by Agnes Jimenez of EmpressofDrac
With your beauty care section overflowing with expensive product just waiting to disappoint, wouldn’t it be nice to have a few things lying around the house that actually work? If you want to try a few natural remedies to beautify yourself, and want to kick the commercial products to the curb, here are a few ideas.
Fruity Hair, No Really
If you are staring down dry and damaged hair, but are a little short on the million bucks a hair salon is going to charge, grab a few of those fruits laying around the house. A great mixture to start with is bananas and avocados! Just combine the two fruits in a mixing bowl and mash. Then add a little olive oil and coconut oil and blend until smooth. Spread it evenly through your hair and wrap it up in a towel. After thirty minutes, unwrap your towel and wash, your hair will love you for it!
Ok everyone has heard of this, but when was the last time you saw someone laying in a lawn chair with a couple teabags on their eyes? Perhaps it isn't as popular these days but if you drink tea, it is a great way to upcycle your used tea bags. If you don’t drink tea you really should, it has amazing health benefits and tastes pretty good.
Get Rid Of the Frizz
If you have an Aloe Vera plant laying around the house you can use the gel inside to calm down that wild hair! Just cut a portion off and use the liquid inside to apply it on your hair. If you do not have an Aloe Vera plant you can buy the extract at most pharmacies, it is supper cheap and will help tame the wildest frizz you have.
Olive Oil as Conditioner?
Pass up the $100 bottle of conditioner with the designer label and head over to the cooking section. Buy a bottle of extra virgin olive oil and feel the difference. Turns out that you can use all kinds of natural oil, another favorite is coconut or sunflower oil. You won't have to worry about your hair being to oily afterwards either, just don’t use the whole bottle. If that isn't enough to convince you, there are other benefits to using vegetable oil, apparently they are great at scalp conditioning and helping with dandruff.
Big Beautiful Lips
If you have a problem with chapped lips try this! Put a thin layer of oil or petroleum jelly on your lips, just enough to get them moist. Grab some cinnamon from your kitchen, take about a 1/4 of a teaspoon and slowly rub the spice on your lips. Because it is coarse, it will exfoliate the skin and leave behind beautiful new lips. Just when you thought it could not get any better… there is more! Because it is a spice it will promote better circulation, and all that extra blood flow will add color to your lips!
If you have ever felt frustrated by the cost of beauty products, you are not alone! Because we have so much pressure to look like a super model, many times we feel the need to spend. In reality much of the products on the market are probably doing us more harm than good. Although the ideas above might not be innovative or new, they are as relevant as they were before L'Oreal hit the scene with their overpriced hair treatments. Give these suggestions a shot, they are cheap and natural!
About the Guest Author
Agnes Jimenez is a professional blogger and writer. She writes for many online establishments and supports those ones that offer alternative lifestyles to consumers. As a frugal living advocate, she recommends Daily Bread for those fashion conscious individuals who want to get big savings in shopping for food and food storage.