Recent Natural Skincare Favorites

April 26, 2017

I had to say recent, because let's just be honest about... I share this kind of stuff every so often on the blog. I'm not getting rid of old favorites, just adding to the list of what I do.

Today I've got 3 new items in my rotation that I haven't discussed on the blog, so what better time to bring them up. Honestly, you might have 2 of the three already at your house.

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse - we live in the land of hard water, so wonderfully hard that build up happens. Thank you South Louisiana for that loveliness, we never had this issue in Monroe. Or Vidalia for that matter. Instead my hair gets weighed down and seems greasy easily, and I admit I use my fair share of product... but limp hair is not my friend.

Instead I get a bottle (yes that came from the hospital lol 🙈) and fill it about 1/4 of the way full of unfiltered ACV that says "with the mother." I prefer it for salad dressing so I keep that on hand. Anyway, fill your bottle up, then fill the rest of the way with warm water in the shower. Wash your hair as usual, then gently pour this over your scalp letting it fall over your ends, next condition as usual and continue on your merry way. I do this about once a month to remove residue from the hard water.

Castor Oil - This lovely stuff is not only great as a laxative (I only know because my grandmother said they used it as kids every spring) but it is amazing at conditioning your hair and eyelashes. People even use it to really deeply moisturize their skin. For my purposes I apply this to the ends of my hair and eyelashes the night before a hair wash. I feel like both of those areas get beat up between heat and mascara and need the extra love. Plus I only chopped my hair off so my bangs could catch up... come on hair growth

    Last but not least, my homemade face scrub. This has helped tremendously since I started using RetinA to slough off any dead skin that build up during the day and night. I had awful peeling (not Google type peeling) when I started and this was the only thing that allowed me to put on makeup without looking wonky. I'll share the non-recipe below, but I use this every morning before I wash my face with Cetaphil. 

    Face Scrub - combine baking soda and coconut oil (I use a something something pressed organic brand that still smells like coconuts, I also use it to oil pull.) until you get a very fluffy paste. You're probably going to use more baking soda than coconut oil, and use a fork, that
    seems to mix it well.

    What natural products have y'all been using lately? What are your favorites?