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This isn't related so much to veganism as it is natural living/avoiding highly processed foods. Notice the nice "Corn Refiners Association" tag towards the end of the commercial. Yes, of COURSE I'm going to believe propaganda! I love how the people saying high fructose corn syrup is bad are rude AND clueless too.
3rd-Sep-2008 06:17 pm - Oven cleaner
Hi all, sorry if this has already been covered,  i am still learning the ropes of searching and what not. i couldn't find a reference to anything in the tags or memories.

What kind of cleaner do you use on your oven? I don't clean mine very often, but I'd like to know a recommendation of a good product/method or DIY product (preferred) to clean it out, its getting pretty manky.

31st-Aug-2008 10:55 am - cleaning related questions
me - nara and me
What do you guys use to clean your delicate clothes (ie clothes that need to washed on delicate/in cold)? I've been wanting to try my hand at making my own laundry detergent, but am not sure if I should use something else to wash the delicates. Anyone here make their own laundry detergent? What do y'all use to clean your delicates?

Sorry about the excessive use of the word delicates. :P

I am fed fed fed up with constantly dealing with mildew and mold around the caulk area of the bathtub. I have tried using the method daily shower stuff after each shower, but I don't think my husband remembers to use it, so it doesn't seem to make a difference. I spray down the area with vinegar. I scrub with baking soda. Absolutely nothing helps and I'm embarrassed to have guests see how gross our bathtub area is. Does anyone have any secret solutions?
31st-Aug-2008 10:34 am - shopping bag swap
hey! do any of you want to participate in a shopping bag swap?

i made a flickr group for swapping shopping bags (well, actually 2, one is international, and one is only within USA in case you can't handle the postage.)


if you don't have a flickr account, that's okay! you can just tell us which stores you have near you, or you can upload pics wherever you upload pics to, and post a link here. i love using bags from places that aren't near where i live. hahaha.

also, if you sew/design your own bags, you can participate too. (but only if they're not too frou-frou. we're talking utility here.)
mwfte waking up
please, if you care about this nation's beautiful natural wildlife and habitats, click here. it's a link to sign (and edit, if you so choose - i deleted it and wrote my own) a letter to the secretary of the interior regarding bush & co's plans to essentially nullify the endangered species act. you can read more about it here.
10th-Aug-2008 04:14 pm - Feeding birds
Garden bird feeders that attract only native birds, with seeds that are their natural diet: good idea or bad idea? (For the birds / the ecosystem, I mean.)
9th-Aug-2008 05:31 pm(no subject)
A really good stain remover, for clothing?
30th-Jul-2008 06:45 pm - the "greenest" bank?
I have an account with Bank of America and I've heard some pretty bad things about them, environmentally speaking. Do any of you have opinions on which is a better one, of the well-known banks?
29th-Jun-2008 09:21 am - greens!
hey everyone!

are any of you guys/gals actually green party members? i was just curious :P
23rd-Jun-2008 12:18 pm - Bike Dilemma
Mabon flower
I bought another bike at a garage sale last week. It's a Mongoose MGX S20, which I've just discovered isn't the nice bike I thought it was. It's a toy store bike and a safety recall on the suspension fork was enacted in the late 1990s. Should I stick with the '78 Sportabout (which is a little too tall for me) or take my chances with the "Mongoose"? The latter is a better fit for me and is lighter, but I'm worried about the fork.

Any advice?
21st-Jun-2008 08:04 pm - good website to consult for juicing?
I've decided I need to begin juicing. Yes. I need to buy a juicer first, of course (any suggestions?^^) and since I'm completely new to the whole thing, I'd love to find a good website with tasty 'recipes', if you will, for healthy juices I can make.
I couldn't find an active community on lj for it, but do you know of any good sites on juicing?
I have a vegetable garden, it's my first one. I've noticed this morning someone's been nibbling at it. We have mostly squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, cats and occasional possums and skunks in my area. The sprays I found at the store were either inhumane, or 'not to be used on feed crops'.
Any ideas?
16th-Jun-2008 07:15 am - Scar Treatment
Hey everyone, does anyone have any tried and true ways of treating scars? I have some left over hyper pigmentation from acne on my face and I am looking to see about speeding up the healing process (because I'll look pretty clear otherwise!) I know hyper pigmentation will eventually go away, but right now they are pretty bright red and scary :-P I've heard of using things like vitamin E etc. but I was wondering if any of you had some first hand knowledge.

Also, I just wanted to say I started trying tea tree oil for acne again after giving up a while back, and so far so good! I was taking a blood pressure pill that actually helped my face but I decided to try to go without the pill and try a more natural approach. The tea tree doesn't give me absolutely clear skin, but it helps a lot and makes me feel a lot better that I am not putting anything totally foreign into my body. So, we'll see how the oil works for the long haul, but I am pretty pleased thus far.

Thanks to everyone in advance!
15th-Jun-2008 10:01 am - Cat Litter Suggestions?
Hi everyone,

My partner and I are in the market for a new cat litter for our cats. However, we were overwhelmed at the number of natural options available. We saw pine, wheat, mupltiple varieties of corn, wheatgrass, newspaper, and maybe one more that I can't remember. I've done some searching but can't seem to find anything that compares the brands of cat litter online, so I'm turning here for help. :)

We are looking for a litter that controls odor, is fairly low on dust, and clump-able (so not a word!). Does anyone have experience comparing across these varieties? If so, which worked best? Any general tips about them?

10th-Jun-2008 11:49 pm - mold problem in shower
i need to find a good mold cleaner for my shower. i really don't wanna use bleach, i've tried hydrogen peroxide before, but it doesn't seem to do the trick. what do you recommend? (sorry if this has already been posted)
8th-Jun-2008 04:52 pm - Spiking hair?
I have a short haircut that I spike on top, and have been using giovanni's styling glue for the last couple of months but not really loving it. Does anyone have any suggestions for a natural product that actually keeps a good vertical hold? I'm thinking of something more along the lines of a glue or pomade, though I'm also open to suggestions about firm-hold hairspray :)

6th-Jun-2008 02:03 pm - Quit smoking
I'm currently trying to quit smoking for the fourth time over a five year period. Is there anything I can try without resorting to going towards patches and medication? I've tried majority of it and it just doesn't seem to work for me.
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