I found myself sitting poolside on cold metal bleachers last night, watching the kids practice synchronized swimming, and unintentionally revealing just how crazy I might be to a fellow synchro-mom. My love for our chickens. Our three different composting systems. Living without garbage service. Shampooing with baking soda and vinegar. Homemade deodorant and laundry soap. The reason I had toothpaste on my arm (poison oak relief - it really does work). Making a salad with all homegrown ingredients. Etc., etc.
These are things you already know about or expect from me if you visit my blog, but I think I took this synchro-mom by surprise. She had no idea just how far on the fringe I was, yet because I know so many people on a similar fringe here in blogland, I don't often consider myself that different from most folk. I either inspired her or totally freaked her out - I'll know which when we extend an invitation to her daughter to come over and play.
But for all you friends who already know the extent of my crazy (and hopefully wouldn't hesitate to say yes if I asked your children to come over and check out our composting worms), I have yet another homemade cleaning product recipe to share:
For best results, add vinegar as a rinse agent. If it works for your hair and salad dressing, it will work for your dishes too! Though I have to say from recent experience, vinegar doesn't work nearly as well as toothpaste on poison oak breakouts.
And this, my friends, is one of the many reasons I love blogging. It's a safe place to let my crazy flag fly.