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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Subjecting my Dear Husband to My Ideas

Ricky Brown is SUCH a sport -- sometimes giving in to my persistence on trying this and trying that or doing this and doing that -- other times flat out arguing and refusing. The past few years he's really been changing his habits - he's eating better foods (for the most part), is using organic soap now, and is exercising regularly. He'll try most of the organic things that come in to the house, and will either use for a while to be nice to me, or actually change forever. He's a faithful Laura's beef user now (although I think her beef is raised in a feedlot, not sure on that one), and has recently made the official switch to Dr. Bronner's Organic Soap rather than DOVE. He tolerates my love of dandelions and will to let them grow, while he complains every grass mowing of mowing the weeds. (Dandelion is a WONDERFUL plant!)

But the latest product did NOT make the grade-- even for myself. It's organic, natural shave cream:

DESCRIPTION:Certified by the same National Organic Program that certifies food our shaving gels are smooth and effective without any synthetic ingredients. Organic Shikakai comes from the seed pods of the small South Asian tree Acacia Concinna. Extracted in organic sucrose and grape juice it provides soothing moisturizing glide. Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Baby Mild Soap provides superior hair lift and wetting. Sold in a 7 oz. tube.INGREDIENTS:Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Juice, Sucrose, Potassium Cocoate, Potassium Olivate, Glycerin, Acacia concinna (Shikakai) Nut Powder, Potassium Hempate, Potassium Jojobate, Citric Acid, Tocopherols

Note there's grape juice and some sort of Nut powder. THAT'S the stuff that makes it the nastiest, ugly goop we've ever used. We both have been joking about "THE SHAVE CREAM" since. When you squeeze it out, this brown slime - similar to pond scum - oozes on your hands. You then slather this slime on with an equally-bad smell and if you didn't vomit by then, you quickly get the shaving done so you can get this fungus off your skin. Its really, really, nasty. I'll use it, simply so we don't waste it. But I'm going to have to come up very pleasant thoughts for each use.

I'm afraid we can't recommend this one as a good product - unless of course you LIKE pond scum!

1 comment:

DailySAHM said...

Ewwww... that sounds gross. We use Trader Joe's shave cream and really like it. It smells like mangoes.