Simple, Old Time Quality
I stumbled upon a few bits of Early American folk wisdom the other day, and remembering how the recipe for what eventually became J.R.LIGGETT’S Shampoo Bar was first found in an old New England cookbook, I thought there might be a bit of interest in how things were done in “simpler” times, although their concept of “simple” is debatable.
“Try the oldest recipe for fine hair shampoo and softener. Just beat up a fresh egg and rub into the hair. It sounds messy and takes four washes to complete the shampoo, but it is effective.”
Four washes? Ummm… I think I’ll stay with J.R. LIGGETT’S Shampoo Bar; not messy at all— save the eggs for breakfast.
“Take an air bath. Benjamin Franklin rose each morning at daybreak, got out of bed and passed half an hour in his chamber without any clothes. This, he said, refreshed as much as a complete bath in water.”
Perhaps in a day and age when you had to haul water from a stream, or use an indoor hand pump, fire up a wood stove, heat the water, and then pour into a large tub; yes, an air bath was easier and better than nothing. Fortunately, in modern times we can be clean, refreshed and moisturized without all the fuss of preparations Early Americans faced. I vote for J.R.LIGGETT’S Foam Face & Body Wash and his Moisturizing Body Scrubs.
Times have changed and J.R.LIGGETT’S has changed right along with it. While the Early Americans may have thought an egg shampoo was the way to go, and a bath sans water would suffice, we now know better. J.R. LIGGETT’S Shampoo Bar is the go-to product for hair, skin, and shaving. It contains such mild ingredients–unlike many products now on the market— a person may very well not even need any added moisturizers. The shampoo bar cleans, conditions, softens (with only one wash!), and is completely bio-degradable. The Foam Face & Body Wash contains natural plant-based oils, and no harsh detergents. All of J.R.LIGGETT’S products are truly an example of “old-time quality in today’s world”.
A reminder: Coming up on March 31, 2012…
J.R.LIGGETT’S is committed to cruelty-free products and has generously donated Fergie’s Dog Shampoo to the Fishkill Cares for Cats event to be held on March 31, 2012 in Fishkill, New York at the Fishkill Town Hall, 807 Route 52. Fishkill Cares for Cats is a community event with music, face painting, humane education materials, balloon sculpting, vendors, food, and raffles. Plan to attend to learn about the over-population of domestic animals, adoption, spay/neuter, animal testing and vegan food options. For more information, please visit this website.
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Joy Richter 2012 ©copyright 2012 J.R.LIGGETT