I have been no ‘poo for over a year now. I will never go back to commercial products now that I have found a way to get clean hair without shampoo.
So I don’t use shampoo anymore. Why don’t I use shampoo? Well, there are a few reasons actually. The first reason being that actually shampoo is a modern convenience designed to make a company money, and the more you use it the more you need it.
In general small numbers of fleas, lice or mites seldom cause any issue, but given the right conditions, their populations will explode exponentially.
Why am I sharing our laundry detergent recipe? There are many arguments for swapping to homemade laundry detergents.
You may remember me sharing our homemade toothpaste recipe as an alternative to toothpaste that you can buy in the shops. If not, you can read about it here. It works just fine, don’t get me wrong, but my kids flat out refused to use it. And to be honest, I got sick of unblocking the drain from the coconut oil. That stuff can STICK.
I have some thing to confess: I have gone fully hippy and use homemade toothpaste. I first started making my own toothpaste off and on years ago with the aim of using more natural unprocessed products. Confession over. WHY? you ask.
Apple cider vinegar is attributed all sorts of benefits. A popular kitchen staple, apple cider vinegar (ACV) dates back to ancient times, where of course it was all made at home. It’s said to have been used by Hippocrates as a health tonic and by American soldiers to combat indigestion, pneumonia and scurvy.
Traditionally, soaps are made from several oils blended to balance cleansing/moisturizing/and lathering properties. In the soap making world one of the well known “rules” is that a soap should never be made of more than 30% coconut oil because it’s so effective at breaking up oil/grease that it can be drying to use. For a bar soap for personal use this is a bad thing, for cleaning things like clothes, it is fantastic!