Monday, October 19, 2009
1. Using 1/4 cup vinegar in your laundry’s rinse cycle keeps clothes soft. You can set aside a vinegar jug just for laundry and add about 2 dozen drops of your favorite essential oil to the vinegar if you’d like (or as much EO as you feel necessary). I use one of those Downy Balls.
Fabric Softener Recipe
Makes about a gallon of fabric softener
- 1 cup baking soda
- 6 cups distilled white vinegar
- 8 cups water
- 10-12 drops essential oil of your choice (optional)
(Click on Mountain Rose Herbs ad at the bottom of this page to order essential oil)
- a plastic gallon jug with a lid (an empty vinegar jug works well)
- Mix the baking soda and water in a large, deep mixing bowl or pot
- Stir it until the baking soda is dissolved
- Slowly add the vinegar, one cup at a time. The mixture will fizz up, so stir it carefully until all the bubbles are gone before adding the next cup of vinegar.
- Add the essential oil and stir.
- Wait a few minutes for it to go "flat" before pouring the mixture into the empty jug. If you put it into the jug and cover it while it is still fizzy, the mixture will expand and may blow the lid off!
- To use, shake the bottle and add 1 cup softener to the final rinse water
Making Homemade Laundry Soap
By Crystal Miller
Making your own laundry soap is very easy! No longer do you need to rely on store bought detergents. With a few ingredients on hand you will be able to make batch after batch of laundry soap. The cost savings by doing this is incredible!
~If after reading through this you have a question PLEASE read the "Questions Answered" at the bottom of this page. I am no longer able to answer questions about the laundry soap via email. Thank you! Crystal :)
What Ingredients Do You Need?
You will need 3 basic ingredients; a soap of some sort, washing soda and borax.
The Soap: The most typical type of soap to use is Fels Naptha. It is an old-fashioned type of soap usually found in the laundry aisle. The other options for soap are Ivory or another brand called, Zote. Any of these will work. I use my own homemade soap and find it works quite well and I do have this for sale in my Country Store. If you use Ivory or your own homemade soap you will need to use the whole bar.
Washing Soda: This is not to be confused with baking soda. They are not the same thing. Washing soda is sodium carbonate or soda ash (baking soda is sodium bicarbonate). It is a white powder. Its purpose is to help remove dirt and orders. The brand to look for is Arm & Hammer Washing Soda. I find it in the laundry section of my grocery store. Many people have a hard time finding this locally. I know you can purchase it on-line, even through Amazon.com. I would also suggest asking your grocery store manager if it would be possible for the store to get it for you.
Borax: Borax is a naturally occurring mineral: Sodium Borate. It is a white powder. It’s purpose is as a laundry whitener and deodorizer. The brand to look for is 20 Mule Team. It comes in a 76 oz. box. You should be able to locate this in the laundry detergent aisle. Again as with the washing soda, if you cannot find it ask you store manager or look online.
Now that you have assembled all the needed ingredients here is the recipe:
Homemade Laundry Soap
1/3 bar Fels Naptha or other type of soap, as listed above
½ cup washing soda
½ cup borax powder
~You will also need a small bucket, about 2 gallon size~
Grate the soap and put it in a sauce pan. Add 6 cups water and heat it until the soap melts. Add the washing soda and the borax and stir until it is dissolved. Remove from heat. Pour 4 cups hot water into the bucket. Now add your soap mixture and stir. Now add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir. Let the soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel. You use ½ cup per load.
**A few things to note about the soap**
~The finished soap will not be a solid gel. It will be more of a watery gel that has been accurately described as an "egg noodle soup" look.
~The soap is a low sudsing soap. So if you don’t see suds, that is ok. Suds are not what does the cleaning, it is the ingredients in the soap.
Optional: If you want your soap to have some sort of scent you can scent this with ½ to 1 oz. of essential oil or fragrance oil of your choice. My favorite scent is orange essential oil.
But is it Really Less Expensive?
Is the laundry detergent a cost saver? How do the numbers on this add up? Well I am a person who likes to know what I am spending and if my efforts save me in one way or another. This is one of the areas that I wanted to know if I was actually saving money. We do a lot of laundry and I make double batches of this soap and knowing that the time spent doing this was a savings for my family was important to me. Here are my calculations:
The cost of making the above recipe of laundry soap was .71 cents. That was amazing to me! With this 2 gallon size recipe you will have enough to do 64 loads of laundry. That translates to about .01 cent a load.
How Did I Figure This Out? Here is the breakdown of my costs and how I came up with those numbers (I am using the prices I paid for these items and you may find your price varies some based on what you pay): Fels Naptha: $1.12 for a 5.5 oz bar. The recipes says use a 1/3 of a bar. I calculated 2 oz. just to make the math a little easier. The cost of the Fels Naptha per batch is: .40 cents Washing Soda: $2.23 for a 55 oz. box. This came to .17 cents per batch. I calculated how much per oz (2.23 divided by 55) and then weighed a half cup of washing soda (4.2oz.) and multiplied my per oz. price by 4.2 Borax: $3.27 for a 76 oz. box. This came to .14 cents per batch. Did the same calculations as above, however a 1/2 cup of borax weighs 3.5 oz. For the final numbers I have .40 + .17 + .14 = .71 for 2 gallons of laundry detergent.
10 Homemade Laundry Soap Detergent Recipes
Tipnut's Homemade Laundry Detergent
Here is a nice stack of different homemade laundry detergent recipes I’ve collected over the years. Do they work? Yes, I’ve had good luck with them.
At the time I was using homemade detergent, we had a relative who was in trade school living with us. Every day he was mechanic grease from head to toe–the clothes cleaned up nice!
Making your own laundry detergent is a discipline and it’s not for everyone, but it definitely saves money–sometimes just costing pennies a load!
First Some Tips:
- For the bar soaps required in the recipes, you could try Fels-Naptha, Ivory soap, Sunlight bar soap, Kirk’s Hardwater Castile, and Zote. Don’t use heavily perfumed soaps.
- Washing Soda and Borax can normally be found in the laundry and cleaning aisles.
- Some people with really hard water or well water may have to adjust the recipes if the clothes look dingy.
- Although several of the recipes have the same ingredients, the measurements are different–some contain a higher soap to water ratio. Test and see which works best for your laundry needs.
- You can make huge pails of this at once, or smaller quantities. Also if you can get your hands on a few empty liquid laundry detergent bottles they work great for storing the detergent. Just make a big batch and pour in bottles, cap then use as needed–shake before use.
- Some of the recipes call for large amounts of water. Check with a local restaurant to see if they have any empty large pails from deep fryer oil–that’s how many restaurants buy the oil. See if you can have one or two of the pails after they’ve emptied it–just wash them out really well before using. They’re big, heavy plastic and very sturdy when stirring the soap and hot water.
10 Homemade Laundry Soap Detergent Recipes
1 quart Water (boiling)
2 cups Bar soap (grated)
2 cups Borax
2 cups Washing Soda
- Add finely grated bar soap to the boiling water and stir until soap is melted. You can keep on low heat until soap is melted.
- Pour the soap water into a large, clean pail and add the Borax and Washing Soda. Stir well until all is dissolved.
- Add 2 gallons of water, stir until well mixed.
- Cover pail and use 1/4 cup for each load of laundry. Stir the soap each time you use it (will gel).
1 cup Washing Soda
1/2 cup Borax
1 Soap bar
- Grate the bar soap and add to a large saucepan with hot water. Stir over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.
- Fill a 10 gallon pail half full of hot water. Add the melted soap, Borax and Washing soda, stir well until all powder is dissolved. Top the pail up with more hot water.
- Use 1 cup per load, stirring soap before each use (will gel).
1/2 cup Washing Soda
1/2 cup Borax
1/3 bar Soap (grated)
- In a large pot, heat 3 pints of water. Add the grated bar soap and stir until melted. Then add the washing soda and borax. Stir until powder is dissolved, then remove from heat.
- In a 2 gallon clean pail, pour 1 quart of hot water and add the heated soap mixture. Top pail with cold water and stir well.
- Use 1/2 cup per load, stirring soap before each use (will gel).
Powdered Laundry Detergent – Recipe #4
2 cups Fels Naptha Soap (finely grated – you could also try the other bar soaps listed at the top)
1 cup Washing Soda
1 cup Borax
- Mix well and store in an airtight plastic container.
- Use 2 tablespoons per full load.
1 bar (4.5 oz) Ivory Soap – grated
1 cup Washing Soda
- In a large saucepan add grated soap and enough hot water to cover. Heat over medium-low heat and stir until soap is melted.
- Fill a large pail with 2.5 gallons of hot water, add hot soap mixture. Stir until well mixed.
- Then add the washing soda, again stirring until well mixed.
- Set aside to cool.
