September 9, 2010

Going natural, one step at a time

I was a tired kid after 2 hours of league practice and then one hour of Mob time. <3 But I still managed to be productive when I got home. After doing some of the dishes (there was a lot) I got ready to try out some natural stuff.

First I had to make another batch of toothpaste. I need to have pretty teeth of course. I love how it whips up so fast. The recipe is here in a previous post: Better than Martha. After that I decided I needed to try out a new recipe in hair care.

Peppermint Liquid Soap - 4 oz.For body wash and shampoo I picked up some Dr. Bronner's Peppermint castile soap. It's so refreshing to have the scent fill the whole shower. I pretty much love it. But for conditioner I found an interesting recipe on this site here. As conditioner I now used an apple cider vinegar rinse.

I tried it out last night and it's great. My hair felt practically as good as when you use the chemically stuff from the store. Plus it's a million times cheaper. Well I now know what my conditioner will be from now on. Oh and in case you were wondering the vinegar smell goes away after your hair dries. I just need a better container for it. I was thinking of getting one of those plastic vinegar squeeze bottles to make it easier to apply. Seriously guys. I recommend this. The site says it helps with some dandruff. We'll see how that goes in the winter.

A couple more chemicals knocked out of my everyday life. :)


  1. Nice! Funny you should post this today, because my *next* batch of calendula will be harvested for an infused vinegar - that I use on my hair. :)

  2. Oooo, we are in total sync. I didn't even think of infusing my vinegar. Any suggestions? What does Calendula do for your hair?

  3. Oh I love that soap!!! It makes me feel so clean, and my pores, too!

    I'll have to try the apple cider vinegar rinse. I know that it is so great for almost everything (I drink a little bit sometimes when I don't feel well)

  4. I loved how I felt and I didn't even feel dry afterwards. Sometimes soaps just strip the moisture.

    It's a great rinse. You only used 1 tbs of apple cider vinegar to one cup of water. So cost effective and my hair feels great.

    My boyfriend actually had a throat infection from the dirty air in the loading dock at his work. The antibiotics just wouldn't kick it so he was taking shots of the ACV to boost his immune system. With that he also ate garlic cloves and made a tea from various healthy herbs. With his natural arsenal he was able to get healthy again.