This post comes to us from our engagement intern, Katerina!
Switching to all natural beauty products is no easy endeavor. Believe me when I tell you, there is such an incredible amount of information out there on natural beauty products that it can seem like an impossible task to find the right products for you. I have spent the past few months faithfully following natural beauty bloggers, scrolling through Pinterest, and reading all the articles I could get my hands on that were penned by natural beauty gurus. Although it has been plenty of trial and error, my efforts have paid off.
One great advantage of switching to natural beauty products is that many of the best ones are sitting right there in your pantry. For girls on a tight budget, me included, what could be better than that? My first step after my initial investigation was to search my home to find products I already had that could be re-purposed as an effective beauty product. I also found that when making my own beauty products, it’s best to limit the ingredients to as few as possible. This makes it easier to weed out the ones that you find irritating to your skin, and pretty much eliminates any room for nasty chemicals to be lurking inside.
I quickly found out that I am a huge fan of oil. My all-time favorite is the currently very popular coconut oil. Believe me, the hype is all true. I swear by it! Coconut oil is the perfect moisturizer for any type of skin. From super dry to oily, you just need to determine the amount that’s right for you. I have also used this extremely versatile oil as a deep conditioner. Once again, you just need to find the amount that works for your hair type. It may take a bit of trial and error, but it is definitely worth the effort in the end. Did I mention one of the best things about coconut oil? It smells amazing.
Another oil that I love, yet isn’t as popular, is castor oil. Once a week, I dip a cotton swab in a cap-full and dab it on my eyebrows. It has helped to make them look fuller and they have become far more manageable. I may sound crazy, but I swear that they appear thicker and fuller! I would wholeheartedly recommend this product to anyone who wants to get into the bushy eyebrow trend!
Last but not least (in my pantry anyway) is baking soda. I have always used baking soda to improve my oral health and to whiten my teeth, and it makes a great natural toothpaste. All you have to do is put a little on your toothbrush and brush your teeth like you normally do. This helped to whiten my teeth dramatically! Then just follow that up with a gargle of coconut oil and your breath is fresh and you’re good to go!
+ I love hearing from others about the great natural beauty products they have found and fell in love with. What types of natural beauty products do you use? Do you have any simple tricks you’d like to share?
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