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Don’t get me started on body wash. I want something that cleans me, leaves my skin hydrated (within reason), and smells good. I don’t want the industrial cleaning chemicals that smell like Axe/Lynx body spray with a name like Wolfthorn that leaves my skin looking like this:
Buy one of these natural soap bars. They work for me and they are longer lasting as well.
That, and using body/face cream does wonders. Preferably one with SPF in it.
I have good face wash and cream but I will try a natural soap bar next time I go to the organic food store
I feel targetted because my current deodorant is the Wolfthorn from Old Spice lmao. Probably the one you were thinking of actually.
It’s actually not bad, I use it sparingly but it does keep stable for a while on the skin. My other deodorants used to just smell like alcohol 10 minutes after applying. But the trick is to use them sparingly in any case, like perfume.
Lmao I couldn’t remember any old spice body wash names. I use old spice deodorant, I just don’t use men’s bodywash. I have a big pump of Olay which idk if it’s the best but it’s better than anything for men.
I remember using my friends irish spring once and honestly I was like actually chalky for the first time in my life afterward. Like dusty as fuck. When I got home I literally slathered on my body lotion.
Alternatively, light some bakhoor in your room. I swear it permeates everything but it smells super nice so nobody minds lol
I’ll have to check that out
I just make my own soap anymore. Reusing fats from stuff that I cook. Is it a bit of work? Yes. Is it waaaaay less wasteful? Also yes. I do not even cook an excessive amount of meat and I get enough fat rendered to make enough soap to never have to buy it. I add coconut oil and essential oils at later stages in the process to make it moisturizing and smell somewhat nice. More of a light “medicinal” smell than the super intense sweet floral smells from store soap.
Hmmmm do you have a recipe? Aren’t essential oils pretty bad for your skin?
Short answers is no, Essential oils are not bad for you if you use them right and can be quite beneficial. There’s also a lot of BS in that community and they say stupid shit like every disease can be cured by EOs and they’ll make you live forever. They won’t do this, but they do have their benefits and uses.
I am marking the “long answer” as spoiler to save other from having to scroll past a WALL O TEXT I just pumped out. Also there’s some stuff about soap in here.
Maybe if you put certain pure EO right on your skin but general not really. I mean, a lot of the modern soaps, creams, ointments, perfumes, deodorants, etc we use have some level of EOs in them. Some are pretty beneficial. I really hate modern EO culture because they say stupid shit like cures cancer and fucking makes you an immortal god human with flawless skin. Like no, they aren’t THAT amazing, but there is research behind their benefits and in general are not bad for you. Just FFS don’t use (most of) them in their concentrated forms AND DON’T FUCKING INGEST THEM. Like technically you could… if they are pure and diluted but more on why you shouldn’t later. They are meant to be diluted. I want to reiterate, dilute them. You use like a couple tbs total in a gallon of soap. I use lemongrass, tea tree, lavender, and peppermint mostly. I also sometimes add cassia oil (more on that below).
There are soap lye calculators online that make setting up the amounts of fat and lye super easy. I just calculate my total fat, say, 90% lard (or tallow or whatever really) and 10% coconut oil. It tells you how much lye to use and you can set it up for certain percentages of “superfat” which is unreacted fat to help “moisturize” (I usually do 4-5%). I then add the lye to the lard only and stir for several minutes. THEN I add the coconut oil. This helps make sure the bulk of the superfat is coconut oil and the soap is reacted lard. You then let it cure for 3 months minimum before you use it.
Back to EOs…
Certain compounds we know in EOs have benefits. Take cinnamic aldehyde for example. It’s the primary component of cinnamon oil and cassia oil. If you smell pure cinnamic aldehyde you’d be able to tell immediately it’s what makes cinnamon, cinnamon. It’s also extremely antiseptic. You can put this shit on a piece of wet bread, let it sit out, and it just won’t grow mold. I use cassia oil on cuts in weird places that are hard to keep clean. Mainly under fingernails. It’s an area thats hard to keep clean and dry and typically slow to heal. Also I use it on skin rashes before it’s my go to if I’m worried about infection. I have used it diluted and, in a few specific instances, pure and never had an issue.
Another good example is catnip oil. It contains a compound, I forget it’s name, but it is basically nearly identical to a hormone used in the brains and nervous system of parasitic insects like mosquitoes that signals them being “irritated” or “in danger” and causes them to flea the area. It’s just as effective as deet. I have a roller bottle of it and use like a 5 - 10% catnip oil diluted into a carrier oil. Never get bug bites when I remember to actually use it. In fact it’s believed to be why certain animals, like cats, have such an attraction to catnip. For the insect repellent properties of the plant.
There’s also a lot of adulteration with EOs and sometimes whatever has been used to adulterate the oil can be not so good for you. It’s why you never ingest these things. Don’t fucking drink EOs. They will not give you super powers, but they might help your weird fungal rash go away faster or help keeps the bugs off you. And I know I probably sound like some crazy EO person saying this but it’s also why doTerra shit is so fuck all expensive. Because they actually test their shit and make sure it’s pure.
So it’s less drinking then is bad and more about what else COULD be in them. So why chance it? I mean if you’ve made peppermint tea you’ve drank peppermint EO. It’s just extremely diluted (and not really any chance it’s been adulterated with some unknown solvent). Same with any other flavored tea. Lavender tea? Camomile? Use orange, lemon, lime, etc zest in cooking in any way? Citrus EOs are cold pressed from the rinds. In fact you can squeeze it out yourself with not too much effort. Fun note, citrus EOs are so similar that’s nearly impossible to tell them a part. And they are some of the most potent natural degreasers out there. Also extremely flammable and you can burn them in a diesel engine and it will actually clean the engine. Put a drop of citrus EO on a styrofoam cup and it’ll start dissolving the styrofoam. Limonene is the main component and is one of the most common EO components thanks in the vast majority of them at some level. You can buy pure limonene, usually as “citrus solvent” from most hardware stores and it’s commonly used to dilute oils that are used for food safe coatings and applications.
This concludes my Ted Talk.
Damn… thanks for the write up comrade. (good idea on the spoiler thing - I should keep that in mind).
My only experience was a brief stint dating an EO person (who I later found out was an anti-vaxxer bc of course) and she had a vaporizer which set off my eczema really bad.
That’s unfortunate comrade. I have a friend that was the exact opposite. Has eczema and his last gf got him using EOs in a vaporizer which helped improve it. Would be interesting to know what the differences were in types and brand.
But yeah, if it elicits a negative reaction definitely don’t be using it. They aren’t some end all cure all and anyone that treats them like that is a fool. Modern medicine exists for a reason.
I bet it was cheap shit though and I remember it was a specifically harsh one Like teatree or mint.
Down with gender. For a more equal society.
I want the bronut
Made with extra brotein.
But it’s pink. 😔
My masculinity is in shambles…....
It’s also called a bronut lmfao
I eat my bro’s nut all the time already
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