For 2018’s Lent period I gave up shampoo – and kept going beyond Easter. I’ve been shampoo-free for more than half a year now and love it!
My No Poo adventure started when I was searching for zero waste alternatives for my regular shampoo that comes in a plastic bottle. Since I really don’t like soap (looks ugly in the bathroom after the first use and is pretty inconvenient for travel), and creating my DIY-shampoo with ingredients I don’t know how they will affect my hair (baking soda? lemon? nope.), these alternatives weren’t for me. The combination of me not being a chemist and being somewhat lazy lead me to the ultimate No Poo version: Water Only.
Marjoram plants are available in garden centers or supermarkets from springtime on. Repot the marjoram into a bigger pot to give it more space to grow (the pots you can buy them in are usually too small). If there is more than one plant, plant them separately into several pots, which also allows you to experiment with different locations.
Amaranth is mainly available in two different versions: as whole grain or as puffed/popped amaranth. The amaranth grains usually cost less than half than the puffed ones, and it is insanely easy to pop the grains yourself at home in just a few minutes.