Welcome to my blog again.
This year I decided I would try out a lot of natural products, remedies and solutions to sort out some of the beauty challenges I have and improve on some aspects of my current beauty regimes. So I’d be sharing with you some of the products I have bought already and what I would be using them for.
#1- Coconut Oil
First of all I would like to point out how weird I find it that it is always referred to as coconut oil but it is solid at room temperature but anyways; Back to what this post is about :D. I bought my coconut oil from Holland & Barretts for £15.49 a jar. However, it was in the ‘penny sale’ when I bought it so I got two for £15.50, which was the main reason I went for this particular one (1 for £15.49 and the other for £0.01), It is 16oz which is about 450ml, so it’s quite a big jar and good value for money.
I would be using this for my hair, skin and also for my oral hygiene. Yes I know… Oral hygiene too. I have been reading a lot about oil pulling recently, which is basically using oil as a pre-mouth wash before you brush your teeth. So I would be using coconut oil, which is one of the recommended oils, for oil pulling.
My hair is naturally kinky, so I thought I would add coconut oil as one of my hair care products. It is supposed to make your hair soft and more manageable so I would be using it for that purpose and I would update you in due course about the results.
#2- Almond Oil
I read up on this oil and it is said to be good for your skin and also your hair. So I would be mixing this oil with the coconut oil and shea butter, which I already use, to make a body and hair cream/butter. I also got it from Holland & Barrett’s and it was £5.89 f0r 200ml. I think it’s a good and reasonable price .
#3- Tea tree mouth wash.
Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial and I must confess that the first time I saw it as a mouth wash I was surprised and couldn’t understand why Tea tree oil should be in a mouth wash, judging from my experience with Tea tree skin care products. However, after realising that there are actually a lot of bacteria that stay in your mouth that could cause tooth decay and other gum and teeth problems I have decided to try it out as well and that is why I got this product. Also from Holland & Barrett’s and it cost £3.69.
#4- Vitamins and Mineral supplements
I bought Calcium and Biotin tablets from Holland & Barrett’s (I should have just called this post Holland & Barrett’s Beauty Haul… lol :D).
The Calcium is to strengthen my bones and the Biotin is to help my hair, skin and nails stay healthy. The calcium tablets cost £2.99 for 60 tablets and the Biotin was £5.99 for 100 tablets. The recommended dosage is 1-2 and 1-4 tablets daily, respectively, for each tablet. However, I only use one calcium tablet and 2 biotin tablets daily as your body can only absorb so much of a particular nutrient in a day and any excess would be rejected by your body as waste.
So yeah, these are some of the products I would be adding to my health and beauty regime and I would be keeping you updated on how they are working for me.
Have a wonderful day lovelies!!!