Reusable Snack Bags, Surprises, and Results

Hello all! If you missed my last post, I made my own shower products. It’s now been a day since I took a shower, and I definitely have some insights!

First off, my hair still feels clean! I haven’t noticed any excess oil whatsoever. I regularly wash only with conditioner, so I think my hair is already fairly used to being clean without stripping the natural oils. Hopefully this means I won’t have to go through the extra-oily phase. I’m going to see how long it takes (if ever) before I feel the need to use regular shampoo. My only issue with these recipes is that they’re basically water — meaning I wasted a lot just trying to make sure my hair is completely coated. I’m thinking of adding cornstarch to the mixture to thicken it up.

Second, concerning the body wash: I have decided that when I make this again, I will be sticking to the Clearly Natural brand. Of course, when I went back to Martin’s, they had restocked the “lilac” scent, which smells awesome! But I want to use up the Tom’s before I buy another bar. As far as how it turned out, Euria’s soap lathered up significantly more, whereas mine was just kind of slimy. As I said last time, the Tom’s soap made less wash than the Clearly Natural, so that’s another check on the “con” side. And the body wash got really thick, so it’s difficult to get out of the container. All in all, I’ll be using the Clearly Natural from now on.

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Introduction, and How to Make Your Own Bath Products

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So, recently my husband and I have decided to pursue self-sustainable farming. It sounds crazy, and a year ago I would’ve laughed at the idea. In fact, I have laughed at it, several times! For the past few years, my dad has been exploring different farming enterprises, including alpacas, sacrificial lambs, and lawn-mowing goats. Each idea has seemed as crazy to me as the next — especially since his ideal farm is on some tiny island in the middle of nowhere, away from prying government eyes. While I can certainly appreciate that, I’m not ready to move to the tropics; I like my advanced medicine, thankyouverymuch.

Anyway, after discovering that my husband’s Dyscalculia will make it impossible for him to pursue higher education, we’ve been exploring other options. Unfortunately, in this day and age, not having a degree means he’s stuck with working-class jobs, with little to know interest in his work. What we decided on is sustainable farming. We’ve been reading Joel Salatin’s books for inspiration; he started Polyface Farms, a pasture-based meat farm in the Shenandoah Valley. His meat is chemical free, raised the way nature intended, and his books are all about how to get started in these areas.

We intend to grow our own produce and raise pastured chickens, for meat and eggs, to start with, and move up from there. We’ve been throwing a lot of ideas around concerning the direction we want to take, including (my favorite) getting sheep and producing our own wool!

All this talk about farming — and reading the disgusting and terrifying descriptions of how corporate food is produced — has made me start thinking about going au naturale in as many ways as possible.

So today, I bring you: How to make your own bath products!

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