While I was throwing the ball for our dog on his walk this morning (he has me well trained), I was struck by his shiny clean coat and his vigour and vitality… all achieved WITHOUT the use of soap, detergent, shampoo, deodorants, razor blades, shaving cream, toothbrush, hair dye, hair conditioner, perfumes, creams or lotions.
It has now been several years since i switched to oil pulling and flossing rather than brushing my teeth… this has proved entirely successful… and I have not required dental treatment for several years. It is now a long time since I used soap, shampoo, hair conditioner or deoderant. More recently, I have taken to reducing the frequency of showering… in effect I would probably be showering less than weekly.
For deodorant i used bicarbonate of soda. I also dose my socks with bicarbonate. In both cases this has been completely successful in the elimination of unpleasant body odour.
I have taken the time to share this with the reader for this simple reason… I have demonstrated that one can mix it with civilised society without the use of “hygiene products”.
It seems logical that the use of these techniques by the great unwashed would result in a very valuable reduction in environmental degradation and a massive improvement in community health.
It makes me smile to think of that future when Unilever just can’t sell a single item and to realise just how much of “work” is utterly without reason.
I would enjoy reading the thoughts of others on this topic…