Brittany (my boudoir & glamour photography editor), has been making all sorts of things for her home from natural ingredients. Things you can pronounce. She made laundry soap, toothpaste, and even cat litter. Last week while we were talking, she pointed out that she has been getting lots of the recipes from Crunchy Betty. So I looked up the site, and started reading, and reading, and reading…
For the past 4-5 years, I’ve had dry, flaky skin. Once I started Four Hour Body, the redness cleared up a little bit, but I started getting little whiteheads. And it seemed like the more I moisturized, the worse it got. SO ANNOYING! While I was in Paris, one of the women mentioned that her grandmother washed her face with olive oil. Olive oil! And she said her face was smooth and gorgeous. When I spotted the Oil Cleansing Method, I decided to try it. Soooooooo wonderful!
Then I read about the Honey Challenge and cleaning my face with honey. HONEY! Honey smells nice, all the people that had tried it seemed to be really happy doing it, so what the heck, why not?
Oh. My. GOD! All the dryness and little flakes are gone. The redness is gone. I’m converted!
I clean with honey every morning.I end the day cleaning with one or the other – if I haven’t worn makeup that day, I clean my face with honey. If I wore makeup, I clean it with oil. My bathroom is starting to look like the kitchen between the oils and the bottles of honey!
Now moving on to the top of my head – for as long as I can remember, I’ve had dry, itchy scalp. Nothing at all has EVER helped it. I can’t tell you how many things I’ve tried over the years! Brittany told me that she was doing the No Poo hair cleaning method and her scalp & hair felt GREAT! Always up for an experiment, I decided to give it a go! Every few days, I’m “washing” my hair with a tablespoon of baking soda mixed with a cup of hot water and rinsing it with 1.5 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with 1.5 cups of water. My hair feels fantastic! But the best part? The itchy scalp is almost entirely gone!
I’ve spent the past 6 months watching what I eat, making sure what I put in my body is healthy — so it makes sense to watch what I put ON my body as well!
Have you tried any natural cleaners? Have any tips you want to share? I’d love to hear them! What do you have in your kitchen right now that you can use?