Within the past few years, more and more at home beauty treatments are popping up all over the internet. While many seem easy to make, it’s questionable as to which treatments are proven to work and are healthy for your body. We’ve tested a few out for our readers to ensure maximum satisfaction and the greatest results!
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
If there is one thing I have learned from personal experience, it is that apple cider vinegar is the ultimate beauty treatment. After researching its many benefits extensively and putting them to action, I’ve can finally endorse it’s truly magical effects. Here are just a few of my favorites:
- It acts as a natural hair conditioner, de-tangler, and frizz reducer
- It reduces acne by drying out your pores (do not try this if you have really sensitive skin)
- It aids in weight loss by drinking 2 teaspoons to 16 ounces of water daily
- It helps removes stains from your teeth
Be sure to buy raw, unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar for the best results.
2. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil’s best use is by far for your hair. While it has a tropically refreshing scent, it also can be applied to your lovely locks to give them the silkiest feel of them all. By only using just a little spray of coconut oil, I have seen dramatically positive effects to my hair. I buy the OGX brand coconut oil mist and absolutely love it.
3. Chamomile Tea/Beer
I wasn’t aware that chamomile tea or beer could benefit my beauty in any way before this summer. Recently, I got interested in finding a natural way to lighten my hair in the sun other than the usual lemon juice trick. What I learned was that especially for brunettes like myself, chamomile tea or beer both can be used as natural lighteners. All you have to do is drench your hair in either beverage, lay out in the sun for an hour or so, and wal-lah! You have yourself a naturally lightened summer shimmer.
4. Baby Powder
Baby powder already has some great beauty results from an after-bath pat down. However, besides leaving you smelling great and feeling soft to the touch, it can also be used as a dry shampoo! I used to spend tons of extra cash buying dry shampoos by the can, but a much cheaper way to get the same results is by snagging some baby powder at your local drug store. All you have to do is apply it to your hair and brush through it a few times.
5. Baking Soda & Lemon Juice
Baking soda and lemon juice seems to be a classic in the world of au natural teeth whitening. After hearing mixed reviews about the concoction, I decided to give it a try. Ultimately, after a week or so, I did see some pretty significant results. All there is to it is putting a few teaspoons of baking soda into some lemon juice and scrubbing it onto your teeth. Definitely do not leave the mixture on for more than a minute. If left on for too long, it can eat away at your oh-so-valuable enamel.