- Use 1/2 cup per full load, stirring well before each use (will gel)
2.5 gallons Water (hot)
1 Bar soap (grated)
3/4 cup Washing Soda
3/4 cup Borax
2 TBS Glycerin
- Melt bar soap over medium-low heat topped with water, stir until soap is melted.
- In a large pail, pour 2.5 gallons of hot water, add melted soap mixture, washing soda, borax and glycerin. Mix well.
- Use 1/2 cup per full load.
2 cups Bar soap (grated)
2 cups Washing Soda
2 – 2.5 gallons hot water
- Melt grated soap in saucepan with water to cover. Heat over medium-low heat and stir until soap is dissolved.
- Pour hot water in large pail, add hot soap and washing soda. Stir very well.
- Use 1 cup per full load.
2 gallons Water (hot)
1 bar Soap (grated)
2 cups Baking soda (yes baking soda this time–not washing soda)
- Melt grated soap in a saucepan with enough hot water to cover. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring frequently until soap is melted.
- In a large pail, pour 2 gallons hot water. Add melted soap, stir well.
- Then add the baking soda, stir well again.
- Use 1/2 cup per full load, 1 cup per very soiled load.
Powdered Laundry Detergent – Recipe #9
12 cups Borax
8 cups Baking Soda
8 cups Washing Soda
8 cups Bar soap (grated)
- Mix all ingredients well and store in a sealed tub.
- Use 1/8 cup of powder per full load.
Recipe #10 – (Powdered)
cup Vinegar (white)
1 cup Baking Soda
1 cup Washing Soda
1/4 cup liquid castile soap
- Mix well and store in sealed container.
- I find it easiest to pour the liquid soap into the bowl first, stirred in the washing soda, then baking soda, then added the vinegar in small batches at a time (the recipe foams up at first). The mixture is a thick paste at first that will break down into a heavy powdered detergent, just keep stirring. There may be some hard lumps, try to break them down when stirring (it really helps to make sure the baking soda isn’t clumpy when first adding). I used 1/2 cup per full load with great results.
Liquid Detergents Note
Soap will be lumpy, goopy and gel-like. This is normal. Just give it a good stir before using. Make sure soap is covered with a lid when not in use. You could also pour the homemade soap in old (and cleaned) laundry detergent bottles and shake well before each use.
*If you can’t find Fels-Naptha locally, you can buy it online (check Amazon).
You can add between 10 to 15 drops of essential oil (per 2 gallons) to your homemade laundry detergent. Add once the soap has cooled to room temperature. Stir well and cover.
Essential oil ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil
*Admin Update: clarified instructions for Recipe #10 and liquid detergent notes.
Frequently Asked Questions
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*ABBA Products, Inc. (Styling Technology), 7400 E. Tierra Buena Ln., Scottsdale, AZ 85260, (480) 609-6000, (800) 848-4475
ABEnterprises, 145 Cortlandt St., Staten Island, NY 10302-2048° 718-448-1526
Abercrombie & Fitch (The Limited), 4 Limited Pkwy. E., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 °614-577-6570
*Abracadabra, Inc., 10365 Hwy. 116, Forestville, CA 95436 °707-869-0761
Adrien Arpel, Inc., 720 Fifth Ave., 8th Fl., New York, NY 10019 °800-215-8333
African Bio-Botanica, Inc., 602 N.W. Ninth Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 ° 904-376-7329
*Ahimsa Natural Care, 1250 Reid St., Suite 13A, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 1G3 Canada° 888-424-4672
Alba Naturals, P.O. Box 40339, Santa Barbara, CA 93140 °800-347-5211
Alberto-Culver Co. (Tresemmé, Sally Beauty Supply, Alberto VO5, TCB Naturals)
2525 W. Armitage Ave., Melrose Park, IL 60160, 708-450-3000
Alexandra Avery Body Botanicals, 4717 S.E. Belmont, Portland, OR 97215 ° 800-699-1863
Alexandra de Markoff (Parlux Fragrances), 3725 S.W. 30th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 °800-727-5995
*Allens Naturally, P.O. Box 514, Dept. M, Farmington, MI 48332-0514 °800-352-8971
Almay (Revlon), 625 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022 °212-572-5000
Aloegen Natural Cosmetics (Levlad), 9200 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311 ° 800-327-2012
Aloette Cosmetics, 1301 Wright's La. E., West Chester, PA 19380 °800-ALOETTE
Aloe Up, Inc., P.O. Box 831, Harlingen, TX 78551 °800-537-2563
Aloe Vera of America, Inc., 9660 Dilworth Rd., Dallas, TX 75243 °214-343-5700
*American Formulating & Manufacturing, 350 W. Ash St., #700, San Diego, CA 92101 °619-239-0321
American International, 2220 Gaspar Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90040 °213-728-2999
American Safety Razor (Personna, Flicker, Bump Fighter), P.O. Box 500, Staunton, VA 24402 °800-445-9284
*America's Finest Products Corp., 1639 Ninth St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 ° 800-482-6555
Amitée Cosmetics, Inc., 151 Kalmus Dr., Suite H3, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 ° 800-966-6960
Amoresse Labs, 4121 Buchanan St., Riverside, CA 92503 °800-258-7931
Amway, 7575 E. Fulton St., Ada, MI 49355-0001 °616-787-6279
*The Ananda Collection, 14618 Tyler Foote Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959 ° 800-537-8766
Ancient Formulas, Inc., 638 W. 33rd St. N., Wichita, KS 67204 °800-543-3026
Andrea International Industries (Clear Perfection), 2220 Gaspar Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90040 °213-728-2999
Aramis, Inc. (Estée Lauder), 767 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10153 °212-572-3700
Ardell International, 2220 Gaspar Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90040 °213-728-2999
Arizona Natural Resources, 2525 E. Beardsley Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85024 ° 602-569-6900
Aromaland, Inc., 1326 Rufina Cir., Santa Fe, NM 87505 °800-933-5267
Aroma Vera Co., 5901 Rodeo Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90016-4312 °800-669-9514, firstname.lastname@example.org
*Astonish Industries, 423 Commerce La., Unit 2, Berlin, NJ 08091 °609-753-7078
*Atmosa Brand Aromatherapy Products, 1420 Fifth Ave., 22nd Fl., Suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98101-2378 °206-521-5986
Aubrey Organics, 4419 N. Manhattan Ave., Tampa, FL 33614 ° 800-AUBREYH
Aunt Bee's Skin Care, P.O. Box 2678, Rancho de Taos, NM 87577 °505-737-0522
*Auroma International (Ayurherbal Corp.), P.O. Box 1008, Silver Lake, WI 53170 °414-889-8501
*Auromére Ayurvedic Imports, 2621 W. Hwy. 12, Lodi, CA 95242 °800-735-4691
The Australasian College of Herbal Studies, P.O. Box 57, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 °800-487-8839
Autumn-Harp, Inc., 61 Pine St., Bristol, VT 04551 °802-453-4807
Avalon Natural Products, PO Box 750428, Petaluma, CA 94975, (707) 769-5120
Aveda, 4000 Pheasant Ridge Rd., Blaine, MN 55449 °800-328-0849
*Avigal Henna, 45-49 Davis St., Long Island City, NY 11101 °800-722-1011
Avon, 9 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019 °800-858-8000
*Ayurherbal Corp., 1100 Lotus Dr., Silver Lake, WI 53170 °414-889-8569
*Ayus/Oshadhi, 15 Monarch Bay Plaza, Suite 346, Monarch Beach, CA 92629 ° 800-933-1008
Barbizon International, Inc., 1900 Glades Rd., Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33431 ° 407-362-8883
*Bare Escentuals, 600 Townsend St., Suite 329-E, San Francisco, CA 94103 ° 800-227-3990
*Basically Natural, 109 E. G St., Brunswick, MD 21716 °301-834-7923
*Basic Elements Hair Care System, Inc., 505 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 1292, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 °800-947-5522
