Sometimes mealtime adventures ventures out of the kitchen. It began when things became routine in the kitchen and I started noticing that many bathroom products were becoming bothersome. Leave the kitchen and enter the bathroom. Salad making begin.
For years now I have cleaned the bathroom with salt, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, lavender oil, and my magic spray mixture (starch, white vinegar, water and lavender oil).
It became time to move from pampering the room to pamering mom and the family. I am just at the beginning. The salad is far from complete. This is where great changes are made: one step at a time from the beginning.
Recently I started oil pulling with organic virgin coconut oil. The successes and trials of trying this are posted on our Facebook page. Overall, I like the outcome even with the glitch that happened when the toxins were being pulled. I would recommend trying it but become informed before doing so.
To further help with oral hygiene, I started using Jason's mouthwash. It is filled with lots of great kitchen goodies. I like to use it to freshen up after oil pulling. Leaves a much nicer taste than the coconut oil, too.
Next came shampoo and conditioner. In high school I became interested in health, herbs and alternative medicine. I recalled something about baking soda or Castile soap that I learned from those days. I didn't care for Castile soap. So I thought why not try baking soda?
I mixed 1/2 c water, 1/4 c aloe juice and about 1 TBS baking soda with a sprig of Rosemary. I poured this in a bottle (spray bottle is best). Rub it well in your hair. And rinse.
Then condition with Apple cider vinegar. I added aloe juice, a rosemary sprig, and a couple drops of tea tree oil. This is in a spray bottle. Lightly spray on, rub in and rinse. The smell goes away very quickly. So don't worry. You won't smell like a salad all day, not even for half an hour.
Now that I have this down, next comes facial cleaning and lotions. Avocado, lemon, sugar, etc, get ready to join the salad making process in the bathroom. Hopefully soon there will be more tips to share. Among being Eco friendly, this bathroom adventure is also economically friendly and very easy to do...a time saver. I don't need to visit certain isles and stand there making decisions. Lots of positives to moving this direction.
Do any of you have some bathroom salad favorites? Feel free to share your experiences and tips. We'd love to hear them.