“Cleanliness is next to godliness!”, declared the founder of the Methodist Church the remarkable John Wesley, in 1778 during one of the 40,000 sermons he gave in his lifetime. It’s an expression that has now passed into the English language as an admonition to clean up or wash up. And who am I to argue it may well improve your ranking with the Almighty?! On a more earthly level, it’s necessary to ward off infection, prevent or postpone decay, and promote healing. Your fellow citizens will also thank you for observing day to day hygiene. It’s all part of a healthy routine and invites a positive, uplifting daily ritual.
As we get older, maintaining personal hygiene becomes more important still. Medications we take, especially antibiotics, cause the skin to smell. If we have suffered from poor diet or engage in a sedentary lifestyle these too do not create a pleasant bouquet.
The chapter furnishes the reader with some fun and effective ideas for your diy soap, scrub and toothpaste.
• Showering everyday (including hair) is a refreshing and reinvigorating experience. Don’t let your body become a safe haven for foul smelling bacteria and microorganisms.
As you do not lower your hygiene standards.
• Cleanse everyday and your friends and family will always enjoy being by your side. It will also keep your sex appeal going for longer!
• Eliminate smoking and caffeine – not only will you look better and more youthful, it will help reduce odor when you sweat.