Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Turns out I've experienced what my doctor's call a "cascading allergic effect," meaning I've
become oddly allergic to several foods (like rice)that I ate on a regular basis before the amoxycillin disaster. It's all been very strange; like being placed inside someone else's body.
Because I am so very sensitive to almost everything, I thought it would be a good time to change over all of those products I've been getting away from anyway.
First, I tackled my bath products. The mostly all-natural bath products became even more basic:
Toothpaste- Baking soda, sea salt, glycerine
Shampoo- Dr. Bronner's Unscented, canola/olive oil, dash of malt vinegar (sal-free)
(This also makes a killer shaving cream for legs...soooooo silky!) No need for conditioner, either. Add essential oil for scent. Mine has to be unscented.
Soap- Diluted Dr. Bronner's Unscented Castille Soap
Deoderant- rock crystal
Facial soap/ scrub -Bronners and baking soda
See? No big deal. In fact I love the simplicity of it all. It feels so good to be independent of all the unneccesary chemicals, packaging, and costs. My new routine is chemical and salicylate free, not to mention easy.
Below are all of the ingredients I used to make my very own cleaning products:

I made an all-purpose cleaner, furniture polish, oven-cleaner, glass/window cleaner, and a soft scrub, too! All recipes can be found here if anyone is interested.
The house smelled really fresh after being cleaned on Saturday.
If you try this, I bet you'll never go back to the chemicals!
That's the soft scrub. Doesn't it look good enough to eat?
It's just baking soda, castille soap, and glycerine.
I added some fresh lemon juice, too.
Hope you'll give it a try!


Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

It does seem like you have the body products taken care of.. but, what about the food? Do you have a list of food that you just really have to stay away from all together?? Aww.. I am so sorry to hear about this! (hugs)

Jojo said...

Some of these things may go away as quickly as they appeared. My poor niece at the age of four had to be rushed to the emergency room with an allergic reaction and after months of testing discovered she was allergic to rice, strawberries and a roster of other foods that her body had never reacted to. She still lives with an epi-pen but most of the 30 foods that she was highly allergic to have now moved to a very low reaction category. Bees are still a huge threat and her skin reacts easily to various environmental elements but things are so much better. Let's hope the same thing happens for you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for leaving me a comment. You should send me an email and we can compare symptoms. I have leaky gut due to a bacteria imbalance. he bacteria is gone, but the leaky gut isn't. I've got 65 food allergies and have learned to be really creative when I make dinner. Or, not creative, as the case may be. Anyways, feel free to email me. serahrose at gmail dot com