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    Black pepper for laundry

    Just read this to keep colors from fading. Just add 1 tsp. of black pepper to you detergent when doing colors. Anyone tried this.
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    First I have heard of it but it's a good use of the pre ground black pepper. Yuk. I love fresh ground though.
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    Well, black pepper is known to stop bleeding if you have a cut
    and it does not even hurt.

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    Never heard of this before. Not sure if I would like the strong odor of black pepper on my clothes, sheets and quilts.
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    Never heard of this before. I will have to try it.

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    I wouldn't. If you look at black pepper through a magnifying glass or even on the internet, it's like a burr. Don't see how it could keep anything from fading. More like get caught in the fabric and maybe itch.

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    I don't know about using it to prevent fading but I'll try it on my next cut since most of them happen in the kitchen and the pepper would be convenient. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62 View Post
    I don't know about using it to prevent fading but I'll try it on my next cut since most of them happen in the kitchen and the pepper would be convenient. .
    Just can't imagine it not burning, when you work with peppers themselves you are always warned not to put your hands near your eyes etc.

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    What was the source of this information?

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    Found this info at various laundry websites:

    Spice up the colors in your laundry by shaking a few teaspoons of black pepper into each load. Don’t worry about flakes of pepper dotting your clothes. The pepper will wash out during the rinse cycle.

    Black Pepper: adding some teaspoons of black pepper into each load to your laundry could keep the colors of your clothes. Do not worry about pepper dotting your clothes as it will wash out through the rinse cycle. - See more at: http://www.pouted.com/4-natural-mate....5ZMduZwC.dpuf
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    That is true of peppers such as jalepenos, etc. I once made a relish with various kinds and came out with blisters after cutting them up! The "heat" comes from acid in them.

    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    Just can't imagine it not burning, when you work with peppers themselves you are always warned not to put your hands near your eyes etc.
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    I heard years ago to put black coffee into your wash cycle for blacks. Never had any coffee left to try it.

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    Interesting I might try it.

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    I have used ground black pepper for cuts and it works! No burning, it stops the bleeding and the cut seems to heal quicker too.
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    you know that herbal recipes seem to work well and are generally cheaper than the 'newer medical' versions
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Careful, if the spice industry finds out that we're using pepper for laundry they'll probably raise the price of pepper! LOL

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    I might try that on my Husband's black jeans. He loves Black Pepper, makes sense to use it on his pants.
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    That's a new one on me...Worth a try...thanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    Just can't imagine it not burning, when you work with peppers themselves you are always warned not to put your hands near your eyes etc.
    This is because you are dealing with the moisture of the pepper so you are actually getting the capsaison (sp wrong) on your hands. Plus its a different kind of pepper, just like garlic, you get different taste from fresh and dried, hits the taste buds at different spots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    Well, black pepper is known to stop bleeding if you have a cut
    and it does not even hurt.
    A professional chef told my brother who is an avid cook tat he (the chef)keeps a can of red cayene pepper in his cooking area and uses I when he gets cut with a knife and instantly stops the bleeding - so why wouldn't black pepper do the same. I have never heard of using it in the laundry.

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