Basis (Beiersdorf), BDF Plaza, 360 Martin Luther King Dr., Norwalk, CT 06856 °203-853-8008
Bath & Body Works (a brand of Intimate Brands), 97 W. Main St., New Albany, OH 43054 °800-395-1001
Bath Island, Inc., 469 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024 °212-787-9415
Baudelaire, Inc., 166 Emerald St., Keene, NH 03431 °800-327-2324
BeautiControl Cosmetics, 2121 Midway Rd., Carrollton, TX 75006 °972-458-0601
*Beauty Without Cruelty, P.O. Box 750428, Petaluma, CA 94975-0428 °707-769-5120
Beiersdorf, Inc. (Nivea, Eucerin, Basis, La Prairie), BDF Plaza, 360 Martin Luther King Dr., Norwalk, CT 06856-5529 °203-853-8008
Bella's Secret Garden, 6059B Sikorsky St., Ventura, CA 93003 °800-962-6867
Belle Star, Inc., 23151 Alcalde, #A1, Laguna Hills, CA 92653°800-442-STAR
Berol (Sanford Corp.), 2711 Washington Blvd., Bellwood, IL 60104 °800-438-3703
Beverly Hills Cold Wax, P.O. Box 600476, San Diego, CA 92160 °800-833-0889
Beverly Hills Cosmetic Group, 289 S. Robertson Blvd., #461, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 °800-277-1069
+ Bic Corporation (+ moratorium on animal testing), 500 Bic Dr., Milford, CT 06460, 203-783-2000
*BioFilm, Inc., 3121 Scott St., Vista, CA 92083 °800-848-5900
*Biogime, 1665 Townhurst, #100, Houston, TX 77043 °800-338-8784
Biokosma (Caswell-Massey), 100 Enterprise Place, Dover, DE 19904 °800-326-0500
Bio-Tec Cosmetics, Inc., 92 Sherwood Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4P 2A7 Canada ° 800-667-2524
Biotone, 4564 Alvarado Canyon Rd., #1, San Diego, CA 92120 °619-281-4228
Black Pearl Gardens, 220 Maple St., Franklin, OH 45005 °800-891-0142
Bobbi Brown (Estée Lauder), 767 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10153 °212-572-4200
Bo-Chem Co., 42 Doaks La., Marblehead, MA 01945 °617-631-9400
BODY BISTRO | Ayurvedic Apothecary, P.O. Box 5788, Beverly Hills, CA 90209-5788, 877-7-Bistro
Body Encounters, 604 Manor Rd., Cinnamonson, NJ 08077 °800-839-2639
Bodyography, 1641 16th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 °800-642-2639
The Body Shop, Inc., 1 World Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587 °800-541-2535
*Body Suite, 515 N. Broad St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 °805-543-0507
Body Time, 1341 Seventh St., Berkeley, CA 94710 °510-524-0360
Borlind of Germany, P.O. Box 130, New London, NH 03257 °800-447-7024
*Botan Corporation, 3708 W. Broadway, Suite 1, Louisville, KY 40211 °502-772-0800
Botanicus Retail, 7610 T. Rickenbacker Dr., Gaithersburg, MD 20879 °800-282-8887
+ Braun (Gillette Company) (+ moratorium on animal testing), 400 Unicorn Clark Dr., Woburn, MA 01801, 800-272-8611, email@example.com
*Brocato International, 1 Main St., Suite 501, Minneapolis, MN 55414 °800-243-0275
Bronson Pharmaceuticals, 1945 Craig Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146 °800-521-3322
Bronzo Sensualé, 954 41st St., Suite 202, Miami, FL 33140 °800-991-2226
Burt's Bees, PO Box 13489, Durham, NC 27709, (800) 849-7112
Caeran, 210 King George Rd., Brantford, Ontario N3R 5Y5 Canada °800-563-2974
California SunCare, 10877 Wilshire Blvd., 12th Fl., Los Angeles, CA 90024 ° 800-SUN-CARE
CamoCare Camomile Skin Care Products (Abkit, Inc.), 207 E. 94th St., Suite 201, New York, NY 10128 °800-CAMOCARE
*Candy Kisses Natural Lip Balm, 16 E. 40th St., 12th Fl., New York, NY 10016 °212-951-3035
Carina Supply, Inc., 464 Granville St., Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1V4 Canada °604-687-3617
The Caring Catalog, 7678 Sagewood Dr., Huntington Beach, CA 92648 °714-842-0454
Carlson Laboratories, 15 College Dr., Arlington Heights, IL 60004 °800-323-4141
Carma Laboratories, 5801 W. Airways Ave., Franklin, WI 53132 °414-421-7707
Caswell-Massey, 121 Fieldcrest Ave., Edison, NJ 08818 °800-326-0500
Celestial Body, 21298 Pleasant Hill Rd., Boonville, MO 65233° 816-882-6858
Chanel, Inc., 9 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019 °212-688-5055
Chatoyant Pearl Cosmetics, P.O. Box 526, Townsend, WA 98368 °206-385-4825
Chica Bella, Inc., Interlink 580, P.O. Box 02-5635, Miami, FL 33152° 408-457-4223
*CHIP Distribution Co., 8321 Croydon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045 °800-560-6753
Christian Dior, 9 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019 °212-759-1840
Christine Valmy, Inc., 285 Change Bridge Rd., Pine Brook, NJ 07058 °800-526-5057
Chuckles, Inc. (Farmavita USA), P.O. Box 5126, Manchester, NH 03109 ° 800-221-3496
CiCi Cosmetics, 9500 W. Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232 °800-869-1224
*Cinema Secrets, Inc., 4400 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505 °818-846-0579
*Citius USA, Inc., 120 Interstate N. Pkwy. E., Suite 106, Atlanta, GA 30339 ° 800-343-9099
Citré Shine, 151 Kalmus Dr., Suite H3, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 °800-966-6960
Clarins of Paris, 135 E. 57th St., New York, NY 10022 °212-980-1800
*Clearly Natural Products, 1340 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954 ° 707-762-5815
*Clear Vue Products, Inc., P.O. Box 567, 417 Canal St., Lawrence, MA 01842 °508-683-7151
Clientele, 14101 N.W. Fourth St., Sunrise, FL 33325 °800-327-4660
Clinique Laboratories, 767 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10153 °212-572-3800
+ Colgate-Palmolive, 300 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022-7499, (800) 338-8333 (+ currently observing a moratorium on animal testing).
Colorations, 2875 Berkeley Lake Rd., Duluth, GA 30096 °770-417-1501
Color Me Beautiful, 14000 Thunderbolt Place, Suite E, Chantilly, VA 22021 ° 800-533-5503
Color My Image, 5025B Backlick Rd., Annandale, VA 22003 °703-354-9797
Columbia Cosmetics Mfg., 1661 Timothy Dr., San Leandro, CA 94577 °800-824-3328
Comfort Mfg. Co., 1056 W. Van Buren St., Chicago, IL 60607 °312-421-8145
Common Scents, 134 Main St., Port Jefferson, NY 11777 °516-473-6370
Compar, Inc., 70 E. 55th St., New York, NY 10022 °212-980-9620
The Compassionate Consumer, P.O. Box 27, Jericho, NY 11753 °800-733-4134
Compassionate Cosmetics, P.O. Box 3534, Glendale, CA 91201
Compassion Matters, 2 E. Fourth St., Jamestown, NY 14701 °716-664-7023
Concept Now Cos. (CNC), P.O. Box 3208, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 ° 800-CNC-1215
Cosmyl, Inc., 1 Cosmyl Place, Columbus, GA 31907 °800-262-4401
*Cot 'N Wash, Inc., 502 The Times Bldg., Ardmore, PA 19003 °800-355-WASH
Country Comfort, 28537 Nuevo Valley Dr., Nuevo, CA 92567 °800-462-6617
*Country Save Corp., 3410 Smith Ave., Everett, WA 98201 °206-258-1171
Creighton's Naturally, 11243-4 St. Johns Ind. Pkwy. S., Jacksonville, FL 32246 °800-969-4591
Créme de la Terre, 30 Cook Rd., Stamford, CT 06902 °800-260-0700
*Crown Royale, Ltd., P.O. Box 5238, 99 Broad St., Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 °800-992-5400
*CYA Products, Inc., 6671 W. Indiantown Rd., Suite 56-191, Jupiter, FL 33458 ° 561-744-2998
Dallas Manufacturing Co., 4215 McEwen Rd., Dallas, TX 75244 °800-256-8669
*Davidoff Fragrances, 745 Fifth Ave., 10th Fl., New York, NY 10151 °212-850-2460
Decleor USA, Inc., 18 E. 48th St., 21st Fl., New York, NY 10017 °800-722-2219
*Deodorant Stones of America, 9420 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Unit 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 °800-279-9318
Dep Corporation (Agree, Hélsa, Lilt, Lavoris), 2101 E. Via Arado, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220-6189 °310-604-0777
Derma-E, 9400 Lurline Ave., # C-1, Chatsworth, CA 91311 °800-521-3342
Dermalogica, 1001 Knox St., Torrance, CA 90502 °310-352-4784
