DIY NATURAL SKINCARE AT HOME & ON A BUDGET!!

The comment I get a lot when talking about to switching to organic is , “but organic is soooo expensive!” In my opinion it all depends on your perspective. We buy all organic now and our grocery bill is no different then it used to be, simply because we have cut out all the processed unecessary junk that we used to buy. No more cookies, donuts, frozen junk, soda, etc. Anyways my point is that you can go organic on a budget, even when it comes to your skincare routine!! Below I have included some of my favorite and must-have pantry items that are extremely multi-functional and can be used as effective skin and body care as well!! When products are multi-use, it keeps the budget on track and your skin and health on track as well because it simplifies our daily routines!! In fact, I always have all of the items below in my pantry and use them  frequently  on myself and my kids as body care!!

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil: I cannot even begin to express my love for coconut oil. I use it for everything! When my babies have dry skin i use it moisturize, i use it with essential oils for my babies as well, in cold weather it brings dry skin back to life, I use it to cook and this is random but I put it on my c-section scar everynight(it helps heal the scar!) This is also my favorite oil to make face and body scrubs with!! My favorite brand is Nutiva because its GMO-free, virgin and organic so it’s extremely pure. You can find it on http://www.vitacost.com or any health food store usually carries this brand!

Organic Raw Honey: I think most of you know raw honey can work wonders for the skin! Raw honey has amazing antibacterial properties and full of antioxidants therefore it can benefit people with acne, aging skin, large pores and will bring back the glow to your skin!! I love using honey and bananas for a quick and highly effective face mask! Just throw half a banana, a couple of tablespoons of raw honey  into a bowl and mash well. Apply to clean skin and leave on 20-30 minutes! The banana is soothing and will help balance skin. Again, make sure honey is RAW, otherwise the beneficial properties will not be there!!

Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar: Almost everyone I know has this on hand but many don’t know that this works as an amazing toner to help balance your skin, reduce pore size and keep blemishes at bay! I also recommend this for anyone dealing with dark spots or age spots, mix 1 tablespoon orange juice with 2 tablespoons ACV and it makes for a fantastic lightener. You can find this at most grocery stores, I see it everywhere now!

Organic Cane Sugar: The reason I included this on my list is because you can make the most amazing and beautiful scrubs with sugar!! My favorite scrub recipe comes from my friend Jackie Parks, owner and creator of WellBody Skincare.

1 cup granulated or raw sugar

1 tsp honey

1/4 cup carrier oil (coconut, grapeseed or olive oil)

10-15 drops of any essential oil

Well there you have it free birds! I hope this helped show you that organic skincare doesn’t have to cost a ton of money, it can be simple, fun and effective using the purest ingredients found in your own pantry!! Any more questions on these products or recipes please fill out the CONTACT form or email me at lv.freelovebeauty@gmail.com

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