Looking great on a budget is of the utmost important these days. Because of this, more women are also looking for all-natural beauty products that will provide healthy skin and hair, without all the added, potentially harmful chemicals. Here are five items you should have in your cosmetic caddy (and/or kitchen cabinet) that are easy on the budget—but strong enough to eliminate your skin and hair woes.
Affordable Natural Beauty Essentials
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
Coconut oil works wonders as a skin moisturizer. It gently exfoliates your skin, and has antibacterial properties that get rid of the dead skin cells and impurities on your skin. You can even put a little coconut oil in your water as a digestive aid to treat an upset stomach. Cooking with coconut oil will give your food and slightly sweet and nutty flavor—it’s delicious with Asian or Thai dishes like stir fry, Pad Thai or fried rice.
Apply a little coconut oil on your face before bed, and you’ll wake up to a bright complexion and cleared blemishes. To use coconut oil in place of lotion, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil (lavender or bergamot works great with the coconut smell). You can find extra virgin coconut oil at your local health food store or grocery store, usually for less than $10. A jar of coconut oil, even if you’re using it for more than one purpose, can easily last for a couple of months.