I have decided to incorporate a few of the easier things into my routine before the actual May Eco Throwdown begins where I limit my water and give up all things in throw-away plastic.
I have started brushing my teeth with baking soda. I shaved my legs this morning and put olive oil on them instead of lotion. I put on the baking soda and corn starch on my pits. I used baking soda for a facial scrub (I read that somewhere recently), and put olive oil on my face. Here are the results so far:
Baking soda instead of tooth paste – not too bad. My mouth actually feels “fresher.”
The olive oil makes my legs very smooth, but I smell a little like an Italian Restaurant, and I’m not sure how much good it is doing, since my dog thinks my legs taste great and has licked almost all of the olive oil off them.
The cornstarch and baking soda on my pits didn’t work so well… I made a huge mess all over myself. I think I’d do better to “dust” than get the bs&cs mixture wet and spread it. However, I just got in from strenuously mowing the front lawn before the rain came, and when I did a private “sniff” test, I still smelled fine. I’m wet, but smell fine.
The baking soda facial scrub felt great! I finished up with olive oil, and my dog has not had a chance to lick that all off, and it feel great, too.
I used my regular shampoo, because, well I’m nervous about the baking soda non-shampoo, but will give it a go in May.
I also need to find an all-metal razer for shaving. I haven’t looked too hard, yet.
Didn’t get to the Restaurant Depot yesterday to see about soy beans, but will get there soon.