Natural Beauties

Finding great, natural products that work wonders in a number of ways is always a bonus. We thought we would look at a couple of these ‘miracle’ products, in particular Coconut Oil and Peppermint Oil.

These are not only excellent products that provide quick fixes for some problems but are also great value options. When you look at the price of some products on the market it is always worthwhile looking at what cheaper options are available.

The good thing about Coconut oil and peppermint oil is that the price may be on the ‘budget’ side of things but the results definitely aren’t.

Here are some of our top suggestions about what you can use both products for.

Coconut oil is extracted from the meat of matured coconuts. It is very versatile and has many uses. It smells amazing and every time you use it, you feel like you’re on an island vacation!  It’s very cost effective, being about £5 for a jar and lasting two years. Here are some great uses for coconut oil.

-Moisturizer

-Make up remover

-Prevents/ lightens stretch marks

-Gets rid of frizz

-Soothes dry lips

-Helps skin heal faster after injury or infection

-Rub into dry hair to rejuvenate strands

-Spread around nose and on chest as natural vapour rub

-Blend a tablespoon into hot tea to help recover from a cold or flu

-Natural bug repellent

-Healthy cooking oil

-Reduces appearance of spider veins

-Reduces cellulite

-Antibacterial

-Reduces mosquito bite itch

-Boosts circulation

Try it out yourself and experience the benefits of coconut oil!

I love oils. After I first heard about them last year, I’ve found that different oils are great for different things and I love learning about new oils and how I can use them! A couple of months ago I was introduced to Peppermint Oil, and it’s helped me in so many ways! Here are my favourite uses for Peppermint Oil.

-Mix a couple tablespoons of vegetable oil with about 4 drops of pure peppermint oil and massage it into sore muscles or temples to soothe a headache

-Double the mixture above and massage into hair to relieve dry scalp and promote growth

-Drink a glass of water with a couple drops of oil added in to help with digestion and nausea

– Add a few drops to a tissue and breathe in to relieve stress

-Add a few drops to hot water and breathe in to help a sore throat

These should offer a cheap, natural alternative if you are interested in checking out as many techniques as possible. You can also save money by searching online, we have managed to find great deals for allbeauty, a store that specialises in perfumes and beauty products.

Seeing as we are so generous here is one last quick tip for you, Olive Oil.

There’s a reason the Greeks adore olive oil, it’s super nourishing and gives a beautiful glow. To get skin like a goddess, Mix two tablespoons olive oil and one tablespoon of sea salt to make a gentle body and face scrub. This helps get rid of dead skin cells and promotes softer skin. This is cheaper than store bought scrubs, and doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals or abrasives that harm your skin.

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