I don't really care what any one says, soap is really just not clean.. It's highly processed and full of chemicals.
Water polluted with soaps and so called cleaning products, dirties and pollutes the earth..
Natural earth on the other hand is fun and cleansing.. A good mud bath can cool you down in the heat of the day, and really cleanse those pores.
I stopped using soap about 22 years ago, and began instead to use just water.. Shortly after that, I quit using shampoo too, and stopped also using detergents and other household cleaning products.. including washing powders..
The most difficult thing was the shampoo, I guess the hair becomes addicted to it, and when one first stops using it, it's like the head craves it or something.. But after just a few weeks, the head somehow adjusts to the lack of the presence of shampoo, and things normalise again..
I really believe that soap is detremental to the skin, aging it prematurely by robbing it of natual oils, and subjecting it to whatever chemicals are contained within the soap..
I know that most of you would probably argue and say that there are environmentally friendly soaps, or that at times, you might believe that the only way to get rid of something is with a soap or a heavy detergent of some kind..
But the reality is probably that so called environmentally friendly soaps are just not as polluting as the other more comercially available ones.. Sure the original raw ingredients may theoretically be relatively harmless, but is the harvesting of them? Or the process they undergo? And the proof of the pudding as they say, is to witness the effect of the soaped up water left overs on the garden.. Will the plants love it, or will they recoil in sufferance?
And as for those times when you're having difficulties with stains.. I say, think twice before bleaching it.. Leave the stain be.. Don't be ruled by fashion or by false senses of smartliness.. Every stain gives the clothing history..
Don't offend others with 2nd Hand chemicals
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