Hi folks. Iâ€™m Kristin from Peace, Love and Muesli. Stepping in for Betty and sharing my crunchy story.
I am a pretty easy sell when it comes to make it yourself. It is possible that I have been known to go off the deep end with the homemade stuff. Sometimes people roll their eyes. Mostly my sisters.
Mixing up home beauty products is not new to me. Mixing them up and them being super awesome, thatâ€™s new and thanks goes to Crunchy Betty. Betty is researching and studying and being our crunchy living guinea pig. When she tells us what to put on our faces or hair, we can be sure sheâ€™s tried it and it rocked.
The first post I read at Crunchy Betty was things to do with a leftover lemon. That day I started putting lemon juice on my age spots. They are totally fading. Me and lemon juice are thick as thieves now and we have an anti-aging plan. Out damn spot.
Thus my trust in all things Crunchy Betty started.
What Betty writes I try. Iâ€™ve had pumpkin guts, coffee and honey on my face. Coconut oil in my hair and brushed my teeth with baking soda. When you trust a source, you will do nearly everything they recommend. Iâ€™m resisting putting fennel on my face.
I jumped on the no â€˜poo train as soon as Betty suggested it. Converted everyone I met along the way too. My husband didnâ€™t have much choice, I hid the shampoo. I tried my hardest but I had to throw in the towel. My hair, currently, needs a soapy lather. Disappointing. Instead I stopped using deodorant. I live in Canada, itâ€™s winter now and Iâ€™m wearing lots of layers. Itâ€™s an interesting experiment and I havenâ€™t decided how I will know if itâ€™s successful or not. Come summer I might have to re-think the no deo stand.
If you would rather move to Rapunzelâ€™s tower than give up your daily hair washing, then keep washing. There are no hard and fast rules with crunchy beauty. Do what you like and donâ€™t do what you donâ€™t like. Hmm, I guess thatâ€™s a rule. Can we call it a guideline?
Experience has taught me that when we take on something new on in our lives it is far better to move at a snailâ€™s pace than to jump head first into the deep end. Which is near torture for us impatient folks. But if you are aiming for success, slow and steady wins the race.
Itâ€™s no different with crunchy beauty. Try one recipe, get comfortable with it in your routine, and then move onto something else. Emptying your bathroom cabinets into the trash and spending $400 on essential oils is a hard way to get started. And you might want to hang onto that deodorant; you never know when a crunchy experiment will go afoul.
Hereâ€™ s what Iâ€™ve learned reading my daily dose of Crunchy Betty- skin care need not be a long drawn out 7 step paraben ladened perfumed reproductive system disturbing regime. Get some milk and some nutmeg and you will be beautiful.
What was your first crunchy beauty step?
Be sure to visit Kristin at her blog: Peace, Love, and Muesli, where she gives all of us healthy and delicious recipes, as well as all kinds of nutrition facts we need!