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Instant Vintage

How to give a new t-shirt that vintage look & feel via Men's Health. I'm doing this right now and I strongly suggest gathering a bunch of t-shirts to age prior to starting because this process uses a LOT of salt: 2 cups' (an entire canister) worth. Minimize the stress on the earth by doing lots of shirts all at once. And the Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda can be found at your local Ace Hardware.

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Household Product Database- Health and Safety Information. If you want to know if it a product is safe here is the site that will tell you.

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Want to know what was in this amazing syrup? Well, one grain (65 mg) of morphine per fluid ounce, cannabis, heroin, powdered opium which are the active ingredients to put your little one to sleep. It also had sodium carbonate, spirits foeniculi, and aqua ammonia in it, because....why not? Removed from the market in 1938 after 89 years of service! :0

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from About.com Education

How to Turn Baking Soda into Sodium Carbonate or Soda Ash

Make sodium carbonate, also known as washing soda or soda ash, from baking soda. Then experiment with reactions to water and vinegar. (make instead of using ready made to add to the understanding of the child)

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Grow Youthful, Slow Your Aging

Brown Toner for Cyanotype Bleach Sodium hydroxide 5 grams Water to make 1 liter Toner Tannic acid 20 grams Water to make 1 liter Bleach the cyanotype print until it takes on an orange-yellow color, then wash thoroughly. Place print in toner and tone to desired color. You can also use a mild solution of ammonia or sodium carbonate to bleach the print.

79 doctors answered, 64 of them said that they would not consent to undergo any treatment containing cis-platinum – one of the common chemotherapy drugs they used – while 58 out of 79 believed that all the experimental therapies above were not accepted because of the ineffectiveness and the elevated level of toxicity of chemotherapy.” (Philip Day, “Cancer: Why we’re still dying to know the truth”, Credence Publications, 2000)

How to Use Baking Soda to reduce Dark Circles and Bags Under the Eyes

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Household Chemicals for Pool Maintenance

Baking soda is the same thing as pool store total alkalinity increaser (sodium bicarbonate or the more proper sodium hydrogen carbonate). 1.5 lbs per 10,000 gallons of pool water will increase total alkalinity by 10ppm. Household bleach (sodium hypochlorite) can be used to shock the pool. This is especially important if you don't want to deal with calcium precipitation (especially in hard water). 1/2 gallon of household bleach (non scented) per 10,000 gallons of pool water will increase the…

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from About.com Education

How To Turn Water into Wine or Blood

Turn a clear liquid into a red liquid and back again. Good water to wine demo.