FPIES and Quinoa Queen for Rare Disease Day

There are about 7,000 rare diseases which are recognized on February 28 for Rare Disease Day. Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) is the rare disease that affects our family. It primarily affects children young children, and is a poorly understood food allergy condition. It’s a non-IgE, cell mediated allergy that causes two categories of symptoms: … Read more

Hypoallergenic Soap and Shampoo: Allergy Friendly Options for Bath and Hands

Hand or Bath Soap and Shampoo Hypoallergenic soap can be important when dealing with allergies. Small amounts of soap residue remain on hands and dishes, ending up ingested. This post contains affiliate links, which may earn me a small referral credit. She my Disclaimer for more information. For baths we primarily use a mix of … Read more

Digestive Enzymes while Breastfeeding: Help for Food Intolerances

When babies are having food sensitivities via their mother’s breastmilk, in some cases a digestive enzyme can help. Pancreatic enzymes breastfeeding can break down the proteins in the mother’s diet. These smaller pieces are less likely to trigger an allergic reaction in the Infant, similar to hydrolyzed formula. The prescription enzyme Creon, taken by the … Read more

Hypoallergenic Dishwasher Powder

This is a hypoallergenic dish washer powder recipe. It is soy, coconut, and surfactant free, with no mixing required. Most dishwasher detergents have many ingredients, making it hard to find something that is both green and allergy friendly.

Washing Soda and Ascorbic Acid
Despite having only two ingredients and has worked very well for us. The results are comparable to a leading brand of dishwasher premium pods.
First we fill the detergent cup to the line with Vitamin C powder: Bulk Supplements Ascorbic Acid (multiple sizes available)

Step 1
Then we fill the remainder of the cup and half the pre-wash compartment with washing soda: Arm & Hammer Washing Soda

Step 2

For the rinse aid compartment we use organic distilled vinegar. But for a more powerful rinse you could use 6% cleaning vinegar: Heinz Cleaning Vinegar