Thursday List: 10 uses for Avon Skin-So-Soft (other than what the bottle says)

Scents are powerful things and can evoke memories from the past. One scent that always takes me back to my childhood is the scent of “Avon Skin-So-Soft.” My mother used it for everything, and I mean everything. SSS is just mineral oil with some extra stuff (just like baby oil is mineral oil with fragrance.)

However, the deal with mineral oil in any of it’s forms is that it is petroleum (oil) based. This property lends itself to many of it’s other uses. (If you remember your basic Chemistry class… like dissolves like.) But the fact that it’s petroleum oil does make people think twice before using it in excess. OK, without further ado:

Ten Uses For Avon Skin-So-Soft (other than what the bottle says)

10. Insect Repellent (Mosquitos from skin, Ants from home, Bees from Hummingbird feeders)/ Insecticide
9. Makeup Remover
8. Rub in on wood to condition wood surfaces
7. Use it to remove lime or hard water stains
6. Sticker or Adhesive Removal
5. Loosen stuck zippers
4. Unsqueak a squaky door
3. Kill Head Lice
2. Remove paint or ink from skin or natural bristle brushes
1. Remove Crayon from surfaces

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Pax Christi!

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One response to “Thursday List: 10 uses for Avon Skin-So-Soft (other than what the bottle says)

  1. Laura

    Scents are powerful! Isn’t our sense of smell the most primitive of our senses? I don’t know if primitive is the word I’m looking for, but I’m sure as a biology major you took a class on sensation and perception or the like.

    I had heard about SSS’s insect repellent properties, yet there were mixed reviews. I would feel better using SSS
    on my kids rather than all the chemicals in traditional repellents.

    The other uses are news to me. Thanks for sharing! Now we just have to give an Avon selling friend some business! 🙂

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