Tuesday, August 2, 2011

No 'Poo

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In my effort to live a more simple and less complicated life, I've been doing things a little more naturally.

Once again, it's not because I'm overly concerned about harsh chemicals or being environmentally friendly- it's more for the fact that it's something that I enjoy doing and want to try to save my family a little money if I can. Not to mention that it gives me a really good reason to talk to our children about being good stewards of what we have!

I've slowly been making some changes to our day to day living. We first cut out paper products like paper plates, napkins and paper towels- instead using cloth (next will be "family cloth" which is the subtle term for cloth toilet paper- I've gotten some really different reactions about this one- but please remember, I'm not saying it's right or wrong, I'm just saying this is what works for our family). I've been working on figuring out what types of cloth diapers and wipes I want to use with our newest baby. I also started making my own laundry detergent. (which, by the way, I LOVE!!!)

I've also started using "No 'Poo" to wash my hair.

No 'Poo is simply a mixture of 1Tbsp of baking soda and 8 oz of water in place of regular shampoo.
For conditioner, I use a little bit of apple cider vinegar and my hair comes out clean and healthy!

Seriously people. This no 'poo stuff is so great, and it's so inexpensive.

I found THIS SITE to help explain how it works and can give you a little more info about the benefits of going shampoo free!

Maybe I've lost my dang mind. I don't know. All I know is that I am loving this simplified life that we've been living. Less cost, less need, less STUFF! I'm loving it!



BlessedMommy said...

I use cloth wipes for Mason. The absolute BEST are Quilter's Nappies. Seriously, the best.

I'm open to the No 'Poo idea! LOL!

Mommy Lisa said...

baking soda is amazing stuff - I may try that. Does the cider vinegar leave a smell?

The Real Life of a Red Head said...

I've not noticed any sort of smell left over from the cider vinegar! I think rinsing it really well takes care of the smell! :o)

The Real Life of a Red Head said...

I'm also still working on figuring out the proper amount of baking soda. My hair is naturally on the greasy side- so I think I need to try more baking soda than the Tbsp. You may need to play around with it a little bit.

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