Mrs Green’s rather odd confession
She writes “This week review the body soap you are currently using. Include information such as how the product performs, how it was packaged and the ingredients. Perhaps do a little research on the ingredients to determine if they are all environmentally and personally safe. “
Ahhh, well, how do I break this to you my friends?
I don’t use soap on my body!
I don’t use ANY products on my body.
Does that make me weird and a bit stinky? Let me check.
Nope, I’m definitely not stinky, but maybe I’m a little weird 😉
When I was pregnant I learned that everything I put ON my skin could end up in my bloodstream, so I went on a bit of a products detox.
I gradually whittled down all the products I was using – soap, shower gel, body lotion, cleanser, toner, moisturiser, antiperspirant – the list goes on and on and makes me feel quite dizzy at the thought of it – to virtually nothing. I even went ‘no poo’ for three years.
In all honesty I just didn’t see the point of using soap. Maybe I’m missing something.
Now, when I’m washing my hair I’ll ‘wash’ under my arms with a bit of baking soda, rhassoul clay, a drop of essential oil on a damp flannel or even the shampoo that is left on my hands and I’ll wash ‘down below’ in a similar vein. Once a week I might exfoliate my skin with a wash mitt or some sea salt and honey or some yogurt and oats mixed together. But apart from that, no other area of my body gets ‘washed’ apart from by the water I’m showering or bathing in.
Put it this way; my husband and daughter have never suggested they don’t want to get close to me, so I guess I’m doing ok!
What about you – does the thought of me not using a product to clean my body horrify you?