Using a rock instead of soap

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A couple of months ago Wendy Jehanara Tremayne stopped using soap. She keeps herself clean with a rock.

The no soap adventure continues, in my sixth week I made a remarkable discovery - the lava rock. It happened when I walked by a pile of lava rocks and thought "that looks a lot like a pumice stone." So I grabbed a couple of them and put them by the bathtub. As previously reported quitting soap greatly reduced dry skin itch, though it did not get rid of it completely. It seems this lava rock provides that last bit of exfoliation that was needed. I'm using the rock like soap, washing the entire body with it and getting an enlivening scratch that leaves the skin feeling like it was just dipped in peppermint.

An Ever Simplified Life: Rock Replaces Soap

Previously:

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18 months without soap or shampoo: success!

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