Treating yourself once in a while is a great way to relieve stress, and hit the “reset” button on your body.
Traditional methods of pampering your body include spas and mainstream beauty products- both of which can put a sizeable dent in your wallet.
Not only are traditional methods expensive, many beauty products in the market contain chemicals and artificial ingredients that anyone with a more natural lifestyle would balk at reading on a label, let alone absorbing into their skin and hair.
If you’re looking for alternatives, look no further than your kitchen cabinet.
Many everyday food and cooking products can be used for beauty and healthcare, eliminating harsh chemicals. Many of the following products can be used on their own, or in combination based on desired results.
There’s a reason why everyone is going nutty for coconut oil -- intensely moisturizing, with a fantastic smell, the oil contains almost limitless benefits for your skin and hair.
Rub a little on the ends of your hair, wet or dry, for an extra kick of moisture. You can also apply coconut oil to your whole head of hair. Leave it in for an hour for a quick surge of healing, or leave the oil in overnight for maximum results.
Or, if you’re feeling a little adventurous, try using the oil with coffee grounds and sugar to make your own exfoliating scrub.
You can also use coconut oil on your skin -- it’s great for an after -- shower moisturizer, and will keep your skin hydrated all day and night.
Lemon JuiceLemon juice is used in many at-home facial recipes, with its brightening properties and bacteria killing natural acids.
Combine lemon juice with honey to create a facial that will give your skin a much-needed boost (especially in cold winter months.)
With its bacteria fighting properties, cinnamon is a great addition to DIY facial scrubs, leaving skin clear and rejuvenated.
According to one source, cinnamon can plump skin, cleanse the scalp and provide relief from eczema.
Coffee GroundsCaffeine has been shown to aid in minimizing the appearance of cellulite -- making coffee grounds an excellent addition to any skin scrubs concocted at home.
HoneyHoney contains antimicrobial properties -- meaning it’s a great product to utilize if you’re looking for glowing, clear skin.
Honey alone can make for an excellent mask, or it can be combined with other natural ingredients, such as cinnamon, to aid in clearing skin.
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