From avocado to olive oil, your kitchen cabinet is ripe with hair and skin treatments that are much cheaper than what you can find at a salon.
#1:Baking soda to exfoliate. Baking soda is naturally abrasive but gentle enough for sensitive skin. Instead of going to the salon for a professional facial treatment just mix water and baking soda for a bi-monthly natural exfoliate treatment.
#2: Use lemons for dry skin. If you have unusually dry skin you can use a fresh lemon to scrub your dead skin off. It is completely safe and all natural and costs less than a few cents compared to an expensive salon treatment.
#3: Avocado and olive oil for hair. To strengthen and hydrate your hair take olive oil and avocado and mix together for a hair mask. Leave the mixture on your hair for 5-10 minutes and then rinse. Much cheaper than a hot oil treatment at a salon.
#4: Use Kiwis for a mask. Mash up a kiwi or two and apply the results to your face and scrub away dead skin. The seeds in the kiwi make for a great exfoliate mixture and the vitamins in the meat of the fruit provide nutrients to your skin.
#5: Sugar for a body scrub. Sugar is a wonderful natural body scrub that will take away dead skin cells and leave it refreshed. Finish with deep penetrating lotion for complete healing.
#6: Hydrogen peroxide for a teeth whitener. Mix baking soda with hydrogen peroxide to form a thick paste and brush it on your teeth with a tooth brush. Leave it on your teeth for a few minutes and viola! Cleaner and brighter teeth!
#7: Honey and lemon acne fighter. Lemon is a natural anti-bacterial agent and coupled with honey it will absorb into black heads and remove them. Rinse your face with warm and then cool water to close your pores back.
#8: Brown sugar for lip scrub. Mix brown sugar, honey, and olive oil for a thick and sticky lip scrub that nourishes the skin while taking off dead skin that gets in the way of your fabulous lip gloss.
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