Back when I lived in Pennsylvania, I had a bottle of this stuff. I decided one day that since I was going to be outdoors working in the garden I would try it to keep the mosquitoes away. Rubbing the Skin So Soft on my arms, legs, and face, I went out to the yard to tend to my Rose of Sharon and other plants. 30 minutes later, I came in... and found out that it worked like a magnifying glass. Amazing amount of tan in just a half hour. So thinking that I didn't really need to be dark since I normally tan quickly, I forgot about the Skin So Soft. I didn't know about all these other uses.
101 Uses For Skin So Soft
It's a bath oil and after shower moisturizer.
It can be used to remove makeup.
Great tanning oil (no sunscreen).
Hot oil treatment to soften cuticles.
Great massage oil for tired muscles.
Cleans off tape marks left from bandages on skin.
Cleans ink off the skin.
Helps relieve itching caused by dry skin.
Cleans oil and grease off of skin.
Painting something? Use SSS to remove paint from the hands. (Instead of turpentine).
It soothes light sunburn.
Rub hands with it before washing, it helps get them cleaner.
Rub on dry, cracked skin.... helps heal skin in 2-3 days.
Put 1-2 cap fills in liquid soap and use it for shaving legs and under arms.
Pour a little into your Foot Saver to help moisturize your feet while you relax them.
It removes chewing gum from hair, skin, and most nonporous surfaces.
Cleans permanent ink off stamps.
Bath Oil works GREAT on Head Lice!!!!! Saturate head and let it set for 15 minutes. Then rinse under an outdoor faucet, lice will be gone! Of course shampoo hair a couple of times to get the oil out, but the lice were gone and stayed gone!
It kills ants instantly.
Spray on skin to relieve dry itching skin. Helps skin retain it's elasticity
Wash hair with shampoo and conditioner like always and after it dries.... Use a dime-sized dab of SSS and rub it in your hair. It goes straight in and leaves hair as shiny as the ads on TV, not greasy at all, just soft and shiny.
Use bath oil towelettes -- cover window sill with towelettes to keep ants out.
(LICE) Sometimes, using a bath oil, like Avon's SSS, will work to loosen the glue, which holds the nits to the hair. There is a product called Neon Nits, which when sprayed on the hair, will highlight the nits so you can see them to then snip them out with a small scissors.
If you have psoriasis on your elbows, an internist recommended trying Avon's SSS bath oil spray. After using SSS, it eliminated the psoriasis on my elbows.
Bath use, fill bath with water and add a little SSS, very relaxing and gets rid of dry skin.
Sponge it around doors, windows, and on screens to keep crawling bugs out.
It's a good wood cleaner and conditioner for natural wood.
It removes price tag and label glue from glass, metals, and most plastics.
It removes soap scum from shower doors and curtains, and bathroom and kitchen figures.
It removes lime and hard water deposits from fixtures, tile, shower doors and windows.
It's an oil lubricant for fitting pipe joints that won't slip together.
It cleans ink off most vinyl and painted surfaces.
It cleans heavy oil and grease from nonporous surfaces.
It takes fur off of clothing.
Rub on brass ornaments or figurines to help keep them from turning dark.
Removes crayon from appliances and most painted surfaces.
Wash cupboards with it mixed in your cleaning water to keep ants off and out of the cupboards.
Use it to discourage hornets from building their nests. After using a hornet killing spray, remove the nest and keep the area sprayed with SSS. They will not rebuild there.
Use it to clean leather; it will also keep it soft and supple.
Use it on your air conditioning screen (filter)--your incoming air will smell fresher and the filter is easier to clean.
Rub all over windowsills to keep ants out.
It cleans paintbrushes easily and leaves them soft as new.
It removes gum from carpets.
It removes scuffmarks from patent leather shoes.
Use it on running rails for sliding glass doors and windows.
It removes "ring around the collar".
It removes liquid nail (paneling glue).
Two glass bowls or glasses stuck together? Drizzle a little SSS down the sides and they'll come apart easily.
It removes candle wax from furniture, carpets and clothing.
Hummingbird Feeders: To deter bees try rubbing SSS on the feeder surface by the feeder ports.
Maggots too!! Apply SSS inside the can and lid, then later, flush with soapy water. You shouldn't have any maggots for the rest of the summer!
It is a great furniture polish!
Put SSS in one of those insecticide sprayers on the garden hose. Spray the back yard! This will cut down on ants, mosquitoes and fleas!
Spray it on your prized roses and even on flowers you place at the cemetery. Keeps both bugs and animals from eating the flowers.
It cuts grease and cleans dirt from range hoods.
Add a capful to wash water of clothes...acts as a fabric softener and keeps the bugs off clothes.
Spray on orchids and other flowers for moisture and to keep bugs away.
Cleans baseball caps. Just spray on and rub with toothbrush.
Mix one part SSS and 2 parts water and spray on your tomato plants every 2-3 days to keep tomato worms off.
SSS bath oil also does a great job cleaning cherry wood cabinets.
