Wednesday, July 21, 2010

No 'Poo


Baking soda
32 oz bottle or use old shampoo bottle- can always adjust measurements to the size of the bottle and what measurements of b.soda work for you
water(if you can use distilled the better)


Warm 2 (12oz) glasses of water into the pan. You just wanna get it warm. Then mix in 4tbs of baking soda & stir for an extra minute then pour mixture into large bottle.

*If you have hard water/well water, here is what to do. Bring 1 quart of water to a boil. Turn off heat and add b. soda. It will really foam up so make sure your pot is big enough. Give it a little stir just to make sure all the soda dissolved and let it sit until cooled.

Using the No Shampoo Method

I have no idea what she's talkin' about because I use vinegar on top of my head and it makes it nice, clean, and shiny not oily or stringy. lol

Going No Shampoo -- Part 2

Going No Shampoo (no poo method)

I have been usin' the b. soda this week and it seems to work great! I have some stuff to make my own herbal mixture to go along with it. For the last 2 years I have been using vinegar as a hair rinse. It cleans your scalp and rids it of build up from shampoo. ~Karla

How To Make Ginger Soda

How to Make Soda: Lacto Fermented Soda pt. 2

How To Make Soda: How to Make Ginger Soda

How To Make Soda: How To Make Ginger Soda Pt.2

Cuttin' ginger up to make the soda syrup.
Scale to weigh the ginger.
Soda culture
Letting the Soda cool to room temp after makin' the syrup and pouring it in and filling it up with more water and some starter culture.  This turned out great! We like it alot! Plus, it's healthy and puts good bacteria into your body:)

How to Make Soda: Lacto Fermented Soda Culture Making Par...

Yogurt Cheese & Whey

Yoghurt  Cheese tastes like cream cheese!~ Use a nut mylk/ sprout bag or some really good cheese cloth(will need to use like three pieces on top of another) and take room temperature yogurt pour yogurt into cheese cloth over a bowl and tie the cheese cloth  then use a paper clip to clip onto a hook or sink and let drip into bowl for 24 hours so as to let the yogurt and whey separate. You can use whey in soups and whatever else (Nourishing Traditions by Sall Fallon & Mary Enig have a few recipes using whey in it.) Here's a youtube video on it :

Homemade yogurt

Pour 1 quart of whole milk into a saucepan and warm milk over medium heat until bubles form around the edge of the pan.  Remove from heat and let cool until milk is lukewarm. You should be able hold finger comfortably in the milk for ten seconds.    -Then add (2tbs)plain yogurt  (use plain yogurt and make sure that the label says active or live yogurt cultures) or yogurt starter and stir until well combined. Pour Mixture into a wide mouthed jar ( I just use the regular mason jars). If using a powdered starter, follow pkg instructions. Place jar in a warm spot, and let sit 4 to 6 hours. Don't disturb it, or you risk breaking the yogurts structure and it won't set.  For an even thicker yogurt, with a  texture more like that of store bought yogurt, you can add 1 tbs of gelatin to the milk with the starter. I didn't use any gelatin and don't plan on it. I think it's fine the way it is.

Squeezing lime into my Brother's yogurt. He wanted that for flavouring. I normally use honey in my Pa's and mine but sometimes add cinnamon, too. I like to put raisins in mine or make parfaits and use whatever else we have in the fruit department in our fridge.
Being a goofball:)