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Old 06-12-2008, 03:31 PM   #81
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When water is distilled it is boiled into the steam state.
Yup...just like we still make our 'shine in the hills of caroline
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I didn't know that scent in the SU! cleaner was rose water. That explains why I smelled a cleaner at a stamp show that smelled like SU!. Guess they were making and selling their own brand...cuz it sure did work.

My Aunt used to "always" wear a colonge that smelled like roses.

I'm gonna have to dilute my SG more, it takes my breath away...like 409 cleaner used to. Thanks for posting the ratio.
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When water is distilled it is boiled into the steam state. The steam is channeled into a different container where it is condensated. Teh elements, chemicals etc are left in the original container in which the water was boiled.

If you used other than distilled water there is a chemical reaction with not only chemicals like the chlorine, but also the minerals that occur naturally in water. The chemical reaction will alter the color of inks, dyes, papers, etc.

If the water is distilled it also eleminates microorganisms which cause the other compents to "Spoil"

For cleaner I don't know that it really matters, try making a small batch of each and see what happens.

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Thanks for this recipe. I love SU cleaner but they changed something in it a while ago and I'm allergic to the fragrance now. I've tried simple green but that sets off the wheezing, also. I'll try this recipe because I know I'm not allergic to Baby Magic baby wash. I am allergic to J&J baby wash.
(Don't even get me started on people who love their perfume/cologne so much they feel compelled to have me smell them coming. My DH fits this category. It's a constant struggle, here. LOL.)
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Has anyone had a hard time finding glycerin in the stores? I went to Walgreen's and Target but to no avail.

Any ideas?
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What great recipes and tips! Thanks for all the help.
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Love these recipes! Thanks for reminding that I have worn out the tips on my SU blender pens and need to order new. Now I will get extra so I can make In Color markers, too!
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WOW you all just saved me a bunch of money I am gonna make the stamp cleaner and use my SU cleaner only for workshops and classes thanks soooo much
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Has anyone had a hard time finding glycerin in the stores? I went to Walgreen's and Target but to no avail.

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I found the glycerin at Walmart in the pharmacy area.
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I got mine at Target, but I've also seen it behind the phamacy in Publix.
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I finally found the rosewater and the glycerin at the health food store. Not one drug store had them. I made the cleaner and gave a small spray bottle to each of my stamp club buddies. I printed the receipe on my computer and taped it to the spray bottle with clear packing tape so they will always have it.

We all love this cleaner (thank you thank you thank you). One of our group has allergies and she is so glad to have something she can use not to mention the $$ savings.
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Hi I'm a new demo in Austraila and love reading all your lovely advise thanks so much for sharing. I was just wondering the blender pens you are talking about refilling are they the ones SU sells or is Dove another brand you get over there?

Also if someone can tell me how to clean the tips I would very much appreciate it. i've only had them 3 months and already they are discoloured and a bit frayed!

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This was a long time ago, but did anyone ever reply to you? Dove is a different brand but it probably works the same.
I DO put glycerin in my Simple Green water solution. And I definitely recommend distilled water--I used tap water the first time, and it got cloudy and funky after awhile ooooh
I got my glycerin in the cake decorating section of JoAnns I think.
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I was just going to ask if the glycerin in the cake decorating aisle is the same as the glycerin in the pharmacy section. Melinda
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Incidentally, I found Rose Water at The Dollar Tree. Go figure, eh?
I also found the glycerin at Walmart and then Fred Meyer (for those on the West side).
The folks working in the pharmacy barely knew what it was and sent me all over the store looking for it but I didn't give up and went back to the pharmacy and found it!
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Those of you who use diluted Simple Green, do you also add glycerin to your solution for conditioning? I'm trying to find a cheap, yet effective, alternative too. I've been using diluted baby wash but it just doesn't get the darker colored inks off.
I have made the cleaner that uses 1-10 Water and simple Green. I have not used glycerin. I may try it to see how it works
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I'm really new to this site and just came across this recipe for stamp cleaner. I'm wondering how long people have been using this and if there is any effects to their stamps?

Also, what's the Simple Green cleaner recipe? And does it have any effects on the stamps?

I've used SU's cleaner and plain water - so far so good, but thought this sounder better.

Thanks. A

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subscribing. This is great. Thanks everyone!
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HEY EVERYONE

BEEN USING SIMPLE GREEN FOR YRS NOW, WOULD NOT USE ANYTHING ELSE..

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Okay..I'm STUPID, but when you say "subscribing"...what does that mean? and how do you "subscribe"?

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glycerin or rose water for the recipe is fine?
then, Simple Green or Baby Wash for your product?
either content? or is one item better for a particular purpose? I'm looking for basic stamp clean and condition formula. Thanks.
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So, question for Stamphappy1650= you use rosewater and glycerin in your recipe?
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These money saving tips are wonderful!! TFS
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Many thanks for sharing your recipes with all of us! That will save us more money for the fun stuff
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I found glycerin at the Rite Aid store. Got baby wash and distilled water, made myself a batch - working great so far. Guess the Simple Green formula can be for the Stazon ink, right? Like in a seperate batch, I'm thinking.
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One of my customers told me about this recipe....I guess it really works huh??

Just a quick question....I read hear where someone posted to dilute the SU Cleaner? does anyone else to that?? I never knew that???
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do you think you can use soap fragrance also? they have lots of fragrance at hobby lobby.
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Make your own Stamp Cleaner, a copy cat of SU's.
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> 2 Cups distilled water
> 2 T Rose Water (purchased at health store)
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> Rose water is a natural, non-alcoholic astringint.
> This works, looks and smells just like what you buy from SU. As
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sorry i am kind of new at this but do you think you can use soap fragrance also? they have lots of fragrance at hobby lobby.
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I just found this thread and went looking for the supplies. At Wal-Mart they sent me to the suppository section, Not quite what I needed. I found it there just not in a usuable form. I found the rose water at the Dollar Tree and the glycerin at CVS pharmacy. It took them awile to find it but they seemed to know that they had it. I made a batch of the cleaner and the blender pen refill and they both work great. I will be trying the Simple Green next. It seems my DH has a giant bottle in our garage.
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I sent my husband to WM for the glycerin and he came back empty handed, told him they didn't have it. Later in the day I went to the same WM and asked the pharmacy for liquid glycerine - she took me right to it. Asked if I was making bubbles, I said stamp cleaner - she said that's a first. I now have everything, but haven't put it together yet.

I haven't tried the Simple Green and may not if this one works well enough.
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Great ideas! Wish I would've known this stuff before I bought more cleaner. LOL!
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I just made it today and love it! Thanks so much for posting the recipe.
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I don't want to burst anyone's "bubble" ;o) But is this really safe for our Stamps? I know that the cleaner SU sells also conditions the rubber. So just curious, Thank you
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Where in Dollar Tree did you find the Rose Water?

I bought the stuff for the glycerin mix a few weeks ago but haven't tried it yet. I love the smell of SU, so thought I would try the rose water mixture instead.
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If I remember right, I found it near the clothes pins and such. It's in a spray bottle about 6" tall. And yes, it does smell good! I used it to get the smoker's smell out of a cute little cabinet I bought at a yard sale (for crafting, of course!). It took several days and several shots of the spray, but eventually it did work!

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