There are times when I may have taken the easy way out in my posts, and used acronyms or abbreviations. I have also included some definitions to clarify any questions about the terms used within my blog. This is a list of those to hopefully keep everything clear and easy to follow:


ACVM - Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother
Apple Cider Vinegar, it's not just for salad dressings anymore!! The articles below are fantastic ways I have found to use ACV. I have recently discovered the difference between ACV and ACV with Mother thanks to all the wonderful people who contribute via their websites and deciding to try it myself. It can be used as a No Poo hair rinse, a bath water additive, a face cleanser/toner, a weightloss supplement, Fabric Softener and so much more, its just plain good for you. It's not just a base for fantastic salad dressings and the oh-so delicious pickle!!

Baking Soda

Coconut Oil

This is for Water Only Washing. It's exactly what it states. Washing your hair with nothing but good ol' water.

EO - Essential Oils
Essential Oils are good for the mind, body and soul. They can also give us a nice fragrance when doing the No Poo method for hair care. Below is information I have found regarding particular EO's and their benefits on different hair and skin types.

No Poo - No Shampoo

Poo - Shampoo


Apple Cider Vinegar with "Mother"
Raw, unrefined apple cider vinegar. Has a thick fibrous sediment. Aesthetically, it's not as appealing as regular ACV because of the cloudy sentiment. The sediment is actually all the healthy bacteria left over from the fermentation process that make it better for your hair and skin. It is also better than regular ACV when taken internally.

Hair Mask
A mask nourishes hair thoroughly while a conditioner hydrates and detangles.

Washing your hair with only conditioner. This method skips the shampoo all together. You can do this with normal hair conditioner or with a cleansing conditioner made specifically for this purpose.

Low Poo
Low poo is washing with products that are all natural or organic that do not contain chemicals or detergents. With this metro you poo and condition as with traditional products.