5 Things That You Absolutely Need

5 Things That You ABSOLUTELY Need

Vinegar

I often forget that vinegar is an amazing cleanser for…well everything! Last week my bathtub was just horrid and nothing I used (pine sol, soft scrub etc.FullSizeRender-3) would get any of the dirt up. I then turned to the vinegar and dish soap mix; my tub was pretty much brand new again! I might have to throw out all of those other store bought cleansers, because at this point they are pretty useless and probably pretty toxic.

 

Echinacea tea

This tea is just a lifesaver, for real though! I got sick last week and dIMG_3920-1idn’t have this on hand. As soon as I got at least two cups of this in my system, I instantly felt better. Of course it isn’t a cure, so it still took a couple of days for me to completely get over my sickness. I specifically like this brand because it has the actual Echinacea root in it and that is where the majority of the medicinal properties are hiding.

Activated Charcoal

This has gained lots of popularity in the past few years and for a good reason too. I FullSizeRender-2personally use this for my face. If I mix it with brown sugar, I have an amazing face scrub. I can mix it with something a little thicker, like bentonite clay or aloe vera gel and create a face mask. Activated charcoal is also great for teeth whitening and great natural eyeliner.

 

Peppermint Oil

This essential oil has endless uses. The better question is what don’t I use it for? I can make a linen spray mixed with lavender oil, some natural toothpaste, disinfectant spray and so on. When I was sick, I put a few drops in my humidifier to open FullSizeRender-1up my air passages.

Eucalyptus Oil

FullSizeRenderOkay, so I’m not a huge fan of this distinctive smell, but it does what it is supposed to do. I work at the coffee shop most days and all throughout the summer. These particular bees have been harassing me. They don’t sting but they do fly all in my face; who can get work done when they’re being harassed by a couple of insects? I found out that almost every insect doesn’t like eucalyptus (or peppermint.) I whipped up a cocoa butter, coconut oil, eucalyptus oil and peppermint oil lotion to wear just so I can sit outside. Of course I could sit inside the coffee shop, but they keep it artic freezing inside. So with the special concotion I can sit outside in the nice warm sun AND get this blog up! Oh and the lotion smells like a peppermint patty, which I think is pretty awesome.

Thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay

 

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5 Things That You Absolutely Need

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