Jocelyn Campbell

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Jocelyn's life is all about balance. Maybe that's why she's an accountant and is such an advocate for keeping our natural systems healthy.
As a child, she perched on branches, collected moss and fungus, caught frogs and snakes, and climbed up into swaying tree forts in her beloved Pacific Northwest woods. Then, as a teenager, she learned that reining in sugar kept her more alert and energetic. These youthful observations grew into passions for walks in the woods, gardening, herbal remedies, and natural parenting with whole and traditional foods. More recently, Jocelyn's interest in the natural and healthy led to all things permaculture and she completed her first permaculture design course in 2010.
Jocelyn enjoys helping 1- and 2- person micro-businesses spend less time on their bookkeeping, or putting on feast nights at wheaton labs (the permaculture community where she lives with her guy, Paul Wheaton), or helping achieve further world domination for the empire.
Missoula, MT
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Robin Katz wrote:
I personally stay away from titanium dioxide. I've read that it is safe, and that it isn't.  Go figure. The rule of thumb that if it isn't edible, I don't want to put it on my skin.

Yes, to this! I've moved to only using edible things on my skin, too.

Great to hear arrowroot powder works for you, too.
49 minutes ago
Along the lines of doing things, I enjoyed seeing this today.

A quick search to find who said this led to various versions, usually longer than this one, attributed to different authors and motivational speakers (including this and this).

6 hours ago

Diane Kistner wrote:

Thanks for posting that video link! I have a big tin of turmeric but it's a mix with black pepper for making golden milk. Could that be used, I wonder? I also wonder if food-grade diatomaceous earth could be used instead of the clay....

Oh, personally, I would not want black pepper on my face! I would be sneezing all day! I'd be careful with the tumeric, too, since it can stain. At least it doesn't have an overpowering scent (sort of smells earthy to me) as would a curry or another yellow powder to get that yellow undertone.

I think DE would be terrible to get in an eye, so, personally, I would not use it instead of the clay. Clay would not be as irritating in the eye.

(TMI warning:  how do I know this? Instead of talcum powder, I tried using DE as a drying powder in hot sweaty areas during the heat of summer. Areas that happened to be near other mucous membranes. Not a happiness. Clay powder was far better and non-irritating.)

(Additionally, I once attempted to put castor oil on a pimple near my eye, and got castor oil in my eye. So NOT fun!! Isn't it nice when we can learn from others' mistakes? )

7 hours ago
This is stunning.

I was hoping to hear about harvesting the rice at the end, though that was not mentioned.

10 hours ago
March 28th!

Bill McDorman will be one of the speakers at FVSL 6th Annual Seed Swap. Mark your calendars March 28th. More info coming.

That quote was posted with the following video from the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance / RMSA, so I assume Bill must be with the RMSA, is that correct?

From the Five Valleys Seed Library Facebook page.
1 day ago
Oh, they have French white clay! The Bentonite clay is kind of gray-green.

This might be what you want to do:

The ingredients she uses here are all edible. Edited to add that it's just four ingredients, two of which most of us have in our kitchen. And I think the ingredients would work pretty well for making a cooler versus warmer skin tone color.

She also said some mineral powder makeups can contain lead or other heavy metals.

1 day ago
Ah! I found what I used to use.

Ingredients:  ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Titanium dioxide: 25% INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: bismuth oxychloride, mica, iron oxides.

There are other brands, too.

Though I think clay or something homemade would be FAR less money than the $32 (USD) they want for this little jar. Albeit the convenience of having something pre-mixed close to your skin tone might almost be worth it. I think it's fairly awful to see colors that don't work with someone's skin tone - too peachy or orange-y, or too rosy, or too gray.

1 day ago
Some women use a natural clay powder, something beige or white-ish as the base, and then they add cocoa powder to get to a skin color. Though that might not work for everyone's skin tone.

Edited to add:  I used to buy a supposedly natural clay powder foundation stuff. But it's been years since I bothered. So they are on the market some where.

There are clay powders in many or other colors of clay. And if you had a starch that would be skin safe for you - maybe arrowroot, corn or tapioca, you could lighten with that maybe.

I suppose if you have a lot of reddish-ness you want to tone down, you could add some green clay powder. My cousin had ruddy cheeks and she had a green sub-foundation liquid she would put on to even out the reddish splotches.

I think I somehow ran across instructions on the internet about using clay powders for a foundation powder, which is where the clay and cocoa powder came from, though I haven't looked them up recently.
1 day ago
It's pie day again today! Did you see the permies logo with the pie??
1 day ago
I'm loving all the stories!

And that last picture is priceless, thanks Ruth!

Oh, Josiah posted this here about a bobcat outside Allerton Abbey on the lab:

Josiah Kobernik wrote:#11
One of the kittens fought off a bobcat. The lab is a wild place for sure. I followed the tracks for a while and they traversed ant village a couple times.

He said the kitten that fought it off was Gretel, the calico runt of the litter! (Of course, she's larger than that linked picture now. The kittens are about 5 months old.)

I'm a visual person, so does anyone have any pictures or videos of close encounters to post?
3 days ago