Want to Swap your Beauty Products for Simple and Cheap Natural Alternatives?

Do you ever get that feeling: God, what am I putting on my skin? Like your beauty products might be a bit too full of chemicals? There are many “natural” and “organic” cosmetics sold. The only problem is that if you actually check their list of ingredients, besides the real natural stuff there are many many chemicals included. And they are expensive!

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So to find a real solution, let’s ask the question: How did people hundreds of years ago nourish their skin and hair, before chemicals even existed? Traditional methods have been there for a long time for a reason. To make your new natural life easy, I have put together a little package that would replace ALL your beauty products. I have been mostly using only natural stuff for years now and I do feel quite good, clean and healthy.

This particular selection only needs the following (ideally organic ingredients):

  • Coconut oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Sea Salt
  • Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking Soda)
  • Your choice of essential oils
  • Eggs
Skin

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Thanks to it’s antioxidant properties coconut oil helps to prevent aging. It is also great for hydrating and it helps to get rid of skin problems. It acts as sunscreen (~ SPF 2-6), but you have to have darker skin for this to be enough. You can mix it with baking soda to make your own deodorant (thanks to coconut oil’s antibacterial and baking soda’s anti odor properties).

Teeth

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Again due to it’s antibacterial properties coconut oil is a good toothpaste base. You can mix it with sea salt (salt was used for centuries to clean teeth. Ask your Granny, she probably used to rub her teeth with salt when she was a kid too!). Add bicarbonate of soda from time to time to gently polish teeth. To make it a better taste you can add peppermint oil or other essential oils.

Hair

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Nothing too surprising here, coconut oil is an amazing conditioner for dry hair and scalp, just put some on 10-20 minutes at least before washing hair).

Shampoo alternatives:

You can mix baking soda with water (1 to 6), pour the solution onto wet hair, wait a couple of minutes then rinse. Your hair will be squeaky clean, but without the solution removing your hair’s natural oils. As a conditioner use apple cider vinegar mixed with water (1 to 6), just rinse hair with it then rinse with water. Your hair will be shinier and lighter than ever! (This won’t work for highlighted or bleached hair.)

Another quite simple thing is to use egg’s yolks. For a shoulder-length hair use 2 yolks mixed with 200 ml of water, wash hair with it. Rinse with COLD water otherwise the eggs might cook on your hair ;). Your hair will be super shiny and thick.

Extra

For all those nasty fungi issues… Apple cider vinegar works wonders instantly (strong anti fungi qualities) if applied to the effected area directly.

You might have noticed I missed the soap out. Check back with us if you’re interested in why!

Try this selection and see how it works for you! Let us know in the comments below!

By: Beata Czifrik

Cover Photo Credit To Gretchenchristine.com

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Author: Beata Czifrik

I left behind a secure life with all modern boxes ticked: education, career, money, home, 40 pairs of high heels… I went to Indonesia for a year to study arts. That year changed my life. During that time I learned to see the value of life, of every single moment. I learned to appreciate “little” things like food and shelter, people and love. That year started me out and since then I have been following the same path of seeking, learning and growing. I live off my jewelry, sometimes I actually work for money. Most of the time I travel and do work exchanges. I have spent months working with horses in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Spain, with the loveliest people in the incredible countryside of Vermont, US and with a real horse whisperer in Hungary. I have done some farm work too in the amazing scenery of South of Spain, on a Mennonite style farm in Belize, and on the Highlands of Bogota. Hostel work cannot be missing from my repertoire either, While working in hostels, I fell in love with traveling in my first bar job in Hungary, enjoyed a unique city life in Kuala Lumpur, hiked the mountains of the Lake District in England, lived a jungle life in Guatemala, surfed in the Pacific in Ecuador and enjoyed the magic of the Canary Islands. During my everlasting travels I have learned many skills and crafts. After drawing, embroidery and some fabric work I ended up making macrame jewelry. Macrame is a technique that uses tiny little knots to create a shape and pattern. I work with semi-precious stones and create unique fiber art around them. I work with no hurry, and with careful attention and love, to always be able to pass on a perfectly made piece that carries beautiful positive energies. MakeMeMacrame.Etsy.com beataczifrik.com

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