All-In-One Puppy Spray

All-In-One Puppy Spray

It sure has been a while… I drove out to Modesto and left with a puppy in my tote bag.  I was terrified driving away.  She’s my first puppy.  All I knew is that we belonged together.  And now all I want is to take THE BEST care of her – like having homemade All-In-One Puppy Spray on hand when she gets itchy or stinky or matted.

Her name is Kate.  She is a tiny little thing and just about full grown at 4.4lbs.  When I brought her home I noticed she was biting at her front paws and scratching her ears a lot at night, the vet said it was probably allergies – go figure, she’s just like her mama!  They said I could give her 1mg of Benadryl per pound of weight as needed, which meant about 5mgs, which in terms of Benadryl is somewhat complicated to dose.  After scouring Amazon for natural remedies, I got to thinking and decided to try and make her a puppy friendly itch relief spray.  And then I decided it should also be a calming spray.  And a puppy perfume.  And deodorizing. And detangling.  And conditioning.

All In One Puppy Spray: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free

And voila! My first #AllergicToEverything allergen-free pet recipe: All-In-One Puppy Spray.  A DIY recipe to stop itching, deodorize, detangle, condition, and calm your pup.

All you need to make this easy all-in-one puppy spray recipe are a couple of products you may just have around the house already.  Lucky for me, all I had to do was run by Dollar Tree for mini spray bottles.

All In One Puppy Spray: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free   All In One Puppy Spray: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free

Not only does it smell great but it works for Katie.  She is barely itching anymore.  It took her a few weeks to get used to the process of being sprayed but now she sits and lets me spray her, rub her down, and brush her.  Dets on the brush I use are in the puppy spray recipe notes below!

All In One Puppy Spray: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free

#AllergicToEverything All-In-One Puppy Spray

All-In-One Puppy Spray
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

A DIY leave-in puppy spray recipe to stop itching, deodorize, detangle, condition, and calm your pup. It even works to freshen up their clothes and bed!

Course: Home, Life, Pets
Cuisine: Beauty, Pet Beauty
Servings: 1 bottle
Author: Jessica Gray Schipp | https://AllergicToEverything.life
Ingredients
  • 2 oz Spray bottle (or whatever size you have)
Add To Your Spray Bottle
  • 2 oz Water (spring or distilled if possible)
  • 1 tbsp Pure witch hazel
  • 2 tsp Almond oil (or melted coconut oil)
  • 1 tsp Glycerine
  • 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil
Add Essential Oils
  • 6 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 6 drops Sweet orange essential oil
  • 3 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 3 drops Peppermint essential oil (optional, I omitted this but I hear good things!)
  • 3 drops Chamomile essential oil (optional, I omitted this but I hear good things!)
Instructions
  1. In a 2-ounce spray bottle combine the water, witch hazel, almond oil, glycerine, and vitamin E oil.  

  2. Add in essential oils.  You can switch them up and use less or more depending on you and your pups preference - BUT please note: some essential oils are toxic to pups so do your research first!

  3. Shake well!

  4. Spray on your puppies back and tummy and use your hands to scrunch it through their hair, making sure to cover any itchy spots like their paws and ears. I like to brush my pup after - see the notes for the brush I use.  You can even spray their clothes (before or after wearing), on their bedding to freshen them up!

Recipe Notes
  • Please do your researching when using essential oils on your animals - they can be toxic.  The ones I have listed in the recipe are dog-friendly. When it comes to buying essential oils I stick to brands I trust like Aura Cacia and NOW.
  • I use the Conair PRODog Pet-It for Dog Slicker Brush and we love it!  It's easy to hold in your palm and I can tell it's like a massage for Katie. 
  • Feel free to get a larger spray bottle and make up a big batch.  I ended up at the Dollar Tree and found a pack of travel bottles (one spray and two with tops), which worked perfectly.  I stored the other two for when the spray bottle runs out.  Also a great gift idea!

I also use it to freshen her bedding and her clothes (before and after she wears them).  As a first-time dog mommy, puppy smell wasn’t my favorite thing so it was a win-win.

No Benadryl necessary.  Just natural allergy relief at its best.

All In One Puppy Spray: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free  All In One Puppy Spray: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free

The Relaunch

If you’ve been following my Kickstarter journey, you know I failed at 96%.  I raised over $30K and got zilch.  Heartbreaking.

