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by Clara
Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: The oil cleansing method - cheap, eco and rather darned good
Replies: 45
Views: 5080

Re: The oil cleansing method - cheap, eco and rather darned good

I know this is probably a terribly old fashioned thing to say but why would anyone want to stop washing their hair! I use organic chemical free products only but the idea of not washing my hair frankly leaves me ....... well itchy! am I missing something here. :scratch: Well some people swear by no...
by Clara
Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Cloth nappies
Replies: 12
Views: 2522

Re: Cloth nappies

6 is fine for me, given that right now it's reliably 30 degrees and breezy, a nappy can dry in a couple of hours and I tend to wash twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon - but I have far more, which I'll need come winter.
by Clara
Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: The oil cleansing method - cheap, eco and rather darned good
Replies: 45
Views: 5080

Re: The oil cleansing method - cheap, eco and rather darned good

I found the method of rubbing the bar on the scalp just caused my hair to knot really badly...
by Clara
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Where do you sell your secondhand reusable nappies?
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Re: Where do you sell your secondhand reusable nappies?

Oh for a bit of rain....making my annual summer pilgrimage to the land of drizzle soon, bring it on!
by Clara
Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: The oil cleansing method - cheap, eco and rather darned good
Replies: 45
Views: 5080

Re: The oil cleansing method - cheap, eco and rather darned good

I've done it before and it's wonderful....somehow I always get lazy and go for soap and moisturiser though :roll: I've been meaning to get back on the wagon, perhaps when the lovely weleda stuff OH made such an effort to buy me runs out... I really want to go no-poo too, but I'm a bit frightened of ...
by Clara
Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Where do you sell your secondhand reusable nappies?
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Re: Where do you sell your secondhand reusable nappies?

Thanks for the PM, just checked my nappy stash and I have more than I will ever use I reckon (excellent drying weather here means I probably only need about 6 and I've far more than that already!!). So please offer them around xx
by Clara
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Where do you sell your secondhand reusable nappies?
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Re: Where do you sell your secondhand reusable nappies?

I might take some or all - just PM what you want for them and if you know rough weight per nappy ( so I can work out if it's gonna be expensive to ship them here). Otherwise, I'd have a look at the other listings on ebay and see how they are advertised, perhaps you were too explicit about their seco...
by Clara
Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Other people's children
Replies: 17
Views: 3697

Re: Other people's children

First, let me say I don't like guns - any size or shape, water or bullets. Had I had boys, they wouldn't have had any at home (just like my gal wasn't allowed "my little pony" :lol: ) I had that idea with my son. Then one day when he was still a toddler, his father (my ex) took him to his grandpare...
by Clara
Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Other people's children
Replies: 17
Views: 3697

Re: Other people's children

Let it be understood that I don't necessarily think either of those behaviours are OK, but Thomzo didn't ask for advice as to how to deal with her children doing those things but how to deal with being on the receiving end. I was trying to give her advice as to work out what she wanted from those si...
by Clara
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Insect bites
Replies: 24
Views: 2513

Re: Insect bites

Thomzo wrote:Thanks, guys. I am now sitting here with soap on one leg and bicarb on the other. I'll see which works best. At the moment, the bicarb seems to be winning.

Cheers
Zoe

I'm in love with bicarb at the moment, off to experiment with this...
by Clara
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Insect bites
Replies: 24
Views: 2513

Re: Insect bites

IME if you want anything to work you have to get it on immediately (I'm one of those people insects love), so perhaps best to carry whatever you find that works with you at all times. I'm having really good results with EO of Lavendula latifolia (spike lavender) rather than the regular Lavender (ang...
by Clara
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Other people's children
Replies: 17
Views: 3697

Re: Other people's children

So, come on guys. What should I do in these circumstances? Should I just shut up and let these kids do whatever they want or is there a way I can let them know that their behaviour isn't acceptable without causing upset? As in all cases with kids I think it's important to pick your battles wisely.....
by Clara
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Whats your carbon footprint?
Replies: 36
Views: 2843

Re: Whats your carbon footprint?

3.1 - and it was virtually all travel. As the site doesn´t ask how much of your power comes from renewables I just zeroed all my appliances (except for gas).
by Clara
Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Milk?
Replies: 12
Views: 3320

Re: Milk?

We only get UHT here as there is no dairy industry, we get President which I reckon is a french brand and you can certainly get it in carrefour here. It's been a bit of a battle with my OH over this one as regular UHT costs around 60c/litre, whereas organiccan be as much as 1.90!
by Clara
Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: 101 ways to use a pressure cooker...
Replies: 26
Views: 14515

Re: 101 ways to use a pressure cooker...

Pressure cooker risotto! Madhur Jaffrey has an excellent pumpkin and sage pc risotto recipe, can't post at the moment but you might be able to google it.