Living a minimalist lifestyle should be about more than just focusing on how many shirts you have or how much clutter is kicking around during your place.
I know I get caught up in that aspect of minimalist living as much as the next person.
But I also do think that minimalism is about more than that.
If we truly want to be living our best life from a minimalist perspective perhaps we need to examine every aspect of our lives.
This would include things like
- the personal care products we use
- what we eat
- what we wear
- what we buy and where and how it’s made
The area of personal care and grooming products is an interesting one. I have long known that commercial anti-perspirant contains aluminum. This has been linked to alzheimer’s for one.
Most personal care products contain parabens which are linked to hormone disruption and a myriad of other problems.
And even the so called “eco friendly” versions of certain products are not really eco friendly. They still contain suspect ingredients.
Garnier’s PureClean line for one.
It still has a bunch of bad chemicals in it!
And stuff from the Body Shop is not much better.
Look I know it is easier to just buy what is on sale. I do it. But I really want to make a change.
I need to make a change.
So I am going to start looking at certified organic products for my personal care.
Hell I may even make my own coconut oil, olive oil and sugar scrub. Throw in some strawberries and bananas and it sounds pretty good. It has to be better than the chemistry list of crap that I am buying now.
The other thing that I have to do is a fast. I need to detox this diseased body of mine. All of these chemicals from my food, personal care products and the environment are taking a toll.
I have done a 14 day water fast before and it was amazing. Very spiritual and cleansing.
Does anyone out there feel the same way? Please tell me I am not alone in this!
Any tips and suggestions to help those of us who want to take our minimalist lifestyle to the next level?
I just want to do the right thing for me and my own minimalist life.
Your thoughts are always appreciated.
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