Blog — DIY
Me and My Crazy-Soapy Evolution
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Why am I typing all this to share with the world? Let’s just say this blog was prompted by the millionth time (maybe a wee bit of an exaggeration) in which I have been asked some derivative of “how did you do it (it being make a huge life change towards living more “naturally”)?” Well, I am letting you know that while it may seem like I’ve got it mostly figured out, I don’t. I have idiosyncrasies and flaws and insecurities. But, I also persevere. If you want to make a change, start small and compromise is OK. Pick your...
Pickles! Need I Say More?
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Happy Tuesday! Today I get to write about something near and dear to my heart, PICKLES! Seriously, I love pickles. My kids love pickles. My husband loves pickles. We are pickle people. We are discerning pickle people. About a year ago, while munching on my favorite refrigerated brand of crunchy deli spears, I read the label. I don’t know what spurred the action because pickles are innocuous, right? I thought that pickles were cucumbers with salt, vinegar, peppercorns, other spices and garlic (or should have been). Boy, I was wrong. My pickles had calcium chloride, sodium benzoate, and polysorbate 80!...
My Love Affair with Bentonite Clay
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Hello my soapy friends! I hope that everyone has had a fabulous weekend thus far. Today I get to write about and GIVE AWAY one of my most favorite materials made by Mother Nature, Bentonite clay! Bentonite clay ranges in color but is usually a light gray or cream with maybe a subtle hit of green in it. It is a product of volcanic ash and was named for the U.S. town with the largest known deposit of it, Fort Benton, WY. It is also called Montmorillonite for the region in France it is found. Typically, you will see it...