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Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Aug 5, 2019 12:54:07 PM
Have YOU stopped WASHING? The new bodycare craze that’s taking Britain by storm

David Whitlock has not showered or bathed for an incredible FIFTEEN YEARS, yet he does not have body odour. “If I get a specific part of my body dirty, then I’ll wash that specific part” he says. His primary motivation was to encourage MICROBES to live on him in symbiotic harmony. The bacteria get to feast on the ammonia from his sweat and he gets low-maintenance, balanced skin.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/aug/
05/i-dont-smell-meet-the-people-who-have-stopped-washing

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widenation - 05 Aug 2019 12:56:32 (#1 of 143)

Thumbs up. Perhaps not 15 years - but I think it's OK to not shower 365 days a year (especially in the winter).

wickeltisch - 05 Aug 2019 13:00:13 (#2 of 143)

It's fine in a winter that lasts 365 days.

bossab2 - 05 Aug 2019 13:07:43 (#3 of 143)

Washing what ?

Arjuna - 05 Aug 2019 13:19:22 (#4 of 143)

After co-founding the company AOBiome in 2013, Whitlock launched it as a spray: Mother Dirt AO+ Mist, billed as containing “ammonia-oxidising bacteria (AOB), a peacekeeper that once existed on our skin, but was cleaned away with modern hygiene and lifestyles”. As most people still want to take showers and purchase nice products for their skin, the Mother Dirt range now includes hair, face and body washes free from preservatives and detergents.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/aug/
05/i-dont-smell-meet-the-people-who-have-stopped-washing


sounds more bothersome and expensive than washing

wickeltisch - 05 Aug 2019 13:19:23 (#5 of 143)

Whitlock ….. harvested bacteria from the soil at a local farm and fed them with ammonia and minerals. When they turned the ammonia into nitrate, he knew he had what he wanted and started narrowing them down to a single strain that seemed happiest on human skin. After he applied the bacteria he had cultured – the stuff the horses were apparently after – he stopped smelling.

Using soap would have been easier. But selling soap might be more difficult for him than selling that cultured bacteria stuff he developed, after all soap is not thought of as a hipster thing.

cozzer - 05 Aug 2019 13:23:07 (#6 of 143)

After he applied the bacteria he had cultured – the stuff the horses were apparently after – he stopped smelling.

Or after spending a long time finding the 'right' bacteria, he stopped noticing that he smelt.

Hilary - 05 Aug 2019 13:24:22 (#7 of 143)

My dog's got no nose.

bossab2 - 05 Aug 2019 13:24:51 (#8 of 143)

The wiff of Turnip

SinnerBoy - 05 Aug 2019 13:33:27 (#9 of 143)

wickeltisch -

It's fine in a winter that lasts 365 days.

Ah. You've never been to Aberdeen, have you?

Arjuna - 05 Aug 2019 13:34:31 (#10 of 143)

https://www.functionalself.co.uk/mother-dirt-ao-mist.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwp5_qBRDBARIsANxdcikKFPT5Yb
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£49 for 100ml

kvelertak - 05 Aug 2019 13:37:01 (#11 of 143)

You might as well wash in CBD oil for that price.

Towlie - 05 Aug 2019 13:38:16 (#12 of 143)

Bloke looks like he fucking reeks. Bins, dogshit, gangrene, the fucking lot.

Wouldn't want to meet that filthy cunt.

browserbutton - 05 Aug 2019 13:43:17 (#13 of 143)

Whiffy Whitlock

Cordelia - 05 Aug 2019 13:44:57 (#14 of 143)

If I get a specific part of my body dirty, then I’ll wash that specific part

So not actually Not Washing then, just not showering or bathing.

Arjuna - 05 Aug 2019 13:45:30 (#15 of 143)

OK I get the idea of not using products but he is eschewing water and replacing it with whatever is in his £49 a bottle spray.

Arjuna - 05 Aug 2019 13:47:02 (#16 of 143)

His inspiration came from researching why horses roll in dirt. His conclusion? To top up their ammonia-metabilising bacteria, making the skin less susceptible to infection.

why doesn't he roll in the dirt?

FleurDuMal - 05 Aug 2019 13:47:26 (#17 of 143)

I wouldn’t want to sit near the bugger on the bus!

wickeltisch - 05 Aug 2019 13:50:02 (#18 of 143)

As I've said on another thread after a stay in hospital the first shower is a magnificent experience. I doubt that spraying yourself with bacteria would be such a pleasure.

Arjuna - 05 Aug 2019 13:53:14 (#19 of 143)

does he ever give his bum hole a rinse out?

or does he have a special spray for that too?

quartus - 05 Aug 2019 13:53:40 (#20 of 143)

reminds me of this old one:

A little old lady goes to the doctor and says, “Doctor, I have a terrible problem with wind, but it doesn’t bother me much. My farts are always silent and never smell. I've probably farted 15 times since I’ve been here, and you didn’t realize it."

The doctor says, “Interesting. Why don’t you take these pills and come see me in a week?”

The old lady returns in a week and says, “I don’t know what the hell you gave me. My farts are still silent, but my God, they stink!!”

To which the good doctor replies:

“Excellent. Now that your sinuses are cleared, let’s work on your hearing.”

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