Skip to comments.My No-Soap, No-Shampoo, Bacteria-Rich Hygiene Experiment
Posted on 05/24/2014 10:34:51 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
Summary: The writer is one of several subjects who go 28 days using a probiotic spray instead of using soap, shampoo and deodorant. It is a slow-growing, ammonia-oxidizing bacteria that competes with other bacteria on the skin. The result is healthier skin, free of breakouts. It is longer-lasting than, but not as acutely effective as, a recent traditional cleaning with soap. The friendly bacteria is useful for wound-healing and skin ailments, such as eczema. It causes a hundred-fold reduction in Propionibacterium acnes, which are often blamed for acne breakouts.
The writer had improved skin health, some unpleasant body odor and greasy hair, but no foot odor. After the experiment, the healthy bacteria was killed off after 3 traditional showers with soap. The inventor of the spray (branded "AOBiome") is an MIT-trained chemical engineer who has not showered for the past 12 years. He came up with the idea while trying to determine why horses like to roll in dirt.
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In my opinion, this bacteria strain is not hardy enough to replace soap, but it would be worth trying for acne or other skin issues.
By the way, if you want an effective alternative to regular aluminum-based deodorants, you should check out a long-lasting zinc-based deodorant from Israel called "Lavilin." And if you have acne, you could experiment with Lavilin as a skin treatment.
“an MIT-trained chemical engineer who has not showered for the past 12 years.”
“The writer had improved skin health, some unpleasant body odor and greasy hair, but no foot odor.”
Ever seen or smelled a hippie?
There ya go!
Works better than anything I have ever used in the past. It took about two weeks for my body to adjust, during which time I had some odor, but it was nowhere near the stink that comes from not using anything.
He applied to Berkeley, but they require at least 13 years without a shower.
A NYTwit with b.o., who'dathunkit.
Whateva dude....smell ya later.
***Ever seen or smelled a hippie?***
I remember, back in 1971, seeing Hippies wearing flea collars.
The soap companies and deodorant companies are not going to like this ... :-) ...
btw, i could never give up taking showers... they are so refreshing...
that is disgusting!!!
Simply eliminating certain types of bacteria but leaving the substrate the bacteria grew on - the sweat, oil, dirt and other crud - is not an acceptable alternative for me. I’ll stick with the soap.
Hippies would literally get the mange.
I use coconut oil to pop my popcorn. It’s the best popcorn, ever!
Not sure how you’d rinse your mouth with it, though. Is it a different kind than out of the jar?
Eww. So I guess the ny slimes is advocating yet another devolution into feudalism. This time by encouraging people not to bathe. What’s next? Are they going to advocate bleedings and leeches to remove the evil humors?
We have bacteria on our inside (the digestive track) that Is necessary...so why not on the outside?
All animals have skin but none but us (and our pets) bath and used all the cleaning products we use..
Now we do wear clothing and shoes so that would tend interfere with a natural environment on our skin...
But just like killing off all bacteria in you digestive track is unhealthy. .so too on you skin?...could be
Really.....think about it
Your skin cover with some natural bacteria that been their from the dawn of Man ?....
Your skin covered with chemicals. .poison to kill bacteria ...that were invented in the last hundred years...
Which is healthier?
-— Your skin covered with chemicals. .poison to kill bacteria ...that were invented in the last hundred years...
Which is healthier? -—
There may be problens with chemicals, but it doesn’t make sense to reject modern methods of hygiene out of hand, considering its track record.
“The inventor of the spray (branded “AOBiome”) is an MIT-trained chemical engineer who has not showered for the past 12 years.”
How about good old fashioned “dirt” removal. This is disgusting.