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Forum: Natural Body Care   02-21-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,994
Posted By Spastica
Does coconut oil ruin adult toys? Prophylactics?...

Does coconut oil ruin adult toys? Prophylactics? Anything else I should be aware of?

I really like coconut oil as a personal lube - just wondering if oil plus manufactured items equals...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-11-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Spastica
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...=114069&pa...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...=114069&page=5 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=114069&page=5)

This may help.

I use plain ACV from the grocery store - grocery...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-04-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By Spastica
I posted a bigass thread on this previously....

I posted a bigass thread on this previously. Hope this helps: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...=114069&page=5 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=114069&page=5)
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-04-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 63,712
Posted By Spastica
Do shampoo and baking soda first to clean your...

Do shampoo and baking soda first to clean your hair of silicones and product buildup. Make sure you're using a shampoo that doesn't have that stuff in it. It may be easier to use a cheap commercial...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-30-2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By Spastica
Thanks guys, I knew about the water thing,...

Thanks guys, I knew about the water thing, you're right - not drinking enough. I'll try the valerian root for sleeping - I'm starting to get post traumatic stress again and getting stressful, crazy...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-15-2007, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By Spastica
I don't think they're wrinkles per se, but I...

I don't think they're wrinkles per se, but I look tired and there are tiny lines/creases underneath my eyes on the lower eyelid.

How do I get rid of them? I'm under a lot of stress and can't...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-12-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 63,712
Posted By Spastica
Did you cleanse hair first with shampoo and...

Did you cleanse hair first with shampoo and baking soda like I mentioned?

For most people, slapping baking soda on their hair won't get it clean. You have to dilute it first. Otherwise you may...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-27-2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By Spastica
I used to have the same problem, otherwise I'd...

I used to have the same problem, otherwise I'd be scratching the bejeezus out of my head if I didn't shampoo daily.

It sounds odd, but overshampooing leads to more oily hair - it's the same with...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-14-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Spastica
I use the Parachute brand from the Indian store...

I use the Parachute brand from the Indian store and I use it all over my body. It doesn't bother me. It's probably semi-refined and not organic or anything.
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-09-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Spastica
Quote: Originally Posted by Astrogirl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Astrogirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9683816)
I don't suppose I can sell anyone on the...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-09-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Spastica
Yeah I hear Braun makes good things. I...

Yeah I hear Braun makes good things. I personally just wanted to try out an epilator and got something called Emjoi, which is working well. It helps to take a warm shower before epilating, it makes...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-07-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Spastica
Shampoo as usual, do a diluted vinegar rinse...

Shampoo as usual, do a diluted vinegar rinse (1/2 vinegar, 1/2 water is good), condition as usual. I use ACV and have heard of balsamic vinegar or black strong tea for dark hair, lemon juice or or...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-07-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Spastica
Can you post the articles before I comment? ...

Can you post the articles before I comment?

Anything that is electronic emits radiation and frequencies that affect our bodies.
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-07-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By Spastica
Lye saponifies when it's turned into soap, and...

Lye saponifies when it's turned into soap, and it isn't a hazard at all at that point. Natural soaps have lye, commercial detergent soaps do not.

So you basically have a choice between Lye-based...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-07-2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,089
Posted By Spastica
Vinegar eats grout, so don't use it on tile with...

Vinegar eats grout, so don't use it on tile with grout. I've done that and I've had grout fall out in chunks. I even used a more dilute solution, and you could see that the grout was becoming worn...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-07-2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Spastica
I still use coconut oil for my face at the...

I still use coconut oil for my face at the moment. I may start using a little bit of olive oil. Some people use other stuff for their face, I haven't experimented much, I stick to things that are...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-06-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Spastica
Well if you think about it - it's not really...

Well if you think about it - it's not really good for cold climates. Coconuts are grown in tropical climates and offer lightweight protection for people in very hot countries. It's not going to help...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-06-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By Spastica
Quote: Originally Posted by msfidget...

Quote:
Originally Posted by msfidget http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9650121)
These are great suggestions. Thanks so much!...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-06-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Spastica
In India they use strong black tea to help set...

In India they use strong black tea to help set the color.
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-06-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Spastica
For winter, I alternate between cocoa butter and...

For winter, I alternate between cocoa butter and extra virgin olive oil on non-facial areas. You can add a drop of essential oil into the olive oil if you don't like the olive scent (I personally...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-06-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By Spastica
Arm and Hammer makes plastic shaker containers...

Arm and Hammer makes plastic shaker containers for baking soda, so I reuse that (it's in the baking aisle). My honey stays in the jar that it comes in and I keep it in my medicine cabinet because I...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-06-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,772
Posted By Spastica
Well conditioned hair will have some slip, you...

Well conditioned hair will have some slip, you don't have to shampoo with detergents to do that. Also, is there a benefit to not wetting your hair? I do everyday - I have to or else I get bedhead...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-06-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By Spastica
We just make sure it's 100% honey, and not some...

We just make sure it's 100% honey, and not some sort of corn-syrup or fake-honey substitute. I get mine from the farmer's market. It's local honey, not entirely sure if it's raw, but I know that...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-05-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,772
Posted By Spastica
I'm here...

I'm here http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

Okay, here's your homework. Read at least a few of these links to understand what "No Poo" (specifically, no shampoo)...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-05-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,772
Posted By Spastica
AAAAAAAAACK wait!!! ACV is apple cider...

AAAAAAAAACK wait!!!


ACV is apple cider vinegar. Please - before you start dumping baking soda and vinegar on your head, you need to understand what it's all about. Come back!
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