Alicia Voorhies

Alicia Voorhies

RN, Homeschooling Mommy, Wife, Business Owner, Medical Research Geek, Social Media Nut
Re: Top 5 Stainless Steel Water Bottles - http://thesoftlanding.com/top-5-s...
"You're totally right Gab! We had originally recommended the single walled Klean Kanteen bottles which can handle being heated over a fire. In fact, we wrote about our experience with that here: http://thesoftlanding.com/3-wa... ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Xtrema Non-Toxic Cookware is Super Versatile - http://thesoftlanding.com/xtrema-...
"Did you have this trouble with an Xtrema pan? If so, I've never heard of that happening (and I couldn't chip mine if I tried), so I'd recommend you contact the company about it. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Safer Food Storage Container Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/bpa-and...
"Kudos on making your own baby food! I've never heard of Kiddo Freedo, so I'm afraid we can't help you with that one. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How and Why to Avoid Toxic PVC (Vinyl) Plastic in Every Day Products - http://thesoftlanding.com/avoid-t...
"Excellent question Carrie! Every balance ball we've researched has been made from PVC. It's a difficult plastic to get away from because there's not really anything else like it. In this case, I'd recommend choosing a balance ball from a company that isn't using phthalates or lead to stabilize the plastic, then allowing the ball to offgas for 2-3 weeks outside or in the garage before bringing it into the house. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: 3 Delicious Ways to Use Lemon Balm for Anxiety, Insomnia, Headache & More - http://thesoftlanding.com/3-delic...
"I felt the same way when Laura published this article! Here I was, reading my own blog and thinking, "Dang, how did I not know this about lemon balm?!". ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: 3 Delicious Ways to Use Lemon Balm for Anxiety, Insomnia, Headache & More - http://thesoftlanding.com/3-delic...
"Thanks so much Jessica! Who knew that lemon balm had SO many uses? It's really incredible! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: 3 Delicious Ways to Use Lemon Balm for Anxiety, Insomnia, Headache & More - http://thesoftlanding.com/3-delic...
"I hope you like it as much as we do, Christina! Next on my list is simple syrup made with fresh basil from my garden. YUM! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How to Treat Your Baby’s Cold, Cough and Fever Naturally - http://thesoftlanding.com/how-to-...
"That's a really great question, Jana. I'm afraid there is a lot of conflicting info out there, but we do feel comfortable with the amounts of each EO used in BadgerBalm. We also make our own chest rub with different ratios/types of EO's in case you'd like to give that a try for younger kiddos: http://thesoftlanding.com/diy-... ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How Do You Remove Fragrance Chemicals and Bad Odors in Used Electronics? - http://thesoftlanding.com/remove-...
"I'm glad you found it useful and hope you're able to remove that icky cigarette odor Josephine! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How Do You Remove Fragrance Chemicals and Bad Odors in Used Electronics? - http://thesoftlanding.com/remove-...
"You're so right, Karen - sunshine is an amazing cure for much of what ails us! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Is BPS the New Mystery Chemical in BPA-free Cans, Dishes and Kitchen Appliances? - http://thesoftlanding.com/is-bps-...
"I guess it depends on which study you read, Beba. We prefer to stay away from Tritan plastic based on the bothersome studies we've seen that document estrogenic activity. Thus our recommendation to avoid clear, hard, shiny plastic. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Is BPS the New Mystery Chemical in BPA-free Cans, Dishes and Kitchen Appliances? - http://thesoftlanding.com/is-bps-...
"We've never heard of BPS or BPA in #1 plastics, although we do not recommend re-using #1 plastic items because it breaks down easily. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Is BPS the New Mystery Chemical in BPA-free Cans, Dishes and Kitchen Appliances? - http://thesoftlanding.com/is-bps-...
"We feel fine about the Soothie pacifier because it's made from 100% silicone. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Can Raw Milk Be Frozen without Losing Nutrient Content or Flavor? - http://thesoftlanding.com/can-raw...
"No I sure haven't Courtney. I do make a point to keep a specific set of jars for use in the freezer though so I know which is which and don't end up putting hot liquids into those jars. I think it helps keep the stress on the jars down and makes them last longer (in my experience, anyway!). ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: PVC-free Wall Clings for a Healthy Nursery - http://thesoftlanding.com/pvc-fre...
"Hopefully one of our readers will have some ideas for you Jones, but I don't know of any myself. Hope you find what you're looking for! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Safer Baby Bath Tubs and Seats - http://thesoftlanding.com/bpa-pvc...
