Witch Hazel (aka toner) is more than just an odd-smelling, funny-named bottle of clear liquid your grandmother kept in her medicine cabinet. It’s produced from the leaves and bark of a shrub and has been used for years for medicinal purposes. The bottled witch hazel consists of oil from the shrub and which has been distilled and combined with alcohol. Why use harsh chemicals when you can opt for all natural and eco-friendly? Plus, it’s easy to find at the dollar store, so you can’t beat the price!
Witch Hazel has dozens of unusual uses
A few years ago, I was having sinus infection after sinus infection. I went through 8 rounds of antibiotics in less than one year. I even had an MRI. The doctor said the next step was surgery. Then a mom from my daughter’s kindergarten class told me about an anti-inflammatory shake she drinks every day and how they improved her health.
An anti-inflammatory diet can help with a variety of chronic ailments including sinus infections, digestive disorders, arthritis…even the common cold. Her swamp-colored green shakes looked anything but appetizing, but I was desperate and sick of being sick! The next day, she brought me my very own mossy green thick shake. With a shudder, I drank it and it was delicious! I started making them myself. That was 4 years ago.
I have had zero sinus infections since drinking these shakes.
Today, August 28 only, you can snag the highly rated Panasonic Oral Irrigator for only $21.99 (reg. $49.99!). That’s 56% off! You use this tool to power away debris in tough-to-reach places while taking it easy on your gums. It also features two speed settings and a slim design that’s perfect for travel. Sweet! Here are a few more reasons reviewers are loving this product!
- Effectively cleans debris between teeth
- Gentle on gums
- Waterproof and washable
- 1600 pulses per minute
- Cordless and portable; easy to use
- 2 Speeds
Today, August 27, you can snag the GLAMGLOW Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment for only $38.58 (reg. $69!). According to reviewers, this professional quality mud mask leaves skin brighter and softer. Here are a few more reasons reviewers are loving this mask.
- Skin collagen synthesis for a noticeable three-day glow. Leaves skin noticeably smooth and soft
- Multi level resurfacing exfoliation
- Helps tighten skin and minimizes pores
- Absorbs impurities without removing natural oils
Baking soda is cheap, versatile, and natural. What more could you ask for? We all know that if you stick a box in your fridge, that it can eliminate odors. That it can be used in cat boxes. Or to soothe an acidic stomach. But what about the ways you’ve never used baking soda?
Baking soda: What is it good for?
Looking for an organic skin scrub to revitalize your skin? You’re in luck! Today, August 22, you can snag this Eminence Organic Skincare Pear & Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher for only $29.99 (reg. $46!). According to reviewers, this scrub smells wonderful and leaves skin silky smooth. Sweet deal! Here are a few more reasons to love this product.
- Natural microdermabrasion action
- Perfectly exfoliates uneven, dry and rough skin
Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot about essential oils. I am always interested in using natural products to fight colds – if they work. I rely on what close friends tell me has worked for their families. Two good friends whose opinions I trust shared what they use essential oils for and where to buy them for the lowest price.
Julie Anna Wagner Covey teaches friends how to cook with essential oils, and make lip balms, lotions, non-toxic sunscreen, and more. Her focus is teaching people how to replace chemicals and synthetics.
Bianca Feler Wirth uses essential oils to keep herself and kids healthy and comfortable when they have coughs, colds, stuffy noses, allergies, tooth aches, bug bites, stomach aches, muscle pains, sleep problems, anxiety, stress, depression, or exhaustion.
There are also financial benefits. “My next step in this oily journey is to start making my own non-toxic cleaning and beauty products,” Bianca said. I have been able to find lots of essential oil recipes online that come out to a fraction of the cost of store bought products! I’m really excited about that!”
How essential oil can save you money
When I visited Trinidad and Tobago on my honeymoon, roadside vendors would slice the top off a fresh coconut with a machete, stick a straw in it and hand it over. It was bliss! I haven’t found a store-bought version that even comes close. Yet these days, coconut water seems to be everywhere.
Not to be confused with coconut oil or coconut milk, coconut water seems to be “the” drink of the moment. It has been purported to prevent aging, improve cardiovascular health, manage stress, boost energy and digestion… along with a host of other health claims. But is it really all it’s cracked up to be? And is it just a beverage, or does it have other uses as well?