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A Who’s Who List of Toiletry Ingredients

After yesterday’s post on chemicals, Mira posed a question in the comments: “Are there chemicals/soap ingredients you so avoid? Which ones and why?” Great question. I was going to simply reply to her comment, but then I realized that the list and accompanying explanations are worth publishing as their own blog entry. Also, there are Read the full article…


Better Living Through Chemistry

This past week, Chris has been on a “stay-cation” from work. We’ve gotten a lot done around the house. Two projects we will probably post about soon once they are fully complete: making Farmhouse Cheddar and clearing the creeping juniper off our slope. But today, I want to get up on my soapbox (pun intended!) Read the full article…


My Love Affair with Soap

Today’s post about soap almost got sidelined again. This time though, it’s because I spied the cover of this week’s Time Magazine. (In full disclosure, I haven’t read the article that goes along with the cover photo. But from what I understand it is meant to be a profile of Dr. Sears and Attachment Parenting.) Read the full article…