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The Best Things In Life Are Free (Kinda)

The Best Things In Life Are Free (Kinda)

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Sometimes, the best things in life are the things that the earth gives us. We don’t have to expand or develop on the things that it grows or produces in order for it to be something that we can use or adapt to our lifestyle. While this sounds a bit cryptic, we are probably missing out on quite a lot in our lives simply by skimming over the basics and leaning towards more complicated products – and it simply doesn’t have to be this way.

Products: Toothpaste and toothbrush

Swap for: Miswak or Charcoal

Swapping your toothpaste and toothbrush for miswak is like taking a step in the right direction. Miswak https://miswakclub.com/ comes from the Peeru tree and is harvested with your teeth’s health in mind. It naturally releases antiseptics, oils and sodium bicarbonate to help you achieve a whiter smile and fresher breath without having to use toothpaste or even water. There have been many reports to the benefits of charcoal powder used to whiten teeth too, and while it may seem counterproductive putting something black on your teeth in order to get them to a lighter and brighter colour, it’s one of those strange things in life that actually works … just don’t question it.

Products: Shampoo and conditioner

Swap for: Kitchen ingredients

You don’t have to be going to the store and investing in the latest shampoos and conditioners. Chances are that you already have the ingredients readily available in your kitchen to make your own. Generally speaking, the fewer ingredients you use, the better; you don’t want to overcomplicate matters by adding in stuff that isn’t necessary. A lot of people have cited coconut oil as the thing that works wonders for their hair, and olive oil and honey are constant contenders in the best ranked products that you can slather on your scalp. Although it may sound quite sticky, be assured that you can wash it out quite simply – you can find out more about different homemade shampoo and conditioner recipes at http://hair.allwomenstalk.com/fantastic-natural-homemade-shampoos/.

Products: Facemasks

Swap for: Fruit, Vegetables and Water

There is no way that you’ll ever be buying another facemask again after finding out how simple it is to make your own. It’s probably cheaper in the long run, too – especially if you make in bulk for a pamper party. As with the shampoo and conditioner, you probably have the ingredients lying around your house just waiting to be used up. Drinking a lot more water will help with the hydration of your skin and the receptiveness to the natural products that you are putting on it. Blend up your selected fruits and vegetables with natural oils and oats to make a thick mask which will do nothing but benefit your skin. Things like bananas and vinegar may seem like a messy (and rather stinky) combination, but your face will thank you for it. Utilise what you have got around you and see if it works – if you see any signs of a reaction, stop the use immediately and try something else.

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4 Natural Make-Up Removers You Already Have In Your Kitchen. Guest Blogger, Heather R.

By Guest Blogger, Heather R.

4 Natural Make-Up Removers You Already Have In Your Kitchen.

Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Heather R.
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Heather R.

Although make –up removers and wet wipes are convenient when you simply want to go to bed, they may irritate your skin and eyes. It’s impossible to completely eliminate the active cleaning agents in most products, even after rinsing. The residue builds- up in your skin and eventually leads to high concentration of surfactants, emulsifiers and solubilisers. These substances may dry out or irritate the skin, especially the sensitive one. Not to mention that some make-up removers contain alcohol. Luckily, you can clean your skin in a natural and inexpensive way without any harsh chemicals. Plus, all the ingredients are already in your kitchen!

1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Conventional cleansers will inevitable remove the skin’s natural oils. As a result the skin will either become very dry or very oily, as it will start over-producing oils. Although many cleaning products claim to be oil-free, this can actually be harmful and lead to premature aging. Oils keep the skin looking young, vibrant and healthy. Natural oils can serve as an effective make-up cleaning solution without over –drying it. Extra virgin oil in particular is similar to the oils produced by the skin. It is also great at removing any type of make-up, from pigmented eye-shadows and lipsticks to dark mascara.

2. Milk

It’s not surprising that milk is good for the skin. It was popular ingredient in the beauty routine of royals thousands of years ago. The proteins and fat in milk not only hydrate the skin, but also allow it to retain moisture. Although drinking too much milk may cause skin conditions such as acne and eczema, when used topically it has miraculous effects. The ingredient will eliminate the make-up quickly and will soothe your skin. Create your cleaning product by mixing 1tbsp of almond oil and a bowl of whole milk. Then use a wash cloth or a cotton ball to rub it all over your face. It will leave your skin make-up free!

Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Heather R.
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Heather R.

3. Yogurt

Don’t worry if you ran out of milk. Yogurt can also do the job and remove your make-up. There is an added bonus. Yogurt can moisturize the skin, relieve sunburns and fight acne. You can either rub plain yogurt on your face or include it in a DIY recipe. Combine it with 1tbsp of any natural oil (coconut, jojoba or olive oil). Rinse well with warm water to get rid of the residue. Plain curd is also double – duties as a make-up remover and an exfoliator.

4. Cucumber

Cucumber is an amazing natural make –up remover because of its soothing properties. First, you need to peel the cucumber and then grind or blend it into a paste. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and gently rub your face. Wash off the cucumber left –overs with water. The downside is that you cannot store this cleaning paste for long because it will dry out. Keep the cucumber solution in the fridge for no more than two or three days. For more domestic cleaning tips visit: carpetcleaningtooting.org.uk

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feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me!