E-Mail 'Three Easy Tips for Natural Living' To A Friend Email a copy of 'Three Easy Tips for Natural Living' to a friend * Required Field Your Name: * Your E-Mail: * Your Remark: Friend's Name: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Friend's E-Mail: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Image Verification: * Loading ... 16 Responses to Three Easy Tips for Natural Living Jessica | Cloth Diapering Mama clothmamajess April 14, 2011 at 8:31 am Charise, This list is not only do-able, but it is extremely thorough! You have done an amazing job spreading the GREEN!!! xo Charise Rohm Nulsen ithoughtiknewma April 14, 2011 at 8:46 am Thank you, my friend!! Amanda April 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm I’ve always used Tom’s of Maine toothpaste, but I know they were recently bought out by Colgate, so I’m not sure how I feel about them now. I really love your post and your advice, since I follow it myself (and am a recent coconut oil convert!) Charise Rohm Nulsen ithoughtiknewma April 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm Thanks, Amanda! Isn’t coconut oil the best natural multi-use product ever? Chelsea April 14, 2011 at 6:05 pm Hi Charise, I love one part coconut oil melted mixed with one part maple syrup and one part cocoa powder. Melt it all together and half fill muffin tins. Put in freezer for a little while. Spread on some organic peanut butter and another layer of the chocolate mix and freeze again. omg, so good! Charise Rohm Nulsen ithoughtiknewma April 14, 2011 at 7:18 pm Chelsea, I’m drooling! That sounds incredible! Thank you for sharing. I will definitely try this! Kristin sunfrog April 14, 2011 at 10:41 pm Thanks for the great list! Wow, I will have to try that chocolate/peanut butter treat! The item that my husband finally realized he had a dairy allergy with was actually a peanut butter cup — he’s never had one since! I love coconut oil but have only used it for baking. We go through it so fast — I need to find it in gallon size! It costs a lot around here, so I stock up when I find a deal. Grapes are so hard for me — my kids LOVE them and they are SO helpful to keep them regular (they are constipation-prone), but organic ones are really hard to come by or totally out of our price range. And wah about the wine, I hadn’t thought of that, either! Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama ithoughtiknewma April 15, 2011 at 7:40 am I know! Such a bummer about wine! That one is really hard for me. It’s more like a treat when we get organic wine rather than the norm. 🙁 Amy Peace4Parents April 15, 2011 at 11:52 am Awesome tips – thank you! 🙂 Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama ithoughtiknewma April 15, 2011 at 11:57 am Your welcome, Amy! Thanks for commenting! LovesLocaltoo April 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm While I agree in the importance of eating organic. I find importance in eating locally equally important. Most of the alternative foods (“hints”) on the list in the post are tropical produce such as mangos, papaya, kiwi, bannanas, and melon. These types of foods would have to travel thousands of miles for most of us to eat them. I suppose this is okay if you are only concerned with eating organic and not local. 🙂 Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama ithoughtiknewma April 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm Thank you for pointing out the importance of eating locally too! Lauren Hobo_Mama April 17, 2011 at 4:44 am What a great list! Thanks for all the hints. I love using coconut oil, too. I don’t actually like the taste, so I try to use it for cooking in ways I don’t notice it. But it cooks fabulously. You’ve inspired me to try it for my chapped lips and hands, because nothing’s solving that problem for me right now! Thanks. Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama ithoughtiknewma April 17, 2011 at 8:43 am I hope it helps for the chapped lips and hands! Kelly BecomingCrunchy April 17, 2011 at 5:13 pm Awesome list! And thank you for sharing that quote at the beginning – it is very inspiring to a mama who is trying to change so many things for the sake of my Baby Bean. 🙂 I recently used coconut oil mixed with baking soda and arrowroot powder to make deodorant – and it is seriously the best deodorant I have ever used! 🙂 I have not had good luck with cooking…I’ve tried it w/stir fry, soups, and smoothies, but that coconut taste always gets me (I really don’t like it! :p) Haven’t tried it with baking yet though…I think that is next on the list! (or maybe I’ll just make myself eat a spoonful of it every day…isn’t that supposed to be good for you?) 🙂 And don’t mind it too much with popcorn. Thanks again Charise! Charise@I Thought I Knew Mama ithoughtiknewma April 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm Kelly, I am so excited to hear about your deodorant creation! It’s so hard to find a good natural deodorant. How much of each ingredient to you use and how do you apply it? Thanks for sharing!