Wednesday, May 13, 2009

100 uses for AVON skin so soft

1. It's a bath oil and after shower moisturizer.
2. It can be used to remove makeup.
3. Great tanning oil (no sunscreen).
4. Hot oil treatment to soften cuticles.
5. Great massage oil for tired muscles.
6. Cleans off tape marks left from bandages on skin.
7. Cleans ink off the skin.
8. Insect repellent.
9. Helps relieve itching caused by dry skin.
10. Cleans oil and grease off of skin.
11. Painting something? Use SSS to remove paint from the hands. (Instead of turpentine).
12. It soothes light sunburn.
13. Rub hands with it before washing, it helps get them cleaner.
14. Rub on dry, cracked skin.... helps heal skin in 2-3 days.
15. Put 1-2 cap fills in liquid soap and use it for shaving legs and under arms. Helps razor glide and leaves skin feeling smooth.
16. Pour a little into your Foot Saver to help moisturize your feet while you relax them.
17. It removes chewing gum from hair, skin, and most nonporous surfaces.
18. Cleans permanent ink off stamps.
19. SSS Original Bath Oil works GREAT on Head Lice!!!!! Saturate head and let it set for 15 minutes. Then rinse under an outdoor faucet, but the lice were gone!!!!!!! Of course shampoo hair a couple of times to get the oil out, but the lice were gone and stayed gone!
20. It kills ants instantly.
21. Spray on skin to relieve dry itching skin. Helps skin retain it's elasticity.
22. Wash hair with shampoo and conditioner like always and after it dries.... Use about the size of a dime of SSS and rub it in your hair. It goes straight in and leaves hair as shiny as the ads on TV, not greasy at all, just soft and shiny.
23. Use bath oil towelettes -- cover windowsill with towelettes to keep ants out.
24. (LICE) Sometimes, using a bath oil, like Avon's SSS, will work to loosen the glue, which holds the nits to the hair. There is a product called Neon Nits, which when sprayed on the hair, will highlight the nits so you can see them to then snip them out with a small scissors.
25. Mild cases of psoriasis.
26. Bath use, fill bath with water and a little SSS, very relaxing and gets rid of dry skin.

27. Sponge it around doors, windows, and on screens to keep crawling bugs out.
28. It's a good wood cleaner and conditioner for natural wood.
29. It removes glue and gum left from price tags and labels from glass, metals, and most plastics.
30. It removes soap scum from shower doors and curtains, and bathroom and kitchen figures.
31. It removes lime and hard water deposits from fixtures, tile, shower doors and windows.
32. It's an oil lubricant for fitting pipe joints that won't slip together.
33. It cleans ink off most vinyl and painted surfaces.
34. It cleans heavy oil and grease from nonporous surfaces.
35. It takes fur off of clothing.
36. Rub on brass ornaments or figurines to help keep them from turning dark.
37. Removes crayon from appliances and most painted surfaces.
38. Wash cupboards with it mixed in your cleaning water to keep ants off and out of the cupboards.
39. Use it to discourage hornets from building their nests. After using a hornet killing spray, remove the nest and keep the area sprayed with SSS. They will not rebuild there.
40. Use it to clean leather; it will also keep it soft and supple.
41. Use it on your air conditioning screen (filter)--your incoming air will smell fresher and the filter is easier to clean.
42. Rub all over windowsills to keep ants out.
43. It cleans paintbrushes easily and leaves them soft as new.
44. It removes gum from carpets.
45. It removes scuffmarks from patent leather shoes.
46. Use it on running rails for sliding glass doors and windows.
47. It removes "ring around the collar".
48. It removes liquid nail (paneling glue).
49. Two glass bowls or glasses stuck together? Drizzle a little SSS down the sides and they'll come apart easily.
50. It removes candle wax from furniture, carpets and clothing.
51. Hummingbird Feeders: To deter bees try rubbing SSS on the feeder surface by the feeder ports.
52. Maggots too!! You squirted SSS in can and lid, then later flushed with soapy water, you shouldn't have any bugs in cans rest of summer!!!
53. It is a great furniture polish!
54. Ok, we have a new use for SSS bath oil. Put it in one of the bottle that you attach to your backyard hose and then spray down the back yard! Will cut down on ants, mosquitoes and other creepy crawlies.
55. Spray it on rose bushes to keep the deer from eating them, and at the cemeteries on the flowers they put out there for the same reason.
56. Kills spiders.
57. It cuts grease and cleans dirt from range hoods.
58. Add a capful to wash water of clothes...acts as a fabric softener and keeps the bugs off clothes.
59. Spray on orchids and other flowers for moisture and to keep bugs away.
60. Cleans baseball caps. Just spray on and rub with toothbrush.
61. Mix one part SSS and 2 parts water on tomato plants and kept those ugly old tomato worms off. I think that adding the vinegar would be fine too and would be nice not to have to shake the spray bottle all the time. Spray plants about every 2 or 3 days.
62. SSS bath oil also does a great job cleaning cherry wood cabinets.
63. Put a little in your mopping water to help keep crawling bugs out. (Not too much or the floor gets slippery.)
64. Use to clean windows.
65. Removes crayon from most surfaces.
66. It's a great insect repellent (or you can use Bug Guard, the actual SSS repellent)
67. Screens can be lightly sprayed with Avon SSS to repel no-see-'ums and tiny gnats that otherwise might slip though the screens.
68. Another use for SSS is it will kill those pesky earwigs. Spray it on & they don't return to life.
69. Also if you ever make candles, use clear wax and melt put SSS in it and harden works great for out side in the summer.
70. As a deodorizer, spray into air and let settle, kills those nasty pet orders.
71. Kids rooms if a child wets the bed, spray the bedding and sheets before washing and will give it a fresh clean smell.

