Linking up with Hallie today!
So heavens to Betsy I don't pretend to be any kind of beauty expert. at all. in any way. And I feel totally out of my league posting anything like this, but I did very much enjoy making collages (see rookie evidence below), and I have come into my own nice little crunchy way of scrubbing up and deodorizing, so I figure I might as well share it since I'm trying to rock seven posts this week and this mama needs content.
I wouldn't say these are my favorites exactly. There are plenty of fun spa-ish things I do, but I want to be true to my "regimen," and these are my only regulars.
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It's mold resistant, and its loose weave ensures that it dries out fast which is really important to me.
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I'll use my skin brush when I want to exfoliate but I don't quite have time to shower...which is often. Dry skin brushing supposedly stimulates your lymphatic system and gets you good and detoxed...which is all well and good and whatever, but I like dry skin brushing because I like the way it feels and I like the way it makes my skin feel. Nothing like a good morning skin brush.
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My first foray into a natural beauty product was deodorant. I started trying natural deodorants in high school, so I feel like I've tried every brand under the sun and I was never totally happy with them. I did find one that I really liked, but a couple years later the company stopped making it. So when I saw a recipe for homemade deodorant in Soul Gardening, I jumped on that train fast and have loved loved loved it.
If you've spent any time in the natural blogosphere you've almost certainly come across the anti-shampoo craze affectionately known as "No Poo." But I kind of hate the term "No Poo," so we'll go ahead and ban it on this here blog.
This hair cleansing method involves using baking soda dissolved in water to clean your hair and then diluted vinegar to condition your hair. I'll use shampoo every couple of months, but this is my go to hair cleansing method and has been for going on three years. If you're an overshampooer when you start this regimen it may take awhile for your hair to adjust and stop producing so much oil.
I dissolve about a tablespoon of baking soda in a cup of water and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a different cup of water and then pour my concoctions into good ole fashioned... ahem...peri bottles. I squirt the baking soda water all over my head scrub. Rinse. Then I do the same with the vinegar. Some people I know don't use the vinegar on their scalps, but that's what works for me. You can't skip the vinegar altogether because it throws off your hair's pH balance. The vinegar neutralizes the baking soda; you'll remember from all the volcanos in fifth grade.
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So there you go. All kinds of basic. All kinds of boring. Lots of sloughing and not very antibacterial. Did I really just type that? Why why why am I posting this? I'm inches away from ditching the whole thing because I'm imagining you reading this and you're looking a lot like my composition students did back in the 8am day when I was like "Misplaced modifiers are fun!"
Oh well. It's done. 7 in 7 friends. And MAYBE you will be inspired to throw some of your crunchy beauty regimens my way which I would love because I. am. a. sucker for this kind of stuff. So come on in. The tubwater's warm. Has your pantry invaded your bathroom too? Spill it.
Off to Hallie's for more favorites.