Crisco, a popular brand of shortening, was first produced in 1911 by Procter & Gamble and was the first shortening to be made entirely of vegetable oil. As such, Crisco is appropriate for a vegan diet as it contains no animal products.
Surprisingly, Crisco has properties that allow for many uses far beyond its intended purpose of cooking!
As a household utility product it has been found to have many alternative uses, including:
* Removal of tar and lipstick from clothing.
* Removal of ink, grease and dirt from surfaces and hands.
* Revitalizing the surfaces of wooden utensils such as bowls and cutting boards.
* Shedding water and snow from weather gear such as galoshes and snow shovels.
* Preventing diaper rash.
* As a makeup base.