I'm on a journey to find health and happiness through a more holistic and green lifestyle.

I find the world to be abrasive. =) That is to say, I feel the need to armor myself, physically and emotionally, in order to face life. Don't we all? Maybe. For whatever reason, it has become a priority in my life to rid my immediate environment of irritating things. And I'm sensitive! So there is much work to be done. But. I have thought for a long time that the things I come in contact with every day, and the stuff used to clean and maintain these things, need to be gentle and non-toxic. I have had eczema my entire life. For a long time I just dealt with it, and accepted that sometimes it's bad, and sometimes it's not, and that it will fluctuate a lot. Gradually over time I have come to find that certain things, fabrics, cleansers, materials, are more irritating to my skin than others. Stress can exacerbate it. In more recent times, I have realized that every aspect of my life improves when I improve conditions for my skin. Hah! What a concept! Thus my (long time) interest in going green, and my more recent desire to live a more holistic lifestyle. (I think I've felt a desire for a long time to live in a harmonious way with myself, my surroundings, and nature, but didn't have a name for it.) Anyhow, this blog is a journal of my trials and errors, and basic crooked path to find a balanced and peaceful existence for myself and my family. Thanks for your interest! I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Oxygen Bleach - update

I did a load of wash, heavy on the socks, using Biokleen oxygen bleach. Hm. Well, I guess the socks have gone from coming out of the wash looking dirty to coming out of the wash looking clean but stained. That's an improvement. Perhaps they will get closer to their original color after several washes? Or perhaps because they were washed and dried before I introduced oxygen bleach they will always be stained. I don't know. Or perhaps I need to soak them in the wash? The trial continues. Here's a close-up...


  1. I've been meaning to ask if you know of a place in the area that carries the Biokleen oxygen bleach (or do I need to order it online? I couldn't find it at the Honest Weight food co-op or the big box stores.)


  2. I ordered mine online...hm...where from? It may have been ebay. I tried to find it at a local store that sells that sort of thing, but couldn't find it. If I do find a place locally, I'll let you know.