Seriously heartbreaking. It kind of crushed me in the end. Not kind of, it really devastated me. Simultaneously my personal life imploded and it seemed like I’d lost just about everything that mattered to me.  During the campaign, I entirely threw myself into #AllergicToEverything, a pseudo distraction from my personal life.  In the end, I lost it all. I had to dig deep to see the lessons and find the gifts in the failure and loss.  I was beyond burnt out.

I had to look at my part in all of it, both personal and in the campaign.  For the first time in my life, I allowed myself to just be.  I took things really slowly.  First I slept a lot.  And ate my feelings. I stopped going on social media and checking my email. For a while, the most I could seem to do was go to my shrink once a week and watch reality shows about people’s lives (particularly challenging lives), trying to find a way to feel less alone, I suppose.

And then one day I started going to Al-anon (a 12-step program for family members and friends of alcoholics).  I went almost every day for the first month.  Those rooms have changed me.  I started doing yoga again and cooking and praying about what was next for me.  I even prayed about wanting a dog and no-joke, as I was about to spend $1K on a hypoallergenic dog, Katie was posted on Petfinder. I didn’t pay a dime for her.  We came into each other’s lives at the exact moment we were supposed to.

Not to get religious on you but I know now that God only gives us what we can handle.  I’ve had to learn to trust that there is a bigger plan for me.  That all of these losses were part of the path meant for me.

All the while, you’ve been asking for the relaunch and you’ve stayed by my side.  You’ve been beyond supportive.  And I suppose I just want to give you a window into why it’s taken so long to get back on my feet and relaunch.  I don’t know how I would have made it through all the failure without all the love from you.

All In One Puppy Spray: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free

It took a lot of soul-searching to bounce back.

But now that I have survived the failure – I am preparing the relaunch.  This time around things will be different.  I’m pacing myself.  I’m putting myself first.  My guess is that it will happen early spring.

In the meantime, it is my most favorite time of year.  The holidays are here and I’m going to embrace them with family and friends and my Katie Kat!

I’m jazzing up my resume – yes I need a job again.

I’m applying to Berkeley for another Master’s, this time an MFA in Art Practice, which along with making the world a better place- has always truly been the root of my passion.

I’m back in the kitchen.

I’m doing my yoga.

I’m going to meetings.

I’m walking with my pup.  Or trying to.  She’s learning 😉

And I’m saying to myself, “Jessica, I know you want to put the Christmas tree up but you have to at least wait until Halloween!”

Speaking of Christmas, I’m pretty sure this all-in-one puppy spray would be an amazing DIY gift for the pet lovers in your life!

All In One Puppy Spray: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free

All In One Puppy Spray: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free All In One Puppy Spray: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free All In One Puppy Spray: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free All In One Puppy Spray: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free

 

 

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Jessica Gray Schipp is the author of #AllergicToEverything®, a one-stop cookbook of recipes and lifestyle hacks for food allergy collectors (people with multiple food allergies), anyone living with chronic autoimmune diseases, and the people who love them. Originally an East Coaster from Arlington, VA, Jess is also a teacher, writer, artist, and entrepreneur living in Oakland, CA.

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Food Allergy Resources

In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Month, I wanted to finally write a post focused on some of the life-based food allergy resources I use to manage my food allergies. I’ve tried tons of makeup, combed hundreds upon hundreds of blogs, and read thousands of labels.  It has truly been a process of trial and error- which is the key to managing food allergies.  Everyone is different, you have to find what works for you BUT you can start here, which is much better than nothing.  I have been living with multiple food allergies for about six and a half years now and over that time have found some really excellent products and relief staples that I keep on hand.

Let’s start here, not to gross you out, but rather to illustrate my experience and perhaps make you feel a little better, knowing someone else goes through this too.  You can see me at my worst if this isn’t enough.

Okay!  Let’s jump in.  Here are my food allergy resources and recipes in no particular order, yet the best particular order I could come up with.

Recipes for your Purse, Home, & Everyday Beauty

I wanted to break up my food allergy resources in a way that would make sense to you, no matter the stage you are in.  If you don’t want to go recipe by recipe or if you have an aversion to words and pictures, you can go straight to my Idea Lists on Amazon with the links below!  Trust me, some days I just want to go to the source too.

Quick List of Products & Resources:

Food Allergy Resources: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free

#AllergicToEverything® Food Allergy Resources: In Your Purse

Food Allergy Resources: In Your Purse
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

What to keep in your purse for food allergy emergencies.  These are my go-to, have on hand food allergy resources that I never leave the house without!

Course: Home, Life
Cuisine: Food Allergy Resource
Servings: 1 Purse-full
Author: Jessica Gray Schipp | https://AllergicToEverything.life
Ingredients
  • 1 medium Purse
  • 1 small Zipper Pouch (optional)
  • 1 small Mirror (for examining suspected reactions)
  • 1 bottle Artificial Tears (like Systane, see notes)
  • 1 bottle Allergy Eye Drops (like Alaway, see notes)
  • 1 container Assorted Allergy Meds (ex. Benadryl, Zyrtec, Prednisone)
  • 2 Epi Pens
  • 1 Inhaler (optional)
  • 1 bag Smooth Move Tea
  • 2 packets Antibacterial Wipes
  • 1 packet Tissues
  • 10 Food Allergy Cards (for remembering them all, dates, or eating out!)
  • 1 Medical ID (like mine from StickyJ)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in your purse & go!  TIP: To make it easy to transfer bags keep your supplies in a zipper pouch!

Recipe Notes

Food Allergy Resources: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free

#AllergicToEverything® Food Allergy Resources: Everyday Beauty

Food Allergy Resources: Everyday Beauty
Prep Time
10 mins
 

These are the things I use every day in my beauty routine.  Step up your self-care with these food allergy-friendly essentials! 

Course: Home, Life
Cuisine: Food Allergy Resource
Servings: 1 person
Author: Jessica Gray Schipp | https://AllergicToEverything.life
Ingredients
  • Good Skin Cream (like Cetaphil or Vanicream)
  • Good Body Lotion (like Vanicream' Lite Lotion)
  • Almond Oil (I use this as a primer & massage oil)
  • Conditioner (like BWC's leave-in)
  • Aluminum-free Deodorant (like Kiss My Face)
  • Allergen-free Makeup (like Almay, Bare Minerals, Physicians Formula)
  • Lip Moisturizer (like Aquaphor Lip Repair w/ or w/o sun screen)
  • Eye Lubricant Drops (like Systane Ultra)
  • Vitamins, allergen-free (like Raw One)
  • Tissues (that don't hurt your nose, please!)
Instructions
  1. Step up your self-care with these food allergy-friendly essentials!  See the notes to see the full list of products I use.

Recipe Notes

Food Allergy Resources: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free

#AllergicToEverything® Food Allergy Resources: To Keep At Home

Food Allergy Resources: To Keep At Home
Prep Time
10 mins
 

These are the food allergy relief remedies I keep at home.  It is better to be safe than sorry, hopefully, this food allergy resource helps you to do just that!

Course: Home, Life
Cuisine: Food Allergy Resource
Servings: 1 home
Author: Jessica Gray Schipp | https://AllergicToEverything.life
Ingredients
  • 1 bottle Allergy Medicine (daily use over the counter, like Zyrtec)
  • 1 bottle Allergy Medicine (fast acting over the counter, like Benadryl)
  • 1 bottle Steroid Medicine (like Prednisone, if prescribed)
  • 1 tube Steroid Cream (if prescribed)
  • 2 pack Extra Epi Pens (if prescribed)
  • 1 kit Sinus Rinse Kit (like NeilMed)
  • 1 bottle Allergy Eye Drops (like Alaway)
  • 1 bottle Eye Lubricant Drops (like Systane)
  • 1 jug Stool Softener (like Mirolax)
  • 1 box Digestive Support Tea (like Smooth Move)
  • 1 tub Vaseline (for chapped, irritated skin)
Instructions
  1. Keep these supplies on hand in bulk - you never know when you will need them and I think it is better to be safe than sorry (or having to call the on-call doc in the middle of the night).  See the notes for the full list of the products I keep at home (that aren't prescription based)!

  2. Please note - I do not condone or recommend the use of steroids.  They are awful on your body.  I use them only in emergencies. 

Recipe Notes
  • Allergy-friendly Pantry Staples - https://amzn.to/2HzrkQc
  • Allergy-friendly Home & Beauty Products - https://amzn.to/2KmS9cb
  • Please note - I do not condone or recommend the use of steroids.  They are awful on your body.  I use them only in emergencies. 

