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It's not me... It's YOU!

Do you have to slather thick moisturizer onto your feet after every shower, before you go to bed, when you wake up, at least once a day?

Well, it's not you!
It's your....
Wait for it....
Wait for iiiiiiiiiit....

It's your shampoo.

Wha huh?!?!
Yes, that's right.

"How do you know it's my shampoo", you ask.

Well, I don't (not for sure, that is).

But what I DO know is that when I switched from a commercial shampoo to a gentler, organic version...
I was *immediately* able to stop slathering lotion all over my feet every day! Literally overnight, my feet went from DRY, SCRATCHY & UGLY ----> SOFT, SMOOTH & BEAUTIFUL. In fact, I don't have to use moisturizer AT ALL anymore!

It has been one of the most amazing, unintended results of striving to live "greener"!!!

Commercial shampoos contain a number chemicals which are extremely drying (not to mention, potentially toxic). Ingredients like sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulphate (SLES) are added to most commercial shampoos in order to help them foam and dissolve oil. The problem is that they are irritants, and they usually OVER-dry your hair and scalp (and the skin all over your body, as you rinse).
"The fact that a shampoo produces foam is not a good indicator of how well it works. Gentler surfactants are an excellent choice for most people, especially anyone with processed hair or a sensitive scalp."

And that is how you end up with dry feet. When you rinse the shampoo from your hair, it cascades down your body and dries everything it touches along the way.

Unfortunately, that also means it is drying out your lady bits (or man bits)! If you find yourself having recurring yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis, your doctor will often recommend trying a different soap. But very few doctors think to recommend a different shampoo. Well, I'm here to tell you that you should change both your soap AND your shampoo.

Check out my article "GREEN" Your Shower Routine for tips & recommendations on gentler soaps, shampoos, lotions, etc.

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