72. It's a great insect repellent for your pet. (As recommended in "Outdoor Life" and "Field and Stream")
73. Mix 5 parts water, 1 part SSS and mist on animals. Brushing it in makes their coats gleam and keeps insects off so the animals don't fidget in the show ring.
74. Mix in your pet's bath water. It takes the fleas off of them...and in between sprays them with the same mixture as in #2 to help keep them off.
75. Rub on your hands before and after working with your pets and farm animals. It will remove the strong smells.
76. Black Fly Spray For Dogs: Use as a spray or a dip. 1 cup SSS, 1/2 cup liquid detergent and 3 gallons of water.
77. For dogs dry skin mix 1 tablespoon of SSS per gallon of water and use as an after bath rinse. Or spritz your pet's coat once per week.
78. If your dog should get tar or asphalt on the pads of their feet rub on SSS and then wipe off.
79. Flea Bath: Use a flea and tick shampoo. Rinse, rinse, rinse so no soap residue is left. Follow with final rinse of 2 gallons of water mixed with flea dip and 1 capful of SSS. The SSS helps replace the oils lost in bathing and has the added benefit of repelling insects.
80. Flea Repellent: Avon's SSS Bath Oil. 1-1/2 ounces per gallon of water; used as a sponge-on dip (or as a spritz) has been tested and proven to have significant, but not complete, flea-repellent activity for a 6-day period. It should help those dry coats, too.
81. Many chows have very dry and flaky skin, especially for being black. Use it about twice a month just spray it on.
82. I use the following on my horses and on my dogs when necessary. 1-cup Avon SSS bath oil 1-cup white vinegar 1-cup (or more) water 5 cc of essential oil of citronella (from the health food store NOT the type you burn to keep insects away that is available in a drug store) Mix in a spray bottle. Straight SSS works well for mosquito’s too but really makes your dog greasy.
83. (Barns) Use of an inexpensive fly control spray or a diluted mix of Avon SSS in water can be sprayed on barn walls and floor to discourage insects from hanging around or to eliminate them before putting in the new bedding. As time permits, and if you can keep your goats out of the barn for a few hours - let the barn stand and air out before re-filling with bedding.
84. Rub on your hands before and after working with pets and farm animals, takes away pet odor.
85. Avon's SSS bath oil massaged directly into the skin of your Rottweiler acts not only as a successful repellant and makes their dogs smell good but helps prevent drying and itchy skin.
86. A natural way to help cats with flea problems and flea allergies is to rub Skin So Soft into the skin. Once a bug, always a bug. Fleas don't like it either! Spread the word!
87. Cats: SSS IS SAFE FOR FUR LICKING -------The SSS plus is safe as long as it is the one without sunscreen.
88. Don't overuse the SSS. I just use the lotion, and rub it into the skin, not more than every few days. My cat's sensitive and we're being careful. Common sense is the rule. Sprinkling Yeast on the cat food helps, too. My cat's fur is medium-length; he's part Persian, and he's doing fine, no ill effects from the SSS. You can check with your vet to be sure if it's okay...

89. SSS can be used as a hoof polish. This will put a nice shine to the hoof without drying it. The farrier's wife will appreciate this one!
90. SSS can be used as a muzzle, eye, and ear enhancer. Generally we used baby oil but it was so messy. I tried SSS and it works great and still helps keep bugs away.
91. I have a show mare that has allergies and also gets dry skin very easily so I started giving her baths in SSS. What I do is bathe her like normal and then I put a capful of SSS in a 5-gallon bucket of warm water and sponge this all over her. Her hair coat dries silky soft and she quits itching. Works for her.
92. The bug guard towelettes we had last summer work great on the horse’s ears and around their eyes.
93. When I have to band (braid) their manes I use the Techniques Oil Sheen. It seems to help hold the braids a lot better and they don't try to rub them out.
94. The dry end serum works great in their tails as a detangler. Everything I have mentioned here I use faithfully on our show horses. The products are a heck of a lot cheaper than actual horse products. People see me using these products at the horse shows and start inquiring about them. I usually let them take my bottles and try them on their horses at the show, which usually ends up in a sale for me.

