Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Throw Out Your Shampoo

Have you ever considered not using shampoo? The amount of personal care products used in our culture is staggering - just take a look down the aisle of any store and you'll see my point. Can you get along without any of these products? We are so used to using them, we have grown ultra-dependent on all them and feel life wouldn't be the same without. But how healthy are they - even the so-called "natural" products? Consider the amount of ingredients in the average personal care product you use - toothpaste, soap, moisturizer, makeup, shampoos and conditioners...turn the bottle around and read the list of ingredients, and it may surprise you.

Your skin is the largest organ on your body and is capable of absorbing most anything you put on it. In fact, whatever you put in your mouth can be filtered out to some extent by your liver and kidneys. But anything on your skin goes right into your body.

Also, think about the amount of resources and energy necessary to produce just these products alone and then dispose of them. Now, that can't possibly be very green.

Here's how to make your own cleaner for hair using just 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, and water. The person who wrote this has used this method with success. Do you want to become independent from personal care products that are taking your money and making you have bad health? Then this is for you. Try it!

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