Wednesday, November 18, 2009


You may know that I have eczema. It's not a sever case, and it doesn't affect my quality of life greatly, except that these last few years it has reserved squatter's rights on my face. Zits aren't my cross to bear - dry, flaky, red, itchy patches on my neck, chin and eyebrows are.

So, Leah sent me this link the other day to a blog of a mom/writer/naturalista who is going (what she calls) "poo free," which means she is making everything herself. Good for us, good for the environment. She's making her own toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, face moisturizer, lip balm (which lots of us do already) and more. Being a chemist naturally makes me skeptical of both sides of the coin here, but I'm really interested to try the shampoo-free approach (baking soda water and vinegar instead) and her face wash/moisturizer. I have, after more than 10 years of active searching behind and in front of the counter, still not found anything that helps my eczema. So, we'll see what happens, but for now, check out her recipes, they're pretty crazy!


  1. sooooo, you tried it and.... ??? What do you think? I love this! check out decent prices?

  2. i'm still in the throws of trying no shampoo...i'm in week three or so. i'll update when i've made a decision to stick with it or not!

  3. Hi Katie, I visited your blog today due to your extremely awesome jewelry organizer and saw this post. Have you investigated whether or not you have a sensitivity to gluten or casein (in milk)? Might be worth researching...