Put a little in your mopping water to help keep crawling bugs out. (Not too much or the floor gets slippery.)
Use to clean windows.
Removes crayon from most surfaces.
It's a great insect repellent (or you can use Bug Guard, the actual SSS repellent).
Screens can be lightly sprayed with AvonSSS to repel no-see-'ums and tiny gnats that otherwise might slip though the screens.
Another use for SSS is it will kill those pesky earwigs. Spray it on & they don't return to life.
Also if you ever make candles, use clear melted wax and put SSS in as it harden. Works great for outdoor use to keep the mosquitoes away.
As a deodorizer, spray into air and let settle, kills those nasty pet orders.
Kids rooms if a child wets the bed, spray the bedding and sheets before washing and will give it a fresh clean smell.
It's a great insect repellent for your pet. (As recommended in "Outdoor Life" and "Field and Stream").
Mix 5 parts water, 1 part SSS and mist on animals. Brushing it in makes their coats gleam and keeps insects off so the animals don't fidget in the show ring.
Mix in your pet's bath water. It takes the fleas off of them...and in between sprays them with the same mixture as in #2 to help keep them off.
Rub on your hands before and after working with your pets and farm animals. It will remove the strong smells.
Black Fly Spray For Dogs: Use as a spray or a dip. 1 cup SSS, 1/2 cup liquid detergent and 3 gallons of water.
For dogs dry skin mix 1 tablespoon of SSS per gallon of water and use as an after bath rinse. Or spritz your pet's coat once per week.
If your dog should get tar or asphalt on the pads of their feet rub on SSS and then wipe off.
Flea Bath: Use a flea and tick shampoo. Rinse, rinse, rinse so no soap residue is left. Follow with final rinse of 2 gallons of water mixed with flea dip and 1 capful of SSS. The SSS helps replace the oils lost in bathing and has the added benefit of repelling insects.
Flea Repellent: Avon's SSS BathOil. 1-1/2 ounces per gallon of water; used as a sponge-on dip (or as a spritz) has been tested and proven to have significant, but not complete, flea-repellent activity for a 6-day period. It should help those dry coats, too.
If you have a Chow, they are notorious for dry, flakey skin. Add SSS bath oil on their skin and it does wonders!
I use the following on my horses and on my dogs when necessary. 1-cup Avon SSS bath oil 1-cup white vinegar 1-cup (or more) water 5 cc of essential oil of citronella (from the health food store NOT the type you burn to keep insects away that is available in a drug store) Mix in a spray bottle. Straight SSS works well for mosquito’s too but really makes your dog greasy.
(Barns) Use of an inexpensive fly control spray or a diluted mix of Avon SSS in water can be sprayed on barn walls and floor to discourage insects from hanging around or to eliminate them before putting in the new bedding. As time permits, and if you can keep your goats out of the barn for a few hours - let the barn stand and air out before re-filling with bedding.
Rub on your hands before and after working with pets and farm animals, takes away pet odor.
Avon's SSS bath oil massaged directly into the skin of your Rottweiler acts not only as a successful repellant and makes their dogs smell good but helps prevent drying and itchy skin.
A natural way to help cats with flea problems and flea allergies is to rub Skin So Soft into the skin. Once a bug, always a bug. Fleas don't like it either! Spread the word!
Cats: SSS IS SAFE FOR FUR LICKING -------The SSS plus is safe as long as it is the one without sunscreen.
Don't overuse the SSS. I just use the lotion, and rub it into the skin, not more than every few days. My cat's sensitive and we're being careful. Common sense is the rule. Sprinkling Yeast on the cat food helps, too. My cat's fur is medium-length; he's part Persian, and he's doing fine, no ill effects from the SSS. You can check with your vet to be sure if it's okay.
SSS can be used as a hoof polish. This will put a nice shine to the hoof without drying it. The farrier's wife will appreciate this one!
SSS can be used as a muzzle, eye, and ear enhancer. Generally we used baby oil but it was so messy. I tried SSS and it works great and still helps keep bugs away.
I have a show mare that has allergies and also gets dry skin very easily so I started giving her baths in SSS. What I do is bathe her like normal and then I put a capful of SSS in a 5-gallon bucket of warm water and sponge this all over her. Her hair coat dries silky soft and she quits itching. Works for her.
When I have to band (braid) their manes I use SSS BathOil. It seems to help hold the braids a lot better and they don't try to rub them out.
It removes tar spots from the car without damage to the paint.
Use it to clean vinyl dashboards, seats, and tops. It not only cleans, but also keeps it soft and helps to prevent any cracking.
After washing your car, use it as a tire dressing to keep them looking like new.
Put some on a small washcloth and leave in the car to help keep the air fresh and clean.
Wipe down vinyl surfaces inside your car. Cleans nicely and removes smoke odors left by cigarette smokers.
It gently cleans heavy grease and oil from skin and nonporous surfaces (great for Mechanic's Hands).
It removes tree sap.
Prior to traveling...rub SSS on headlights and grill. It makes insects and bugs easier to remove.
Open a towelette and use as an automotive air freshener.