"It's there now Novela! We were actually in the process of updating our list when you commented :-) ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Do Lavender and Tea Tree Essential Oils Cause Endocrine Disruption? - http://thesoftlanding.com/lavende...
"We totally agree with you Sidewinder and actually linked to the same article in our blog post :-) ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Do Lavender and Tea Tree Essential Oils Cause Endocrine Disruption? - http://thesoftlanding.com/lavende...
"We totally agree with you Laurel and actually linked to the same article in our blog post :-) ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: BPA, PVC and Phthalate-free Baby Bathtub and Seat Buying Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/bpa-pvc...
"We just double checked the recall and it's not related to the Thermobaby bathtubs we've recommended in this guide. You can see the recall here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls.... Thanks for the heads up just in case though! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: My Homemade Deodorant is Cooler Than Frost Bite on a Snow Angel - http://thesoftlanding.com/my-home...
"Hi Mallory! No, it doesn't stain my clothing at all. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: The Ultimate Toxic-free Coffee and Tea Maker Shopping Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/the-ult...
"I hear you Blanca! The Brevile One-Touch Tea Maker is my personal favorite because has an auto start featured and will keep it warm for 60 minutes, but it's not very affordable. A glass, stainless or ceramic coated cast iron pot would do just as well for heating water. And no, I'm sure that this list isn't comprehensive - it's just what we could find in our own research. Good luck! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Prevent Illness Naturally with a DIY “Flu Shot” - http://thesoftlanding.com/prevent...
"Thanks for your patience, ladies. I really appreciate the cordial ways you both approached this conversation! There are so many aspects to the issue of vaccination that it's hard to form a succinct response that encompasses all I want to say. I find myself writing books every time I respond! What I mostly want to convey is the idea that there are many questions to be answered about vaccinations, especially the flu vaccination, and the conclusion we've come to over the past decade or so is that the concerns that we have outweigh the benefits. Yes, it's said that the flu vaccination can be somewhat effective at times, but the fact is there just isn't enough evidence to support to risks of the injection itself, and the efficacy is certainly in question as I mentioned in my previous response. I'm sure you've heard of the ingredients everyone's always talking about. Well, that's definitely a concern for us too. Thimerosal was removed, but aluminum was added and thimerosal is still used in..." - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Prevent Illness Naturally with a DIY “Flu Shot” - http://thesoftlanding.com/prevent...
"Hi Claire and Karen, Alicia here. I know Laura will be responding soon, but I wanted to jump in here and suggest that you watch the documentary "Bought" for must-see info on what's really happening in the vaccine industry (it's free for a few more days and is very eye-opening). It might shed some light on why we've made a very well-researched decision to avoid some vaccines and why we are insisting on change in the industry for the safety of our children. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: What is Silicone and is it Toxic? - http://thesoftlanding.com/is-sili...
"Yes, we've seen them around for years. We're not comfortable recommending baking or cooking in silicone until more research is done. At this point, we only recommend using 100% silicone in food containers and dishes that aren't placed in the oven/toaster oven." - Alicia Voorhies
Re: What is Silicone and is it Toxic? - http://thesoftlanding.com/is-sili...
""Non-toxic" silicone is simply a claim and doesn't really mean anything, so always look for 100% silicone. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: What is Silicone and is it Toxic? - http://thesoftlanding.com/is-sili...
"We're totally comfortable with silicone in food containers, especially if you're only talking about a silicone seal. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: What is Silicone and is it Toxic? - http://thesoftlanding.com/is-sili...
"Thanks for sharing your personal experience Dr. Smit! I can understand concern with insertion of silicone medical devices into the body, baking in silicone, and possibly even the theory that silicone in personal care products could potentially cause harm, but I've never seen validated research studies pointing to epigenetic changes to DNA from exposure to silicone in dishes and food containers. Do you have any studies you could provide links to so we can the information further? ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: The Ultimate Toxic-free Coffee and Tea Maker Shopping Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/the-ult...
"Thanks for the info Stephanie! At least now we know that if we go with the Presto percolator, there will be some aluminum involved. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: New Crisco Certified Organic Coconut Oil Makes Waves in the Real Food Community - https://thesoftlanding.com/crisco-...
"Hi Steve, I appreciate you taking the time to stop by! I'm not sure who you're speaking to when you say "Please learn your history" though. Can you clarify please? ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: New Crisco Certified Organic Coconut Oil Makes Waves in the Real Food Community - http://thesoftlanding.com/crisco-...
"Hi Steve, I appreciate you taking the time to stop by! I'm not sure who you're speaking to when you say "Please learn your history" though. Can you clarify please? ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
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