Cosmetics and beauty products are a major source of chemical exposure for most people. An average beauty product contains dozens of harmful chemicals, many which have not even been tested for safety in humans. Fortunately, there are natural recipes that work better than the chemical laden alternative.
Natural ingredients cost more up front but save money in the long run because they are so versatile and can be used in multiple recipes and because not as much is needed for natural products. You can order these products once or twice a year at most and have smooth, healthy skin all year!
For a quick and natural facial, give yourself a honey mask. Take a warm shower, or hold your face over a bowl of steaming water to open pores. Rub warm honey on face and sit for 20-30 minutes, Rinse with warm water and splash with cool water to close pores. Honey also works great as a face wash that can be used every day.
Instantly clarify and remove oils from your hair by mixing 1-part white vinegar with 5 parts distilled water and pouring over hair after conditioning. Add 5-10 drops of favorite essential oil to make a fresh smell. I recommend lavender, lemon, orange, or peppermint. Depending on your hair type, you may also benefit from detoxing your hair with healing clays and using a natural shampoo
For an intensive hair conditioner, blend avocado and coconut oil or cream in a blender and apply to dry hair. Leave on up to 30 minutes and rinse.