Dermatologic Cosmetic Labs, 20 Commerce St., East Haven, CT 06512 °800-552-5060
Desert Essence, 9510 Vassar Ave., Unit A, Chatsworth, CA 91311 °818-709-5900
Desert Naturels, 74-940 Hwy. 111, Suite 437, Indio, CA 92201 °800-243-4435
DeSoto, Inc. (Keystone Consolidated Industries), 900 E. Washington St., P.O. Box 609, Joliet, IL 60434 °800-544-2814
Diamond Brands, Inc., 1660 S. Highway 100, Suite 590, Minneapolis, MN 55416 ° 612-541-1500
Dr. A.C. Daniels, Inc., 109 Worcester Rd., Webster, MA 01570 °800-547-3760
*Dr. Bronner's "All-One" Products, P.O. Box 28, Escondido, CA 92033-0028 ° 760-743-2211
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care, Inc., 59C North St., Hatfield, MA 01038; 800-247-9907
*D.R.P.C. (AmerAgain), 567-1 S. Leonard St., Waterbury, CT 06708 °203-755-3123
Earth Friendly Products, P.O. Box 607, Wood Dale, IL 60191-2688 °800-335-3267
*Earthly Matters, 2950 St. Augustine Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32207 °800-398-7503
Earth Science, 23705 Via Del Rio, Yorba Linda, CA 92687-2717 °800-222-6720
Eberhard Faber (Sanford Corp.), 2711 Washington Blvd., Bellwood, IL 60104 °800-438-3703
E. Burnham Cos., 7117 N. Austin Ave., Niles, IL 60714 °847-647-2121
Ecco Bella Botanicals, 1133 Route 23, Wayne, NJ 07470 °201-696-7766
Eco-Dent, P.O. Box 5285, Redwood City, CA 94063-3021 °415-364-6343
Eco Design Company, 1365 Rufina Cir., Santa Fe, NM 87501 °800-621-2591
Ecover Products, 1072 S.E. Bristol St., Suite 209, Santa Ana Heights, CA 92707 ° 714-556-3644
Edward & Sons Trading Co., P.O. Box 1326, Carpinteria, CA 93014 °805-684-8500
Elizabeth Grady Face First, 200 Boston Ave., Suite 3500, Medford, MA 02155 ° 800-FACIALS
Enfasi Hair Care, 927 McGarry St., Los Angeles, CA 90021 °213-488-0777
Epilady International, Inc., c/o Beauty Care of America, 39 Cindy La., Suite 300, Ocean, NJ 07712-7249 °800-879-LADY
*Essential Aromatics, 205 N. Signal St., Ojai, CA 93023 °805-640-1300
The Essential Oil Company, 1719 SE Umatilla St., Portland, Oregon 97202, 800-729-5912
*Essential Products of America, 8702 N. Mobley Rd., Odessa, FL 33556 ° 813-877-9698
Estée Lauder (Clinique, Origins), 767 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10153 ° 212-572-4200
Eucerin (Beiersdorf), BDF Plaza, 360 Martin Luther King Dr., Norwalk, CT 06856 °203-853-8008
European Gold, 33 S.E. 11th St., Grand Rapids, MN 55744 °800-946-5395
*EuroZen, 10 S. Franklin Tpk., #201, Ramsey, NJ 07446 °201-447-0961
Eva Jon Cosmetics, 1016 E. California St., Gainesville, TX 76240 °817-668-7707
Evans International, 14 E. 15th St., Richmond, VA 23224-0189 °800-368-3061
Every Body, Ltd. (Mountain Ocean), 1738 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302 ° 800-748-5675
The Face Food Shoppe, 21298 Pleasant Hill Rd.., Boonville, MO 65233 ° 800-882-6858
Facets/Crystalline Cosmetics, 8436 N. 80th Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 ° 602-991-1704
Farmavita USA (Chuckles, Inc.), P.O. Box 5126, Manchester, NH 03109 ° 800-221-3496
Faultless Starch (Bon Ami), 510 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106-1209 °816-842-1230
Fernand Aubry, 14, rue Alexandre Parodi, 75010 Paris, France °1-42-05-8379
Finelle Cosmetics, 137 Marston St., Lawrence, MA 01841-2297 °800-733-9889
Fleabusters/Rx for Fleas, Inc., 6555 N.W. Ninth Ave., Suite 412, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 °800-666-3532
Flower Essences of Fox Mountain, P.O. Box 381, Worthington, MA 01098 °413-238-4291
Focus 21 International, 2755 Dos Aarons Way, Vista, CA 92803 °800-832-2887
Food Lion (house brand products only), P.O. Box 1330, Salisbury, NC 28145-1330 °704-633-8250
Forest Essentials, 2144 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404 °800-301-7767
*Forever New International, 4701 N. Fourth Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104-0403 °800-456-0107
For Pet's Sake Enterprises, Inc., 3780 Eastway Rd., Suite 10A, S. Euclid, OH 44118 ° 800-285-0298
Fort Howard Corp., 1919 S. Broadway, P.O. Box 19130, Green Bay, WI 54307-9130 ° 414-435-8821
*IV Trail Products, P.O. Box 1033, Sykesville, MD 21784 °410-795-8989
Fragrance Impressions, Ltd., 116 Knowlton St., Bridgeport, CT 06608 °800-541-3204
Framesi, USA, Inc., 400 Chess St., Coraopolis, PA 15108 °800-321-9648
*Frank T. Ross (Nature Clean), 6550 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough, Ontario M1C 4A7 Canada °416-282-1107
Freeda Vitamins, Inc., 36 E. 41st St., New York, NY 10017 °800-777-3737
*Free Spirit Enterprises, P.O. Box 2638, Guerneville, CA 95446 °707-869-1942
Frontier Cooperative Herbs, 3021 78th St., P.O. Box 299, Norway, IA 52318 ° 800-669-3275
Fruit of the Earth, P.O. Box 152044, Irving, TX 75015-2044 °800-527-7731
Garden Botanika, 8624 154th Ave. N.E., Redmond, WA 98052 °(425) 881-9603
Garnier (L'Oreal), 575 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10017 °212-818-15001
Georgette Klinger, 501 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022 °800-KLINGER
Gigi Laboratories, 2220 Gaspar Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90040 °213-728-2999
+ Gillette Company, Prudential Tower Building, Boston, MA 02199, (800) 872-7202 (+ moratorium on animal testing announced: 1999).
Giovanni Cosmetics, 5415 Tweedy Blvd., Southgate, CA 90280 °213-563-0355
Golden Pride/Rawleigh, 1501 Northpoint Pkwy., W. Palm Beach, FL 33407 ° 407-640-5700
Goldwell Cosmetics (USA), 981 Corporate Blvd., Linthicum, MD 21090 °800-288-9118
*Green Ban, P.O. Box 146, Norway, IA 52318 °319-446-7495
Green Earth Office Supply, P.O. Box 719, Redwood Estates, CA 95044 °800-327-8449
Greentree Laboratories, Inc., P.O. Box 425, Tustin, CA 92681 °714-546-9520
*Greenway Products, P.O. Box 183, Port Townsend, WA 98368 °800-966-1445
Gryphon Development (The Limited), 767 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10153 ° 212-582-1220
Gucci Parfums (Wella), 15 Executive Blvd., Orange, CT 06477 °800-243-5555
Halo Purely for Pets, 3438 E. Lake Rd., #14, Palm Harbor, FL 34685 °813-854-2214
Hard Candy, Inc., 110 N. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90211 °310-275-8099
*Hargen Distributing, Inc., 4015 N. 40th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85018 °602-381-0799
*Harvey Universal Environmental Products, 15948 Downey Ave., Paramount, CA 90723 °800-800-3330
HealthRite/Montana Naturals, 19994 Highway 93 N., Arlee, MT 59821; 406-726-3214
*Healthy Times, 461 Vernon Way, El Cajon, CA 92020 °619-593-2229
Helen Lee Skin Care & Cosmetics, 205 E. 60th St., New York, NY 10022 ° 800-288-1077
Henri Bendel (The Limited), 712 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10019 °212-247-1100
Herbalife, 9800 S. La Cienega Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301, (310) 410-9600
Herbal Products & Development, Box 1084, Aptos, CA 95001 °408-688-8706
*The Herb Garden, P.O. Box 773-P, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041 °910-368-2723
*h.e.r.c. Consumer Products, Inc., 2538 N. Sandy Creek Dr., Westlake Village, CA 91361 °818-991-9985
Heritage Store, P.O. Box 444, Virginia Beach, VA 23458 °800-862-2923
Hewitt Soap Company, 333 Linden Ave., Dayton, OH 45403 °800-543-2245
Hobé Laboratories, Inc., 4032 E. Broadway, Phoenix, AZ 85040 °800-528-4482
Homebody (Perfumoils, Inc.), 143A Main St., Brattleboro, VT 05301 °802-254-6280
Home Health Products, P.O. Box 8425, Virginia Beach, VA 23450 °800-284-9123
*Home Service Products Co., P.O. Box 245, Pittstown, NJ 08867 °908-735-5988
House of Cheriss, 13475 Holiday Dr., Saratoga, CA 95070 °408-867-6795
H2O Plus, Inc., 845 W. Madison, Chicago, IL 60607 °800-242-BATH.
