I'm going no poo!

Over the weekend I discovered this fantastic blog and had to share- it's got me so inspired! Crunchy Betty is all about 'food on your face'- getting rid of horrible chemical beauty products, and my all time most favourite thing of all, making things yourself. Oh and saving money. There are recipes for masks and scrubs and hair rinses and house cleaners, and things like how to make a solid perfume from beeswax and essential oils, like the one I made above. I went to our local honey man and for $5- I got enough beeswax to make a lifetimes supply of perfume and lip balm! Happy lady :)

The other thing I love about Crunchy Betty, aside from her witty banter, is her challenges. God knows I love a challenge! So I've taken on her no poo challenge. That's right I've thrown out my shampoo (actually we're using it as hand wash...) and I'm goin no poo. That means no washing with shampoo or conditioning for at least 3 weeks. Apparently it is important that you do at least 3 weeks to see good results. It's kinda like the spring cleaning, it gets worse before it gets better. It's gonna get gross, probably, but I swear to stick to it.
 I will be using baking soda on my scalp and apple cider vinegar as a rinse on the ends a couple of times a week, as prescribed (see the blog for more info on how to do that).
I'm really not a fan of putting my face up on my blog, it makes me a wee nit queasy in fact, but hey, here goes...

That's is my 'before' photo. Yes that's my uneven fringe that I've been hacking at myself because it's too hard to get to a hairdresser with 3 small children. Anyway, we will see how it goes? If what they are saying is true (by they, I mean the people who have done it and commented on the blog) in a few weeks time my natural oils will have returned and I will have thick luscious hair and no need to purchase shampoo and conditioner. Hurrah!

I've also been doing the honey face wash challenge for past 5 days and I've gotta say, my skin NEVER felt better. It is truly amazing. I will never spend $60- on a Jurlique face wash again I tell you!! Seriously, try it, it's incredible. I have quite dry skin and I don't even feel like I need to moisturise after it. That has never happened to me. The other cool tip I picked up is- you can remove eye makeup with... olive oil. Can you believe that? Just olive oil. And it's so effective. And feels nice. Yep, another product I no longer need to buy. Anyways, go check it out, there is so much inspiration there- and maybe you'll wanna join me for a challenge or two?


  1. Thankyou so much for this blog tip. Crunchy Betty is amazing and O so cheap. I've added her to my reader and am afraid I may spend heaps of time there. Cherrie

  2. You are ace for trying this stuff out. I swap and change between chemical ridden horrors and, basically, olive oil. I have read about no-poo a few times, and I think it's great - but (of course, the but) I wonder about it for bleached or dyed hair... I will ask my friend google. I'm also into that honey challenge, my skin is as dry as a worn out sock, so I should give it a go. back when it was my birthday I bought some cleanser by Trilogy - is excellent...but expensive and I've been dreading it running out - so when it does I will go honey.

    And one more thing. We are going to be near you guys on Mondayish... driving back from Maldon with our caravan. Like you need visitors with three small kids, but just thought I'd mention it...
    (Beth - miaowthecat - in case my comment authoring thing bit doesn't work)

  3. Glad I caught up on your blog today because you just saved me from buying eye make-up remover:) Sounds like a great challenge, I'm going to go and check out this amazing betty now, Thanks.

  4. Wowie, I'd better get over to that blog quick-smart! I've been using make-up remover towels to remove my eye make up and it makes my eyes sting. I wanted to use them all up so that I didn't waste the money I'd spent on them, and finished the pack today! Perfect timing. Now the olive oil in my kitchen cupboard can take over :) Good luck with the 'poo challange, I'm looking forward to seeing how you find it!

    Xox Claire

  5. The olive oil makeup remover rocks my world I tell you- I never bought the commercial stuff because of the stingy effect Claire, I'd just have panda eyes and try and scrub it off the next morning with my cleanser. Now my life id just that much better... :)

    Oh and i went out last night and 3 people commented on how great my skin was looking! Go the honey cleanser!


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