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By Rebecca Bailey for

I’m working on reformulating my DIY deo, which works fabulously but sometimes leaves me a little rashy. So I’ve been thinking a lot about all the things that could potentially inflame my skin.

Because maybe it’s not all about the deodorant itself. In the shower, post-epilation, it occurred to me (and I don’t know why it didn’t years ago) that maybe if I didn’t use soap, I’d have less irritation. So I used the last bit of my Kahina Facial Cleanser to wash my underarms. It was very soothing, no burn at all.  Usually for a day or two after yanking out hairs, there’s a bit of sting when I soap up.

A fancy face cleanser hardly seems viable for this purpose long-term though, and I thought perhaps a soap free body wash would be a more frugal option.  I’d abandoned body washes years ago in favor of Dr. Bronner’s, and more recently have been loving this shampoo and body bar, so I really have not paid attention to what’s going on with body washes these days.  I am having a heck of a time finding a truly clean, non-soap body wash that is gluten free, and fragrance-free (my preference) or has a very light scent that doesn’t last.

I don’t want to stink, and while I’m sometimes labeled as hippie-esque, I’m staying on the hair removal train. So, what to do? I’ve been washing my body with my favorite shampoos!

Keep reading for more info on using your shampoo as body wash…

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