When I was living in India I stayed with some ascetic monks for a while (as you do). They did their washing up with ashes from the fire! It works amazingly well for dishes. Maybe not so much for skin :P
Great!!! Glad to be of help
Originally Posted by Taggy G
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat