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Using a shampoo soap bar

Sep 19 2018 5 Comments Tags: hair, shampoo, soap, too much information

Most recently I've been using a shampoo soap bar (what a surprise!  You might have noticed that I love soap!).  I have been using soap to wash my hair for over a year now, as I've been working on a recipe to add to my range of handmade natural soap.  I've found a recipe that I'm happy with, and I'm ready to share it with you!

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The Hands on Home - Book review

Jan 13 2016 0 Comments Tags: book, chemicals, too much information

I wasn't sure if I would like The Hands-On Home: A Seasonal Guide to Cooking, Preserving & Natural Homekeeping, by Erica Strauss, so I requested it from the library rather than buy it.  I really shouldn't have been surprised by how much I enjoyed reading it, as I have been following Erica's blog Northwest Edible Lifeand she always explains interesting and complex concepts with a dose of humour and...

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Happy Hair - Book review

Jul 15 2015 0 Comments Tags: shampoo, too much information

I stopped using shampoo in January 2012, I wrote about not washing my hair a few months later.  I hadn't done any research at the time, it was kind of my version of "do nothing farming" but for hair care.  I really did wonder what would happen if I did nothing.  

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Natural toothpaste options

Jan 21 2015 0 Comments Tags: frugal, too much information

Natural Toothpaste from Biome


We have been using a natural toothpaste for years, its probably one of the first changes that we made from a "conventional" lifestyle to our current weird hippy lifestyle. At first I just wanted to avoid sodium lauryl sulphate in commercial toothpaste. But there are other ingredients that I also found suspicious, artificial sweeteners, flavours and fluoride all made me a little nervous. I don’t...

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A natural deodorant solution

Feb 19 2014 0 Comments Tags: too much information

Natural Deodorant from Biome

Deodorant has been on my list of things I’d like to make for myself for a while now. I have been using a natural deodorant from Miessence for ages, it only contains aloe vera, baking soda and essential oils. And it works ok. To be honest I don’t really care that much, I don’t even use it if we are going to be doing farm work all day and not going anywhere special. I use it on work days, but I sit...

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I stopped washing my hair

May 23 2011 0 Comments Tags: shampoo, too much information

Its true, I stopped washing my hair six months ago.  I have rinsed it in water a few times, but I haven't used any soap or shampoo, or even the "no poo" baking soda and apple cider vinegar mixtures that I've read about.

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