i presently have a bowl of henna keeping warm and brewing on the top of the rayburn ready to let swampy loose on me and my roots~its one of my own mixes; henna, lemon juice, a small, 2 bag, cup of chamomile tea and a good few spoons of paprika.
i am spending a little time each day writing up my own 'book' of natural products~shampo's, conditioners, facial scrubs etc etc. i was recently on the Susun Weed forum and in one of the posts on one of the 'no shampoo' posts someone commented that they are getting 'crustier' as they get older.
i think thats how i have become. i have always been very...whats the word...'unconventional' and i guess that has intensified with age and the term 'crusty' is the perfect one.
the thought of the chemicals put in everything, even our food is horrifying.
so i try to do everything i can to minimise this. all of my shampoo, deodorant, soap, toothpaste etc etc are from two really good stores in dorchester~Down To Earth (where we can also get most of our Ecover bottles filled up) and Naturalife.
i use honey as a great cleanser~though have some new ideas to try out.
well the new henna mix worked a treat and it is the perfect color, although i need to buy some nice smelling essential oil to take away the swamp~mud smell!
i also covered my hair in coconut oil and sat with my head wrapped in a towel for half an hour and that has made my generally wild, curly and hard to handle hair a bit tamer!
there is an interesting thread or two on Susun Weed about not using shampoo at all, i have to say i am half way there in i only wash my own hair once a week in an really nice organic seaweed shampoo which is really nice, but i think next week i will try a home mix.
well Monty Don is checking out gardens in India so time for me to go!