Tuesday, November 19, 2013

From the Kitchen to Your Skin


Helloooo my lovely readers! Today I wanted to share with you a few skincare products I use that come from my kitchen. They are much cheaper than higher-end skincare lines and they work just as well.

Castor Oil - used to lubricate kitchen scissors and other utensils that touch food (and also to induce pregnancy and stop constipation!!!), I put castor oil on my thighs to help with cellulite. You can also apply it to the ends of your hair, on your face, and anywhere else on your body - it will soften and moisturize the skin.

Manuka Honey - this tastes delicious on toast but I also put a tablespoon of this honey in my homemade face mask. (Read all about the best face mask EVER, right here.) 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil - many use olive oil to cook with but did you know you can also use it as a face wash and moisturizer? My Aunt, who's in her 60's, has used olive oil since she was twenty and she doesn't look a day over fifty thanks to its anti-aging properties. You can put it in your hair, too. (Just make sure you wash it out after!)

Organic Coconut Oil - ok, so this isn't a secret, you've probably heard all of the wonderful health benefits of using coconut oil in food and on the skin and I'm here to tell you it works! This oil is super-moisturizing, I apply it generously to my face and body at least 3 times a week. I live in a very dry climate so my skin soaks this stuff up. It's greasy and oily (of course) but it doesn't leave a stain on your pillow if you put it on right before you go to sleep (like I do all the time). And it smells sooooo good!

There you have it. It's nice to be able to get your money's worth when purchasing something, especially if it has more than one use! You can find all of these products at your grocery store or local organic market.


7 comments:

Sandy Joe said...

This is awesome. I put almond oil in a spritzer bottle and spray it on in the shower, I almost never have to moisturize. If I know I'm not going out for a few days I'll also saturate my hair in almond oil, it makes it so soft.

Thanks for sharing!

x The Pretty Secrets

JennaStevie said...

Great tips!! I absolutely love finding home remedies for dry hair and skin issues. I use olive oil for so much.
xJennaD

Shelly said...

I also use coconut oil as an eye makeup remover! It works so well to remove mascara, etc!

J. said...

GREAT POST!!!
Love that it is all natural! Thanks for the suggestions. I use coconut oil and olive oil but not the other two....going to go get some.
:) J.

Melanie Liliana said...

Love this post Marie! I've always been told how great coconut oil is! I need to go get some ;)

Melanie said...

I have just started to cook with coconut oil and I must say that I wouldn't use regular oil again. it's amazing!

xo Mel
turquoise blonde

Cee said...

It's amazing how easy it is to just go out and buy moisturisers, not realising how many natural ones we have at home. I never considered using olive oil as a facial moisturiser, but what a brilliant idea - and it sounds like it gets amazing results!
xox,
Cee