Often times when people think of natural products, they think of products that are more expensive than their conventional counterparts. However, there are multipurpose natural products that can help you save time and money – and are a healthy choice, too! Check out some of our favorites!
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar can be used for everything from salad dressing, cleaning, a healthy tonic and even to heal the skin. Made from whole organic apples, aged in wood, Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar is raw, unfiltered, undiluted and contains no preservatives! Plus, a 16 oz bottle costs just $3.79! Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, in 400 BC treated his patients with natural apple cider vinegar for it’s powerful cleansing, healing and germ fighting qualities. www.bragg.com
Not only can you use avocado to cook with, but it makes a wonderful tonic for dry hair. It contains monounsaturated fatty acids, phytosterols and vitamin E to help moisturize hair and fight split ends. This is especially great in dry climates where hair can often be in need of nutrients. You can also use avocado oil as your own homemade mouthwash. Studies show that avocado oil has natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties to help kill bacteria that causes tooth decay and bad breath and fight swollen gums.
Peppermint is a blend of spearmint and water mint (Mentha aquatica) and the active ingredients include menthol (35–45%) and menthone (10–30%). The possibilities are nearly endless on the many ways that you can use peppermint oil. People rub in on the temples to help with headache relief, it also can be simply inhaled to help clear sinuses and promote alertness. Also, it is a great tool for muscle therapy and can serve as a wonderful chest rub. If you are using it as a chest rub, you want to put a few drops in a carrier oil such as jojoba.
There are so many things that you can do with green tea besides drinking it. Green tea is rich in Catechins, which are antioxidants that help fight and prevent cell damage. Thus, you can bring the benefits to your face by making a simple, yet luxurious green tea facial cleanser. You can also bake some delicious and nutritious treats using green tea.