Food Allergy Resources: Making Your Own Allergen-free Supplies

Allergens are everywhere.  Chemicals are packed into everything these days.  Wellness Mama is my favorite resource for natural home-life- beauty recipes and remedies.  She covers it all!  Cleaning supplies, tinctures, lip gloss, you name it.

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Food Allergy Resources: Baking Gluten-free

Hands down, Karina is my go-to resource when it comes to baking gluten-free.  She is amazing, check out her blog, Gluten-Free Goddess.

Food Allergy Resources: My Medical ID Bracelet

Sticky J made this for me. While I do like it, it is too hard to put on by myself which sort of defeats the purpose.  I am planning to upcycle it into a necklace!  I do love a good DIY project.  This is the bracelet I chose; they have tons of options and styles.

Food Allergy Resources: My Go-To List

I started working on this a few months ago, the list continues to grow but here are a few blogs, apps, and services I want to especially highlight.  Or just see the full list by category!

  • Healthy Living App– The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) app for quickly identifying health and safety ratings for over 200,000 food, personal care, and cosmetic products.  All you have to do is scan the barcode (or search) to get a score for allergy, cancer, and developmental concerns.  I try to stay in the green, occasionally use yellow, but avoid completely the reds – once you try it you will understand.  My mom put me onto this and I have used it since. 
  • My everyday favorite products for beauty & home
  • My favorite allergen-free pantry staples

In the words of Oliver Sacks, “memory arises not only from direct experience but from the intercourse of many minds.” These are just a few ways many minds have influenced my food allergy journey.

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The back of my cookbook – food journal. Please forgive the spelling, obviously the need for an editor is real for the final cookbook, hah.

These are some of the many minds (blogs) I frequent:

Food Allergy Resources: Collections to Build

Cookbooks were so important to me in the beginning. And honestly before the food allergy journey even started.  So are journals.

These are some of my favorite cookbooks, the journal I started keeping (which is being turned into a cookbook!), and how I DIYed a tool to hand out to potential dates.  Haha.  Just kidding, but no, really.  I have given my food allergy cards to dates.  And to friends who want to have me for dinner, and to restaurants, and I drop them in “win a…” bowls, and I carry them with me wherever I go.

Food Allergy Resources: Gratitude & Affirmations

One way to pick you up when you are feeling down.  My mother once sent me this little note, it simply read, “I am not this body, I am not my thoughts, I am not my feelings, I am not these situations.”  I keep it hung next to my desk.

Be grateful for everything that has been given to you, everything that has been taken away, and everything that has been left behind.

Food Allergy Resources: Instant Pot Giveaway (!!)

Instant Pot is supporting my Cookbook (launching on Kickstarter May 15th) by donating an Instant Pot Duo.  I am super excited to do this giveaway, I will be running it on my Instagram (@hashtagallergic) so be sure to follow if you want a chance to win!  They are pretty damn awesome.

Food Allergy Resources: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free

This little guy – well not this one, but a new one – could be yours!

Practicing Gratitude

Thank you for letting me share my story & my food allergy resources.  I wish you a smoother journey than I had.  Please share what you have learned below.  We are all in this together.

If you are interested in helping me bring #AllergicToEverything, the cookbook & lifestyle guide, to life, please check out my Kickstarter page (this link will direct you to the Kickstarter as soon as the project goes live. It will be live May 15th and will run for only 30 days.

All my love,

Jess

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Jessica Gray Schipp is the author of #AllergicToEverything®, a one-stop cookbook of recipes and lifestyle hacks for food allergy collectors (people with multiple food allergies), anyone living with chronic autoimmune diseases, and the people who love them. Originally an East Coaster from Arlington, VA, Jess is also a teacher, writer, artist, and entrepreneur living in Oakland, CA.

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Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray

Yoga mat cleaning spray is as simple as it gets. The first time I made this was with a group of my students.  We had a scent-off contest to see who could make the best concoction.  They loved it.  I loved it.  The room reeked!!

I may practice Yoga but I do not teach it and I was stepping in for the yoga teacher while she was in Europe.  I was trying to figure out what to do with the kids that was yoga related and this yoga mat cleaning spray was just the trick.

Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray Recipe, DIY, Allergen free

 

Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray Recipe, DIY

I like to make all my cleaning supplies in batches since most of the recipes call for the same ingredients.

It occurred to me today, while I was making a giveaway for the #AllergicToEverything Kickstarter campaign (a mini version of the cookbook with 7 recipes!), that I should write a quick blog post about my yoga mat cleaning spray recipe.  It had been a while since I had seen it.  Once I got to writing the recipe up, I started trying to find links to my favorite related supplies.  Like the spray bottles I use (they are linked in the recipe notes).  Anyway, I got carried away and created 2 idea lists on Amazon to share with you guys.

 

I know half the battle in the beginning of my journey was just figuring out the basics: brands to trust, ingredients to use, on the go snacks.  Please let me know in the comments if you have suggestions to add to the lists!  I will keep adding to them as I seem to always find a reason to be browsing Amazon.  Truth be told, I save a lot by purchasing allergy-friendly products from them, so for that I am grateful.  Health food stores do a great job marking some of this stuff up.  I also want to warn you Amazon marks some of it up (like flour), which you should just grab from the bulk section.

Here are the links to my lists (the yoga mat cleaning spray supplies are included in the first one):

  1. My favorite everyday allergy-friendly home & beauty products
  2. My allergen-free pantry staples

Now for the recipe!

#AllergicToEverything® Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray

Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray
Prep Time
3 mins
 

A natural and gentle cleaning spray you can make yourself!

Course: Home, Life
Cuisine: Beauty, Cleaning
Servings: 1 bottle
Author: Jessica Gray Schipp | https://AllergicToEverything.life
Ingredients
  • 1 medium Spray bottle (see notes for my favorite ones)
  • 3/4 cup Distilled water
  • 1/4 cup Witch hazel (or distilled white vinegar)
  • 40 drops Essential oils (any scents you like, my favs are linked in the notes!)
Instructions
  1. Fill your spray bottle 3/4 of the way with distilled water. 

  2. Fill the remaining 1/4 of the spray bottle with witch hazel (or distilled white vinegar). 

  3. Add essential oils.  See my favorite scents in the recipe notes!

  4. Shake.

  5. Spray!

Recipe Notes
  • I buy my Spray Bottles on Amazon.  These ones are excellent quality and they aren't too big!  Occasionally I will also find them at the Dollar Tree but I find they don't hold up quite as well.  And yes (!) you can absolutely reuse an old spray bottle, just make sure you thoroughly clean it!
  • Distilled white vinegar is super cheap and can be found at the Dollar Store.  I tend to order it by the gallon when making big batches.  It is also great for laundry! 
  • If you are interested in the Witch Hazel version, I love Humphrey's.  It costs more but you cut down on the vinegar scent.  
  • Essential Oils are amazing but they can get pricey.  I suggest wandering the isles of Wholefoods to test the various scents and then purchasing them on Amazon to save money.  The brands I buy most often are NOW and Aura Cacia.  My favorite scents are:
  • If you want to learn more about the allergen-free beauty & home products I trust and use every day, here is a list to browse

 

 

There are so many DIY cleaning products you can make.  The awesome part is that you probably already have the ingredients for them in your Pantry.  Aside from the yoga mat cleaning spray, I have made fabric refresher, room refresher, veggie wash, and sewing spray (fabric starch).  I’ve also made tinctures and infused oils. One of these days I will sit down and write a long post on products you can make for your home and your life.  In the meantime, I just wanted to plant the seed.

If you get a chance to try out the yoga mat cleaning spray, let me know and leave a comment!  Happy stretching. xo

 

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DIY Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-freeDIY Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray: #AllergicToEverything® Allergen-free Recipe by Jessica Gray Schipp | For Food Allergy Collectors & People with Multiple Food Allergies | Free From Recipes | Gluten-free, Wheat-free, Corn-free, Oat-free, Egg-free, Shellfish-free, Soy-free, Sesame-free

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Jessica Gray Schipp is the author of #AllergicToEverything®, a one-stop cookbook of recipes and lifestyle hacks for food allergy collectors (people with multiple food allergies), anyone living with chronic autoimmune diseases, and the people who love them. Originally an East Coaster from Arlington, VA, Jess is also a teacher, writer, artist, and entrepreneur living in Oakland, CA.

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