Natural Fibre Jackets

Anyone who has looked for a synthetic-fabric-free jacket quickly learns that synthetic fabrics are everywhere. Nylon and polyester shells dominate the market. Gore-tex sells well for people looking to stay dry in wet weather, stretch weaves rule for fitted coats, and nylon and polyester linings help us slide into our jacket sleeves. Artificial furs and […]

How to Use a Boar Bristle Brush (BBB) or Fine Toothed Comb

I see a lot of questions about boar bristle brushes in forums discussing no-poo lifestyles. For those who don’t know, no-poo means that a person washes their hair using homemade or herbal products, rather than commercial soaps or shampoos. Some people use only water, with mechanical methods of moving the oils on their hair. The […]

Kombucha! (Antibiotics Suck)

Over the summer, I had a bladder infection and had to take antibiotics. Not only did that severely mess with my monthly cycle, but it also left my stomach upset for over a month. Being unable to consume dairy products (and thus take advantage of all those fabulous probiotic cultures, I started looking to other […]

The Crisis Isn’t Over – Update

See last week’s post here This time last week, I was coming from the most horrible night itching and holding my sheets off my skin with my hands and teeth, for the short time that I actually stayed in bed. I was debating whether to go to the doctor and fighting my unfounded concerns about […]

Remembrance Day

I am taking Monday off for Remembrance Day. Join me next Friday when I hope I can provide a more positive update to last Friday’s situation.

The Crisis is Far From Over

My body seems to have gotten stuck in a cycle of inflammation after that house-wide contamination a few weeks ago. I tried to use topical steroids a little less because my skin was getting inflamed, but my switch to tacrolimus (Protopic) on my body was doing nothing for my rash. The inflammation feeds the development […]

More Hair Experiments – Herbal and Plant-Based Hair Care

I spent Thursday *and* Friday brewing up some herbal infusions for hair. I haven’t used shampoo for about two and a half years, and my husband has been shampoo-free for at least a year and a half. I have been having a lot of difficulty with my scalp recently, partly because of changing seasons and […]

High-Mineral Salts for Eczema Reduction

I want to use less topical steroid for my eczema, saving it for emergency cases rather than maintenance, especially since I use a strong product (the only one I’m not allergic to). I have experienced some negative effects from over-use of topical steroid ointment and immune inhibitors. I would love to use them one or […]