Hygiene Methods That Don’t Require Water

Hygiene Methods That Don't Require Water

(TacticalNews.com) – Hygiene is an important, yet overlooked, aspect of survival. Of course, most of us believe we need water in order to keep up on our hygiene. This simply isn’t true. Check out this alternative.

Now, bathing in smoke may not seem like the most ideal way to stay clean. Yet, it is an effective method. The smoke not only kills the bacteria that grow on your skin and cause you to stink, but it also acts as a bug repellent and a scent blocker. Better to smell like a campfire than body odor. After all, running water wasn’t always a luxury, and people had to keep from getting sick and diseased somehow.

Another great way to maintain good hygiene is through the use of plants. You can extract saponin from certain plants and use it as a lather, much like you would soap. Some plants that work in this manner include, but are not limited, to:

  • Peas
  • Yucca root
  • Asparagus
  • Soapwort root
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Horse chestnut

Extracting the saponin from these plants is usually as simple as crushing the plant and lathering the mushy fiber on your skin. This method is tried and true as it’s been around for thousands of years.

Hygiene is a lot more important to our survival than some people may think; another important part of our hygiene is our teeth and mouth. So be sure to stock up on toothpaste to keep your mouth clean and healthy. While you’re at it, be sure to check out some alternative uses for toothpaste.

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