There are hundreds of different natural foods/oils/products that we can use on our bodies. I am going to show some that I have used myself and which have worked for me. Some of the things I mention below are things I use all the time. Some of my favourites are making an Apple Cider Vinegar Acne/Face Toner. I use this every day. I also always remove my makeup and moisturize my face and body with either Sweet Almond Oil or Avocado Oil. There’s no reason to spend loads of money on certain products which may include unhealthy ingredients when you can just mash up an avocado and put it on your face and it does the same job, if not better!
Acne / Spot Treatments
- Organic Lavender Essential Oil
- Tea Tree Oil (unless you have a salicylate allergy)
Place a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil on a warm damp washcloth and pat onto your face. With the Tea Tree Oil, dap small amounts of the oil onto any spots or blemishes you may have. Don’t add too much, as it can be drying.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Sea Salt
Mix a small amount of olive oil (around 1 tbs) with around 1/2 tsp Sea Salt and gentle massage your hands. Rinse and then use a moisturizer.
- (Manuka) Honey
- Brown Sugar
Mix a small amount of Honey and Sugar and gently rub onto your lips with your finger. Rinse off and add a lip moisturizer. You can also substitute the Honey for Extra Virgin Olive Oil/Coconut Oil/Sweet Almond Oil…etc.
Simply place some of the oil in the palm of your hand and massage all over the face and body.
Add some of the oil to a wipe/cloth/your hands and rub all over your face and then rinse with water. Finish up with a toner and moisturizer.
Apple Cider Vinegar Acne / Face Toner
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Witch Hazel
- Filtered Water
- Peppermint Tea (You can omit this if you want)
- Little Spray Bottle
Brew some peppermint tea and let it cool. In a bowl, add Apple Cider Vinegar and Water (I tend to do a 1:3 ratio – for example, 1 tbs of Vinegar to 3 tbs filtered water. Add in about a tbs of Witch Hazel, and some of the Peppermint Tea. Mix and then add into a spray bottle. Mist your face daily and it’ll tone your face and help clear up any blemishes. I really love this particular toner.
Soothing Oatmeal Exfoliating Treatment
- Ground Rolled Oats (or Natural Quick Oats if you don’t have means to grind the oats)
- Water / Honey
Take some of the ground oats in your hand and add a bit of water to soften it (or use Honey…doing this is the shower might make it easier as honey can get a bit messy) and cover your face, avoiding getting too close to the eye-area. Leave on for a few minutes and then gentle massage it off your face with some water. You can use this all over your body.
Sea Salt Exfoliating Body Wash
- Sea Salt (Dead Sea Salt)
- Cold Pressed Coconut Oil / Jojoba Oil / Grapeseed Oil / Sweet Almond Oil
Put some Sea Salt and Oil into your hands (You can premix the two and even add some drops of essential oils, such as Lavender, Orange, Patchouli to make it smell nice) gently rub all over your body.
Soothing Face Mask
- Fresh Ripe Avocado
Mash up the avocado and smooth it onto your face like a mask and leave on for as long as you’d like and then rinse off.
Moisturizing Hair Treatments
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
- Shower Cap / Towel
In the shower, wet your hair and place 1-3 tbs (depending on how long your hair is) of oil and massage and cover all of your hair. Wrap up your hair in a shower cap, towel or plastic bag and leave in for a few hours or overnight. Your hair might be a bit greasy until you’ve had 1 or 2 showers, but it will leave your hair smooth and conditioned. This is a great option for people who dye their hair and/or use heat products and may have some hair damage.
Cleansing Facial Steam
- Large Bowl
- Boiled Water
Boil some water in a pot. Carefully pour into a bowl on the ground and place your head over the bowl and cover your head with a towel. Be careful to not get too close to the water, as you don’t want to harm your skin. Try to relax and take long, deep breathes. Stay under the towel for 3-10 minutes. Since your pores will be open after you steam your face, it’d be a good time to tone your face or apply a skin/pore cleansing mask.