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#101 china cat

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 06:02 PM

china- the coconut oil you gave me is helping clear up some seasonal acne/dry skin thing I get on my back. Thanks! :grin:

:rose:


coconut oil is all i use for cooking now. :smile:


yes, need to start this myself


and jnjn, this thread does rock :Phishfolk:

still need a good dishwasher soap :undecided:

#102 jnjn

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 06:43 PM

i've never cooked w/ coconut oil because i always thought it was really high in saturated fat?

i use it in my hair & around my eyes :lol:
stupid crows feet :carla:

#103 Mama Kel

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:53 AM

Nothing new here i don't think

changed dishwasher soap to 1/2 baking soda & 1/2 borax with white vinegar in the jet dry dispenser. I think it works well.

Dr. Bronners for a lot

1/2 vinegar 1/2 water for windows etc.

1:10 bleach/water ratio for multi purpose cleaner

Nate's lotions & lip balms

castille soap, borax & washing soda for laundry

I need a good alternative for hardwood floors - anyone?

#104 mountain mama

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 05:53 PM

hi mama kel...i was just reading about using dr bronners castile soap on wood floors - 1.5 teaspoons per gallon of water. i haven't tried it but will have to soon with snow+dogs (+husband) tromping in and out.

re: coconut oil - WOW! it is a remarkable product for so many things!! i use it for cooking and moisturizer and hair/scalp... just read that it can be used for antiperspirant/deodorant too! i just tried it for that purpose yesterday - i don't stink yet but i'll report back for stink updates.

#105 Mama Kel

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 11:06 PM

Thanks MM! :smile:

#106 china cat

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:33 AM

police raid organic food store :rolleyes:

http://naturalnews.t...E491E3EE9974E66

#107 spacewoman

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 08:40 PM

CC - I've seen that clip.

The FDA is attempting to crack down on raw milk and cheese (both sold at Rawsome Foods). Never mind that raw milk has a better safety record than pasteurized milk does. It's all about the money, and big AgriBiz/Big Dairy has lobbied (weaseled) their way into the FDA and are trying to knock out the competition. It gets me really upset, because I see raw milk products as super foods that are essential for my health and that of my family. It's sad how corrupt our government is.

#108 Mama Kel

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 09:11 PM

It's sad how corrupt our government is.


This :bang:

#109 mountain mama

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:55 PM

coconut oil does not work as deodorant...stink update - i stink!:lol:

#110 Erinisme

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 04:43 PM

I am add liquid cholorphyll to my water at least once a day to help akaline my body.

It's supposed to help with the stink from the inside.

I don't have a major stink problem, but i haven't noticed a difference either way

#111 china cat

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:58 PM

ok, toothpaste. can we talk? i hate the JASON brand and the Tom's. They are clumpy and icky. any suggestions for a toxin free toothpaste?

#112 Erinisme

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 05:08 PM

I use kiss my face...it's aloe based...I use the sensitive one and like it a lot

#113 china cat

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:02 PM

thanks, erin. is it minty enough? i like to feel fresh :mrgreen:

#114 Erinisme

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:18 AM

it is pretty minty and it's a clearish gel not white and pasty...and 'now has more mint extract for extra freshness' lol

#115 mayfly

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:19 PM

Can someone refer a friend me so we both get the $10 off at Vitacost ? Link is on front page upper left hand corner.

I need to buy some of this bangin olive oil that Dr. Weil recommends and they are $5 cheaper then Amazon shipped. Lucini Italia Organic Limited Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil -- 17 fl oz



mayfly95@yahoo.com

#116 Wende

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:49 PM

My brother is making all natural soap. It's awesome. He makes laundry detergent and facial scrubs too.
just thought I'd throw that out there.

