You’d pay good money for this treatment if you were at a spa! Using five pure and simple ingredients, you can expect to be energized as well as exfoliated.
By: Michael DeJong
Personal care products are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration or any government agency. In fact, there are more than 10,000 chemical ingredients found in personal care productsâ€”such as body wash, aftershave, and toothpasteâ€”and 89 percent of these chemicals have not undergone any safety testing. Since we all need to bathe, wash our hair, moisturize our skin, brush our teeth, and groom ourselves, wouldn’t it be best to use safe alternatives rather than chemical-ridden products?
You can use 5 pure and simple ingredients; baking soda, lemon, olive oil, salt, and white vinegar, to keep yourself clean the organic and natural way.
Try these for yourself:
Skin Softner: Mix together equal parts of extra virgin olive oil and salt to create a wonderful skin softener.Â Mix the two, so that the salt soaks up the olive oil, and then scrub your entire body, head to toe.Â Expect to be energized as well as exfoliated.Â Massage the mixture into your body and wash off thoroughly.Â You’d pay good money for this treatment if you were at a spa!
Luxurious Bath: Cut two lemons into super-skinny slivers.Â Dribble half a dozen drops of olive oil onto the citrus slices.Â Give it a toss, and finish with three cups of sea salt.Â Then, it’s hands off while the concoction cures for at least five minutes.Â Add your citrus dermadip to a hot and steamy bath.Â Lock the door, put on some soothing music, and submerge yourself into the citrus mix by loosening up and settling down for a long, luxurious, lazy soak. Reappear recharged and revived. You owe yourself this one!
Exfoliator: Liberate yourself of dead skin cells with this awesome all-over exfoliator.Â Blend three quarters of a cup of sea salt or coarse kosher salt, three tablespoons of baking soda, and one-quarter cup of olive oil in a bowl.Â Jump into a warm-to-hot shower, douse yourself down, dip a washcloth into the mixture, and scrub everything you can reach with the all-over exfoliator.Â Rinse well.Â Find your newly revealed, stunningly soft skin sparkling fresh and re-energized.
About the Author:
Michael DeJong, author of Clean Body:The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing Yourself, is an environmentalist and eco-activist. In his book he offers clear cut recipes and solutions for all types of ailments such as acne, dry skin, body odor, dandruff, sunburn, and many others.
DeJong and Joost Elffers are generously donating all of the royalties from each of the books in the Clean Series to the OneCleanWorld Foundation, a philanthropic, not-for-profit organization that supports environmental projects worldwide with grants, technical assistance and/or microfinancing.
For more eco-Clean tips by Michael DeJong (aka ask Mr. Green) go to: My Kind of Clean
For more information on his book, please visit: Barnes & Noble
For more information about the foundation, please visit: One Clean World
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