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Forum: The Mindful Home   07-27-2011, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Peek-a-boo
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-26-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By Peek-a-boo
I'm interested in making my own laundry...

I'm interested in making my own laundry detergent with borax, washing soda and castile soap.  However, I have hard water and I'm nervous that it will cause build up because it's "soap" instead of...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-20-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,511
Posted By Peek-a-boo
 Quote:Originally Posted by Think of...



Quote:Originally Posted by Think of Winter http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1291756/soap-nuts#post_16196715)

I didn't...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-20-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,424
Posted By Peek-a-boo
Thank you!   I tried this and it's working...

Thank you!
 
I tried this and it's working well. :) 
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-16-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By Peek-a-boo
I have been using this "Fit" Veggie wash:...

I have been using this "Fit" Veggie wash:  http://www.amazon.com/Fit-Vegetable-Soaker-Refill-32-Ounce/dp/B001E5DZQQ/ref=pd_sbs_hpc_1...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-07-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,424
Posted By Peek-a-boo
I've managed to replace most of the cleaning and...

I've managed to replace most of the cleaning and body care products in our home with more natural options, but we're still using conventional hand soap.  
 
It seems like natural hand soaps are...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-23-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Peek-a-boo
One of my few lingering chemical cleaners is the...

One of my few lingering chemical cleaners is the stuff I use to clean my glass-top stove (one more reason I hate that thing).  I have enough trouble getting it clean with the chemicaly stuff, and...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-31-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Peek-a-boo
Check out this blog post....

Check out this blog post.  http://gnowfglins.com/2011/04/26/6-tips-to-prevent-sour-sourdough/
 
This blog has some good sour dough tips and recipes. :) 
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-25-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By Peek-a-boo
We use sunflower seeds in a few salads for...

We use sunflower seeds in a few salads for snacks, etc, and I've been lazy roasted salted sunflower seeds at the store. 
 
I just bought 5 lbs of raw sunflower seeds and trying to figure how best...
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-18-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,125
Posted By Peek-a-boo
I haven't had time to read through all of it,...

I haven't had time to read through all of it, but what I have read isn't very coherent . . .
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-18-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Peek-a-boo
I found this recipe for leave in conditioner...

I found this recipe for leave in conditioner made with aloe vera juice and have been using it with some success.  
http://www.soapforgoodnesssake.com/22.html
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-15-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 597
Posted By Peek-a-boo
I'm on my first week of no-poo.  I'm noticing...

I'm on my first week of no-poo.  I'm noticing that when I sweat during exercise I smell of ACV.  Yuck. :(  Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?
 
 
I have hard-ish water, so I'm second...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-09-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Peek-a-boo
I'm working on switching to safer personal care...

I'm working on switching to safer personal care products.  Right now we use a detangler spray from Paul Mitchell for the kids to combat morning bed-head (we bathe them at night).  Any...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-31-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Peek-a-boo
Thank you!   I had a feeling this would be the...

Thank you!   I had a feeling this would be the case, but find the research super overwhelming.
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-29-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Peek-a-boo
I have been using and really like this cleaner...

I have been using and really like this cleaner made by sensaria: http://www.sensaria.com/index.php?ProductID=55&CategoryID=27
 
They claim to be all natural, etc, but I never really know how...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-29-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,399
Posted By Peek-a-boo
I just saw this great blog post yesterday with...

I just saw this great blog post yesterday with recipes for every kind of cleaner:  http://mountainroseblog.com/
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-29-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By Peek-a-boo
We've been using a product called Lemishine...

We've been using a product called Lemishine which I know is phosphate free.  Really helps with our very hard water.  Not sure what is in it.  It's fabulous.  Reading pp wondering if it may just...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-16-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,739
Posted By Peek-a-boo
Have been thinking of stopping using shampoo and...

Have been thinking of stopping using shampoo and using baking soda instead.  However, in reading a blog post about it, a commenter mentioned that it won't work if you have hard water (which I do).  ...
Forum: Women's Health   11-26-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Peek-a-boo
My DD is 2.5.  As an infant, she had thrush that...

My DD is 2.5.  As an infant, she had thrush that took us ages to clear up.  She also used to get a yeasty thing going in her armpits when young and I had to dry them with a blow dryer after baths to...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-05-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Peek-a-boo
Is there anything commercially available that's...

Is there anything commercially available that's okay?
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-27-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,386
Posted By Peek-a-boo
Okay--so I just opened my first can (called...

Okay--so I just opened my first can (called "think pink") and it had skin and bones and I have to say, that freaked me out a bit. There were some round bones (the spine?) and they were still pretty...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-21-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By Peek-a-boo
Quote: Originally Posted by lil_earthmomma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lil_earthmomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14557833)
I skim the top stuff off, and stick it...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-21-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,587
Posted By Peek-a-boo
Thank you for all the ideas everybody. I went...

Thank you for all the ideas everybody. I went ahead and ordered some Bubbies pickles since it sounds like those are harder to do at home and have more microogranisms. Plus, I may have a better shot...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-19-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,587
Posted By Peek-a-boo
Ooops, I see I just posted the same thing that...

Ooops, I see I just posted the same thing that you did!
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-19-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,587
Posted By Peek-a-boo
So I googled, hoping to find a site for them...

So I googled, hoping to find a site for them with info and found this:

http://www.fearandloathinginthekitch...ies-mouth.html...
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