Originally Posted by RiverSky
OP, how do you know you don't smell to others?
uh, im not sure how to respond to that, is that a shot?
I have my work clothes (uniform), home clothes(oldtshirts, shorts/cottonpants) and going out clothes. I luckily live where its not really hot weather, I dont sweat much at all. I work in veggies, fruit and flowers so I wear gloves to keep my hands clean and do a good scrub of my arms and hands after work. I wash my face twice a day, clean undies twice a day and all that, i wear a tshirt only to bed so I wear a new one normally every time I shower. If im DTD, then that calls for a shower, but im a solo parent so thats not a daily occurrence
I might shower more if i was going to be so close to someone like a DH, just for their preference not mine so much.
I didnt know if i was just thinking like a hippie again here, but I dont like to just consume, consume, consume, just because i "can". Unless my clothing has stains on it or doesnt have that laundry smell anymore, its hung up and kept clean. Or if my hair isnt smelling nice, then ill wash. Other than that I try use as little water and products as I can, I dont use the dryer, i use a clothes line that kind of thing. I trim/shave the pits and bits, or ill use a washcloth to freshen up. I use perfume when i go to work or whenever and i find my hair retains alot of the shampoo smell.
Im surprised how over the last 2 years of choosing a more natural focus how my body has adapted to produce less oils or produce just enough. My skin isnt dry nor oily, my hair stays lights and soft, its great, i feel good about using our resources as needed.
id like to think i would know if i smelt bad, if i can smell my laundry smell, perfume, shampoo etc then i should be able to sense the opposite