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Frugal, natural, & fabulous beauty basics (and a lot you don’t need)

I think it’s a good idea to do a little homework on what in the world is IN  the stuff we slather all over our largest organ…our skin.  Most inexpensive products are made with cheap oils and waxes that do more harm than good.  The quality products are EXPENSIVE so what to do? 

The Oil Cleansing Method

I fee like I’m in on a little secret that most of the world doesn’t know…I wash my face with oil. Wait don’t click away, move the mouse away from that unsubscribe button, it’s not as crazy as you think.   

Washing your face with oil may sound weird and counteractive especially if you have oily skin but believe it or not oil does not cause acne or make you have an oily face.  Soap strips your face of it’s natural oils causing your skin to produce MORE oil to make up for what has been taken.  Even says “oil cleans oil.” 

I have been washing my face with a part olive oil, part castor oil mixture for almost two years now.  It is the only thing I need to remove my makeup, clean, AND moisturize.  My skin is very soft, not oily.  I love it!  Try getting all that for $10 a bottle (and it lasts for 6 months or more!). 

Details and step by step instructions here

Coconut Oil

I have a re-used baby food jar full of coconut oil on my bathroom counter.  I use it as my lotion, and a conditioner.  After I blow dry my hair I use just a “dab” on my ends as conditioner.  Coconut oil is an amazing product.  Lots of research shows us it can heal scars and even bruises!  There are plenty more details on the amazing product that is coconut oil here.

Shampoo Bars

If you are like me and just trying to get something to clean your hair, leave it feeling weightless, and prefer not to have 100 random things you cannot pronounce in the line up,  then allow me to introduce you to my friend, the shampoo bar:

The shampoo bar has seriously become one of my favorite things.  There are tons of yummy smelling varieties and I have NEVER, I mean never, had my hair been so cooperative! I have tried the “no poo method” and was not NEAR as satisfied as I am with the shampoo bar.  

No need for mouse, gel, spray, etc.  This is a big deal yall!  With hair as straight and volume-less as mine I used to be a hair product junkie. Now that my hair is not so heavy from waxy, yucky build up, I have some volume!  Plus I’m saving money buying less products!

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