It has been a while since I have made any blog posts. Things have been crazy busy but I think everything is starting to slow down and my posts should be more regular in the future.
I love green products. Most if not all cleaning supplies, etc in my house are green. But I do have two issues with green products. The chemical names are long and nearly unpronounceable, which makes me wonder what exactly the product is. And of course, green washing. You have to do your research into green products, many companies know how to word things to make you think you are buying green items when in fact, you are not.
Because of those two things, I try to add all natural products into my daily life as well. I was using a vegan pomegranate facial moisturizer. My face apparently did not like this product and ended up breaking out with pimples. So I started researching how to clear it up and I discovered baking soda. I make a soft paste, apply it to my wet face, let it sit for about a minute then rinse. While I was trying to clear up my face I used this wash daily. Now that my face is clear I do it weekly. I have also found a vegan facial moisturizer that my face likes.
My baking soda facial wash discovery had me researching everything else baking soda can do. I already knew about how well it cleans and was using it in showers and toilets, etc. But I discovered other uses as well. My favorite is shampoo. My hair is long so I have discovered two tablespoons in a cup of water works well for me. I mix it with water and pour it over my hair, especially my scalp and massage it in. Then I rinse it out. For conditioner, I discovered about a quarter cup of distilled white vinegar in a cup of water, again I pour it over my hair, let it sit for about two minutes, then rinse. A tip I quickly discovered, bring your cups of baking soda and vinegar into the shower and make your mixture with your warm bath water. The first time I tried this, I pre made my mixtures without thinking about temperature and the ice cold water was quite a surprise.
I am in love with my new hair care regime. I do not use product in my hair but I still felt my hair was cleaner, it was also much lighter and fluffier and so so soft. My hair also stayed cleaner longer. I wash my hair as little as possible, as over washing is very bad for hair, but I also will not walk around with a greasy head, so I was pleased my hair seemed to stay cleaner longer. It was also very shiny. What girl doesn’t love soft, shiny hair? Obviously, this left my hair scent free. I have no issue with this. Heavy perfumes are not good for our hair anyway. My hair smelled fresh and clean and that is good enough for me. But I did decide to see if I could add a scent. So I placed two drops of pure lavender essential oil into my vinegar conditioner mix. My hair, days later, still has a soft lavender smell.
I am sold. I love my new hair care regime. It is chemical free, all natural and works so well.