Do you keep food in the bathroom? I do! Not for eating, of course, that might just be weird. But I do use common food products in place of typical beauty products.
So what food do I have in the bathroom?
Coconut oilI use this as a moisturizer, predominantly for my face, but my whole body if it needs it. It absorbs quickly and isn't overly greasy.
Olive OilAs I've mentioned I use the oil cleansing method and don't wash my face with soap. I'm currently using olive oil as my oil, but I've used other oils in the past. I also use this as a moisturizer for my face and body.
SaltI mix this with the oil for face exfoliation. It works great. It might be a little too harsh for some, so in that case I'd recommend sugar. Sugar is a more gentle exfoliator because of the crystal shape. The salt is more square so it can be harsher. Neither one dissolves in the oil, so it works as a great exfoliator with the oil cleansing method.
CornstarchAs you may recall from the zero waste shampoo discussions, cornstarch works as a dry shampoo. It works to absorb the oils from the scalp where you can brush it away. I've also used cornstarch as a sort of makeup primer to absorb sweat and keep my face makeup from running. Be careful not to use too much or you'll end up with white streaks though!
Apple Cider VinegarBack when I was washing my hair with baking soda (another food I've kept in the bathroom!) I was doing apple cider vinegar rinses. Right now I'm finishing up my Lush conditioner bar, but when I'm done I'm going to give apple cider vinegar another shot. I mixed 1-2 tablespoons in with a cup of water and rinsed it in my hair. Then I would rinse it out and dry and style as normal. I'll let you know if it works as well after using a shampoo bar as it did after using the baking soda washes.
Do you have any food products in your bathroom?
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