95. It removes tar spots from the car without damage to the paint.
96. Use it to clean vinyl dashboards, seats, and tops. It not only cleans, but also keeps it soft and helps to prevent any cracking.
97. After washing your car, use it as a tire dressing to keep them looking like new.
98. Put some on a small washcloth and leave in the car to help keep the air fresh and clean.
99. Wipe down vinyl surfaces inside your car. Cleans nicely and removes smoke odors left by cigarette smokers.
100. It gently cleans heavy grease and oil from skin and nonporous surfaces (great for Mechanic's Hands).

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Monday, November 24, 2008


I'm really into the Christmas spirit early this year! It seems even the radio stations started playing the songs earlier this year, but I'm all over it! I went out and rented 3 Christmas movies today and the kids and I are going to put up the tree tonight. So, in honor of Christmas here is a list of my top 10 fav Christmas songs and movies....I stole both of these ideas from Jen over at the can find her in my blogroll. So here they are in no particular order....

1. Merry Christmas, Darling - The Carpenters
2. I'll be home for Christmas - Frank Sinatra
3. Have yourself a merry little Christmas - Judy Garland
4. O Holy Night - Josh Groban
5. Happy Christmas - John Lennon
6. Where are you Christmas - Faith Hill...well actually I like Cindy Loo Who's version better
7. I want a hippopotamus for Christmas - Gayla Peevey
8. All I want for Christmas - Mariah Carey
9. Do you hear what I hear - any version will do
10. Believe - Josh Groban

1. Polar Express
2. The Santa Clause - all 3 of them
3. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
4. How the Grinch stole Christmas - Jim Carrey version
5. Mickey's Christmas Carol
6. Scrooged - Bill Murray
7. Just friends - ryan reynolds & amy smart....super funny!
8. Home Alone
9. The Family Man
10. Frosty the snowman and rudolph share this spot since neither one are full length movies...but i can't get
through the season without seeing them!

Now, get on over to and order your holiday cards!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

happy birthday sarah!

so saturday, sarah will be 2! it hardly seems like 2 years since she put me through the worst pain EVER! isaac's birth was great and pain free, thanks to the epidural. but the epi didn't work with sarah and it sucked! i can't believe some women actually give birth naturally, kudos to them! so, in honor of sarah's coming birthday i wanted to share some pictures of her from over the past 2 years. i apologize for the quality of the newborn pics, are camera back then sucked!

first born with daddy, before i had even held her yet.

1 day old

the 'new' family pic. i can't believe i am posting because i look horrible!

her first christmas

6 months old, starting to crawl

this was her birthday last year, turning 1!

valentine's day last year, i used this photo for our valentine's cards

this was at the zoo in april

sarah and isaac a couple months ago at the farmers market

and the most recent, i took this 2 days ago. she looks so big and grown up here!

thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 27, 2008


here's just some pretty pics i thought i would share. we went to the park and there was a garden around a fountain, the butterflies seemed to like it.







Wednesday, August 27, 2008

silly girl

so i brought the kids to the park a few days ago and there was this huge rock wall that isaac insisted on walking on
and when we came to the end of it, isaac got off and sarah thought that meant it was her turn to get on. so i tell her no she can't get on it. so she steps down, then does this fake fall thing and lays down on the ground in the middle of all the dirt and dead pine needles. it was really wierd and funny and i coudn't resist getting a picture!

she was pretty proud of herself

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Farmer's Market

I took the kids to the farmer's market a couple weeks ago. It was the first time we had been there and we all just loved it! The kids, of coarse, liked the candy store, Isaac got a chocolate covered pretzel, it was messy but so yummy! I was more preoccupied with taking pictures. Here are a few of my favorites, we will definitely be returning!

One of the little 'shops' had farm animals, as pets, I think. This was Olivia the Goat, she was super cute and I took a ton of pics of her!

They also had some chickens and baby chics, the baby ones didn't turn out but I did get a good one of what I think was the momma?

My new fav of the kids!

And the chocolate, m&m, reeces pieces, covered pretzel....need I say more?

Someone got creative with an old sink and some flowers, I thought it was picture worthy.

My fav of the trip. Just some fruit but the pic turned out so good!

An angel. This was a display of concrete statue things. This angel was all alone on the top shelf, soaking in the sun, I couldn't resist.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Funhouse Giveaway!

My friend Jennifer is having a Lush Bath Products Giveaway on her blog! Go check it out and enter to win! She is a great blogger and never ceases to make me laugh out loud!!