For some reason the consumer is under the impression that going for natural or organic products is expensive. Whilst this is true if you are shopping on the high street, you may be missing the whole point of going natural. So stop buying these products and start making them yourself. From pain relief to fabulous nails, you can nail your way to a healthier and more frugal life.
Let’s start with pain relief. It may seem like a gray area and we aren’t advising you not to seek medical advice if you have symptoms that are concerning you. But if you are prone to the odd headache, have poorly children you want to treat naturally or have joint pain then these ideas are awesome.
Known as the original aspirin due to its ability to convert one of its compounds into salicylic acid, white willow bark is brilliant for relieving pain fever and swellings. 1 or 2 drops of this fabulous tincture will help ease your pain away.
Taking 400 – 600mg of curcumin, better known as turmeric, three times a day helps your body prevent pain signals reaching your brain. It is also fantastic for treating depression, helps fight arthritis and has no adverse effects. You can also make a brilliant face mask to boost the radiance of your skin too! Capsaicin is extracted from chili peppers can also help deal with nerve, muscle and joint pain.
Of course we all know how great Omega 3 fatty acids are. Not only are they an antioxidant they also have the power to reduce inflammation and are great for joint conditions or IBS. For some more brilliant ideas on natural pain relief check out http://www.dontpayfull.com/blog/how-to-save-money which is also full of other ways to get a frugal life.
Instead of heading to luxury cosmetics manufacturers for your natural skin care products you can create your own at home. Making soap isn’t completely easy however you can create your own shampoo and conditioner at home. Apple cider vinegar and baking soda might sound like a strange concoction to pour on you in the shower however they have brilliant clarifying effects and will make your hair stronger and shinier. Of course the smell might put you off a bit, so create a light conditioner out of coconut oil and lavender oil, for a beautiful heavenly smell. If that is too greasy for your mane, you could blend a banana with a tablespoon of honey. Leave this on your hair for half an hour and then rinse to see the miraculous nourishing effects.
There are so many products you can make at home from items that are already lurking in your cupboards. So don’t believe the marketing hype of the big brands. Have a go and making your own moisturizers, shampoos and cleaning products. If you don’t like them then you can always go back to the shop bought products instead.
However, we think you will be pretty impressed with the results!