Re: [pfaf] Re: Alternatives to soap nuts
- Elaine Sommers wrote:
>My mother lamented the passing of her top loader to a fully automatic
> They still use hand or top loaders in Mexico where I used to live. I
> loved my top loader (after trying to wash sheets by hand previously
> anything was better!) It saved water too because I could wash the not
> so dirty things in the first wash, spin them in the attacher spinner,
> then wash the dirtier things in the same water and spin them too.
> Different water for rinsing but the same process.
machine for the same reason. Whites first, then coloureds, with dirty
overalls in the final wash.
- On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 3:35 AM, Peter Ellis
> Elaine Sommers wrote:Here (in the Philippines countryside) I have only seen washing by hand
>> They still use hand or top loaders in Mexico where I used to live. I
(bashing with wooden paddles) and top loaders. Concrete washing basins
can still be seen in rural areas of France, Portugal and Spain, some
were still being used in the Minervoise recently, despite the water
crisis. In the Philippines water is cheap and abundant, except in El
Unripe Star fruit and Iba (Averrhoa bilimbi and Averrhoa carambola)
can be used to bleach cloth (notably removing rust stains) and have
anti-bacterial properties. Watermelon also has anti-bacterial
Any plant parts containing saponins will be lipophilic (fat-loving
"dirt magnets") some are used in commercial products.
All the best,
P-2, North Poblacion
Don Carlos, Bukidnon