I have a (rather mortifying) confession to make. After I posted about the no-poo movement (2 years almost to the day of no shampoo, as I realized later!), I mentioned the post to my male compatriot. Specifically, how it would be interesting to see how no-poo would work as my hair got longer.
Cue guilty look and hesitant, “Well…”
Uh oh. Turns out my hair has been getting a little gross of late. “Not quite as touchable,” was how he so delicately put it, “kind of sticky, almost, you know?”
Well speak up next time! I’m not so dedicated to my no-poo lifestyle that I’m willing to have unpleasant hair.
Then my friend sent me some pictures she took of me and my parrot. I mean cat.
It’s time for another natural beauty post! There’s something about the spring and the fall that suddenly make me want to be girly-er. I get really lazy in the winter and the summer sometimes, and my new career as a freelancer isn’t really helping with that. Some days I can justify the expense of getting all prettied up and bike idyllically to work in a hipster coffee shop… but not that many days. Yet.
This spring, I have run into an additional quandary. What would be the point of using Dr. Bronner’s to clean myself and avoiding shampoo if my lotion has chemicals in it? Until recently I’ve just kind of not used lotion. But then I took a trip to Mexico where lots of photos were taken and oh man, some moisturizer suddenly sounds great.
Solution: Dr. Bronner’s organic natural lotion. And, therefore, a review.
Preliminary thoughts: I wish it came in more scents. This is the same wish I have for the liquid soap. Lavender is my favorite out of the available scents, but just isn’t that appealing to me overall: I would love if they had an ylang-ylang scent, for example. That can be achieved with essential oil, and I love ylang-ylang. Can’t pronounce it… but I love it.
The lotion is actually lavender-orange. Weird, eh? But it does smell nice, and it feels just like normal lotion. I’m going to use it daily for a while and update later, with some before-and-after pictures of my dry elbows (I’ll be honest – I don’t want to post pictures of my elbows in case they don’t get any better. Gross; I’m not that brave.)
Plus: it’s the cheapest natural organic lotion that I have found, per ounce.
There might be an eventual mini-post or addendum about acquiring “unscented” Dr. Bronner’s (which smells really bad to me) and overpowering it with oil of ylang-ylang.