"I don't buy any chemicals anymore - use cider vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice and essential oils (in variations) for everything in the house"
That quote came from a person who loves the image below. There are chemicals she's never thought of involved in the biochemistry of calming or centering. Air is chemical. The original of that art was created on some surface using some media that was chemical (whether it was ink on paper or pixel code on a magnetic storage medium).
In response to someone who was going on about Xylitol, and then defended her rant against corporations with "I follow my intuition"
Please, anyone, everyone, don't believe anything you've only read once, especially in a forum like this, or on facebook. In all my life I've never seen as big a flood of falsehood and nonsense as I've seen in 2016 so far. The second worst was 2015. Next year should be worse.You might be amused at the curses she hailed on me. I saved it at SandraDodd.com/readalittleother
BE CAREFUL what you get excited about or fearful of. Be thoughtful. Read a little. Try a little. Wait a while. Watch. Not just about unschooling.
"And at my house we avoid the chemical laden foods"Me/Sandra:
"Laden" isn't a word in normal use, so the phrase "chemical-laden foods" is probably a quote. It's good to try to notice when we're speaking other people's words instead of our own.
Phrases to Hear and Avoid
People that are in good health might have the luxury of calming down about chemicals in everything, however people with chronic health conditions, such as autoimmune disease, have to be very careful about the chemicals they are exposed to. They can be more sensitive than the average person to toxins, and they can experience negative side effects to chemicals in small amounts, that the average person may be able to tolerate without a problem.
I'm buying citric acid for an eventual second bath-bomb session, so I'll have it, and the package I'm ordering says right on it, clearly that there are no chemicals. "Chemical Free."
But I want to buy citric acid.
This is what I need:
Citric acid is a weak organic tricarboxylic acid having the chemical formula C₆H₈O₇. It occurs naturally in citrus fruits. In biochemistry, it is an intermediate in the citric acid cycle, which occurs in the metabolism of all aerobic organisms. (so sayeth Wikipedia)But the package says...
I removed a couple of comments for not being cheery or funny. Citric acid IS a chemical. Looking for harm is, in itself, harmful. Fear and negativity stir up chemicals your own body makes, that aren't good for you. Induce the better biochemicals by being sweet, hopeful and calm.
(Go to the site for more details on chemistry and foods.)
You are talking about things you've decided are dangerous based, probably, on readings you've done or conversations you've had that point out how one thing is being used for something else and how can that be safe?
Wikipedia has this on the safety of propylene glycol: Propylene_glycol#Humans and on how it is considered a safe alternative to ethylene glycol: /Antifreeze#Ethylene_glycol
I clean my sink with sodium bicarbonate. I also make cakes with sodium bicarbonate. There is beef fat used in lubricating engine parts. I use vinegar to clean windows as well as a seasoning on hot chips. Because something has multiple purposes doesn't make it inedible. You can make a clock run on a potato battery.
James Kennedy created images with the chemical make-up of various fruits.
Sydney just spilled a bunch of ginger ale all over the kitchen- down into drawer crevices, the floor, all in the food processor. It was messy- ginger ale gets so sticky.
I grabbed these wipes and had everything cleaned in about 1 minute. It was so easy. It was no big deal. Our conversation wasn’t even interrupted. It had absolutely no impact on our day, or rather no negative impact. Instead of a frustrated or distracted mom or messy clean up, Sydney lived in the experience of stuff like this being no big deal.
It would have been harder without the wipes. It would have been messier. It would have taken longer. I would have been more distracted and our flow would have shifted. I might have been frustrated, even if I tried to hide it. Sometimes that’s how it goes. In this case though, it wasn’t.
I didn’t buy stuff with “chemicals” for a long time. I didn’t want to kill my kids or the planet.
It’s not that I think this stuff is great for us or the planet but I do know that when I was more concerned with chemicals than the peace of my family, life wasn’t as beautiful. My family wasn’t connected. My anxiety was always high. Our flow was rare to attain, rather than to interrupt. Now I know that living peacefully and easily is as/more important as what we eat or use to clean.
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This isn't about ingesting chemicals, but touching, working with borax, and about how one person's fright (plus the internet) can cause an uproar. Slime-making in 2017—big deal, lots of kids involved...
Penn and Teller, on gullibility and "activism."
I don't like the tagline on this one, but the main information is good.
I don't know the creator's name, but here's my source.
Thanks to Caren Knox here's one about a banana sharing human DNA, and other scare stories. #REDUCETHESTUPID PART 4: BANANA!
I found a couple more there (down below the banana), but not four.