I have yet to find a deoderant that "works"

#117 Erinisme

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:12 PM

I swear by aloe and almonds http://www.vitacost....loe-and-almonds

works well for me

#118 Jersey Thug

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:08 PM

after hearing me talk about ordering it for years, Erin finally just gave me Aloe and Almonds to try and she's right...it's awesome! like with all natural deodorants you need to reapply at least once throughout the day, but it really works and smells great. finally, the search for the perfect deodorant is over!

thanks E :)

#119 Erinisme

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:48 AM

you're so welcome! When Tatum cleaned out my closet we discovered I have like 15 of them...I order in bulk since I'm such a pusher LOL

It's less then $3 a tube!

#120 Jersey Thug

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:44 PM

this thread hasn't been bumped in a while so i'm bumping for new ideas from everyone :)

i'm still using coconut oil for cleansing and moisturizing my face and body; love Aloe & Almonds deodorant (thanks E) and over the last year or two i've just about broken my Lush habit, though Jason recently found a bar of Karma shampoo in one of our travel bags and we're both enjoying that. been using Seventh Generation dish washer detergent but i think we'll start making our own after i re-read this thread and saw some suggestions for that.

so, one big question: we started making our own laundry detergent about a year ago and i have a question for those who make their own: what purpose does the bar soap serve? Borax i know is a whitener, and washing soap is for cleaning and brightening. we've been making our own using just those two items with a few drops of tea tree or lavender oil added, and it works fine on all but the worst messes. so why do most recipes call for bar soap too? i have a sensitivity to most bar soaps so we just skip it.

#121 MeOmYo

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:02 PM

never made laundry detergent but I know one of the functions of soap is that it breaks down and entraps grease/fat molecules. grease/fat molecules are very "sticky" and soap is able to essentially surround it so that it can be carried away. :dunno:

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:08 AM

this thread hasn't been bumped in a while so i'm bumping for new ideas from everyone :)

i'm still using coconut oil for cleansing and moisturizing my face and body; love Aloe & Almonds deodorant (thanks E) and over the last year or two i've just about broken my Lush habit, though Jason recently found a bar of Karma shampoo in one of our travel bags and we're both enjoying that. been using Seventh Generation dish washer detergent but i think we'll start making our own after i re-read this thread and saw some suggestions for that.

so, one big question: we started making our own laundry detergent about a year ago and i have a question for those who make their own: what purpose does the bar soap serve? Borax i know is a whitener, and washing soap is for cleaning and brightening. we've been making our own using just those two items with a few drops of tea tree or lavender oil added, and it works fine on all but the worst messes. so why do most recipes call for bar soap too? i have a sensitivity to most bar soaps so we just skip it.


I'll look into the bar soap for you since I'm a fan of it. The stuff I get is from Jamaica and I can use it to shower with, wash my clothes.....even whites and they are white as a mofo. Oh and somehow it doesn't dry my skin or irritate me like most scented/harsh chemical soaps.

Also, you can make excellent cooking oils from coconuts but I'm not sure it's cost effective up here since our coconuts are sort of expensive.

#123 Ginger Snap

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:11 PM

I swear by aloe and almonds http://www.vitacost....loe-and-almonds

works well for me


Nice price too. :smile:

#124 Erinisme

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:43 PM

it's perfectly priced. I always order a few extra (since I push it on so many people) and that way I never run out.

#125 Erinisme

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:46 PM

and thuggie maybe try adding some dr. bronners instead of bar soap...but I also have a bar soap i love from vitacost
http://www.vitacost....th-tea-tree-oil


I can't use bar soap on my skin...although this one works for my pits (tea tree oil helps eliminate stinkage)

#126 Ginger Snap

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:15 PM

I need something for my hair. Erin- how can I get silky luxurious hair like yours that also looks fantastic? Mine is so dry and dull and blah.

#127 Erinisme

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:47 PM

conditioner is one thing that I can't go 'green' about

I do like these vitamins and my hair is super amazing when I"m taking it
http://www.vitacost....air-180-tablets

I alternate conditioners. I use John Frieda's Brilliant Brunettes Illuminating, Aveda DAmage Repair, Ojon restoring (the dark brown one...it's not for sale all the time), and retread by Lush. Aragon oil worked for a while for me as a 'leave in' but then started making my hair clumpy and oily so I use Chi Silk Therapy