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Mullen for toilet paper?

 
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Just remember to go WITH the hairs!

 
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Looks like it will be going that way here... Cat did the weekly shop last night. No toilet paper, no pasta. Tried again this morning on the way to work, still nothing. It's nuts.
 
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Someone I talked to the other day said they got a bad rash from using mullen.  Is that to do with not going with the hairs by any chance?   Ours is under a foot of snow so we'll have to "hold it" for a while...
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:Someone I talked to the other day said they got a bad rash from using mullen.  Is that to do with not going with the hairs by any chance?   Ours is under a foot of snow so we'll have to "hold it" for a while...



some people will die if they eat peanut butter, so who knows?

maybe the person used stinging nettle instead of mullen?

...but seriously, Fred says many people have come to Wheaton Labs and used mullen the wrong way and gotten a rash.  So Mike is right, if you "go against the grain" you'll feel the pain.
 
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There's also the option shown in the following video should one run out of toilet paper:

 
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there`s also coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides).... I was at a place with a fancy composting toilet and coleus plants all over the place for use. They are nice and soft and I would venture faster growing and leafier than mullein. Also, cute.

(although personally we are on the spray-and-washcloth boat, should it come to that)

The joke here between my brother and I is that there are so many publications that deserve this use! (we are politically opposed so between the two of us, it can all be utilized.)
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:Someone I talked to the other day said they got a bad rash from using mullen.  Is that to do with not going with the hairs by any chance?   Ours is under a foot of snow so we'll have to "hold it" for a while...



It might also be too old. Mullen that is old starts loosing its hairs, so you get a rash from all those hairs staying with ya.

Test your mullen before using it to make sure the hairs don't just fall out.

Otherwise it is great. So much so that I prefer it to regular TP. I know Paul prefers another plant, but I prefer mullen.
 
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