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Elisheva Cohen
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Does anyone have any experience with no poo with there kids?
I am no poo. No shampoo for over a year with an ocational vinegar rinse. On my body I use no soap except my hands and face.
I was wondering if I can put some essential oils in my kids bath to help keep the healthy and clean with no detergents. Any thoughts?
 
Blake Wheeler
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No actual experience with it but I don't see a reason it couldn't be done. If anything probably easier as kids usually don't produce as much body oil and for certain less BO. If you do use oils test first to make sure there's no reaction.

Personally I'd say just use vinegar. Not sure how you use it, but I use a spray bottle for application. I know the spray bottle can sometimes lead to vinegary fumes so be careful if they have breathing conditions, and of course watch their eyes. Perhaps a better alternative would involve soaking a sponge in vinegar. Then again water may be all that's needed. I would imagine using a cleaning agent daily wouldn't be the best idea due to the lower amount of body oils, he same thing actually goes for the elderly as well for the same reason
 
Lizzie Day
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I am just starting the no 'poo experiment on myself...going to be an uncomfortable few weeks methinks . My twenty-one month old son is pretty much no 'poo as he used to put up such a fight if we tried to wash his hair . His hair looks great though, I don't bother trying to wash it nowadays, unless he has been in chlorinated water.

I would be cautious about using essential oils on your toddler's skin, they are very concentrated and some oils, such as citrus, can make skin photo-sensitive.
 
Blake Wheeler
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It'll be easier than you think Lizzie. Then again my hair rarely gets over an inch long lol.

Not once have I ever been told I smell bad and I generally just rinse myself with water, maybe a spritz of vinegar here or there, followed by a natural deodorant (I kinda miss anti-perspirants though lol)
 
Galadriel Freden
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My four year old has had one shampoo in his life: when the nurse at the hospital bathed him the day he was born. The only thing we put on it is water, and his hair is just beautiful: we don't really even get it wet that often--maybe a couple of times a month. We also use minimal soap on his skin (he generally bathes twice a week), except for handwashing.

His hair is even nicer than mine, which still gets occasionally greasy--though I'm a chef and exposed to plenty of grease at work. I've been no poo (water only) for about six years now, and like my son, I rarely even get it wet; I use a vinegar rinse to help with my grease about once a month. Once or twice a year, if the build up is really bad, I use a little bit of soap in my hair. But I've never had to do that in my son's hair.
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Jessica Gorton
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Our almost-4-year-old also never gets his hair washed, just sometimes wet. Other than his habit of twirling his hair into messy dreadlocks, it's soft and beautiful. He gets a bit of a soaping up at the end of tubby time with an all natural soap under his arms and between his legs, but only about once per week, and other than that, it's just hand washing and wiping his face after meals. I think he smells great (though I might not be objective)!

I'm mostly no-poo, I use vinegar with some rosemary essential oil mixed in maybe once every couple of weeks, and my pits and privates get the same treatment as my son - sometimes I also give my feet a good soaping up, especially this time of year when they are so often confined in socks.
 
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