I am researching alternatives in my skin/hair care regime and hope to find alternatives to shampoo, conditioner, soap/body wash, face wash, face moisturiser and handcream. My reasons are to avoid chemicals, protect the planet (in my own teeny way - every little helps, right Tesco?) and to potentially save some pennies. Right now I'm saving my findings in Evernote, as I may need to acquire some ingredients. I am excited and also slightly concerned, as HG and I are hoping to get ourselves employment (more on this later - if I get around to it!) and I don't want my hair to be in the 2-4 week transition stage (oily/weird) while I'm trying to make a good impression :-P I may also hold off until we have our own place.
|I wish I could have such an outrageous hairstyle! But HG is right; my head is a funny shape...|
Here's another current debate...I've also heard conflicting information about whether it's better to run "barefoot" (thin-soled running shoes) or ultra-supported shoes. On further research, it's scientifically backed up as being forcing you to run in a more efficient way, making you lighter on your feet, quicker, and less susceptible to injuries. If only the new style thin-soled shoes weren't so bloody costly! Apparently cushioned shoes do nothing good for our feet (besides protect them from sharp objects). I just asked HG if he fancied running barefoot on the treadmill next time we visit the gym... I'm definitely tempted!
Anyway, on with my search! Here's a bodywash recipe that I'd love to try:
Moisturizing Honey Body Wash
- ⅔ cup liquid castile soap (find it here)
- ¼ cup raw, unfiltered honey (find it here)
- 2 teaspoons oil – grapeseed, jojoba, sweet almond, sesame, or olive (find it here)
- 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil (find it here)
- 50 – 60 drops essential oils (find 100% pure essential oils here) – see suggestions below
In fact dyu know what, search over. This website answers most of my ponderings!
SO... one day I'll create one/some of these DIY natural goodies and I'll let you know!