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Helping Parents Avoid Toxic Chemicals, Use Natural Remedies and Eat Real Food



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Re: Is That Rash Really Eczema or Contact Dermatitis?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:21:13 -0000

Oh wow, Joi - I'm so happy to hear that stopping all skin care products worked for you and your little guy!




Re: Is That Rash Really Eczema or Contact Dermatitis?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:40:16 -0000

I had this exact thing happen with my 1 yr old!! He had a rash that started on his stomach. Over a few weeks it kept getting worse. I took him to the doctor who gave me a steroid cream for him. Instead of using the cream, which sounds terrible when you read the side effects and things that can be caused from using it, I decided to first try and stop using lotion on him and instead used coconut oil with a little lavender mixed in. Within a few days it was already looking better! I only use coconut oil to moisturize his skin now and he's had no problems since!!




Re: BPA, PVC and Phthalate Free Dog Toy Buying Guide

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:09:28 -0000

I was just wondering this. About ChuckIt! My Coonhound mix LOVES her blue ChuckIt balls, they're indestructible (to her) which doesn't seem like only rubber. :/




Re: Are There Any Stainless Steel Water Bottles Made in the USA?

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:47:35 -0000

Liberty bottles are made from aluminum, not stainless steel (please see our P.S. at the bottom of the article for more info).







Re: A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing Safer Kitchen Appliances

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:31:41 -0000

Thanks, Ana! Here's a link to one available here in the US: http://amzn.to/2BxjjLl




Re: Are There Any Stainless Steel Water Bottles Made in the USA?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 02:37:43 -0000

Has something changed that everyone wants stainless steel from the US and definitely not China? Decades ago both China and the US entered into a deal to allow low grade irradiated SS to be recycled, mainly in kitchen utensils. Has this changed? When I bought a distiller years ago I had to go through a manufacturer from Canada to find SS without any radiation. Does anyone know differently? Thanks.




Re: How to Treat Your Baby’s Cold, Cough and Fever Naturally

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:27:42 -0000

Some oils will be more harmful than do good for you with all the synthetic crap they put in them




Re: How to Treat Your Baby’s Cold, Cough and Fever Naturally

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:27:15 -0000

Doterra is the best there is by far! Do your research girl. I have Multiple Sclerosis and I researched so much. Doterra all the way!




Re: How to Treat Your Baby’s Cold, Cough and Fever Naturally

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:26:24 -0000

Doterra for sure. I wouldn't use anything else. Just bc it's says pure on the bottle doesn't mean anything .




Re: The Ultimate Toxic-free Coffee and Tea Maker Shopping Guide

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:21:02 -0000

alum in the water well. like this page, but i noticed a few products have plastic and-or alum. this one and the west bend
Q: "This looks like stainless steel on the outside, but the rougher surface inside has to be aluminum!! Any proof from manufacturer that this

"Answer: I just called Presto. It is all stainless steel, except for the small "cup" at the bottom that the perk tube fits into - that is aluminum. I asked if it was lined with anything and they didn't know.
By DaveG on September 19, 2013

According to the manufacturer's spec sheet, it is all stainless steel, in and out, including the filter basket and perk tube.
By Falsesmall on March 7, 2013

"I just called the company and the rep verified the water well is aluminum.
By HS on July 23, 2014"

https://www.amazon.com/Pres...




Re: Are There Any Stainless Steel Water Bottles Made in the USA?

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:08:07 -0000

Hi Jennifer, thanks for checking in! We did another search just last week and found nothing still. Such a bummer! We'll keep our eyes on the horizon though and promise to update the article as soon as we have any news.




Re: How Do You Remove Toxic Fragrance Chemicals from Clothes?

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:28:34 -0000

Hi Gma! There are a couple different types of Tyvek plastic made by DuPont. The heavier weight Tyvek housewrap used to wrap houses is their hard structure, paper-like, version and is also the most effective at blocking fragrances and is the least expensive. But, the housewrap is stiff and more crinkly and harder to work with and is has a printed side which can result in ink being rubbed off onto objects it is used to cover like your car seats. So, I if you want to try this version I recommend using two pieces with the printed sides facing each other to prevent this problem. Just cut to fit whatever situation you have.

Tyvek also makes a soft structure version of Tyvek that is fabric-like and sewable. It is much easier to work with but may require using two pieces together to get the best protection from fragrances. I use this type to make bags, credit card holders, purses, etc but so far I just use package packing tape to hold the sides together of each type of holder I need rather than sewing. Tape is cruder so if you want something more creative try sewing something to hold and protect your stuff. The bags you create can often be reused. I make a cover for my chiropractor's treatment table so I can avoid taking all those layers of fragrances deposited on the table by all the fragrance using patients home on my clothes. I may use the cover several times before discarding. If a bag becomes heavily scented, however, I usually toss.

