Canary Chat: An Afmarcom Community

This group board filled with non-toxic ideas is created by "canaries" (people with chemical sensitivity.) It's a companion to the Canary Chat Facebook group. For group rules and joining information, go here: http://ourgreendreamhome.com/canary-chat-pinterest-board-rules/
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Tutorial: How to deep clean your slow-cooker the healthy way! Kim Larsen has different twist on the baking soda & vinegar technique. With modification, her technique would work on regular pots, too!

Well, I can't say my crockpot has ever become this grimy, but if it does, this could be helpful. How To Deep Clean Your Slow Cooker, The Healthy Way. Something we all need to know when done cooking our favorite foods.

Here's a recipe for homemade anti-bacterial/anti-fungal ointment. Obviously, canaries will skill the "lavender essential oil." (I mean, seriously, WHY?)

Homemade Healing Boo-Boo Cream

Homemade Boo Boo Cream Like Homemade Neosporin - Here is an antibacterial cream made with healing and soothing herbs and oils. A salve that can be made in minutes and free from synthetic toxins found in store-bought tubes. This salve works great for di

Warning: This list of 68 gluten-free franchise restaurant menus is outdated. Still, it helps to point you in the right direction.

75 Essential Gluten Free Restaurant Menus You Need to Know

Discover 75 essential gluten free restaurant menus you absolutely need to know before you go out to eat. This is a must read for the gluten-free foodies! 75 now instead of Great resource for going out to eat.

This looks like a good recipe for homemade hand sanitizer. It contains aloe, witch hazel, vitamin E and tea tree oil. Of course, most canaries will omit the lavender essential oil in the recipe.

Hand Sanitizer

Never buy store-bought hand sanitizer again! A super easy recipe for hand sanitizer that actually leaves your skin clean and moisturized. made with aloe vera, witch hazel, vitamin E, melaleuca essential oil, and lavender essential oil. from Live Simply.

A great reminder that there are safe, natural ways to scent your home for the holidays. There are countless "recipes" you can make with everyday food items, water and a pot. CANARIES: Remove this last part before sharing - please share widely to spread the word amongst the general public. Also, when trying this yourselves, remember to either skip or start very light with the stronger-smelling spices, especially cloves, because even in their natural forms they can be overwhelming for us.

Want to make your whole house smell like Christmas. Here is a simple recipe for Holiday fragrance you cook on the stove. All natural ingredients and smell absolutely delicious.

Jelly Soap: this really looks fun! Chemical-free wiggly soaps made with castille soap and gelatin. Natural food extracts or organic essential oils can be added.

Jelly Soap - Synthetic Fragrances Free Chemical Free Soap for kids - it wiggles and jiggles and lathers up really well! You can scent it with scented castile soap or essential oils for safe and pretty scents.ours smelled like CUPCAKES!

Love this recipe! Homemade Spicy Cider Decongestant and Expectorant

Homemade Natural Spicy Cider Decongestant and Expectorant - teaspoon of cayenne pepper - - ½ teaspoon of powdered ginger - 3 tablespoons of all natural organic honey - cup of lemon juice - cup of apple cider vinegar.

How to make natural food coloring. The article also gives links to recommended places to purchase natural food dyes and flavoring.

G-Free Foodie Guide – Natural Food Dyes & How to Make Natural Food Coloring (cake frosting tips food coloring)

I'm pinning this in violation of the "don't preach to the choir rule" because it's a good post to file away to share with people who ask you about this topic. It has a list of the seven most dangerous (known) chemicals in dryer sheets and the reasons they are bad. | "7 Toxic Reasons to Ditch Dryer Sheets"

7 Toxic Reasons to Ditch Dryer Sheets

7 Toxic Reasons to Ditch Dryer Sheets -toxic chemicals - known carcinogens - dementia - neurological disorders

I thought everyone on this board would appreciate this! Share often!

"There are too many people counting calories and not enough people counting chemicals. The calorie count should not be what scares people.

From Modern Farmer: "7 Myths about Washing Your Produce." Here's how to appropriately wash your veggies and fruits.

7 Myths About Washing Your Produce

Why should you clean fruits and veggies naturally? Find out why and how you can wash produce naturally and effectively.

Friends: You should avoid buying mainstream store-brand herbal supplements. The NYC attorney general investigated Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Target and GNC, and found everything BUT the proper herb in their branded supplements. Not surprisingly, Wal-Mart was the worst offender. Look for supplements that are NSF certified (http://www.nsf.org/about-nsf). Click through to read the Washington Post article about the fake supplements.

GNC, Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens accused of selling adulterated ‘herbals’

The New York State attorney general has ordered four major retailers to stop selling herbal supplements after finding they rarely contain the ingredients on the label.

Sustainable Baby Steps compared three natural wood stain brands to find the best. ECOs (my fave) came out on top! Read the results.

Sustainable Baby Steps compared three natural wood stain brands to find the best. ECOs (my fave) came out on top!

I love my Wein Mini-Mate! I bought it after it was recommended by several canaries. I've been using it for a month now and it's been a huge help. Tip: Put a new battery in it right away.

Best Wearable Personal Air Purifier: Mini-Mate Personal Ionic Air Purifier - The perfect wearable air purifier for travel or crowded spaces.create your own Clean Air Zone.

I've had the best tolerance and results from this product: GE Silicone II 9.8-oz. Clear Kitchen and Bath Caulk. The odor dissipates quickly.

GE Silicone II 10.1 oz. Clear Kitchen and Bath Caulk

I've had the best tolerance and results from this product: GE Silicone II Clear Kitchen and Bath Caulk. The odor dissipates quickly.

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