Ahhh, expectations – the biggest block I see when it comes to natural DIY outcomes and performance. Something we need to remember is that we’ve become conditioned (did somebody say clever marketing?) to expect products to behave in a certain way. Sadly, this is often at the expense of our health as a population, and the health of the planet.
Bubbles to clean? Not necessary.
Fragrant washing powder? Not necessary.
Blue toothpaste? Not necessary.
Plastic beads to exfoliate? Not necessary.
See where I’m going? Imagine if we never showed children that bubble baths, glittery skincare, perfumed teddies, etc., existed? They’d never know any different. Imagine, just imagine! I used to be that person that thought she needed perfume, aerosol deodorant, 5 different cleaning sprays… It took time to realise the need for this to change, to action it, and finally to accept it in all of its natural glory.
And if you can’t learn to love it, if you only love some of it, if you love it but it’s just not going to be a full-time swap, THAT’S OKAY TOO! Do what you can do and be proud of that!
I have plenty of free recipes here, to help you on your natural journey, however that may look.