May 6th, 2009
By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now
You’d expect a book with “Zen Cleansing” in the title to emphasize pure and simple ingredients that clean and soothe.
What you might not realize is just how affordable, and effective, these ingredients can be. In Clean Body: The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing Yourself, author Michael DeJong asks us to use just five common household products for our zen cleansing: Salt, vinegar, olive oil, baking soda and lemon juice. He mixes and matches and mashes these ingredients into formulas (or gives directions on how to use them individually) to wash our face, tamp down blemishes, shampoo and condition hair, smooth rough skin spots fight dandruff and even defeat head lice.