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ANIDUCK's Photo ANIDUCK Posts: 10,845
3/29/11 2:15 P

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Here's a good article on personal care product label reading:
www.ewg.org/healthyhometips/ingredie
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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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3/29/11 2:14 P

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Oops, I needed to add that the raw, unfiltered ACV is for body use but if you use vinegar in the laundry it's better to use cheap distilled white vinegar. I put 1/2 cup in the rinse cycle. I have found that when using distilled vinegar in the rinse cycle that I haven't needed any other product in the dryer. Most all my clothes are natural fiber so I think synthetics sometimes need a little help. Experiment.
-annie

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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RARANM's Photo RARANM Posts: 664
3/29/11 12:39 P

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Thanks, Annie! I am going to try that.

I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, "Move from here to there" and it will move. -Matthew 17:20

"Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favour compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life."
- T. A. Edison


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ANIDUCK's Photo ANIDUCK Posts: 10,845
3/29/11 12:36 P

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Ratio is about 1 to 2 tablespoons ACV to every cup of water. Accuracy isn't important. What's important is that you use raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar.
-annie

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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RARANM's Photo RARANM Posts: 664
3/29/11 11:57 A

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Annie - tell me more about your ACV rinse you do on your hair. You said a water & ACV mix. What's the ratio?

I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, "Move from here to there" and it will move. -Matthew 17:20

"Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favour compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life."
- T. A. Edison


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ANIDUCK's Photo ANIDUCK Posts: 10,845
3/29/11 11:55 A

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I do use "an environmentally friendly brands of laundry powders and liquids but I only use apple cider vinegar in the rinse cycle. It makes stuff soft and gets rid of static cling. It works that way on your hair too.
-annie

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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3/29/11 8:34 A

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I love Dr. Bronner's products. I buy a big jug and use it for both soap and making my own household cleaning products. I'm not sure what would be best for laundry. I buy an environmentally friendly brand, but it might be best for you to try to find a good recipe for making your own.

Melissa, from Texas


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3/29/11 1:21 A

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thanks that is something I will try, what about laundry detergents and fabric softeners

Mike


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3/29/11 12:46 A

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I've pretty much given up soap--never bathe with it, only use it on my hands after using the toilet and when working in the kitchen. My skin feels SO much better since I gave up soap. I just use warm water and a wash cloth.

For my hair I've been using Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree shampoo for ever. One dime-sized portion is all I need and a quart of that stuff lasts me years. Never use conditioner but rinse with an apple cider vinegar/water solution that I just towel dry and let go. I used to use conditioner but when I switched to ACV my itchy scalp went away.

Our bodies have an incredible ecosystem at every layer. We really mess that up with all our chemicals and toxic stuff. I think I might try the vinegar/baking soda thing--sounds intriguing.

DRS510, what are the ingredients in those products? If you want to know the toxicity of any ingredients go to:
www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/
-annie

PS: The term "organic" doesn't tell you anything about the healthiness of an ingredient. It only refers to its origin (grows from the ground without the use of toxic things) but it doesn't tell you anything about what was done to it afterwards or what it was mixed with.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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3/28/11 10:55 P

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I get the organic soap from Brambleberry: http://www.brambleberry.com/Category.aspx?
CategoryId=258 It is the only soap that I never have a reaction to. I use WEN for my hair with great results: http://www.amazon.com/Wen-Sweet-Almond-Cle
ansing-Conditioner/dp/B001D4FF66/ref=s
r_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1301367294&sr=8-2

Good luck!

When Jesus takes your hand, He keeps you tight. When Jesus keeps you tight, He leads you through life. When Jesus lead you through life, He brings you safely home. ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~

Nothing tastes as good as how being thin feels.

Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard.


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3/28/11 10:06 P

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I wonder if it could be the lye in the soap. I found this. It's homemade soap without using lye.
knol.google.com/k/how-to-make-soap-w
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hout-lye#


OOPS! Sorry! After reading through the article the second time, I realized that the poster was using soap that already contained lye. No help at all!

Edited by: FIT_ARTIST at: 3/28/2011 (22:08)
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3/28/11 9:40 P

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For psoriasis you need to look within. Kidneys & liver may be overtaxed. Remember your skin is a window for what is going on inside.

I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, "Move from here to there" and it will move. -Matthew 17:20

"Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favour compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life."
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3/28/11 9:25 P

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Hi Ani mentioned that soap is bad for your skin, I have psoriasis so have have not been using soap I only get on me from washing my hair. But what about laundry detergent and fabric softener. My wife has changed brand several times and it doesn't seem to matter

Mike


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