I have used several different kinds of natural face scrubs and they all work, some better than others. Anytime you exfoliate, your face it is going to look better without several layers of dead skin dulling your complexion. Baking soda is my favorite method for several reasons; for one, it’s easy and two it’s really inexpensive. I found that I almost never used my oatmeal or sunflower scrubs simply because I would have to make them first. They both work really well but they require a little bit of preparation and preparatation = time. Exfoliating with baking soda is also by far the most effective facial scrub I’ve used so far. For an exfoliating body scrub check out my Easiest Sugar Scrub.
A little while ago we made an easy coconut sugar scrub which is the best for soft skin all year round. Sugar scrub isn’t suitable for your face, so what are we to do? Well, that is where a pineapple facial treatment comes in.
My sister discovered this trick a little while back and the results I’ve gotten have been fabulous. This is the quickest facial treatment I’ve ever tried with the most dramatic results. Normally, a facial takes a good 45 minutes between the scrub, mask, steam, toner, and finally moisturizing.
I have never bought linen spray, the price tag has always been a little high. Not too long ago a good friend bought a bottle for me, (extravagant, spoiling presents are great), but now I’m hooked on the stuff because it just smells so good. So…, I set out to make my own. Instead of costing somewhere around $18 it only costs only $2.58 to make your own (prices based off of a 4oz bottle of lavender essential oil).
Vanilla is probably my favorite spice and it is also the most expensive after saffron. It adds depth of flavor to so many things. Added to chocolate it makes the chocolate more chocolatey and you just can’t beat that. That being said, it can be fairly pricey, especially at the rate I go through it. So, today I’m going to tell you about two strategies I’ve come up with to keep the cost down.
This simple recipe is what I have been using for the past few years and it has been working great. When we were living in Calgary last year, it was more convenient to buy a bottle of natural cleaner from the grocery store. It turned out to be a waste of time. More often than not they seem to leave a bit of a residue. That’s why I like this cleaner so much, it’s effective and it costs less than a dollar to make.
I use lemons in my kitchen for cooking almost everyday and I really enjoy half a lemon squeezed into my water. Needless to say, there are juiced rinds of lemons around almost everyday and it is the best thing that ever happened to my nails.