Cheap and Natural Hygiene

I have been using the Oil Cleansing Method to wash my face pretty consistently for the last few weeks and am happy with the results! One of the girls at youth group was telling me she heard that it can be good for your skin if you rub ice on your face after you wash it to close up all your pores… Maybe now that we are finally having some hot weather I will try that! (Oh Esther, the fun we shall have when you come to visit!!!)

I have also been flirting with the idea of trying out No-Poo. I haven’t used shampoo or conditioner since.. Sunday? So I just started, but so far it’s going good.

Oh, the OTHER thing is using baking soda paste as deodorant – totally weird, but good enough for me! I put it to the test with a sweaty kickboxing class this afternoon and did not smell. I’m not swearing off deodorant for life, just exploring my options, and when I work out, part of what I want to do is sweat. So rather than find a separate deodorant that is not also an anti-perspirant, I can slap some baking soda up in mah pits and be good to go 🙂 Probably TMI for many of you, but there you have it.

If you try any of these crazy things, let me know in the comments with what you think! Mom, you can count making kefir even though it’s not hygiene-related.

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Susan 08-06-2011, 02:31

lol… really, Dad asked me, "What?" You may be right about the TMI, but I love you for it! Wow, who would have thought – deodorant too, eh.

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