Personal Care Products Update
One of my most popular blog posts has been what personal care products I use. Since it's an old post from 2011, and a lot has changed since then, I thought I would do a quick update.
My personal care products and routine has become so simplified over the past couple years, which makes me happy for several reasons!
1) It saves money
2) It saves time
3) I'm not using chemicals
4) My hair and skin no longer require so many products
So this is what I am currently using:
Mostly just water. Occasionally, if I have had product in my hair or it's a tangled mess, I will use a rinse of apple cider vinegar (4:1 ratio of water to vinegar).
I started out using baking soda and water as "shampoo" and the apple cider vinegar as "conditioner" almost every day but the baking soda majorly dried out my scalp and hair. Once I stopped using the baking soda, I switched to just letting the vinegar rinse soak in my hair for a few minutes in the shower everyday. But I found that after a few weeks, my scalp and hair had adjusted to not needing anything! My hair is naturally moisturized by the oils from my scalp, which is exactly how it should be!
Norwex Makeup Removal Cloth everyday and Norwex Body Pack Cloth occasionally for exfoliating. All you need is water!
A small amount of coconut oil when my face is feeling dry, otherwise nothing.
None. I know, gross. But seriously, it's amazing what water can do! If I ever just feel like I need the experience of a nice smelling shower, I use products from Rocky Mountain Soap Co.
Coconut Oil, or my remaining Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Body Butter
Arbonne Pure Mint Deodorant or Norwex Crystal Deodorant