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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.

Apple and Rose Hip Jam

Apple and Rose Hip Jam

Rose hips can easily be made into a vitamin C rich tasty spread. I make this recipe with dates and apples to sweeten the rose hips. It is best to cook rose hips even though heat breaks down vitamin C. There is also an enzyme in rose hips that also breaks down vitamin C very quickly which is neutral ...

Menstrual Tea

Menstrual Tea

With the rise of environmental toxins, many women are having increased problems during their period. I have been drinking this tea, with slight variations for a few years now and it really helps to balance and even out a wide variety of menstrual symptoms. There are a lot of other herbs that can be ...

Swedish Gravad Lax

Swedish Gravad Lax

The Swedish usually have this salmon on their smorgasbords and always serve it with this delicious mustard dip. I have altered the recipe slightly here to use honey instead of sugar for a GAPS and SCD friendly recipe. This recipe is very easy to make and is a guaranteed to impress. But be ...

Swedish Mustard Dip

Swedish Mustard Dip

This dip is generally served with Swedish gravad lax, but is good on crackers or as a dressing for salads. 6 T olive oil 4 t cider vinegar 3 t mustard (powdered) 1/2 t salt 1/2 t honey pinch of pepper Method: Mix mustard, salt and cider vinegar together. Slowly drizzle in the olive o ...

Carrot and Ginger Soup

Carrot and Ginger Soup

This soup is a staple in our diet. We have it at least once a week generally! Usually I make bone broth a couple times a week and as soon as the stock is ready I make up this carrot soup. It has gone through quite a few variations over time. The spices and types of meat that go into it can easily be ...

Traditional Spritz

Traditional Spritz

When I was a kid, my favorite recipe to make at Christmas were Swedish spritz cookies. I used to get up at dawn and pinch a few of them from the cookie jar to nibble in bed before anyone else was up. In those days I was using refined sugar and flour, but I think originally these cookies were made wi ...

Spiced Apple Sauce

Spiced Apple Sauce

Apple sauce! Everyone knows how to make it, I have found a way to do it with minimum processing and I love to add lots of spices to my apple sauce. This is great for Almond Pancakes or for Apple Sauce Souffle. 5 lb organic apples water to cover the bottom of the pan vanilla pod 1 inch gi ...

Cinnamon Almond Pancakes

Cinnamon Almond Pancakes

This is a great recipe for folks who are gluten-free or who are on the GAPS or Specific Carbohydrate diet. Easy to make and tasty. This recipe also makes fantastic waffles. Serves 3 3-4 eggs separated 2 T fat (butter, lard, etc) 1 c almond flour 1/2 c apple sauce 1 t cinnamon 1/4 c ke ...

MOB 105 – Liver Paté

MOB 105 – Liver Paté

This episode was the first one that we filmed for Mouth of Babes and one of our favorite recipes. A big thanks to FoxFire Farms for supplying the rich and nourishing organic grass-fed lamb liver. I love their slogan, 'meat you can trust.' There is definitely a completely different energy cooking ...