Ok, I am going to be honest here. I do not wash my hair a lot, let alone shower every single day... (*gasp!) But come on, especially a lot of my fellow moms out there; lets be real. I mean, with the routine I have at home with my two little ones starting around 5:30/6a.m., some days I don't have time, or rather, I feel like that short chunk of time I would spend under the spray is better spent doing something else...like sitting for 5 minutes with a coffee or tea and no kids hanging off of me. I am getting better at getting it done but even then I only wash my hair maybe once a week.
Now, if you read my latest bog about personal care items you will know that I am doing a healthy overhaul of my personal care products. My goal is to replace my commercial chemical based ones with either homemade or high quality natural ones.
Today I decided was the day I would experiment with making some homemade hair wash. This no sham-"poo" concoction can be easily whip...
The more I learn in my holistic course the more I am trying to change certain things in my life. One of these areas of change has been my focus on personal hygiene products such as shampoo, soap, anti-perspirant, toothpaste and face scrub. These 5 items are the backbone of my hygiene routine however, they are also chock full of things I can't pronounce, some that I can, and many that have proven links to toxic and negative effects on human physiology.
Lets start this series out by talking ARMPITS.
Those sometimes sweaty, stinky, smooth or hairy pits that are nestled under our arms at the shoulder joint and stuck along the side of our torsos when our arms are at rest. Did you know that here are more than 20 lymph nodes (small lumps of tissue that are part of the body's lymphatic system, which helps fight infection) in the armpit. The skin of the armpit area is quite thin and therefore absorption of chemicals can happen more easily. Applying something that contains chem...