Originally published September 10 2014
by Alex Du Toit, Earthie Mama
(NaturalNews) Most body care products that you buy from the store are full of harmful chemicals and toxins that don’t even clean your skin or hair properly. The products that are natural and organic that actually work are expensive. There is a perfect combination of inexpensive ingredients you can find in your kitchen that will give you the cleanest teeth, hair and skin you could imagine.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Baking Soda
- Coconut Oil
- Dr. Bronner’s Soap
- Himalayan Pink Salt
- Hydrogen Peroxide
Step 1: Oil Pulling:
Take a tablespoon of coconut oil and put it in your mouth. If it was hard, it will liquify. Keep it in your mouth for about 20 minutes, gently swirling around in the mouth. When 20 minutes has gone, spit into a trash can or outside; don’t ever spit in a sink or toilet, as it could clog the drains. Oil pulling is excellent for dental hygiene, while protecting the teeth against bacterial rot and improving the digestive system by speeding up the metabolism.
Coconut oil should be a staple at home. It is so incredible for you with its antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. It can be used all over the body, a tablespoon for constipation, for cooking, for oil pulling, deep conditioning and more.
Step 2: Conditioning the hair:
Heat oil (olive, jojoba, almond, coconut, etc.) and pour warm oil on the roots and hair. Put hair up. This helps with hair growth and conditions the hair.
Step 3: Cleaning the face:
Spread honey all over the face and let sit for 20 minutes. The honey pulls out the toxins and black heads while tightening the skin.
Step 4: Brushing your teeth:
Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda and add 1 teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt. After oil pulling, dip your brush into the tooth powder and brush away. You will have the cleanest and whitest teeth ever. You can also add coconut oil with the baking soda and salt to make a paste. The baking soda and salt help deep-clean the teeth and gums while making the teeth extra white.
Step 5: Mouthwash:
Rinse the mouth with hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria in the gums.
Step 6: Cleaning the hair and face:
Head for the shower. When you get in, rinse the honey off of your face. Grab the Dr. Bronner’s soap. Pour some in your hand and scrub into the hair and face.
Step 7: Conditioning the hair:
Take the bottle of apple cider vinegar and fill the capful. Pour capfuls onto the roots of the hair and let it drip down the rest of the hair. Try and get a bit of ACV on the entire head of hair. Then massage some into your face as a toner. Take a drink of the ACV and rinse off the face with water. Apple cider vinegar has incredible benefits for the body inside and out.
Step 8: Scrubbing the skin:
Take a handful of sugar and mix with Dr. Bronner’s Soap, then scrub your skin to remove all of the dead skin that rests on the surface. Rinse body completely.
Step 9: Moisturizing the body:
Once you dry off from your shower, take a bit of coconut oil and put a light layer on the skin, face, arms, hands, bottom of feet and anywhere else you want deep skin softening.
Voila! You are extra clean and beautified with products from your kitchen. If you create this as your daily ritual, people in your life will start asking you why you look so good! You can tell that them its from your kitchen.
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