Earthpaste – My Natural Toothpaste

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I was a little shocked when I took a closer look at our toothpastes. My Elmex toothpaste contains the following ingredients: Aqua, Water, Hydrated Silica, Sorbitol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Olaflur, Titanium Dioxide, Saccharin, Aroma.

I didn’t like the fluoride part and neighter did I appreciate the word “aroma”. I was even more worried when I discovered that other toothpastes lying around in our bathroom, contain PEG and sulfate. Continue reading

Why I Quitted Washing My Hair Without Shampoo

As I’ve told you twice in old posts (reasons and routine > click on the links below), from 6. January until 2. March 2014 I didn’t use any shampoo on my hair.

I gave up shampoo for two months. It was a very greasy period for my hair and neighter did it feel good nor did it look nice. I thought it would just be the transition period.

But my flakiness didn’t go away. As job interviews approached, I knew that I had to stop using no shampoo and try natural shampoo instead. I wouldn’t have felt comfortable in that state, even if I used dry shampoo and braided my hair.

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Can Vegetables and Fruit Not Be Healthy?

It is wonderful to eat veggies and fruit. They contain a lot of vitamins and important trace elements out body needs to stay intact. But if we think about the way we grow those… There’s a lot of pesticides involved. We need them to repell bugs ect.

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EWG (The Environmental Working Group) looked close and separated fruits and vegetables that contain lots of toxins from the harmless ones. Continue reading

Washing My Hair Without Shampoo for The Second Time and A DIY Dry Shampoo

Update on my new no poo-routine:

I washed my hair in the evening (you can read here how I do it).

I did so because I thought I could get it dry(ish) and then follow up with dry shampoo (aka cornstark) that I don’t necessarily have to walk around like a greasy mess (Severus Snape greets you 😉 ).

My my hair wasn’t really dry in the morning. I had to put heat on it. And then put on some dry shampoo.

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Washing My Hair Without Shampoo for The First Time

I have had dandruff since I remember washing my hair.

The problem has increased in the last two months or so. I have switched to Lush’s “Fair trade honey shampoo” in the impression that it was a clean choice. It claims to be “preservative free” and therefor, I thought it to be wonderful. I didn’t look close, though. It contains a bunch of  really dirty ingredients: Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Sulfates) and Cocamide DEA. Those have both proven to be carcinogenes.

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I have wondered why I recently struggled with far more dandruff than before. Is it the radiators that really dry out your roots? Or is my dandruff actually a rash, the consequence of the harsh ingredients of my shampoo? Continue reading