Many people are not aware that there are lots of health and beauty aids that can be found at home.
The good news is that we don’t have to earn lots of money before we can make ourselves truly healthy and feel beautiful. There are inexpensive or affordable means for us to look and feel good. And we might be surprised to learn that there are products we don’t consider as health and beauty aids but are actually very effective. Yet we’ve taken them for granted all this time.
So what are these health and beauty aids and just where in our homes can we find them?
Well, let’s go first to the kitchen and realize what they are!
1. Baking soda
It’s one of the most helpful products not only for health and beauty, but for removing smells and dirt at home. It can be used to clean even the sink and all other foul-smelling areas in the house.
Baking soda also helps remove toxins in our bodies. Just combine it with water. Drinking that every morning will help prevent cancer as it neutralizes our bodies’ acidic environment into the right pH or alkaline level. But if we find that difficult to drink, we can try it with lemon.
As a beauty aid, it can make the skin soft and smooth.
Just add water to about a spoonful of baking soda and mix that to turn into paste. Then let’s put it on our faces for a minimum of ten minutes before rinsing with warm water. Doing this at least twice a week will result to overwhelming improvement soon. It’s even more effective than some beauty products in stores and markets.
Likewise, we may put certain amount of baking soda in the water when we take a bath. Soon we’ll be glad to find we have smoother and softer skin!
What’s more, we may also use baking soda as a toothpaste, breath freshener, and believe it or not–as a deodorant! Just make sure our underarms are dry before dubbing baking soda on them the way we use loose face powder. There’ll be no foul smell or body odor for 24 hours. See? That’s even more effective than many branded deodorants!
2. Virgin coconut oil
It’s one of the best and most useful oils around the globe. Also, it serves as cure for many diseases such as urinary tract infections (UTI) and other infections, lowers blood pressures, lessens stress, keeps us energized, and aids in many digestive issues.
Virgin coconut oil enables us to become more beautiful and young-looking as it helps lose weight, and removes dandruff. Well, we just need to get used to its smell and appreciate all the advantages of using it.
Moreover, virgin coconut oil alleviates itchy skin and other skin problems not just of humans but of animals too. Putting this oil to your pets will help ease their dilemma on their very itchy skin. It is also safe to be licked by our pets because of its many healthful benefits.
3. Olive oil
Its health benefits are just awesome. So let’s include it in our meals as often as we can. It prevents stroke and other heart ailments, controls blood sugar levels, as well as reduces risk of having Alzheimer’s Disease.
Aside from this, it also helps in making us look years younger with smoother skin. It conditions our hair and scalp too.
Olive oil may also be mixed with baking soda to serve as face mask for about 5 to 10 minutes. It will help solve many skin problems such as acne, pimples, wrinkles, to name a few.
4. Apple vinegar cider
Just like baking soda, the combination of water and apple vinegar cider will enable us to obtain the right alkaline environment for our bodies to prevent different types of cancer.
Apple vinegar cider also helps people suffering from diabetes and heart problems. Moreover, it is effective in our effort to lose weight and to prevent acne. It is good for the hair too as it eliminates dandruff flakes.
After looking at the very useful things in the kitchen, let’s now visit our gardens or backyards to look at our plants. Let’s find out what are the healthy and beauty aids we have there.
5. Lemon grass
It doesn’t only help put aromatic flavor in the meals we cook, but it also makes us fit. It prevents us from having different kinds of diseases and from suffering from cough and cold. Experts even say that lemon grass turned into juice drinks is equivalent to varied combination of vegetables that make us healthy. It lowers cholesterol, prevents rheumatism, and even treats sleeping problems or disorders.
Even our pets can use lemon grass to heal them, especially when they have stomach or digestive problems.
Aside from this, lemon grass, as well as lavender, marigold, mint, Mother-in-law’s tongue, garlic and oregano, can prevent snakes from entering our backyards and can repel mosquitoes too.
6. Aloe Vera
This plant helps us have smooth skin without spending money. We just have to plant aloe vera in our backyards to enjoy its benefits.
It can also treat burns and other skin problems such as acne, warts, scars, stretch marks, and rashes. Aloe vera is also important to those who are losing hair as it promotes hair growth and prevents dandruff.
Tea tree, thyme, and basil should also have a space in our gardens or backyards because of their medicinal or health benefits.
It’s definitely good news that there are lots of health and beauty aids found in our kitchens and gardens. They’ll prevent us from spending so much for expensive products in stores and markets. We can feel and look good by just using these aids that are part of our everyday lives and of our homes.