One thing I’ve wanted to improve is taking care of my body in the sense of doing things I never typically would, aside from what I eat. I was always one of those guys who would just whatever shampoo, soap, tooth paste, etc and I didn’t give it much thought. There’s a reason my friends call me a “lumberjack”, I would just call it living a simple life.
But I’ve become open to the idea of using products that aren’t damaging to my body, but healthy for me. The whole point is to not put more toxins in my body but to have the least amount as possible. A while back I started using a more natural tooth paste and I’ve been adamant on brushing at least twice a day. I switched to an organic all natural soap that does not use damaging chemicals or additives.
Recently I came across a newer company called Portland General Store, they are a Maine based company who happened upon some vintage soap and perfume recipe books and a collection of antique, Czechoslovakian pharmacy bottles. Their experimentation began with creams and bath salts and led, eventually, to their current product line, made from simple, natural ingredients using time-tested methods. They don’t use the fragrance oils and chemical additives which are commonly found today.
I purchased their shampoo, conditioner, smelling salt (morning pick me up), and a face mud.
I’ve come to realize that while I may improve my insides, I also need to properly care for the outer shell of my body as it is what protects my internal make up. We often forget that the toxins we put on our skin are then absorbed directly in to our body, often suffocating our pores and not allowing us to truly breath. These toxins can effect us on the inside and that would be counter productive to everything I’m trying to do.
So this is only part one of Phase 3, the other half I call: Look Good, Feel Good and I will eventually get in to that when I arrive at that stage.
I’m hoping what people will take away from this is, don’t just read labels when you buy your food, make sure you know what you’re putting on your body, not just inside it.