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Forum: Natural Body Care   11-07-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,862
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I used crystal spray and roll ons successfully...

I used crystal spray and roll ons successfully for a number of years.  Then they just stopped working.  I scrambled for a long while trying other natural things, making my own, etc.  What is now...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-12-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,238
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Since your friend has a decent household income,...

Since your friend has a decent household income, might you be able to talk her (or her husband) into hiring someone to come in and clean once a week?  They would then at least have sheets on the...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-18-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,484
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I see that your question is really old, but if...

I see that your question is really old, but if you are still looking, I have a couple of answers for you.  Dr. Leonard's and Carol Wright both sell Buster Brown 100% cotton socks.  Also Starcrest of...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-26-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,857
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Actually, all you need from the above recipe is...

Actually, all you need from the above recipe is the SOAP.  Yep, many of us have  been brushing with low-glycerin soap for several years now, and my teeth are cleaner and whiter than they have ever...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-14-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
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I'm not skreader, but washing down pillows in...

I'm not skreader, but washing down pillows in hot water absolutely does not destroy them.  It cleans them nicely, and they come out great.
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-13-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,943
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Have you moved?  If so you may have harder water...

Have you moved?  If so you may have harder water than at your old house.  This can make any laundry cleaner less effective.  At our new house I have to add citric acid powder or white vinegar to...
Forum: The Mindful Home   01-13-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
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My husband sleeps on down pillows.  I wash them...

My husband sleeps on down pillows.  I wash them in hot water and detergent in the washing machine, then dry the heck out of them on the hot setting in the dryer. (They take a very long time to...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-10-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
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Most likely you are reacting to the baking soda....

Most likely you are reacting to the baking soda. Lots of people use and like it, but for some of us it causes 'pits of fire'!

For many months now I have been using my own homemade concoction with...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-28-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,990
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It's the baking soda. For those of us with...

It's the baking soda. For those of us with sensitive skin, this stuff regularly causes 'pits of fire'.

I have been using generic Milk of Magnesia whipped into some melted coconut oil as...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-28-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,974
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Quote: Originally Posted by ladygish...

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Originally Posted by ladygish http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14994456)
Good to know! I've only used my homemade mix...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-27-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,974
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Just as a warning for those with dry or...

Just as a warning for those with dry or sensitive skin - Funk Butter and all other deodorants, including homemade, that contain baking soda can be EXTREMELY irritating and can cause the dreaded...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-08-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,976
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A New Day, I'm glad the borax is working...

A New Day,

I'm glad the borax is working for you so far. I really enjoy using it. For me it works WAY better than baking soda, and as well as any shampoo or conditioner ever did.
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-10-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,976
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I haven't used actual shampoo for at least five...

I haven't used actual shampoo for at least five years, and yes, my hair is clean and shiny!

1. Conditioner-only washing (sometimes called CO washing) works great as long as you really WASH your...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-10-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
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I have hyper sensitive, dry skin. The last few...

I have hyper sensitive, dry skin. The last few months I have been successfully using plain old generic Milk of Magnesia. Yep! It is working great and I am completely odor free. First I used up some...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-25-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
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Here's a link to a place that sells a queen...

Here's a link to a place that sells a queen Talalay latex mattress for less than $500. I don't have one, but if I bought one, I'd buy from them as they are the cheapest by quite a bit on Talalay...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-17-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
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Try some generic Milk of Magnesia - no kidding....

Try some generic Milk of Magnesia - no kidding. Just smooth some under each armpit, let it dry, and you're good for all day. It works great! I've used tons of natural products, but none works better...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-17-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
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I just use a cheese grater. It works great, and...

I just use a cheese grater. It works great, and is safer than screwdrivers, knives, hack saws or axes. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif

Good luck with your new...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-03-2009, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,767
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I use Goo Gone all the time and love it. It is...

I use Goo Gone all the time and love it. It is the only thing that removes those awful ain't-coming-off stickers that come on so many products. Many store around here sell it. If you can't find it...
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-07-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
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Quote: Originally Posted by Chloe&Coop'sMom...

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Originally Posted by Chloe&Coop'sMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14488012)
I swear by the Spray N Wash Stain...
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-22-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
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SARNA is an anti-itch lotion that works well for...

SARNA is an anti-itch lotion that works well for me, and I am bug bait. Wal-Mart carries it. It used to be behind the counter, but now it is out on the shelf with first aid stuff.
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-16-2009, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
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For the last few months I have used nothing but...

For the last few months I have used nothing but plain old generic Milk of Magnesia as underarm deodorant. It works perfectly, is dirt cheap, and it is a healthy substance, with no chance of...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-31-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
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I think they are great! As to the strange feel...

I think they are great! As to the strange feel on your hands; that is WHY they work so well. They are extremely grabby, and will scrub stuff off surfaces more quickly and easily than any other...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-28-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 552
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Any leftover soaps or shampoos are great for...

Any leftover soaps or shampoos are great for washing your shower walls and the tub. These are both made to remove human oils and dirt - just like what you'll find dirtying the shower and tub.

The...
Forum: The Mindful Home   08-14-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
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If you can get someone to show you how to use...

If you can get someone to show you how to use your machine, sewing really is a terrific way to make dresses just the way you want. Joanne's sewing and craft stores often have many patterns on sale...
Forum: Natural Body Care   08-14-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,049
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I don't know if it is thin enough to spray, but...

I don't know if it is thin enough to spray, but I have been using cheap old generic Milk of Magnesia as deodorant, and it is working perfectly! I just upend the bottle onto my fingertips, then...
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