Category Archives: Hygiene

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The Do-it-Yourself Procedures for Clean, Bright White Teeth

Keeping your teeth clean and bright white isn’t as expensive and time consuming as most people think.

You don’t have to stop drinking coffee, tea or red wine. You don’t have to use chemical-laden whitening strips, and you probably don’t even need to go to the dentist (I haven’t been to one in over 6 years).

All over the internet, countless testimonies with verifiable results are proving that optimal dental hygiene can be achieved through some of the simplest, cheapest and most effective means possible.

In the vast majority of these cases, you’ll find that such people regularly engage in at least one of the two following practices:

  1. Brushing with baking soda, turmeric powder, charcoal powder and/or any other mild abrasive with a natural polishing effect
  2. Extracting toxins and bad bacteria from the mouth through the process known as “oil pulling.”

Below, I will explain why these procedures are so important for maintaining optimal dental health, and also how to best put them into practice.

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Healthy Hair Treatment with Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar

In a previous post, I wrote about why you should stop using shampoo. I explained the science behind why it is detrimental to your hair, and provided some links to testimonies of those who’ve benefited from going “no poo.”

If you checked them out, chances are you’ve already come across what I and most others consider to be the best alternative for cleaning and conditioning your hair:

Baking Soda And Apple Cider Vinegar

Baking soda is a mild alkali composed of fine, slightly abrasive particles that effectively break down dirt and grease. Unlike most shampoos, it cleans your hair without stripping it of its natural oils.

Apple cider vinegar is a mildly acidic product that complements the baking soda perfectly by restoring your hair’s natural pH levels. It kills bacteria and helps your hair retain its moisture as well.

These are the only two hair care substances you will ever need. They get the job done quickly and effectively while saving you tons of money. Continue reading

The Truth About Shampoo And Why You Shouldn’t Use It

Shampoo advertisements are everywhere. You’d be hard-pressed to watch a couple dozen t.v. commercials and not be exposed to at least one of them.

Perhaps that’s why so many people are surprised when first confronted with the facts that they don’t need shampoo and that it’s loaded with chemicals that are detrimental to their hair.

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Those of us who accept these facts and act upon them by abstaining from using shampoo are said to be part of a large and widespread movement called “No Poo.”

It doesn’t mean we don’t rinse our hair or clean it otherwise. We just don’t use shampoo to do so. Continue reading