12 Behaviors To Help You Change And Get It Together (Finally!): Part 3

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Ok. Hopefully this post will be shorter than part 2. If I didn’t know I was a writer before that last post, then I know now! I swear it (the post) was at 400 words and then it was 1600? I don’t know how that happened, well I know how it happened—I kept typing on the keyboard—but I didn’t think there was much I had to say on those topics.

Ultimately, whatever was said, needed to be said!


Part 1

12 Behaviors To Help You Change And Get It Together (Finally!): Part 1

Part 2:

12 Behaviors To Help You Change And Get It Together (Finally!): Part 2

Part 4:

12 Behaviors To Help You Change And Get It Together (Finally!): Part 4

Part 5:

12 Behaviors To Help You Change And Get It Together (Finally!): Part 5


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Do you know what you are putting on your body? I mean I’m sure you can read all the chemicals in your deodorant and shampoo, but what the fuck is that shit anyways? Yea, I have no idea and I don’t want to find out what it will do to me if I keep using it. What really pushed me to get away from corporation made personal care products was constant reactions (rashes) to deodorants. Even “natural” deodorants gave me reactions, albeit milder reactions. So after doing some research, I discovered a recipe that I liked and I have been making my own deodorant for almost a year now, using baking soda, arrowroot powder, coconut oil, shea butter, and some essential oils (lavender if I have some).

No reactions and, most importantly, it keeps body odor at bay for a sweaty man like myself. 

I make body sprays, toothpaste, and body butter—all from ingredients I purchase and make at home. I am still slightly lazy and use Dr. Bronner’s for body washing and shampooing needs, but I want to phase that out and make my own castile soap (and castile soap products) soon! Dr. Bronner’s is great don’t get me wrong, but very expensive. As are buying most body care products vs. making them at home.

You will save money AND…AND…AND…ensure that you know and understand everything you are putting on your body!


Do you even know what is in this shit? Yes, I know you can read what it says, BUT what is that? I suggest you make your own to save $ and to ensure you know what you are absorbing in yo mouth…

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The one thing I appreciate about making my own body care products, is that I know if I accidentally ingest some, that I am not going to die. Most of the ingredients you will use to make body care products, you can also use to make a baked good (baking soda, arrowroot powder, coconut oil) since they are natural, safe, and edible.

This should be the same logic for cleaning products. If I ingest something that will harm me, why would I want to clean my counters with it? It seems silly, right? You can use lemon and baking soda, which will be more effective and clearly non-toxic. Most DIY cleaning product recipes utilize the same ingredients as body care recipes, like castile soap, essential oils, and baking soda, so you can buy a whole bunch of basic ingredients that serve both purposes.

The most consistent cleaning product I make is a powder washing detergent made of castile bar soap (shavings), washing soda (baking soda variation for cleaning) and borax. It costs maybe $7-10 to get the base ingredients but this translates to costing you only a few cents per load.

And like making your own body care products, you will save MONEY + not expose yourself to toxic chemicals.

I also feel a sense of accomplishment when I make my own stuff like this because:

  • I am not giving my hard-earned money to some multi-national corporation

  • I am not taking the easy way out e.g. going to the store

  • I am doing something that will benefit me now and in the future


I don’t want those near my dishes. What are in these mini bars of chemical cleaning crack? Anyone? Castile soap and essential oils is all you need…

Do you make your own body care products and/or cleaning products? What recipes do you like?

Do you want to make your own home products? Leave a comment below about what you think about all this DIY talk!

Thanks,

Chris


Part 1

12 Behaviors To Help You Change And Get It Together (Finally!): Part 1

Part 2:

12 Behaviors To Help You Change And Get It Together (Finally!): Part 2

Part 4:

12 Behaviors To Help You Change And Get It Together (Finally!): Part 4

Part 5:

12 Behaviors To Help You Change And Get It Together (Finally!): Part 5

 

About The Author

Posh Gibson

Raised by poodles in the Yucatan Peninsula around 1933, Posh Gibson also almost won Academy Award for an uncredited role in Toy Story II.

He loves patty melts and dogs, so eventually he decided to do social work and community organizing, although he is working on his debut off-broadway in 2018.