It is no secret that women all over the world seek perfect skin and hair and will pay through the nose to get the latest products to help them achieve this. Whilst these products may or may not work, you can however make inexpensive, natural beauty and hair treatments from ingredients that you already have in your home which will perform just as well as (if not better than ) products you purchase.
If you only have one natural beauty product taking a regular place in your cupboard, then take my advice and make it Olive Oil! It is an extremely versatile beauty product and can be used on just about every part of your body. Olive oil is also an excellent mascara remover and is much better for you and more effective than petroleum jelly based products and is highly beneficial to the skin around your eyes helping you to look naturally younger – and at over half the cost of Clinique cosmetics, now that’s good sense! I recommend that you use just a few drops of olive oil in warm water and make sure you apply your favorite lotion afterwards to lock in the moisture and complete the deal. Another good natural remedy is beeswax and olive oil melted and poured into a small tin. This mixture makes a wonderful lip balm that will keep your lips soft and smooth for a long time after (and again, it is made from all natural substances that are cheap to buy and are good for your body and skin at the same time). Adding just a few drops of olive oil to your bath water is simply the best skin softener you can imagine (just try it for yourself and see just how soft and moisturized your skin feels when you step out of the bath). And, if you’re feeling extra decadent, then add a few drops of essential oil will also give you a natural aromatherapy bath. Using this in conjunction with the baby oil works wonders believe me.
Another problem women often complain about are dry feet. But not any more! Before bed, rub olive oil into your dry, cracked feet but do not rinse them. Then, put a nice, cozy pair of socks on and go to sleep and forget all about it – by the morning your feet will have absorbed the moisture and will be noticeably better. In fact, dry feet can be healed after just one night of this treatment! Just try it and you will see what I mean when I say this beats any Clinique cosmetics hands down.
Once out of the bath, the benefits of olive oil don’t stop there, because a very small amount of olive oil applied to dry hair will condition it and get rid of any frizz. Olive oil makes a great leave-in conditioner. For the men out there, olive oil also works as a shaving cream for men with sensitive skin.
So take my word for it and don’t buy those expensive Sea Salt Scrubs, moisturisers, hair lotions and bath oils. Just make your own using natures natural ingredient olive oil. It really is not necessary to pay a lot of money for beauty treatment products. The things you have in your very own kitchen can often be the best beauty products available. Believe me, once you have tried these methods and realise how effective they are and how much money they will save you at the same time – you won’t go back, give it a go.