If your resolutions or goals for this new year involves spending less, living better, simplifying, or being extra cautious regarding what you put on your body... I have some ideas for you! If you know me at all then you know I like to keep things simple. I don't like to buy things if I can make them myself (surprise!). And as the keeper of our home, I do my best to keep our exposure to chemicals limited (especially regarding what we put in or on our bodies!)
I thought I'd answer two questions I get all the time: Do I wash my hair? (yes. um, sorta. usually.) What do use on my face? Everything I use can be found in a well stocked pantry. (score!)
FAVES FOR FACE
My Honey Crunch soap. (see a common theme?)
Or - the Bergamot and Clay - bentonite clay is a great for drawing out impurities.
I have a friend who is very happy only washing her face with hot water. (free!)
I know others who are happy with oil cleansing.
- A few other keys to great skin?
FAVES FOR HAIR
How to do it? How often? I wash my hair 2-4x a week. It depends on the season. I've noticed that I if I rinse between washes it gets 'yucky' faster. When I used regular shampoos my scalp was oily and my hair was dry. I no longer have trouble with that sort of imbalance.
A few times a year I'll make a hair tea. I love to use burdock root (adds some 'slip' to your hair), rosemary (to promote growth, great for dark hair), and lavender (the smell!). My husband says it smell like garden weeds. It could be worse. ;)
- DRY SHAMPOO
See, all pantry items! Honey, AVC, baking soda, coconut oil, corn starch/arrow root powder, cocoa powder. Maybe a bar of natural soap. Simple, inexpensive and all real ingredients.