Ever since I was a little girl I've had sensitive skin. This led to my mother and myself spending a lot of money on organic and natural products for my hair and skin! Eventually, we started finding homemade remedies for a h*ll of a lot cheaper than the sensitive skin products that are sold in the stores! To save you all some money, here are 5 of those affordable remedies!
When you mix together coconut oil, aloe vera, tea tree oil, lavender oil, and a little bit of sunscreen you can make a homemade moisturizer good for all skin types! Every base starts with about one tablespoon of sunscreen (I recommend either Burt's bees, cerva, or Murad). For oilier skin, I recommend doing two parts aloe vera one part coconut oil and for drier skin types- two parts of coconut oil! Then add as much tea tree oil and/or lavender oil to your liking! BAM! You have a natural moisturizer that feels great on your skin!
- Hair growth treatment
Like most girls I always have wanted my hair longer and thinker. Mixing a little bit of castor oil with about a quarter-sized amount of aloe vera will have your hair growing healthier, longer, and faster than ever before. This can also be used on eyelashes and eyebrows too!
- Shaving cream
This is extremely simple AND there is no need for lotion after shaving! By using coconut oil as a substitution for shaving cream you end up with the softest shave ever with little to no razor bumps!
- Hair gel
My freshman year roommate showed me this life-changing trick (shoutout to writer Corinne Murphy!) A great swap for hair gel is aloe vera. Pro-tip: this will work great for getting your baby hairs down for a sleek updo!
- Bug bite relief
This may burn a bit if you have scratched the bug bite raw already, but lavender oil is a great natural anti-itch hack. This can work for rashes and hives too!
At the end of the day, most of these swaps are a lot cheaper than store-bought options. They are also a lot better for you in comparison to their chemical counterparts!