ITCHY, FLAKY SCALP
Do you have flaky itchy scalp and have tried everything. Here is a fast easy and inexpensive way to get rid of the itch and flakes. Before washing your hair spray or pour Apple cider vinegar on your scalp. Let sit for 15 minutes then wash as usual. Also remember a lot of shampoos, conditioners and skin care in general are chock full of chemicals that aren’t healthy, so be sure to check out your shampoo and conditioners and anyting else that goes on your skin at EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.
NATURAL INEXPENSIVE MOISTURIZERS
Tired of spending a fortune on skin moisturizers that don’t work and contain a boat load of toxins. Then it’s time to walk over to your pantry and get moisturized naturally. I use Almond Oil on my skin after my shower. You can also use Grape seed, Avocado , and Sesame Oil is good for very dry skin. Coconut oil does an awesome job on moisturizing those feet and elbows and is a great night cream. I also use Coconut Oil in my hair , if it had become dried out from the sun etc, I put Coconut Oil in the hair and leave it overnight, then shampoo it out in the morning.
TOO BUSY TO PREP VEGGIES
Would you love to eat more veggies but don’t have the time(or the desire) to do all the cutting. Then run into your local grocer and pick up a tray of pre cut vegetables. They are great to keep in the fridge and you can nibble on them as you want. You may think they are a lot more expensive but in the long run they are cheaper than all that fast food or other munchies you grab when you could be eating veggies!
FAST AND EASY LEMON JUICE
Lemon juice is great for the body and I try to put it in my water daily because of it’s many health benefits. I try to find the organic lemons, as they taste and smell so much better but sometimes they are hard to find. What I do when I find them on sale is buy a couple of bags and then while they are fresh I juice them all and pour the fresh lemon juice into ice-cube trays. After they are frozen I put them into freezer bags and now anytime I have water, I just put a couple organic lemon juice ice cubes in. Saves money and makes adding lemons to your water even easier, no more excuses!
DON’T THROW THAT OUT!
Instead of buying expensive broths for cooking or your soups, make your own. It’s not that hard if I can do it anyone can and bone broths are so healthy for us. After I cook a chicken or turkey I take the meat off I want and throw the rest into a stock pot. I add some onion and maybe some celery or what ever I have lying around, add water and bring to a boil. Then turn the temperature down and let it simmer. I usually do this after dinner and then let it simmer overnight on low. In the morning I take it off and let it cool in the fridge then I divide it up for the freezer. A big container for when I want to make soup. A few 2 cup bags for cooking and making rice, and a few ice-cube trays full that i put in a freezer bag after that I use for individual hot broth in a cup or I pour over my dog’s food for added nutrients(yes my husband calls her the princess!). All this from what you were going to throw in the garbage. For Beef broth I get bones from my butcher, almost free, and do the same.
Love a nice relaxing bath but finding the bath salts costly. Here is an easy fast way to enjoy that bath. Pour 2 cups of Epsom salts into your bath and add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil. I have a few I keep on hand. Not only is it relaxing but the Epsom salts help detox and clean your energy from the day. Add a few candles, a good book and a cup of tea or glass of wine and you have your own little spa treatment without leaving home! Want to save even more money, I get my 50LB bag of Epsom salts from a farm supply store for about $20.00. Normally a 5lb bag sells for around $6.00. Don’t use colored Epsom salts as they usually contain colors that are made from chemicals and that defeats the purpose of the detox bath.
FRESH MINT YEAR ROUND
We love mint water in our home and I add lemons or cucumbers to it. The problem in our climate is the fresh mint. So I keep my mint in a container all summer on my deck, ready for use and then in the winter I bring it in and it becomes a kitchen house plant. Not only does it look great but you have fresh Mint year round for cooking, add it to your peas, carrots, potatoes, and corn to bring out the flavour. For potpourri, add some mint leave to a linen closet or drawer, or simmer some on the stove to freshen the whole house. Be sure to water regularly and cut back a lot , also be sure to tell the kids to water it when you go away on vacation, that is just a little tip that I learned this winter.
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