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Unusual Uses for Avon Products

Skin So Soft Original Bath Oil & Horses

This is my friend Smokey. 

Took a lot of work to keep him looking good!
Smokey (he was over 16 hands)

Waaaaay back in the 1970s I used to show him for his owners in Gaited Horse Shows. I believe this particular picture was taken at the old Mountain Grove MO arena after I took first place in my division. As many of you know, preparing horses for the show ring takes a lot of time. And it just isn't the day of the show. Healthy horses will shine more than unhealthy ! Anyway I have run across some web tips for using AVON products on horses to make them look their best. 
1. Use the original Skin So Soft Bath Oil diluted with water (5 parts water, 1 part Skin So Soft) -- you can decrease the water till you find the best water to product ratio.  This will vary based on the amount of humidity and dust in your area.  It will keep the flies & mosquitoes off them but you don't want it to the point it is greasy on them.

2. Use this same product to comb through their mane and tail and it will help with combing out & will put a bit of shine on them after shampooing. . You can always play with the dilution ratio but you are wanting the softness without becoming greasy.

3. You can also use SSS on their hooves as a dressing & this will be a lot less drying to the hooves than other methods.

4. Try using the bug guard towelettes (item #269562) (8 towelettes) on the horses' faces.  The towelettes do not have SPF (the active bug repellent ingredient is picardin) and wipe around their face and eyes to keep those nasty flies from bugging them. Use these towelettes sparingly at first (one towelette, wait a few days) and see if there is any skin reaction.

As always if you have any concerns, please verify with your veterinarian before using these AVON products on your horse. AVON does not do product testing on animals, so these tips are not endorsed by Avon -- these are tips obtained from actual horse owners.  I have a few customers who have horses and they have tried tips #1 & 4 with good success.

50 Uses for Avon's Bubble Bath

1. Zillions of bubbles that leave NO bath tub ring. 

2. Does a beautiful job on washing cars, mobile homes, caravans, trailers and boats. Leaves a protective wax like coating - water marks wash off!

3. Laundry Detergent: Use one capful on regular loads, 2 capfuls if washing greasy work clothes. You won't need fabric softener. 

4. Use for hand washing delicates. 

5. Pretreatment for Laundry: Use your old spray and wash bottle. Mix 1/2 bubble bath and 1/2 water. Pretreat stains with a spray. For set in stains, dab on directly, scrub stain with an old toothbrush, then wash. Great for ring around the collar and greasy work clothes.

6. Use to wash windows. Windshield Washer Solvent: Use when freezing temperatures are not a threat. 1 1/2 capfuls per gallon.

7. Use to wash outside of appliances to cut kitchen grease.

8. Use to wash floors (but not wax floors). 

9. Sink-dishwashing Soap: Your dishes will sparkle as well as your coffee pot, glasses and cook-wear

10. Use to give pets a bath (along with SSS). 

11. Clean mirrors. 

12. Use to shampoo carpets (whole room or a spot). Carpet Cleaning: Add 2 capfuls to large carpet shampoo machines it will even take out red wine stains. 

13. Use to wash walls and ceilings. 

14. Use bubbles and sponge to shampoo vehicle interiors. 

15. Cleans chandeliers and light fixtures.

16. Cleans china 

17. Dissolve 1/2 a capful in water to wash your plant leaves, they will shine. Then pour into soil as a fertilizer. 

18. Upholstery stains come out by rubbing with a damp cloth dipped in full strength bubble bath. Do not wet the sponge with water. Water may leave a stain, the bubble bath won't. Upholstery Cleaner: Use 1 capful for a 24 oz spray bottle
filled with water. Scrub with brush against nap. Let dry. Vacuum and allow it to dry.

19. Clean your jewelry - even costume jewelry. 

20. Splatter grease, oil or butter on a good blouse? Put straight bubble bath on the spot, let sit a few minutes and wash. No spots! 

21. Wash Venetian blinds. 

22. Wash paneling - no rinsing, no streaks.   

23. Clean your eye glasses.

24. Put some bubble bath and a bit of water in your potpourri burner.

25. Clean your painted or real wood cupboards.

 26. Refill for liquid soap, mild on hands (add a touch of Skin So Soft Bath Oil). 

27. Hair Shampoo.

28. Inside and outside the refrigerator - easy to wipe off and gets rid of odors.

29. Polishes all chrome household fixtures - because it's alkali it won't mark.

30. Cleans bathroom vanity and ceramic tiles - No water marks. Kitchen/Bathroom floor: Add 1 capful to 2 gallons of water to mop floors. Add 1/2 capfuls extra for very soiled floors.

31. Toilet Bowl and Tanks: Add a capful to tank occasionally to help reduce build up.

32. Cleans combs and brushes - leaves no residue. 

33. Add to the children's wading pool makes for great summer fun and keeps the pool and the kids clean too!! 

34. Use in the garage to test tires or gas lines for leaks. 

35. Add to cleaning water for aluminum or vinyl siding, - repels dust.

36. After you've washed stuffed toys with this stuff, you'll hesitate to use anything else. Dry the toy inside a pillow case that has been knotted closed, and the toy
comes out as close to new-looking as it will ever get.

37. Add baking soda to the bubble bath making a paste to create a slightly abrasive heavy duty cleaner. 

38. Mop floors-cuts through many shoe marks (mix one capful with ½ sink of warm water). 

39. Remove wax build up-use straight from bottle with scouring pad, wipe with dry towel. 

40. Leaves fresh clean smell, from room to room different fragrances.

41. Leaves TV screen clean-no streaking-wipe with dry cloth.

42. Wash and clean cabinets in any room of home.

43. To get rid of snails -- equal parts of water & bubble bath -- spray on flowers – spray ONLY AROUND SOIL in edible garden areas.

44. Great for lawns. Fill plastic container with water and 1 or 2 ribs of Avon bubble bath then attach to garden hose and water lawn.

45. Excellent to water your flowers etc in the garden. Use the same as for your grass above.

46. Can be used as a baby shampoo.

47. Use as a bath or shower gel.

48. Use as face cleaner.

49. Mildew Remover: 1 capful to 24 oz. water. Cleans boat seats, bathtubs, showers, wall, etc.

50. Now that you're all finished cleaning, here's the best news: You can even use it to take a nice, relaxing bubble bath! (Helps cut down on the tub ring too.) 

Please let me know how these tips turn out! 

Cindy Peterson aka Gato
Anew Skin Care Expert
Avon Independent Sales Representative


PS this is an update to a former post that I did --

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