11 January 2011

Like mother, like daughter

My mum is a total greenie. When I was growing up I felt like I was given such a hard time. If I ever came home with a new top or a nice dress I would get a lecture that would go something like this.. "How could you spend $40 on a new dress when there are starving children in the world? It's not even 100% cotton and its made in China.. How much do you think the poor child slaves got paid to make this? Plus they spray the clothes with toxic chemicals so that rats don't eat the fabric as they are shipping it to Australia. Did you think about how far that dress had to be shipped? Why do you feel the need to fill you life with stuff" Etc. Etc. And the lecture about the toxic chemicals in make up was even worse...

It was enough to drive a teenage girl CRAZY!!

(photo of my mum in the 70's)

So, for a few years after moving out of home I rebelled, but the last few years, especially since I had Sophie I realise that my mum had some very valid points, although..

Yesterday, I was in the supermarket with Tom and I would not let him buy any of the deodorants. I picked up each one and went on and on about the different chemicals in each one and how this one causes cancer and this one messes with your hormones..
I concluded that he would have to walk around smelly because he was not allowed to use any of them..

I stopped for a moment and realised that I sound EXACTLY like my mum!! Word for word. Ahhhhh.....


kitty said...

Ha ha, that has happened to me too.
If you want a better alternative for deoderant, we make our own.
1/4 cup bicardb
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
4 tbsp coconut oil
& essential oil to suit you we use grapefruit or anything nice & fresh smelling.
Mix it all together & store it in a jar. Kepp in the fridge if it starts to melt.
Just rub a finger scoop the size of a pea onto your underarms. It works for us & I'm very happy knowing there are no chemicals going into my skin. It is also heaps cheaper than store bought chemical free doeoderants.
All the best.

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