The Ever Simplified Life: Rock Replaces Soap
The no soap adventure continues, in my sixth week I made a remarkable discovery - the lava rock. It happened when I walked by a pile of lava rocks and thought "that looks a lot like a pumice stone." So I grabbed a couple of them and put them by the bathtub. As previously reported quitting soap greatly reduced dry skin itch, though it did not get rid of it completely. It seems this lava rock provides that last bit of exfoliation that was needed. I'm using the rock like soap, washing the entire body with it and getting an enlivening scratch that leaves the skin feeling like it was just dipped in peppermint. Consider what has been given up: bottles of 'stuff' filled with a variety of chemicals so complex that a chemistry degree is required just to pronounce them. And what's replaced it: a rock. The former cost hundreds of dollars a year, requires an industry and it wrecks the natural systems of the world, the later costs me a delightful hike in nature. The result - life improved!
Posted by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne at Thursday, February 10, 2011