A crunchy hippie. That’s me
I can be impulsive at times. Shock, I know. And surprisingly it’s not just because of pregnancy hormones. If you’ve been following me for the long haul, years ago, I wrote about how I was over chemicals and additives to food, so I read everything I could, followed fooducate.com/blog and basically educated myself. Then I stopped eating it.
Has it been life changing? Not sure. But I don’t have cancer or anything yet and I feel better inside my brain. Like I’m making a good, solid decision. So that’s worth it to me. Not to mention, looking back over old receipts from grocery stores since before I’ve started shopping exclusively at Trader Joe’s, I’ve spent an average 60 dollars LESS a month on groceries. Mind you, that was when I had a smaller family. I can’t even imagine what it’d be now.
Then when I was pregnant with Mae, I read an article about cleaning products and what it can do to your body while pregnant. So I stopped using them and switched to simple baking soda and white vinegar. I also would buy the sprays that were at Trader Joe’s, a mixture of oils and all natural ingredients to clean when I was just plain sick of the peppermint-y vinegar smell.
It’s been a long time coming that I’d have this impulsive attack of madness. So maybe it’s not really impulsive.
But last week, I went through all of my things in the bathroom and basically threw it all into the recycle bin. Lotions, face wash, left over shampoo that has sat there for over a year, moisturizers…
Well, I kept the plastic bottles from the face wash and turned it into my new face wash bottle.
Then I took a deep breath and decided I wasn’t going back.
I had been experimenting with all natural for a while now. A few weeks ago I went pretty much 100%. I used only the OCM (oil cleansing method) on my face, coconut oil for my body lotion. Why not, right?
I feel so free.
A.) It’s cheaper.
B.) It’s healthier.
C.) It’s awesome.
D.) I don’t need half the crap I used to buy.
E.) I may have finally cured my stupid face skin. It only took 14 years.
So I put a new page up at the top of the blog here with all the things I do now. Katie Ett emailed me to tell me that her boyfriend thinks my teeth are going to fall out, but she thinks I’m still cool. (I’ve been using baking soda only as a toothpaste for a few weeks now and it’s pretty awesome. My teeth haven’t been whiter! Here’s to hoping they’re not staging a coup and are in the process of rotting.)
That way, you guys don’t have to hear how I’ve taken a turn for the hippie worse and you can just read it when or if you want.
As I delve deeper into my insanity of au naturale, I’ll make sure to post recipes that I find helpful for this or that.
Also, I’ve failed on a few things, too. So if you’ve been contemplating trying something, but haven’t and have questions, ask. I’ll answer to the best of my experience.
I mean, I said I’d never wash my hair again, and I’m still going strong. So I can do all this, too, right?
Posted on January 24, 2013, in Cassie and tagged all natural, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil for hair, diva cup, honey face masks, natural hair lightening, natural household cleaners, no 'poo method, no 'poo method with coconut oil, vinegar, white vinegar. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.