There area also premade Tyvek bags out there to purchase, some as big as 12' X 15' and there are Tyvek shipping bags.

The hard structure Tyvek like housewrap can be purchased at most building supply stores. The soft structure Tyvek comes in a couple versions, 1443R and 14S (metallized with silver on one side). I have not tried the metallized 14S, but I think it may have many uses also to block fragrances. If you want to buy in larger quantity in rolls I would suggest the "Material Concepts" web site. For smaller quantities you could look on Amazon or do a Tyvek 1443R search.




Re: Are There Any Stainless Steel Water Bottles Made in the USA?

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 17:44:23 -0000

Any update on this issue for 2018?




Re: How Do You Remove Toxic Fragrance Chemicals from Clothes?

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 05:20:21 -0000

where can we get tyvek plastic and how make bags? thanks!




Re: How Do You Remove Toxic Fragrance Chemicals from Clothes?

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 05:09:52 -0000

Amen! I have many chemical sensitivities but my brain isn't broken either. And I don't want to be re-trained -- I want them to stop polluting my air! Why can't they see what is happening to our earth ecology and our human ecology because of all these chemicals they are producing. They have to stop! Gut problems are the result of many things - including chemicals. We need to stop the cause, not band-aid the problem. We have to speak up and out, write letters, make phone calls. Before it is too late, not just for us, but for future generations that may never be.




Re: How Do You Remove Toxic Fragrance Chemicals from Clothes?

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 04:38:21 -0000

Fragrances can be addicting and where addiction starts, compassion ends. Womens Voices .org (Women's Voices for the Earth) has a great site for information on fragrances and Dr. Steinemann .com will open her eyes about dryer sheets (worse than car exhaust). I wish you luck -- I know how much it hurts when a family member doesn't believe or care that what they are wearing is making you ill.




Re: How Do You Remove Toxic Fragrance Chemicals from Clothes?

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 04:28:03 -0000

There ought to be a law! against stuff that cross contaminates or as I call them "infectious chemicals". I wish there was more activism against this stuff. As for bags, I got some fragrance free ones from Plasticplace. They don't smell like anything but...plastic. At least no perfume. Thanks to everyone for the warnings. I think next time I travel I'll take lots of bags to keep everything separate and hopefully contained. Maybe a sleeping bag and a disposable plastic sheet (forgive me) to put between me and the polluted sheets and mattress. Some hotels will give you "fragrance free" sheets but it doesn't help when the blankets and mattress are contaminated. Can't even sit on the bed. Now if I could only find toilet paper without scented tubes. Does anyone else have trouble with all their grocery boxes smelling like the same perfume? When the fruit all smells like it has the same aroma you start to question your sanity.




Re: Is the Soda Stream Really Made From Safe Reusable Plastic?

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 09:50:14 -0000

It would be great if thesoftlanding.com personnel would answer all the questions asked in this comment string.




Re: How to Find the Safest Griddles and Waffle Makers

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 20:34:54 -0000

Most of those old electric waffle irons are cast aluminum that only look like cast iron.




Re: Comprehensive Safe and Natural Baby Food Guide

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:49:34 -0000

Hi, my question is in regards to the Beaba babycook steamer and puree machine. It says BPA free, but is the plastic free from other harmful substances. I know the steam warming up the plastic can't be all that safe. I prefer the Breeza glass steamer, however their steamer is plastic as opposed to stainless steel that Beaba uses. Trying to weigh the pros and cons of the two.

Thanks




Re: Non-toxic Homemade Deodorant with Naturally Antibacterial Essential Oils

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 21:35:02 -0000

Oops never mind I see you answered that in another reply. Which do you think works better the arrowroot or the other recipe?




Re: Non-toxic Homemade Deodorant with Naturally Antibacterial Essential Oils

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 21:33:06 -0000

I cant wait to do this as well! Silly question...do you just slap it on with your fingers lol




Re: How to Detox Your Armpits When Switching to Natural Deodorant

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 01:35:49 -0000

Detox your armpits - you've got to be joking - sadly you are not. None of this garbage would be required if your diet was based on whole-plant foods. The human body perspires for health reasons. Eating meat, fish and ddairy including the thousands upon thousands of chemcials thrown in food for longer shelf life, manufacturing ease and such are the casue of bar body odour. Body odour should be a marker that your diet is poor aand needs to change. Your suggestion of using a detox is as short sighted as the medical establilshment and the profit memomaniacs we know as the pharmaceutical industry always trying to sell another chemical. Tell people the truth, that they need to have a better diet that exclludes all canned foods, all meat, all fish, and certainly no dairy products whatsoever, no cheese, no yogurt, no milk, no eggs, etc. Wake up and live better.




Re: What Are Capsules Made Of?

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 01:44:21 -0000

The points you have mentioned in this blog are very important. The manufacturing process of capsules needs serious precautions. We Sunil Healthcare are a leading capsule manufacturer of India.