The first is abandoning toothpaste. I find it ironic that the progression of dental hygiene goes about like this:
- rub with sticks
- rub with baking soda
- rub with sticks with toothpaste on them
- rub with sticks with toothpaste on them with baking soda in it
I've also started researching Going No-Poo. Unfortunately, this has nothing to do with Charlie's nasty diapers. Rather, it's giving up shampoo.
Sounds positively hideous, doesn't it?
Apparently, God designed the human head pretty well, at least the outside bit. The oils are designed to keep your hair soft, shiny and healthy and are produced in small quantities when not messed with by harsh oil-stripping chemicals. Rinsing in baking soda or vinegar every few days is supposedly enough to do the trick.
I'm not sure about this one, yet. I'm on day five and I'll let you know how it goes. I don't stink or look greasy, but I can't figure out how to style my hair and it just feels odd. I don't know that it's different enough for anyone else to notice.
So there's my start--two products tossed and replaced with two cheaper and more simple products. I promise to give public warning if I decide to chuck deodorant.