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Comment by Mena Swanson Eastwood on April 11, 2010 at 8:11pm
Comment by Vicki on April 7, 2010 at 5:41pm
thanks diane!
Comment by Amy Sharise Cadiente on April 6, 2010 at 6:40pm
Diane.... you rock! Thank you so much for all the info.

Does anyone know about the company 'Arcona'? I have been using their items for years. They are supposed to be so natural you could probably eat them but I do not know enough about ingredients to really be sure. Just wondering. They have a pumpkin peel item that is amazing. I think pumpkins help skin regenerate. Again, anyone know or have a any good face and body recipes made with pumpkin?
Comment by SAMIRA on April 6, 2010 at 6:18pm
Thank u guys so much for the deodorant and toothpaste substitute. Just what I've been looking for.
Comment by Susan : ) on April 6, 2010 at 3:11pm
Look WHO I found: Our very own Terry!, our Healthy Hairstylist!!!
Comment by christine thomas on April 6, 2010 at 3:03pm
Baking soda is NOT abrasive, especially if you wait a minute before actually brushing. Sodium bicarbonate is an ionic compound that fully breaks down to individual carbonate molecules and sodium atoms in sufficient water. There may be some osmotic drying of surface tissue, but this will be insignificant with adequate rinsing.
Comment by christine thomas on April 6, 2010 at 3:02pm
I looked up online if baking soda is abrasive to tooth enamel and all responses said no. I copied and pasted the best comment.
Also-I copied and pasted a great natural sunscreen recipe! You could probably order ingredients online. A great resource for ingredients is:

Getting outside for an afternoon of fun in the sun will healthier if you're wearing organic sunscreen. Make your own organic sunblock and you can avoid harmful synthetic chemicals added to commercial products. Making this recipe is simple and the ingredients are readily available at organic health food stores.
.Difficulty: Moderately Easy Instructions.Things You'll Need:
•Double boiler
•Handheld mixer
•Storage jar
•2 1/2 oz. sesame oil
•1 1/2 oz. coconut oil
•1/2 oz. beeswax
•4 oz. distilled water or green tea
•2 tbsp. of zinc oxide
•1 tbsp. wheat germ oil
•10 to 20 drops antiseptic essential oil (optional)
•1 tsp. vitamin C powder
•200 IU vitamin A
1Gather the ingredients needed to make your organic sunblock.

2Assemble and heat the double boiler to medium temperature.

3Combine sesame oil, coconut oil and beeswax in the double boiler and warm over medium heat.

4Remove from heat and pour in green tea or distilled water.

5Mix with electric handheld mixer until the ingredients are thick and smooth.

6Add zinc oxide, wheat germ oil, vitamin C and vitamin A.

7Drop in essential oils--if desired--and blend well.
Comment by christine thomas on April 6, 2010 at 2:23pm
Many products including natural types you'd find in a health food store may have toxic ingredients. The "natural" deoderant I used for years and didn't give a second thought to until I started feeling pain in my breast and arm had propolene glycol in it which is actually an ingredient in anti-freeze for your car. I discontinued use and the pain went away. I could not fird a deoderant without potentially harmful ingredients and I don't want to take chances with those delicate lymph nodes (a dear friend was recently treated for lymphoma), however I finally got sick of b.o. so I looked up how to make my own. Simple and affordable with out plastic packaging! Also toothpaste most often has sodium laurel sulphate another harmful ingredient. I've been using one of the few brands that doesn't have that ingredient but it comes in a smaller package and costs more. I found another recipe that is affordable and effective. Here are the recipes:


mix and keep in a small jar: equal parts baking soda and corn starch, a bay leaf and a few drops of tea tree oil. To apply, rub a drop of coconut oil under the arms and with a small brush or fingertips apply a small amount of powder. brush off excess. Works like a charm and better for you and the environment.
Make a paste by mixing a small amount of baking soda with a couple drops of peppermint oil.
We can be less reliant on "products" by making our own. Have fun!
Comment by Penni on March 28, 2010 at 4:14pm
Carla, I'm not sure you'll find what you're looking for, but there is a category in our Kitchen specifically geared to using pulp in recipes:
Comment by Susan : ) on October 21, 2009 at 6:24pm
I found another Massage Therapist to work here at RFR....any takers?


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