(Not so) Interesting Stuff

Just thought I’d let you know a few things that have been going on around here:

In an effort to ‘go green’ I have been washing my face with oil for the past 3 weeks.

I have also cut down my habit of daily hair washing. For the past 2 weeks I have been washing my hair every other day. When my shampoo runs out I will not buy more. Instead, I will use baking soda and water.

Likewise, I have once again stopped using shampoo on the little dudes. When the big boys run out of shampoo, we will not be replacing it, either.

I am switching from plastic bottles of hand soap and body wash to bars of soap. (Less waste/recycling.)

On a different note, Mattias broke his leg jumping on a trampoline 4 weeks ago today. Next Monday he gets his full leg cast off. He is doing pretty well, limping along with his bright blue leg.

Brady’s eye has (mostly) stopped dripping dirt. For the longest time, his eye (which is quite watery) was dripping dirty tears that would stain his cheek. It still happens on occasion, but it isn’t constant like it was for a while there.

2 responses

  1. Faith

    The shampoo thing is a hard call to make. I understand in theory it’s better for the environment, but both Aslynn, Micah and I have hair that tangels so much that even if I got rid of the shampoo there is no way that I could get rid of the conditioner.
    I hear you on the soap thing, I debate back and forth all the time as to whether there is less garbage/recycling with bars or liquid refills.
    It’s so hard to know what to do. I am extremally greatfull though to be living in a town that does door to door recycling bacause I feel so much better about even doing that. It always amazes me how much of what I use to throw out that I now recycle.
    Hope you have a great week.

    29/03/2011 at 03:20

  2. Hey Faith, thanks for commenting.

    About the conditioner, there are lots of natural options. I just googled ‘natural hair detanglers’ and ‘natural hair conditioners’ and there are all kinds of things you can use without all the chemicals. You should try googling it and see!

    About the soap, I can’t imagine that liquid refills would be better for the environment, but perhaps I am wrong. I know that loads of plastic is recyclable, but somehow, flattening out some paper from around a bar makes my heart a lot happier than throwing a massive plastic bottle in the recycling bin.

    Curbside recycling does help so much! Life got so much easier that way when we left Caronport and didn’t have to use our storage/freezer room as our recycling hold. 🙂

    29/03/2011 at 19:22

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