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Forum: Natural Body Care   02-29-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,575
Posted By TheWAHMMall
I had hard water at my previous home. My whites...

I had hard water at my previous home. My whites came out dingy because it wasn't rinsing out the soap, leaving soap scum residue. Vinegar rinse didn't help either. I had to use Calgon water...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-22-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By TheWAHMMall
I've been playing with no-poo for the last 2.5...

I've been playing with no-poo for the last 2.5 years. So far, this is what I do:

1T baking soda
1T white vinegar (alkaline shampoo causes dandruff)
A tad (1/4 tsp) natural conditioner
Fill 8oz...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-05-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By TheWAHMMall
My furnace filter is made to trap dust particles...

My furnace filter is made to trap dust particles and dander. I want to say it's made by 3M, and it's only about $3/each at Home Depot. It says it lasts for 3 months, but I change it every month in...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-05-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,128
Posted By TheWAHMMall
I'm surprised no one mentioned homemade laundry...

I'm surprised no one mentioned homemade laundry detergent! It costs pennies a gallon.

I use recipe #1
http://www.thefrugalshopper.com/arti...etergent.shtml...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-05-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,035
Posted By TheWAHMMall
Do you use straight BS to wash, or do you dilute...

Do you use straight BS to wash, or do you dilute it? Someone here posted a while back that alkaline shampoos can cause dandruff.

I had minor dandruff problem when I was using straight BS. So what...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-21-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By TheWAHMMall
For me, getting rid of all products helped! I...

For me, getting rid of all products helped! I eventually found out that a lot of stuff was clogging my pores. Like cetyl and stearl alcohols, which are fats, are found in a lot of products. Olive...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-21-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By TheWAHMMall
Yes, lemon juice rinse is essential. Because...

Yes, lemon juice rinse is essential. Because baking soda is alkaline (so is tap water to prevent pipe corrosion), you need a slightly acidic rinse to get your hair's pH back to its normal state. So...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-18-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By TheWAHMMall
I use oil too and wait 5-10 min. You can...

I use oil too and wait 5-10 min.

You can try finishing powder as primer too, depending on what's in it. Is the makeup not lasting? If so, FP with kaolin clay would adhere better. Don't use it if...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-17-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By TheWAHMMall
It's actually a good way to alternate between...

It's actually a good way to alternate between shampoo and no-poo until your oil production slows down. You can also mix BS with shampoo and decrease the amount of shampoo each time.

I went cold...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-02-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By TheWAHMMall
How about water-only wash? As long as you use a...

How about water-only wash? As long as you use a wash cloth or the like to exfoliate your skin, it might work for you.
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-02-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By TheWAHMMall
Nekkie Blankie! ...

Nekkie Blankie!
http://www.nekkieblankie.com/catalog.htm?category=6

I bought this one (or the other one - can't remember) a long time ago
http://www.bedwettingstore.com/Bedding/mp_good.htm...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-02-2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By TheWAHMMall
Hmmm... I used to use diluted lemon juice rinse,...

Hmmm... I used to use diluted lemon juice rinse, and it detagled quite nicely, but I also have wavey hair, not curly. You can give it a try. I used to use bottled lemon juice. About 1 tablespoon to...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-02-2008, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By TheWAHMMall
I had the same exact problems as you, except I...

I had the same exact problems as you, except I have wavey hair, and I live in the midwest, so dry winter. I did no-poo, and I'm glad I did! I tweaked it a lot over the 2 years, but I finally found...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-02-2008, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By TheWAHMMall
I have super thick hair little past my...

I have super thick hair little past my shoulders. I use about 1 Tablespoon of BS with less than 1 cup of water. It's not drying at all - I've used natural shampoos that were way more drying. I also...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-20-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By TheWAHMMall
Hormonal breakouts are hard... What I found...

Hormonal breakouts are hard... What I found works best is to eliminate all yucky chemicals and exfoliate. I take a piece of scotch tape, stick on face, and gently peel off. I do this once a week...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-20-2007, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By TheWAHMMall
You can apply foundation wet: ...

You can apply foundation wet:
http://www.ktnaturals.com/index.php?main_page=page_2#q1

But some brands might not go on well when wet. You'll have to experiment and see.
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-20-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By TheWAHMMall
You don't need an expensive brush. As long as...

You don't need an expensive brush. As long as the MMU doesn't contain bismuth oxychloride, you can use a flocked sponge.

http://www.ktnaturals.com/index.php?...roducts_id=107...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-18-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,640
Posted By TheWAHMMall
Straight oils will actually dry out your skin....

Straight oils will actually dry out your skin. When you add oil to your skin, it tricks the skin into thinking that there's enough oil, so it stops producing oil. That doesn't mean that you shouls...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-16-2007, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,744
Posted By TheWAHMMall
I just wrote a blog about natural skin care. I...

I just wrote a blog about natural skin care. I emphasize simplicity and getting rid of all chemicals and pore-clogging ingredients. Kind of long, but I hope something in there helps!
...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-10-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By TheWAHMMall
I tried the Diva cup for a few months and...

I tried the Diva cup for a few months and returned it for a refund. I got a Mooncup, and I love it! Mooncup is a lot softer than Diva, although the shapes are similar (I did read that if you boil...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-10-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By TheWAHMMall
I (and my friend too) use the liquid for my...

I (and my friend too) use the liquid for my front-loader. It's been working great.

I hate the fact that all washer repair guys blame homemade detergents for everything even though it doesn't suds...
Forum: WAHM Connect   12-09-2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,356
Posted By TheWAHMMall
The WAHM Mall™ (http://thewahmmall.com) is a...

The WAHM Mall™ (http://thewahmmall.com) is a Co-Operatively owned site designed by two WAHM's; Kayli of Ditto Daddy (http://dittodaddy.com), and Julie of Earth Angels Diaper Co...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-09-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,102
Posted By TheWAHMMall
I think only online. There was an eBay seller...

I think only online. There was an eBay seller that offered free shipping, but I guess she's no longer selling them.

The stuff lasts a loooong time. I bought mine in June, and I'd say I only used...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-08-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By TheWAHMMall
never heard of bm causing that. but a stomach...

never heard of bm causing that. but a stomach virus that causes vomiting has been really going around here locally where i live. it took each of us approx 24 hours to get through it.

good luck.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-08-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By TheWAHMMall
a girl can never have too many bags! i have a...

a girl can never have too many bags! i have a whole closet full of old clothing as well, some cool prints, corduroy, some are embellished, all deserve to be brought back to life in some form. just...
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