Huish Detergents, Inc., 3540 W. 1987 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84125 °800-776-6702
Ida Grae (Nature's Colors Cosmetics), 424 La Verne Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941 °415-388-6101
Il-Makiage, 107 E. 60th St., New York City, NY 10022 °800-722-1011
Ilona, 3201 E. Second Ave., Denver, CO 80206 °303-322-3000
Image Laboratories, 2340 Eastman Ave., Oxnard, CA 93030 °800-421-8528
i natural cosmetics (Cosmetic Source), 3202 Queens Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11101 °800-962-5387
*Innovative Formulations, Inc., 1810 S. Sixth Ave., Tucson, AZ 85713 °520-628-1553
*International Rotex, Box 20697, Reno, NV 89515 °800-648-1871
International Vitamin Corp., 209 40th St., Irvington, NJ 07111 °201-371-7300
InterNatural, P.O. Box 1008, Silver Lake, WI 53170 °800-548-3824
IQ Products Company, 16212 State Hwy. 249, Houston, TX 77086 °281-444-6454
Jacki's Magic Lotion, 258 A St., #7A, Ashland, OR 97520 °503-488-1388
Jafra Cosmetics, PO Box 5026, West Lake Village, CA 91359, (805) 449-3000
James Austin Company, Box 827, 115 Downieville Rd., Mars, PA 16046-0827 °800-245-1942
Jason Natural Cosmetics, 8468 Warner Dr., Culver City, CA 90232-2484 ° 800-527-6605
J.C. Garet, Inc., 2471 Coral St., Vista, CA 92083 °800-548-9770
Jeanne Rose Aromatherapy, 219 Carl St., San Francisco, CA 94117-3804 ° 415-564-6785
Jessica McClintock, Inc., 1400 16th St., San Francisco, CA 94103-5181 °800-333-5301
Jheri Redding (Conair), 1 Cummings Point Rd., Stamford, CT 06904 °800-7-CONAIR
Joe Blasco Cosmetics, 7340 Greenbriar Pkwy., Orlando, FL 32819 °800-553-1520
John Amico Expressive Hair Care, 4731 W. 136th St., Crestwood, IL 60445 ° 800-676-5264
*John Paul Mitchell Systems, 26455 Golden Valley Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91350 °800-321-JPMS
*JOICO International, P.O. Box 42308, Los Angeles, CA 90042-0308 °800-44-JOICO
Jolen Creme Bleach, 25 Walls Dr., P.O. Box 458, Fairfield, CT 06430 °203-259-8779
*J.R. Liggett, Ltd., R.R. 2, Box 911, Cornish, NH 03745 °603-675-2055
Jurlique Cosmetics, 1000 Holcomb Woods Pkwy., Suite 318, Roswell, GA 30076 °800-854-1110
Katonah Scentral, 51 Katonah Ave., Katonah, NY 10536 °800-29-SCENT
K.B. Products, 20 N. Railroad Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401° 800-342-4321
*Ken Lange No-Thio Permanent Waves, 7112 N. 15th Place, Suite 1, Phoenix, AZ 85020 °800-486-3033
Kenra Laboratories, 6501 Julian Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46219 °800-428-8073
Kimberly Sayer, 125 W. 81st St., #2A, New York, NY 10024 °212-362-2907
Kleen Brite Laboratories, 200 State St., Brockport, NY 14420 °800-223-1473
KMS Research, 4712 Mountain Lakes Blvd., Redding, CA 96003 °800-DIAL-KMS
*KSA Jojoba, 19025 Parthenia St., #200, Northridge, CA 91324 °818-701-1534
La Costa Products, 2875 Loker Ave. E., Carlsbad, CA 92008 °800-LA-COSTA
*LaNatura, 425 N. Bedford Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 °800-352-6288
Lancôme (Cosmair), 575 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10017 °212-818-15001, see L'Oreal company statement below.
Lander Company, Inc., 106 Grand Ave., Englewood, NJ 07631 °201-568-9700
*L'anza Research International, 935 W. Eighth St., Azusa, CA 91702 °800-423-0307
*Levlad/Nature's Gate, 9200 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311 °800-327-2012
Life Dynamics, Inc., 21640 N. 19th Ave., Suite C101, Phoenix, AZ 85027 ° 800-977-9664
*Life Tree Products (Sierra Dawn), P.O. Box 513, Graton, CA 95444 °707-588-0755
Lightning Products, 1900 Erie St., N. Kansas City, MO 64116 °816-221-3183
Lily of Colorado, P.O. Box 12471, Denver, CO 80212 °303-455-4194
Lime-O-Sol Company (The Works), P.O. Box 395, Ashley, IN 46705 °219-587-9151
Lissée Cosmetics, 927 McGarry St., Los Angeles, CA 90021 °213-488-0777
Liz Claiborne Cosmetics, Inc., 1441 Broadway, New York, NY 10018 °212-354-4900
*Lobob Laboratories, 1440 Atteberry La., San Jose, CA 95131-1410 °800-83-LOBOB
Logona USA, Inc., 554-E Riverside Dr., Asheville, NC 28801 °704-252-1420
Lotus Light, 1100 Lotus Dr., Silver Lake, WI 53170 °800-548-3824
Louise Bianco Skin Care, Inc., 13655 Chandler Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91401 °800-782-3067
M.A.C. Cosmetics, 100 Alden Rd., Markham, Ontario L3R 4C1 Canada °800-387-6707
Magick Botanicals, 3412 W. MacArthur Blvd., #K, Santa Ana, CA 92704 ° 800-237-0674
Mallory Pet Supplies, 118 Atrisco Dr. S.W., Albuquerque, NM 87105 °800-824-4464
*Marcal Paper Mills, Inc., 1 Market St., Elmwood Park, NY 07407 °201-796-4000
Marché Image Corp., Box 1010, Bronxville, NY 10708 °800-753-9980
Marilyn Miglin Institute, 112 E. Oak St., Chicago, IL 60611 °800-662-1120
*Martin Von Myering, 422 Jay St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 °412-766-3186
+ Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc., 16251 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75248-2696, (800) MARYKAY (+ MORATORIUM on animal testing: 1989; PERMANENT ban on animal testing: 1999.)
*Masada, P.O. Box 4767, N. Hollywood, CA 91617-0767 °800-368-8811
Mastey de Paris, Inc., 25413 Rye Canyon Rd., Valencia, CA 91355 °800-6-MASTEY
Mehron, Inc., 100 Red Schoolhouse Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 °800-332-9955
*Mére Cie, Inc., 1100 Soscol Ferry Rd., #3, Napa, CA 94558 °800-832-4544
Merle Norman Cosmetics, 9130 Bellanca Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045 °213-641-3000
Michael's Health Products, 6820 Alamo Downs Pkwy., San Antonio, TX 78238 °800-525-9643
Michelle Lazar Cosmetics, Inc., 755 S. Lugo Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92408 °800-676-8008
*Micro Balanced Products, 25 Aladdin Ave., Dumont, NJ 07628 °800-626-7888
Mira Linder Spa in the City, 29935 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI 48034 °800-321-8860
Miss Rona's Lavendar, P.O. Box 1620, Santa Ynez, CA 93460, 805-688-8887, info.missronaslavender.com (Visit Rona Barrett's Web site and learn more about her non-profit organization dedicated to helping seniors in need!)
