Heather Scott wrote:I’m SO glad this discussion came up💕 I’ve been telling my Husband I’ve wanted to go more natural with all my products. We are def greenies with all of this as we are city dwellers soon to become mountain earth dwellers. Every part of my being is screaming natural. From detoxing my body via gut and down to a cellular level to my environment. I have Usnea growing on our mountain acreage and I desire to be just as pure as the air quality where we will build our circular earthen home. Right now as city dwellers we have treated water.... once we get to the homestead we will collect rainwater and get from the waterfall stream (no icky foam..... happy dance as up in My area even the cleanest rivers and streams are polluted) we will only filter for drinking.... so going no poo....... could I start now, with the treated water we have, or wait till we get to our mountain land..... what type of results have you all had with different water types??
Michael Shwartz wrote:Now you've done it. I'm still new here, so I was forced to read just to find out what exactly you meant by going "pooless". I had just read the other day about bucket toilets, and I can't remember what they were being called, waterless? flushless? I can't place it. You all know. But then to thumb over an article about going pooless, and how it doesn't stink like you might think it does. Just stop. I'm still absorbing the terminology as fast as I can!
Anne Miller wrote:A question I would like to ask people with long hair is:
If you are using just water (no baking soda or vinegar, etc) do you scrub your scalp? It seems to me that having some shampoo or baking soda would make scrubbing the scalp easier.
tel jetson wrote:I haven't used anything but water to bathe for years at this point. occasionally soap if I get grease on me. it works fine for me, but... I'm very smelly, both my armpits and my hair. doesn't bother me, but the folks around me do occasionally object.
I only mention this because people make a lot of sensational statements about this sort of thing. in my experience at least, I definitely smell worse than I did when I used soap. I never used scented soap or soap with anything but oils and lye, so artificial smells and weird chemicals weren't an issue. my skin is also just as weird if not weirder than when I used soap (mild dandruff on my dome and in my beard).
so why don't I just use soap? I don't know, really. I think I just decided I didn't want to feel bad about smelling like a human. maybe I'm doing my small part trying to counteract industries that have convinced many people they smell wrong without special products. or maybe I'm just bothering the people who have to be physically near me.
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