water. I don't use shampoo. every few months, I'll use a naturalish conditioner sitting around the house to shampoo my hair (we moved into dads and since sis is aware about cosmetic safety but moved to college recently, there are a lot (like 6) bottles of various brands of natural conditioner sitting around. I read the ingrediants and see if I feel comfy with it. Before, I used the last bits of my EO conditioner. again, that's only every few months. there can be a knarly transition period to water only hair care, but it's soooo easy now, and my hair loves it. (and does not smell at all, or look dirty, grimy, gross or oily).Conditioner-
oil. I have a lot of different ways I use it. My fave is a deep hot olive oil treatment. I take a bunch of olive oil (maybe a 1/4 to a 1/2 c.? I don't measure) heat it up (used to be I heated it in microwave til pretty warm but not boiling), and use my hand to spread it through wet hair, till all the hair was coated. Then I wore my hair up and in a scarf for two days. By 24 hours, my hair looked damp but not oily. 36-48 hours later, it looks soft, perfect curls, just beautiful, and not a trace of oilyness left. (though I do have dry hair anyways.) I also do lighter treatments, taking a fingerful or two of coconut oil, about the size of a peanut or two (shelled) (just the same stuff I use in the kitchen), and rub it through my hair, wet or dry, particularly on the ends. It's not as deep a treatment though it helps. I deep oil treat maybe every 6-8 months though I'd like to do it every other month or so, and light oil every other month, and would rather shoot for every other week or every week.Toothpaste--
we were using baking soda and salt and spices and a drop of tea tree essential oil, but we felt it was wearing our teeth and gums down, so we now use weleda, something or other. I like it. it's some weird herb/tree that starts with an r is the name of the specific kind I got.Mouthwash no need. if my breath smells, I brush my teeth.
I need help here. I definitely haven't figured this out. of course.... remembering where I put the deodorant and remembering to put it on might help more than a new brand... I have toms and a crystal one floating around somewhere. can't find them since my camping trip. Moisturizer-
coconut oil, olive oil, natural lotions I'm gifted (I read the ingrediants first.) (mom likes to give me things like lotions for easter even though I don't celebrate it, but she's good about getting fairly natural stuff. or at least... usually decent stuff and sometimes greenwashed stuff.)Foundation
ummmmm... whats that? I've never worn foundation except for plays in my life.Hair product
none, but I really want to try using the gel from flaxseeds to help hold my curls from frizzing for some fancy occasion though. it's supposed to be pretty good. also, the coconut oil helps keep the frizz down.Shaving cream
Dr. Bronners diluted. leftover method.Bar soap
various artisan castille soaps mostly. other artisan "true" (or not detergent) by lye and fat soaps. Last year I asked my mom (since I knew she would be making a stocking for me since she always does) to give me a years worth of nice fancy castille soaps instead of do-dads that would clutter my house in my stocking. She did, in the most splendid fashion, four bars of delicious healthy soap. I still have 1.5 left and it's almost oct. This year, we are hopefully going to make our own soaps. (hopefully tallow though maybe a few castille as gifts for veggies in the fam. I think I've got some good prices on tallow availible.
(and to the pp, yeah, I use vinegar and baking soda as my cleaning products too. I have a spray bottle with diluted (or sometimes full strength) vinegar (that currently has a smidge of tea tree oil in it as well, which is great), and use baking soda and soap pretty much exclusively to clean. and lots of bac-out)