10 hygienic commercial products and their natural alternatives

Deodorant:

Tea Tree Oil– If your skin is sensitive, dilute the tea tree oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil and dab it under your arms after taking a shower.

Coconut Oil– Dab under arms after showering.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Dilute. For every half cup of the Apple Cider Vinegar, mix with 1 cup of water. Ue cotton balls and dab under arms generously.                              

Baking Soda: Dilute. 1 table spoon of baking soda for every 1 table spoon of water or until you reach a creamy consistency. Slather under arms.

***You can mix the diluted Baking Soda or Apple Cider Vinegar with the Coconut Oil or Tea Tree Oil mixture for more coverage. Be careful: with these ingredients because every ingredient except the coconut oil can cause a reaction on sensitive skin.***

Shaving Cream:

Aloe Vera Gel- You can use the gel directly from slicing the Aloe Vera Plant in two and directly scraping out the gel like consistency of the substance in the middle or you can buy Aloe Vera Gel from your local drug store.                                             ***The one from the plant is always a better and healthier choice.***

Hair Removal Wax:

Honey, Sugar & Lemon- Mix honey, sugar and lemon juice on top of a stove until it creates a smooth paste. Apply to skin. Use a thin layer of cloth and proceed as if you were waxing with a store bought wax.

Toothpaste:

Baking Soda- Mix with water until you reach a creamy consistency, dip toothbrush in mixture and proceed as normal. Don’t do this more than once a week, for it can weaken tooth enamel.

Salt- Since salt wont quite dissolve like baking soda, pour some salt on our toothbrush or in your mouth and then wet your toothbrush and proceed as normal. Salt can be quite harsh on the gums so proceed with caution.

Listerine:

Hydrogen Peroxide- 2 tablespoons of peroxide in mouth, swish swish, spit out and rinse with water.

Face Toner:

Aloe Vera Gel, Aloe Vera Juice, Rose Water, Diluted Apple Cider Vinegar, Witch Hazel. Apply with cotton pads.

Rinse-Out Hair Conditioners and Hair Masks:

Pureed Banana, Honey, Avocado, Coconut Milk- All these ingredients or good on their own, as well as paired together. You can put on hair, cover and let sit for 15 minutes then rinse out.

Shampoo:

Diluted (with water or conditioner or oil) Apply Cider Vinegar, Diluted (with water or conditioner or oil) Baking Soda- Apply to hair and proceed as normal.

Face and Body Scrub:

Sugar: Add sugar to damp rag or cloth and proceed as normal.

Acne/ Discoloration Treatment:

Lemon/ Lime Slices-  Or Lemon Juice, on skin that hasn’t been cleaned in 12 hours (after the natural oils from your face is exposed and your face hasn’t been exfoliated), apply as a spot treatment with a cotton pad or just place lemon directly on skin. let sit for 15 minutes, rinse and proceed as usual. Applying lemon to exfoliated skin will BURNNNNN!!!!!!

Apple Cider Vinegar- Dilute with water, use cotton pad and apply to face.

***I’ve tried all of these home remedies except the DIY Wax, and I know for a fact they work on MY hair and MY skin.***

 

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