Sunday, March 2, 2008

No More Chemicals

I reduced my cleaning products last year to a bottle of bleach, bi-carb soda and vinegar and have been very happy with the results.

It has now occured to me that I still have other chemicals in the house - most obviously shampoo, conditioner, washing up liquid, deodorant and laundry powder - so I have decided that they too must go.

I am starting with the shampoo and conditioner (as soon as I use up what I already have - about two more days). I have done my research (long live Google) and have a few recipes to try. When I find one that I think is the best, I will certainly post it.

Deodorant is next on my list to research and replace - I think I have about a week's supply left.

I still have a few months laundry powder on hand and I have just opened my last bottle of washing-up liquid so I will get to them in due course.

No, this has nothing to do with food miles, this is just me trying to minimize the amount of chemicals I put on myself, and my immediate environment.


Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Good for you and I'll be very interested to read what alternatives you can suggest, mg. Love from Sicily x

Abbey said...

Mg, somedays you flippin inspire me...the way we go through conditioner in this house we could do with an alternative..

Winchester whisperer said...

Doesn't hair naturally improve if you don't wash it for 6 months?

Mountaingirl said...

I have heard that if you can put up with the transition, after 6 weeks, the scalp and hair returns to a natural state and you never have to wash your hair again - will check it out WW :-)