Montagne Jeunesse, The Old Grain Store, 4 Denne Rd., Horsham, W. Sussex RH12 1JE England °1403-272 737
Monteil Paris, 745 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10151 °212-593-7400
*Mother's Little Miracle, 930 Indian Peak Rd., Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 °310-544-7125
Mountain Ocean (Every Body Ltd.), 5150 Valmont Rd., Boulder, CO 80306 ° 303-444-2781
Mr. Christal's, 1100 Glendon Ave., Suite 1250, Los Angeles, CA 90024 °800-426-0108
Nadina's Cremes, 3600 Clipper Mill, Suite 140, Baltimore, MD 21211 °800-722-4292
*Nala Barry Labs, P.O. Box 151, Palm Desert, CA 92261 °800-397-4174
Narwhale of High Tor, Ltd., 591 S. Mountain Rd., New City, NY 10956 ° 800-354-2407
*Natracare, 191 University Blvd., Suite 129, Denver, CO 80206 °303-320-1510
Naturade Cosmetics, 7110 E. Jackson St., Paramount, CA 90723 °800-421-1830
Natural Animal Health Products, Inc., 7000 U.S. 1 N., St. Augustine, FL 32095 °800-274-7387
*Natural Bodycare, Inc., 355 N. Lantana St., Camarillo, CA 93010 °805-445-9237
Natural Chemistry, Inc., 244 Elm St., New Canaan, CT 06840 °800-753-1233
*Naturally Free, The Herbal Alternative, R.R. 1, Box 4753, Charlotte, VT 05445 °802-985-5601
*Naturally Yours, Alex, P.O. Box 3398, Holiday, FL 34690-0398 °813-443-7479
*Natural Products Co., 7782 Newburg Rd., Newburg, PA 17240-9601 °800-323-0418
*Natural Research People, Inc., South Route, Box 12, Lavina, MT 59046 ° 406-575-4343
*Natural Science, 41 Madison Ave., 4th Fl., New York, NY 10010 °888-EARTHSAFE
Natural (Surrey), 13110 Trails End Rd., Leander, TX 78641 °512-267-7172
*Natural Therapeutics Centre, 2500 Side Cove, Austin, TX 78704 °512-444-2862
Natural Touch, P.O. Box 2894, Kirkland, WA 98083-2894 °206-820-2788
Natural World, Inc., 7373 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite A-280, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 ° 602-905-1110
*Nature de France, 100 Rose Ave., Hempstead, NY 11550 °800-645-3752
Nature's Acres, 8984 E. Weinke Rd., New Freedom, WI 53951 °608-522-4492
*Nature's Best (Natural Research People), South Route, Box 12, Lavina, MT 59046 ° 406-575-4343
*Nature's Country Pet, 1765 Garnet Ave., Suite 12, San Diego, CA 92109 ° 888-576-PAWS
Nature's Plus, 548 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, NY 11747-3708 °800-645-9500
Nectarine, 1200 Fifth St., Berkeley, CA 94710 °510-528-0162
Nemesis, Inc., 4525 Hiawatha Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55406 °800-340-4898
*Neocare Labs, 3333 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., 4th Fl., Newport Beach, CA 92663 ° 800-982-4NEO
*New Age Products, 16200 N. Highway 101, Willits, CA 95490-9710 °707-459-5969
*Neway, Little Harbor, Marblehead, MA 01945 °617-631-9400
Neways, Inc., 150 E. 400 N., Salem, UT 84653 °800-998-7233
*New Chapter Extracts, Inc., 99 Main St., Brattleboro, VT 05301; 800-543-7279
*Nirvana, P.O. Box 18413, Minneapolis, MN 55418 °800-432-2919
Nivea (Beiersdorf), BDF Plaza, 360 Martin Luther King Dr., Norwalk, CT 06856 ° 203-853-8008
No Common Scents, King's Yard, 220 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387 ° 800-686-0012
Nordstrom Cosmetics, 865 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103 °800-7-BEAUTY
*Norelco, 1010 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT 06912-0015 °203-973-0200
North Country Soap, 7888 County Rd., #6, Maple Plain, MN 55359 °800-667-1202
N/R Laboratories, Inc., 900 E. Franklin St., Centerville, OH 45459 °800-223-9348
NuSkin International, One NuSkin Plaza, 75 W. Center, Provo, UT 84601 °800-366-6875
NutriBiotic, 865 Parallel Dr., Lakeport, CA 95453 °800-225-4345
*Nutri-Cell, Inc., 1038 N. Tustin, Suite 309, Orange, CA 92667-5958 °714-953-8307
Nutri-Metics International USA, Inc., 12723 E. 166th St., Cerritos, CA 90703 °310-882-0411
Nutrina Company, Inc., 1117 Foothill Blvd., La Canada, CA 91011 °800-523-8899
*Oasis Biocompatible, 1020 Veronica Springs Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ° 805-682-3449
*Oil of Orchid, P.O. Box 1040, Guerneville, CA 95446 °707-869-0761
*Oliva Ltd., P.O. Box 4387, Reading, PA 19606 °610-779-7854
OPI Products, 13034 Saticoy St., N. Hollywood, CA 91605 °800-341-9999
+ Oral-B (Gillette Company) (+ moratorium on animal testing),
1 Lagoon Dr., Redwood City, CA 94065-1561, 415-598-5000
*Orange-Mate, P.O. Box 883, Waldport, OR 97394 °800-626-8685
Organic Moods (KMS Research), 4712 Mountain Lakes Blvd., Redding, CA 96003 °800-DIAL-KMS
Oriflame Corp., 76 Treble Cove Rd., N. Billerica, MA 01862 °800-959-0699
Origins Natural Resources (Est?e Lauder), 767 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10153 °212-572-4100
Orjene Natural Cosmetics, 5-43 48th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101 ° 800-886-7536
Orlane, 555 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022 °800-535-3628
Orly International, 9309 Deering Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311 °800-275-1111
Otto Basics-Beauty 2 Go!, P.O. Box 9023, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 ° 800-598-OTTO
*Oxyfresh Worldwide, Inc., 1301 West Lakewood Drive, Third Floor, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 ° (208) 292-1200
*Pacific Scents, Inc., P.O. Box 8205, Calabasas, CA 91375-8205 °800-554-7236
*Pangea, 7829 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814 °301-652-3181
+ Parker Pens (Gillette Company) (+ moratorium on animal testing),
P.O. Box 5100, Janesville, WI 53547-5100, 608-755-7000, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parfums Houbigant Paris (Alyssa Ashley), 1135 Pleasant View Terr. W., Ridgefield, NJ 07657 °201-941-3400
*Park-Rand Products Company, P.O. Box 1111, Los Angeles, CA 90028-1111 ° 818-362-6218
*Parlux Fragrances, Inc. (Perry Ellis, Todd Oldham), 3725 S.W. 30th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 °800-727-5895
Pathmark Stores, Inc. (house brand products only), 301 Blair Rd., Woodbridge, NJ 07095 °908-499-3000
Patricia Allison Natural Beauty, 4470 Monahan Rd., La Mesa, CA 91941 °800-858-8742
*Paul Mazzotta, Inc., P.O. Box 96, Reading, PA 19607 °800-562-1357
Paul Penders USA, 1340 Commerce St., Petaluma, CA 94954 °800-440-7285
The Peaceable Kingdom, 1902 W. Sixth St., Wilmington, DE 19805 °302-429-8687
Perfect Balance Cosmetics, Inc., 2 Ridgewood Rd., Malvern, PA 19355-9629 °610-647-7780
The Pet Connection, P.O. Box 391806, Mountain View, CA 94039 °415-949-1190
PetGuard, Inc., 165 Industrial Loop S., Unit 5, Orange Park, FL 32073 °800-874-3221
*Pets 'N People, 930 Indian Peak Rd., Suite 215, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 °310-544-7125
Pharmagel Corporation, P.O. Box 50531, Santa Barbara, CA 93150 °800-882-4889
Physicians Formula Cosmetics (Pierre Fabre), 1055 W. Eighth St., Azusa, CA 91702, 818-334-3395
*Pilot Corporation of America, 60 Commerce Dr., Trumbull, CT 06611 ° 203-377-8800
*Planet, Inc., 10114 McDonald Park Rd., C-16, R.R. 3, Sidney, B.C. V8L 3X9 Canada °604-656-9436
PlantEssence, P.O. Box 14743, Portland, OR 97293-0743 °800-752-6898
Potions & Lotions/Body & Soul, 10201 N. 21st Ave., #8, Phoenix, AZ 85021 ° 800-456-3765
Prescriptions Plus, 25028 Kearney Ave., Valencia, CA 91355 °800-877-4849
Prescriptives, 767 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10153 °212-572-4400
Prestige Cosmetics, 1330 W. Newport Center Dr., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 ° 800-722-7488
Prestige Fragrances, 625 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022 °212-572-5000
Princess Marcella Borghese Company, 767 Fifth Ave., 49th Fl., New York, NY 10153-0002 °212-572-3100
The Principal Secret, 41-550 Ecclectic St., Suite 200, Palm Desert, CA 92260 ° 800-545-5595
Professional Choice Hair Care, 2937 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90058 °800-326-3974
*Professional Pet Products, 1873 N.W. 97th Ave., Miami, FL 33172 °800-432-5349
Pro-Ma Systems, 477 Commerce Way, #113, Longwood, FL 32750 °407-331-1133
Pro-Tec Pet Health, 2395-A Monument Blvd., Concord, CA 94520 °800-44-FLEAS
P.S.I. Industries, 1619 Shenandoah Ave., Roanoke, VA 24017 °703-345-5013
*Pulse Products, 2021 Ocean Ave., #105, Santa Monica, CA 90405 °310-392-0991
*Pure & Basic Products, 20600 Belshaw Ave., Carson, CA 90746 °800-432-3787
*Pure Touch Therapeutic Body Care, P.O. Box 1281, Nevada City, CA 95959 °888-484-3868
*Quan Yin Essentials, P.O. Box 2092, Healdsburg, CA 95448 °707-431-0529
Rachel Perry, 9111 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311 °800-624-7001
Ralph Lauren Fragrances (Cosmair), 575 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10017 °212-818-15001
*Real Animal Friends, 101 Albany Ave., Freeport, NY 11520 °516-223-7600
Redken Laboratories (Cosmair), 575 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10017 ° 800-423-53691
Redmond Products, Inc. (Aussie), 18930 W. 78th St., Chanhassen, MN 55317 °800-328-0159
*Rely Enterprises Corp., 7 Stonebridge Ct., Manalapan, NJ 07726 °908-780-1378
Reviva Labs, 705 Hopkins Rd., Haddonfield, NJ 08033 °800-257-7774
Revlon (Almay, Jean Naté), 625 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022 °212-572-5000
