This blog led me to this blog that lead me to this blog that started the whole to-do. And since I read it yesterday, I haven't stopped thinking about it.
Do they use deodorant? Deodorant is still okay, right? Man, my hair would be a real asshole during those first two weeks - but I always put it up in a ponytail anyhow, so maybe no one would notice. My dry skin? Maybe this could fix it.
It's crazy talk, I know. But like the (at least) three bloggers before me said - it makes an odd sort of sense. Our bodies are designed to regulate themselves. Is a quick rinse and sloughing of skin better for us than a luxurious 30-minute soak wherein we lather ourselves with perfume-scented chemicals marketed to the masses? I've never thought about it before, never considered "soap" to be a chemical compound, one that doesn't occur naturally and wasn't used regularly by humans for thousands of years, but now my gears are turning and I'm all "OMG, what if soap is what causes cancer?"
I'm being facetious, of course; everyone knows that everything, even soap, gives you cancer.
I think I'm going to try this crazy shit, though. What the heck. I'm not telling the folks at work, though - at least not until after it's either declared a success or abandoned altogether (and then I'll probably just never mention it and they'll go on forever thinking I went through a really bad depressive spell where I didn't wash my hair for almost a week).
Think about the money that could be saved. Okay, not really that much money...let me add it up. We use probably a bottle of body wash and a large bottle of soap every two or three months - Okay this isn't going to save us a lot of money. Maybe $80 a year. Big whoop.
Soft skin, though, they said. And manageable hairs! And 5 minute showers, which means an extra 10 minutes to sleep in or fuck off in the mornings before work!
I told Jimi about the articles, and I think he might be on board, too. We'll call this Day 1.
Now I need to go buy some Birkenstocks and a hemp necklace. And a long flowing patchwork skirt.