Turns out I've experienced what my doctor's call a "cascading allergic effect," meaning I've
become oddly allergic to several foods (like rice)that I ate on a regular basis before the amoxycillin disaster. It's all been very strange; like being placed inside someone else's body.
Because I am so very sensitive to almost everything, I thought it would be a good time to change over all of those products I've been getting away from anyway.
First, I tackled my bath products. The mostly all-natural bath products became even more basic:
Toothpaste- Baking soda, sea salt, glycerine
Shampoo- Dr. Bronner's Unscented, canola/olive oil, dash of malt vinegar (sal-free)
(This also makes a killer shaving cream for legs...soooooo silky!) No need for conditioner, either. Add essential oil for scent. Mine has to be unscented.
Soap- Diluted Dr. Bronner's Unscented Castille Soap
Deoderant- rock crystal
Facial soap/ scrub -Bronners and baking soda
See? No big deal. In fact I love the simplicity of it all. It feels so good to be independent of all the unneccesary chemicals, packaging, and costs. My new routine is chemical and salicylate free, not to mention easy.
Below are all of the ingredients I used to make my very own cleaning products:
I made an all-purpose cleaner, furniture polish, oven-cleaner, glass/window cleaner, and a soft scrub, too! All recipes can be found here if anyone is interested.
The house smelled really fresh after being cleaned on Saturday.
If you try this, I bet you'll never go back to the chemicals!
It's just baking soda, castille soap, and glycerine.
I added some fresh lemon juice, too.
Hope you'll give it a try!