*Royal Laboratories, 2849 Dundee Rd., Suite 112, Northbrook, IL 60062 ° 800-876-9253
*Royal Labs Natural Cosmetics, Box 22434, Charleston, SC 29413 °800-203-5151
Rusk, Inc., 1 Cummings Point Rd., Stamford, CT 06904 °800-829-7875
Safeway, Inc. (house brand products only), Fourth & Jackson Sts., Oakland, CA 94660 °510-891-3000
*Sagami, Inc., 825 N. Cass Ave., Suite 101, Westmont, IL 60559 °708-789-9999
Sanford Corp. (Berol, Eberhard Faber), 2711 Washington Blvd., Bellwood, IL 60104 °800-323-0749
San Francisco Soap Company, 1129 Industrial Ave., Suite 200, Petaluma, CA 94975-0428 °707-769-5120
*Santa Fe Botanical Fragrances, Inc., P.O. Box 282, Santa Fe, NM 87504 ° 505-473-1717
*Santa Fe Soap Company, 369 Montezuma, #167, Santa Fe, NM 87501 °505-757-6764
Schiff Products, Inc., 1911 S. 3850 W., Salt Lake City, UT 84104 °801-972-0300
Scruples Inc., 8231 214th St., W. Lakeville, MN 55044 °612-469-4646
Sea-renity, c/o Israeli Business Centers, Tel-Aviv Hilton, Independence Park, Tel-Aviv, 63405 Israel °972-3-520-22
Sebastian International (Wella), 6109 DeSoto Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367 ° 800-829-7322
*SerVaas Laboratories, P.O. Box 7008, 1200 Waterway Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46207 ° 800-433-5818
Shadow Lake, Inc., P.O. Box 2597, Danbury, CT 06813-2597 °800-343-6588
*The Shahin Soap Co., 427 Van Dyke Ave., Haledon, NJ 07508 °201-790-4296
Shaklee Corporation, 444 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94111, (800) SHAKLEE, (415) 954-3000
Shené Cosmetics, 22761 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 264, Malibu, CA 90265 ° 800-315-1967
Shikai (Trans-India Products), P.O. Box 2866, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 °800-448-0298
Shirley Price Aromatherapy, P.O. Box 65, Pineville, PA 18946 °215-598-3802
Shivani Ayurvedic Cosmetics, P.O. Box 377, Lancaster, MA 01523 °800-237-8221
Simmons Natural Bodycare , 42295 Hwy. 36, Bridgeville, CA 95526, (707) 777 1920, email@example.com
*Simplers Botanical Co., P.O. Box 39, Forestville, CA 95436 °800-6-JASMIN
Simple Wisdom, 775 S. Graham, Memphis, TN 38111 °800-370-6550
Sinclair & Valentine, 480 Airport Blvd., Watsonville, CA 95076-2056 °408-722-9526
*Sirena (Tropical Soap Co.), P.O. Box 112220, Dallas, TX 75011 °800-527-2368
Smith & Vandiver, Inc., 480 Airport Blvd., Watsonville, CA 95076-2056 ° 408-722-9526
SoapBerry Shop Company, 50 Galaxy Blvd., Unit 12, Rexdale, Ontario M9W 4Y5 Canada °416-213-0802
SoapWorks, 15011 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro, California USA 94577 °1-800-699-9917
Sojourner Farms Natural Pet Products, 11355 Excelsior Blvd., Hopkins, MN 55343 ° 888-867-6567
Solgar Vitamin Co., 500 Willow Tree Rd., Leonia, NJ 07605 °201-944-2311
Sombra Cosmetics, 5600 G McLeod N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87109 °800-225-3963
Song of Life, Inc., 152 Fayette St., Buckhannon, WV 26201 °304-472-6114
SoRik International, 278 Taileyand Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32202 °800-940-HAIR
Soya System, Inc., 1572 Page Industrial Dr., St. Louis, MO 63132 °314-428-0004
Spa Natural Beauty, 1201 16th St., #212, Denver, CO 80202 °800-598-3878
*The Spanish Bath, P.O. Box 750428, Petaluma, CA 94975-0428 °707-769-5120
St. Ives Laboratories, 2525 Armitage Ave., Melrose Park, IL 60160, (708) 450-3000
Staedtler, Ltd., Cowbridge Rd., Pontyclym, Mid Glamorgan, Wales °0448-237421
Stanhome Inc., 50 Payson Ave., Easthampton, MA 01027-2262 °413-527-4001
*Stature Field Corp., 1143 Rockingham Dr., Suite 106, Richardson, TX 75080 °800-348-3600
Steps in Health, P.O. Box 1409, Lake Grove, NY 11755 °800-471-8343
*Stevens Research Salon Products, 19417 63rd Ave. N.E., Arlington, WA 98223 °800-262-3344
Studio Magic, 20135 Cypress Creek Dr., Alva, FL 33920-3305 °800-749-5002
Sukesha (Chuckles, Inc.), P.O. Box 5126, Manchester, NH 03108 °800-221-3496
*Sumeru, P.O. Box 2110, Freedom, CA 95019 °800-478-6378
* SunFeather Herbal Soap Co., 1551 Hwy. 72, Potsdam, NY 13676 °800-771-7627
Sunrider International, 1625 Abalone Ave., Torrance, CA 90501 °310-781-3808
Sunrise Lane Products, 780 Greenwich St., Dept. PT, New York, NY 10014 ° 212-242-7014
Sunshine Makers (Simple Green), P.O. Box 2708, Huntington Beach, CA 92649, 714-840-1319, 800-228-0709
*Sunshine Natural Products, Route 5P, Renick, WV 24966 °304-497-3163
*Sunshine Products Group, 2545-D Prairie Rd., Eugene, OR 97402 °800-285-6457
Supreme Beauty Products Co., 820 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605 °800-272-6602
Surrey, Inc., 13110 Trails End Rd., Leander, TX 78641 °512-267-7172
Tammy Taylor Nails, 18007E Skypark Cir., Irvine, CA 92714 °800-748-6665
Taut by Leonard Engelman, 9428 Eton, #M, Chatsworth, CA 91311 °800-438-8288
Terra Nova, 1200 Fifth St., Berkeley, CA 94710 °510-528-0666
Terressentials, 2650 Old National Pike, Middletown, MD 21769-8817 °301-371-7333
Thursday Plantation Party, Ltd., 330 E. Carrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ° 800-848-8966
*Tisserand Aromatherapy, P.O. Box 750428, Petaluma, CA 94975-0428 ° 707-769-5120
Tom's of Maine , 302 Lafayette Center, Box 710, Kennebunk, ME 04043 °800-367-8667, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tova Corporation, 192 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 °310-246-0218
Trader Joe's Company, P.O. Box 3270, 538 Mission St., S. Pasadena, CA 91030 ° 818-441-1177
Travel Mates America, 1760 Lakeview Rd., Cleveland, OH 44112 °216-231-4102
Tressa, Inc., P.O. Box 75320, Cincinnati, OH 45275 °800-879-8737
TRI Hair Care Products, 1850 Redondo Ave., Long Beach, CA 90804 °800-458-8874
Trophy Animal Health Care, 2796 Helen St., Pensacola, FL 32504 °800-336-7087
*Tropical Botanicals, Inc., P.O. Box 1354, 15920 Via del Alba, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 °800-777-1428
*Tropix Suncare Products, 217 S. Seventh St., Suite 104, Brainerd, MN 56401 °800-421-7314
Truly Moist (Desert Naturels), 74-940 Hwy. 111, Suite 437, Indian Wells, CA 92201 °800-243-4435
Tyra Skin Care, 9019 Oso Ave., Suite A, Chatsworth, CA 91311 °818-407-1274
*The Ultimate Life, P.O. Box 31154, Santa Barbara, CA 93130 °800-THE-MEAL
Ultima II (Revlon), 625 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022 °212-572-5000
*Ultra Glow Cosmetics, P.O. Box 1469, Station A, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2P7 Canada ° 604-939-3329
Upper Canada Soap & Candle Makers, 1510 Caterpillar Rd., Mississauga L4X 2W9 Canada °905-897-1710
*USA King's Crossing, Inc., P.O. Box 832074, Richardson, TX 75083 °972-680-9663
*U.S. Sales Service (Crystal Orchid), 1414 E. Libra Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 ° 800-487-2633
Vapor Products, P.O. Box 568395, Orlando, FL 32856-8395 °800-621-2943
*Vegelatum, P.O. Box 51867, Bowling Green, KY 42101 °502-843-3178
*Veterinarian's Best, P.O. Box 4459, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 °800-866-PETS
Victoria's Secret (a brand of Intimate Brands), 4 Limited Pkwy., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 ° 614-577-7111
Virginia Soap, Ltd., Group 60, Box 20, R.R. 1, Anola, Manitoba R0E 0A0 Canada ° 204-866-3788
Wachters' Organic Sea Products, 360 Shaw Rd., S. San Francisco, CA 94080 ° 800-682-7100
*Wala-Heilmittel, P.O. Box 407, Wyoming, RI 02898 °401-539-7037
*Warm Earth Cosmetics, 1155 Stanley Ave., Chico, CA 95928-6944 °916-895-0455
*The WARM Store, 31 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498 °914-679-4242
Wellington Laboratories, 2488 Townsgate Rd., Unit C, Westlake Village, CA 91361 ° 800-835-8118
*Whip-It Products, Inc., P.O. Box 30128, Pensacola, FL 32503 °800-582-0398
Wind River Herbs, P.O. Box 3876, Jackson, WY 83001 °307-733-6731, email@example.com
Wisdom Toothbrush Co., 151 Pfingsten Rd., Deerfield, IL 60015 °800-628-4798
WiseWays Herbals, Singing Brook Farm, 99 Harvey Rd., Worthington, MA 01098 ° 413-238-4268
Womankind, P.O. Box 1775, Sebastopol, CA 95473 °707-522-8662
Woods of Windsor, Ltd., 125 Mineola Ave., Suite 304, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577 ° 800-969-SCENT
Wysong, 1880 N. Eastman Rd., Midland, MI 48642-7779 °800-748-0188
Yves Rocher, Inc., 491 John Young Way, #300, Exton, PA 19341-2548, (800) 321-YVES
Zia Cosmetics , 410 Townsend St., 2nd Fl., San Francisco, CA 94107-1524 ° 800-334-7546
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Many manufacturers of personal care and household items still test their products on animals, despite the growing number of alternative methods for evaluating product safety. The following list contains all such companies known and their associated brand names. This list originally was compiled from two primary references (cited at the bottom of this page). In addition, it is updated as new information is made available to us. We cannot fully guarantee its accuracy, so please use the list accordingly--and do let us know if you can offer any further updates. You may wish to print out the list and take it along next time you go shopping! Please also note that all over-the-counter medicines and/or their ingredients are extensively tested on animals, as currently required by the FDA.
