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Baking Soda Shampoo

One of the things that I have developed over the years after working so long in the food industry around heavy duty oven and floor cleaners and whatnot, I have developed a chemical sensitivity. Doing the GAPS/SCD diet has made me more aware of what is affecting my body in adverse ways. I have also become increasingly frustrated for how much money I have to spend for a bottle of shampoo and conditioner that doesn’t have a zillion names I can’t pronounce included in the list of ingredients. Anyway it turns out you can just use baking soda and vinegar very successfully as a shampoo and conditioner.

There are various other ingredients you can add to these basics, I have tried a few. My first attempt washing my hair with my own shampoo was with bentonite clay and marshmallow root, I think I also used soapnut detergent in that. I didn’t really like the results for that, as my hair is quite fine and the bentonite dried it out too much. I haven’t tried adding marshmallow to the shampoo since then, if I do, I’ll let you know.

Medical Marijuana Butter-Leaf Flour

Medical Marijuana Butter-Leaf Flour

This recipe is developed from Nina's Basic Medical Marijuana Recipe and can be used by people on the GAPs, SCD or other low-carb, no-grain diets. This method creates a marijuana flour which can be substituted for regular wheat flour in any of your favorite recipes. Using a coffee or spice grind ...

Traditional Dill Pickle Recipe Card

Traditional Dill Pickle Recipe Card

BUY THIS: Recipe Card on zazzle.com I posted this recipe on the instructables web site and people just love it. I love it too, it is so easy and absolutely delicious. Easy to make with fresh dill, cucumbers, salt and spices. This recipe card makes a great gift as it comes with a method to mak ...

MOB 104 – Making Kombucha

MOB 104 – Making Kombucha

In the latest addition of Mouth of Babes we learn how to make kombucha, the powerfully detoxing home-brew. It is a good idea to start drinking kombucha before you actually get pregnant. If you are planning to get pregnant, drink it for at least six months before conceiving to help clean your tis ...

HD 203 – Maple Rose Kefir

HD 203 – Maple Rose Kefir

Maple syrup and rosewater add a new dimension to kefir, which is a very affordable, easy, practical and tasty method to ensure you get your daily dose of probiotics to keep your intestinal garden (and as a result your immune system and practically everything else including emotions) in prime con ...

Kombucha for Two

Kombucha for Two

I finally realized that even though I spend a lot of time raving on about the wonders of kombucha I haven't posted a basic description for how to make it. Every ten days I follow this routine which provides me and my man with tasty kombucha tea while the next batch ferments on the countertop. Halve ...

MOB 102 – Pickled Pink

MOB 102 – Pickled Pink

Bright colored full sense learning experience! Watching mung bean sprouts grow and then transforming them with the help of some friendly bacteria to create an edible and healthy side dish is fun for the whole family. Mikko loved the pickled sprouts as an addition to rice and curry, after the ...

How to Count Yarrow Stalks

How to Count Yarrow Stalks

With the global mind shift moving into high gear, more people are getting interested in other ways to slow down and live consciously. As a result we are regaining respect for many things we had dismissed because we did not understand them. Using yarrow stalks to read the I Ching is one of these thin ...

Preparing for War with the Bankocracy

Preparing for War with the Bankocracy

Published in Far West Almanac July, 2009. Follow-up to the article: For Generation X Eyes Only. Any political, economic, theological, or philosophical system that in practice rewards production over life is illegitimate because, tautologically enough, it does not value the lives of its citizens o ...

CannaButter Recipe

CannaButter Recipe

Variations on this recipe have been around for a while. Basically, keep the temperature of the infusion low. Keep an eye on your butter to make sure it doesn't boil. If it gets too hot, add an ice cube or cold water to cool it down. Stir it every so often to make sure it isn't burning. Use organi ...