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Alicia Voorhies

Alicia Voorhies

RN, Homeschooling Mommy, Wife, Business Owner, Medical Research Geek, Social Media Nut
Re: Top Reusable Water Bottles for Earth Day - http://thesoftlanding.com/top-reu...
"They're aluminum and require an interior lining, and because many aluminum bottles contain BPA in that lining, we prefer not to recommend them. I'd be curious to know what the company uses though. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How Do You Remove Toxic Fragrance Chemicals from Clothes? - http://thesoftlanding.com/how-do-...
"We're definitely right there with you on that Marianne! We love what Women's Voices for the Earth is doing to bring attention the problem of toxic fragrance chemicals. Be sure to check out some of the campaigns they have going on with Glade and other mainstream companies." - Alicia Voorhies
Re: The Ultimate Toxic-free Coffee and Tea Maker Shopping Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/the-ult...
"I truly enjoy my little stainless steel Bialetti stovetop percolator too Sybil! It's so quick and simple to use and doesn't require a coffee filter, so that saves money and waste. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: The Ultimate Toxic-free Coffee and Tea Maker Shopping Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/the-ult...
"I hear you Dana! We've searched the world over and haven't found a 100% stainless single serve or automatic coffee maker anywhere. If you already have a Keurig, you could at least switch to a reusable stainless steel pod like this one. We'll keep searching though! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Abeego Beeswax Wraps Make Plastic-free Food Storage Totally Possible - http://thesoftlanding.com/abeego-...
"Great question Karen! Here's what Abeego says about using it in the freezer: "Abeego is a suitable storage solution for short term freezing, however Abeego is breathable and quality may diminish over time. Abeego will not be damaged by the freezer. No cracking will occur and it will not wear more quickly if you are using it for freezing food. You may have to learn some useful folding techniques to ensure you create a package that limits excess air from contacting the food item to be stored." ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Top Reusable Water Bottles for Earth Day - http://thesoftlanding.com/top-reu...
"We sure have, Karen. In fact we just published an update about endrocrine disrupting chemicals in BPA-free products HERE. It appears that the newer #7 plastics that are clear, shiny and hard may contain BPS as a substitute for BPA. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Have You Heard of UV Light Systems for Purifying Water? - http://thesoftlanding.com/pelican...
"I personally wouldn't consider this a noteworthy source of radiation and I would prefer it to the chemicals being used by city treatments plants. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: How to Treat Your Baby’s Cold, Cough and Fever Naturally - http://thesoftlanding.com/how-to-...
"Oh no Tiffany, sorry your little guy is sick! I'm glad you decided to move away from Tylenol. Besides the tips we've listed above, you may be able to help reduce the fever slightly by sponging/bathing with tepid water (never cold water), placing a cool cloth on the forehead, keeping him hydrated with at least 4oz of water or bone broth each hour. We also like to brew Organic Heartburn Tea from Earth Mama and make popsicles out of it so that the babies stay hydrated and also benefit from the healing herbs (http://bit.ly/HeartburnTea). Once last thing you might try is the Magic Sock treatment (http://www.sustaincreateandflo.... Hope he gets better soon! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Is BPS the New Mystery Chemical in BPA-free Cans, Dishes and Kitchen Appliances? - http://thesoftlanding.com/is-bps-...
"We haven't heard back from the Ninja manufacturers on our enquiry, but from what we can tell, they use a clear, shiny #7 plastic called Tritan which is BPA-free but has proven to be worrisome as far as endocrine disruption goes. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Safer Food Storage Container Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/bpa-and...
"Yes they sure are Este. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Safer Food Storage Container Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/bpa-and...
"Thanks for the heads up! Glad to hear it and will update the article. ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Safer Food Dehydrator Shopping Guide - http://thesoftlanding.com/safer-f...
"I'm so glad you found the info useful, Polly! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Safer Food Dehydrator Shopping Guide - https://thesoftlanding.com/safer-f...
"I'm so glad you found the info useful, Polly! ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Homemade Elderberry Syrup for Colds and Flu - http://thesoftlanding.com/homemad...
"Hmmm, I've never tried to make the syrup with the flowers. My first thought would be that the flowers would break down during the simmering (even if it was a shorter process). For example, much like when cooking with cilantro leaves, they need to be added at the end otherwise they will loss their flavor. On the other hand, if I were going to try making the syrup, I'd start by using the stems not flowers, but I really can't say if this will work since I haven't tested it before.~ Joanie" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: Safe Humidifiers for Children - http://thesoftlanding.com/ask-tsl...
"Hi Nadira, all electrical cords are wrapped in PVC (including other electronic appliances). ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: They Call Me the SCOBY Whisperer (Plus the BEST Homemade Kombucha Recipe!) - http://thesoftlanding.com/they-ca...
"Hi Penny! A new SCOBY will usually grow in across the top of your brew, so that's perfectly normal. It's really rare to end up with mold in your brew, so check out this article about why it happens and what it looks like: http://www.kombuchakamp.com/20... ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
Re: What is Silicone and is it Toxic? - http://thesoftlanding.com/is-sili...
"So glad you found it helpful, Balt! No, I've never heard of phthalates being used in silicone. It just doesn't need that particular set of chemicals to make it more flexible (like PVC does). ~Alicia" - Alicia Voorhies
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
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