Rice Straw Ash as Good Substitute for Soap

Rice Straw Ash as Good Substitute for Soap


Barrio folks in Northern Luzon, particularly residents of Kapangan, Benguet use rice straw ash

as substitute for soap for working clothes and dishes.



1. Burn rice staw and collect the ashes.

2. Soak ash in water.

3. The dye produced in the collection is the one used for working clothes. Soak dirty clothes here as you do with ordinary soap.

4. Rinse as usual after washing.


Other Uses of Rice Straw Ash

Rice straw ash is also a good remedy for dandruff. Mix the ash with water and use it as shampoo.






Dec. 1980

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