.
The website is no longer available, but here is the address:
PINEOLENE, L.L.C. of PO BOX 47, HURLEY MS 39555-0047
There are many things I consider very useful, that might seem a bit old fashioned, but they are tried and true:
I'm learning more and more to depend on food, herbs, spices and other natural remedies for healing and medicine.
~Octagon Soap...Yes, it is still available.
~White toothpaste for cleaning white shoes (mostly patent leather) the sole of white tennis shoes for scuff marks on tile or linoleum
~There is something to be said for using a little elbow grease as well...Very therapeutic!
~Just so everyone won't think I'm too "old fogey"... I do love using essential oils and natural homemade products as well!! My favorite is Sweet Orange! There are tons of resources online for homemade cleaning recipes using EO's. But I'll add a few of my own as time allows!
~Some stains are resistant to the harsh chemical cleaners as well...We have an old claw-foot tub that has mineral stains, and "nothing" has cut through those stains! We tried lemon juice, baking soda, salt, Brillo pads, bleach, even rust remover (which did leave white streaks, but I only used one small bottle) The dangers listed were just too harsh, so I figured I'd just live with the stains rather than take the risk ...And also my husband took an electric sander to it!! Nothing has worked!! Short of sandblasting, I guess I'll just have to live with it, as it is too expensive to get it refinished.
~Another stain that is tough, is mildew on clothing...I've read where lemon juice and salt gets rid of it, but I beg to differ! Very rarely will it come out, so be very careful about letting clothes, sheets, or other fabric get damp and staying damp for very long! Mold and mildew will set up and you might as well throw it away.