Companies That Still Test on Animals (and associated brands):
- Alcon Labs
- Allergan, Inc.
- Arm & Hammer
- Bain de Soleil
- Ban Roll-on
- Banana Boat
- Bausch & Lomb
- Block Drug Co. Inc.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
- Carpet Fresh
- Church & Dwight
- Clear Choice
- Commerce Drug Co.
- Consumer Value Stores
- Cover Girl
- Dana Perfumes
- Del Laboratories
- Dow Brands
- Drackett Products Co.
- Eli Lilly & Co.
- El Sanofi Inc.
- Elizabeth Arden
- Erno Laszlo
- Final Net
- Flame Glow
- Glass Plus
- Helene Curtis Industries
- Johnson & Johnson
- S.C. Johnson & Son
- Johnson Products Co.
- Kimberly-Clark Corp
- Kiwi Brands
- Lady's Choice
- Lever Brothers
- Max Factor
- Mop & Glo
- Neutron Industries, Inc.
- Oscar de la Renta
- Parfums International
- Pearl Drops
- Pfizer, Inc.
- Playtex Corporation
- Prince Matchabelli
- Proctor & Gamble Co.
- Reckitt & Colman
- Sally Beauty Supply
- Sally Hansen
- SC Johnson & Son
- Scott Paper Co.
- SmithKline Beecham
- Stanhome Inc.
- Sterling Drug
- Sun Star
- TCB Naturals
- Vidal Sassoon
- Westwood Pharmaceuticals
- White Shoulders
- Whitehall Laboratories
- Yves Saint Laurent
American Anti-Vivisection Society, Guide to Compassionate Shopping (8214.GCS)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals 1999, Consumer Products Companies That Test on Animals
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Turn the tee shirt inside out, line up the bottom hem, and sew or serge the bottom edge together, just above the tee shirt hem.Tee bags: a tutorial to recycle a tee shirt into a shopping bag « Wild Onion
Line up the sleeves seams and cut off the tee shirt sleeves. It works best to cut off the sleeve seams!
With the shirt still flat, cut out the neck: cut close to the neck ribbing at the sides of the neck
then cut a “scoop neckline” including the back of the tee shirt in the scoop.
Here’s what it looks like when all the pieces are cut off. Knit jersey (tee shirt fabric) doesn’t fray, so you don’t have to hem any of the cut edges!
Turn the bag right side out, and go shopping!
The single most important thing we can do to help the planet and each other is to cease consuming thoughtlessly. We have to break free from the idea that if we want better lives for our children and grandchildren, they must have more stuff than we do, drive bigger cars, live in bigger houses, and eat richer foods.
There’s a difference between freedom from want and wonton excess. If we can’t return some balance to the way we conduct modern life, international concordats, conventions, and protocols won’t make a bit of difference.
Ready to get started on a simpler, healthier, greener way of living? Here are 10 places to begin:
- Buy things that last, and learn to take care of them
- Distribute non-essential possessions to people in need
- Learn to grow and prepare at least some of your own food
- Walk, ride a bike, or use public transportation whenever possible
- Consider moving closer to where you work
- Live in a home appropriately sized to the number of its occupants
- Eat less meat or go vegetarian
- Replace the chemicals in your life with natural, less toxic alternatives
- Reduce your energy and water use through discipline and efficient appliances
- Remember that of the Three Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), Reduce matters most
What could you add to this list? Please share your best and brightest ideas with other More Minimal readers in our Comments section!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Newser) – Who's winning the health care battle? Lobbyists, says the New York Times, who've succeeded in blocking virtually every avenue for cutting health care costs that has been put on the table. They've killed proposals that would pinch doctors, hospitals, insurers and employees who are the beneficiaries of so-called Cadillac health plans. Now they're aiming at the last two measures still standing: a scaled-back Cadillac tax and a nonpartisan Medicare cost-cutting commission. ..
Both labor and business lobbyists have brought out the big guns on the Cadillac tax, managing to get 157 House Democrats to sign a letter to speaker Nancy Pelosi opposing it. And drug lobbyists have won a cost-cutting agreement with Sen. Max Baucus that appears to exclude drug price negotiations through a Medicare commission. A parallel White House deal with hospital lobbyists also appears to have excluded negotiation by such a commission, and that's causing other constituencies to cry foul.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Subject: Why We Need Government-Run Universal Socialized Health care
Socialism is when the general public owns something all together, and we pay some tax money to the government to run it for us. Not at a profit, but just to break even. Our public streets, sidewalks, and roads, are socialized. They belong to all of us, and we have the government doing the maintenance. So is the Public Library
Medicare, Medicaid, and the Veterans Administration are all examples of Socialized Medicine. They don't cost us anything, like they would, if they were Privatized
This country was set up with the People being the Sovereigns and our government being our vassal. The government is our property. We have the right and the duty to make our government work for us. Government corruption is when Corporations buy influence and politicians through their Special Interest groups, and lobbying firms, to steal what belongs to us
Corporations do not care about people. They don't even care much about their employees. They only care about their profits, and their Investors. Mussolini said that Fascism ought to be called Corporatism, because it is the consolidation of Corporate and State power. Since Mussolini was a Fascist, I figure he knew what Fascism really was.
So the question is, will we allow the Corporations to usurpt control of our government, or will we take back what belongs to us?
Let Them Eat Art
Why We Need Government-Run Universal Socialized Health Insurance
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Autumn Cocktails to warm you up!
Hot "Rasapple-Rum" Cider
The cozy and warm aroma of this cider not only
fills the room but possibly the soul as well.
1 cup apple cider (use organic if you can)
1-1/2 oz. Mount Gay rum
1 oz. raspberry syrup
1 tsp. Chambord (a raspberry-....flavored liqueur)
1 Tbs. grated orange zest
3 whole cloves
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
Add cider raspberry syrup, orange zest, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom into a small saucepan. Heat but do not boil. When steam begins to rise, remove the cloves. Pour the mixture into a coffee mug. Add rum and stir.
Positively Warm Apple Pie
Like your apple pie warm? While in Positano, Italy, my good friend Arturo introduced me to this great holiday cocktail that uses Tuaca, a delicious Italian liqueur made with citrus peels, spice and vanilla.
6 oz. apple cider (heated)
2 oz. Tuaca liqueur
Pinch cinnamon and nutmeg
1 cinnamon stick
In a glass coffee mug or heat-resistant goblet, combine your heated cider and Tuaca. Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Add cinnamon stick.
My Mama's Marvelous Mulled Wine
This mulled wine tastes just like the kind my mama used to make. Now don't forget the ladle, and you're ready to enjoy this centuries-old delight.
2 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon
1/2 cup brown sugar
12 whole cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
2 cups port (a sweet Portuguese wine)
2 cups brandy
Combine all the ingredients, except the port and brandy, into a large copper or cast-iron pot (not aluminum). Simmer while stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add port and brandy. Heat for 30 seconds. Pour all into a large heat-resistant bowl or leave it in the pot.
All recipes from Fine Living
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