Upon starting into the world of holistic, I was faced with a number of problems. First, I had to find recipes that were effective for me. Being an Italian-American, I have issues with mega thick hair and oily skin. As a result, I couldn’t use tons of coconut oil in my face washes. My tip for this— experiment with replacements. Maybe instead of apple cider vinegar, try mixing something with filtered water. Looking for a vegan hairwash that doesn’t use honey? Try using baking soda. The internet has a thousand alternatives to any product, it just takes creativity.
Next problem is the cost. In the long run, the holistic lifestyle is cheaper. But sometimes, not all super markets carry essential oils or certain products and you will have to shop online. I say the best approach is to finish your old products and slowly replace them with new. After three months of being holistic, I’m still replacing some of the more difficult products, such as toothpaste and deodorant.
And finally, there will always be those naysaying friends who claim they want more “potent” products. Just remember all of those chemicals are way too harsh for the human body to handle, with very little more to offer than holistic remedies. Additionally, you will be voting for natural products that do not hurt animals, so you are making an impact that way.
“This is a male baby chick, in his last moment on earth. Below him is a giant grinder into which he will fall alive because he hatched male, and is therefore useless to the egg industry. His fate is shared by 200 million baby male chicks every year. He lived only for a moment, but he wasn’t trash. He was someone.”
- Mikko Alanne
I think cheek kisses are really cute. I don’t know why. There’s something really sweet and innocent about a kiss on the cheek. Sometimes they’re nicer than lip kisses. I like cheek kisses. Cheek kisses are cute.