“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” - Leonardo Da Vinci
Creams with SPF.
Wrinkle reducing creams.
Ok, ok, ok… let’s STOP right here.
Walk into any beauty store or even your local market and there is without a doubt an endless supply of products for your E-V-E-R-Y need.
It’s all a bit much - and not to mention a bit expensive too!
What if we were to tell you that with just 3 simple and natural products you could not only simplify your beauty routine… but also transform your health.
3 Natural Products That Will Transform Your Beauty Routine
Let’s take a closer look at the beautiful powers of apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, and baking soda:
Apple Cider Vinegar
BUY: Raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized, and unheated ACV (apple cider vinegar), such as Bragg’s
WHY? Reduces and minimizes having to use standard products that are full of health-harming chemicals.
USES FOR APPLE CIDER VINEGAR:
Hair Rinse - Use 1 cup of water and ½ tablespoon of ACV as a shine inducing hair rinse. Helps remove dirt and oils and leaves your hair clean and silky smooth.
Skin Toner - Dip a cotton ball in 1 part ACV to 2 parts water and dab on your face and skin. Helps reduce scars and age spots.
Natural Energy Drink - Mix 2 tablespoons ACV with a glass of filtered water and drink each morning. Has a detoxing and energizing effect!
BUY: Unrefined, cold pressed, organic, and virgin coconut oil
WHY? Has medicinal properties (thanks to the fatty acids) and can help kill bacteria and fungus (thanks to the lauric acid)
USES FOR COCONUT OIL:
Makeup Remover - A gentle and effective way to remove eye makeup. Use a cotton pad to gently rub off makeup.
Energizer - Blend 1-2 tablespoons into your morning coffee for boost in both your brain function and your energy!
Dental Detox - Place a tablespoon of oil in your mouth and swish in and out of your teel (referred to as oil pulling). Will help remove toxins. Swish for 15-20 minutes and then spit the oil in the trash.
Moisturizer - Get silky smooth skin by rubbing coconut oil on your face and body (great for hair conditioning too!)
BUY: Make sure you buy PURE baking soda
WHY? It costs less than a few dollars, yet can replace a wide range of beauty products (and it’s readily available too!).
USES FOR BAKING SODA:
Toothpaste - Mix baking soda with coconut oil and peppermint essential oil to create a paste (no measuring required - just combine ingredients until you reach your desired consistency).
Exfoliant - Scoop some baking soda in your hands while in the shower and add a bit of water. Gently scrub your face and body for a gentle exfoliation.
Deodorant - To keep body odors at bay, mix a teaspoon of baking soda with water to create a paste. Rub under your arms for a natural deodorant (add your favorite essential oil if desired).
Hair Cleanser - Massage baking soda mixed with water onto your scalp and hair to help remove build up. Follow up with a rinse of apple cider vinegar for super clean and shiny hair!
Skin Soother - A simple paste of baking soda and water can be used to help soothe sunburn, bug bites, rashes, and poison ivy. Dab the paste onto your skin using a cotton ball and allow to dry.
“Simplicity is the essence of happiness.” - Cedric Bledsoe
There ya have it. Easy as 1… 2… 3!
Do you use any of these products? If so, what is your FAVORITE way to use them? Share with us on facebook
Author Bio: Lindsay Sibson
Lindsay turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plane in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging, and "figuring it out" step by step.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to unleash their adventurous spirit, discover a world of possibilities, and design life in their own unique way. Follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/traveloholic).