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Alicia Voorhies

Alicia Voorhies

RN, Homeschooling Mommy, Wife, Business Owner, Medical Research Geek, Social Media Nut
Re: What is Silicone and is it Toxic? - http://thesoftlanding.com/is-sili...
"So long as they're 100% silicone, I'd feel just fine wearing them myself. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: What is Silicone and is it Toxic? - http://thesoftlanding.com/is-sili...
"We've specifically confirmed that Kinderville, Green Sprouts, Silikids and Ooggaa kid dishes (http://bit.ly/OogaaSiliconeDis... are made from 100% silicone, so we feel safe recommending them to you." - Alicia Voorhies
Re: What is Silicone and is it Toxic? - http://thesoftlanding.com/is-sili...
"Hi Emily - those two companies have specifically confirmed that Kinderville, Green Sproutss and Ooggaa dishes (http://bit.ly/OogaaSiliconeDis... are made from 100% silicone, so we feel safe recommending them to you." - Alicia Voorhies
Re: DIY Thieves Oil for Colds and Flu - http://thesoftlanding.com/diy-thi...
"Peppermint oil is an excellent alternative to eucalyptus, Lisa. It can even be the sole substitution for the eucalyptus in our vapor rub recipe. Nice and mintymenthol-y :) ~Laura" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: DIY Thieves Oil for Colds and Flu - http://thesoftlanding.com/diy-thi...
"That's right, Tina! Just dump 'em all in and shake them together. I don't know of any reason why shaking would damage the oils, but there's really no need to do more than a couple up and down shakes and swirls to mix things up sufficiently. ~Laura" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Xtrema Non-Toxic Cookware is Super Versatile - http://thesoftlanding.com/xtrema-...
"I always worried about durability with ceramic cookware too - that is until I tried Xtrema. Their pans are seriously unbreakable and seem to be every bit as durable as my cast iron pans. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Safe Humidifiers for Children - http://thesoftlanding.com/ask-tsl...
"Yes, it is BPA-free (that's why we included it in our list). It's made from polypropylene which is a plastic that has not been known to contain BPA. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: DIY Thieves Oil for Colds and Flu - http://thesoftlanding.com/diy-thi...
"It depends on what we're looking for, but we always try to go with Certified Organic essential oils. Now Foods and Aura Cacia offer organic oils, so we tend to use them most often. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How to Find a Non-toxic Artificial Christmas Tree - http://thesoftlanding.com/how-to-...
"Thanks Tiffany, glad you found it helpful! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: DIY Thieves Oil for Colds and Flu - http://thesoftlanding.com/diy-thi...
"Sure, Candra! Tea Tree, Thyme, Oregano and Peppermint essential oils are all great alternatives to Rosemary and Cinnamon because they contain comparable antiviral and antibacterial properties. You could even use more of the other oils in the recipe, like Lemon and Eucalyptus, to achieve the same results. ~Laura" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How to Find a Non-toxic Artificial Christmas Tree - http://thesoftlanding.com/how-to-...
"As we mentioned in the article, some trees have a PVC frame, so at least they're far better than your average artificial Christmas tree. Also, pre-lit trees will always have PVC because the light cords are encased in it. At least we know we can do better with a mostly PE tree. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How to Find a Non-toxic Artificial Christmas Tree - http://thesoftlanding.com/how-to-...
"That's exactly what we've been told too, Kiki. Thanks for the heads up! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How to Find a Non-toxic Artificial Christmas Tree - http://thesoftlanding.com/how-to-...
"I'm afraid we haven't delved into the flame retardant issue yet, Mica. But it's on the top of our priority list for next year! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How to Find a Non-toxic Artificial Christmas Tree - http://thesoftlanding.com/how-to-...
"That's a great question Darcie! It might help a little, assuming the flame retardants are actually sprayed on after production. If they're added during molding, they would be bound to the plastic and couldn't be easily removed. Another research project for next year! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How to Find a Non-toxic Artificial Christmas Tree - http://thesoftlanding.com/how-to-...
"You're right Jules, it seems that flame retardants are another concern with artificial Christmas trees. We'll be spending some time researching brands that use less toxic flame retardants (halogenated instead of brominated) next year. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How to Find a Non-toxic Artificial Christmas Tree - http://thesoftlanding.com/how-to-...
"Hi Kiki! Thanks for the update. As we mentioned in the article, some trees have a PVC frame, so at least they're far better than your average artificial Christmas tree. Also, pre-lit trees will always have PVC because the light cords are encased in it. At least we know we can do better with a mostly PE tree. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: What is Silicone and is it Toxic? - http://thesoftlanding.com/is-sili...
"Thank you so much Megan! We sure do appreciate the share. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Safer Food Storage Container Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/bpa-and...
"Hi Sel, if they're made from hard, shiny and clear plastic, I would personally avoid them because they're most likely made from the new mystery plastic called Tritan (Eastman refuses to divulge what ingredients they use to make their co-polyester, so that's a red flag for me). ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Safer Food Storage Container Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/bpa-and...
"Hi Mj, I just bought a new set of Anchor Hocking jars and didn't see anything like that. I don't know why a company would advertise that their products contain lead and that they're toxic. Could you post a photo here for us? ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How to Find a Non-toxic Artificial Christmas Tree - http://thesoftlanding.com/how-to-...
"That's fantastic news Britt! That wasn't the case when we first researched for this article, so I'm thrilled to get such a wonderful update. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
How to Avoid Toxic Chemicals in Food Containers and Kitchen Appliances | @thesoftlanding http://thesoftlanding.com/how-to-... #SafeLiving #Plastics101
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Re: 7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Family’s Natural Immunity - http://thesoftlanding.com/boost-y...
"Great tips Maryanne! My sister Laura just made Thieves Oil for all of us yesterday, so we'll be adding it to our regimen. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Can Raw Milk Be Frozen without Losing Nutrient Content or Flavor? - https://thesoftlanding.com/can-raw...
"Thanks Sandy :-) You're so lucky to be able to buy raw milk whenever you like! We freeze milk in plastic all the time, but we just make sure it's either polypropylene or polyethylene (plastic milk jugs are made from these materials). You can read more about the plastics to avoid here: http://thesoftlanding.com/how-.... Hope that helps! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Can Raw Milk Be Frozen without Losing Nutrient Content or Flavor? - http://thesoftlanding.com/can-raw...
"Thanks Sandy :-) You're so lucky to be able to buy raw milk whenever you like! We freeze milk in plastic all the time, but we just make sure it's either polypropylene or polyethylene (plastic milk jugs are made from these materials). You can read more about the plastics to avoid here: http://thesoftlanding.com/how-.... Hope that helps! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: 19 Safe Christmas Gifts for Children Under 2 Years - http://thesoftlanding.com/19-safe...
"Hi Brooke - that's a great question. The short answer is that we only the list the items we've been able to specifically confirm, so it definitely doesn't mean that all of their products are safe. There are very few companies we can recommend as having non-toxic products across the board. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Preventing the Flu Naturally: Steps You Can Take Right Now http://www.mamavation.com/2014... via @Mamavation
RT @aliciavoorhies: What a delicious surprise from @ChosenFoods! I'm now a huge fan of Avocado oil! #ShiftHappenshttp://instagram.com/p...
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