Thursday, September 23, 2010

NetiPots -freaky but fantastic!

So I decided that yesterday was a great day to just sweep dust around my house and claim to be cleaning...and I guess it wasn't because my eyes puffed up and I used half a roll of toilet paper trying to blow my nose as it needed to. The constant drip all day long was enough to drive me mad. And it did.

I got this NetiPot for free off of NeilMed's Facebook Page and I had stocked it away thinking one day I might try this if I get desperate enough to actually put something up a nostril and then let water run out the other. I HATE nasal sprays because they sting and are nasty so I pretty much wrote that off. SO after spending a complete afternoon in watery itchy runny nose misery I decided enough was enough.

I read and re-read the instructions then looked for YouTube Videos on it ( Visit our YouTube Page HERE or directly to the video HERE.

I have to say it is the weirdest sensation ever. You feel like your should be drowning and wondering why this actually works! I would highly recommend not waiting all day like I did because almost immediately after my nose dried it stopped running and completely stopped itching.

WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME ABOUT THIS? oh yeah.. Dr. Oz did.. my mom did.. the people on NeilMed's Facebook page did.. but it was freaky sticking a teapot up one's nose. Now I can honestly say it works and I will be using this every time my allergies kick me to the ground.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Made my own laundry detergent

And so far so good. FYI you REALLY need to be right there with it while it's boiling even just simmering on low this stuff can boil over fast. That being said. No other mishaps happened while making it. Instead of the Fels Naptha soap or ivory I used a Dr. Bronner's All in one soap bar. But it did fine.

Right now I have a load of towels done and they smell and feel great. I am waiting for my prefolds to get out of the dryer to see if they upset my baby girl's bum. I ran out of Allen's All Natural ( which is my favorite cloth diapering detergent) and the store I buy from is going out of business so I really hope that this is gentle on her skin. I use ECOS for all my other laundry, but it tends to break her out in a rash, I think it might be the lavender in it.

I will update later, but as of right now I am really excited!

Please post and let us know how yours turned out!