Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sometimes I Feel (or Smell) Like I Am a Salad!

I have been "experimenting" - quite successfully, I might add - with some different products that are more frugal and more healthy for you. Like using olive oil as a moisturizer on my face (I love it!) and rinsing my hair with apple cider vinegar (instead of conditioner). That one, I am not so sure about. Seemed very "staticky" after that one. Will have to try again to see if that is what caused it. I have been trying several different samples of shampoo bars and body bars that are full of herbs. feels like I am a salad!!

All of these natural items are really inexpensive and have been saving me alot of money. Most of them I have been very happy with and don't miss the commercial shampoo, moisturizer, etc. I am happy that I am using very safe products and have been encouraging my family to do the same (some will, some won't:-). My hair has never been cleaner or felt healthier! As soon as I try all the different soap/shampoo bar samples that I have, I will write a review of my thoughts about them. But I can tell you this, my skin feels so clean and is not dry. That is wonderful! Especially since I live in the desert and summer is coming on already!!

I guess feeling like a salad is not a bad thing, just funny! Any other frugal and natural products I should try? Just leave me a comment.

Check out the Festival of Frugality over at On Financial Success for more frugal ideas.


Amphritrite said...

Hey DL!

The Apple Cider vinegar is for bringing out the red in your hair.

You can use a cold-water rinse to make it shinier.

To replace bath salts, try mint leaves in the bath. For smoother skin, add oatmeal (remember to put a strainer over the drain so that you don't clog your pipes!).

For a quick cleaner on your face, a little milk on a cotton ball does wonders, both for cleaning and makeup removal.

My mother's a master gardener. I learned all I know from her ;)

dolphin lady said...

Hey, thanks!

I would like more info about milk as a cleanser for your face. Have any websites? I sure appreciate your comments and ideas. Do you have a blog? Or do I know you? Thanks!

Aaron Stroud said...

After reading this, the economist in me wonders---didn't people stop using these natural solutions because they were inferior to their modern equivalents?

Fabulously Broke said...

Aaron: Yes and no.. it depends on the product in my opinion. Like with moisturizer for the face, I'm glad it works for you but..

for me, olive oil would be a death sentence - I have such oily cystic acne-prone skin, it would clog everything and make me cry...

So I stick to the storebought stuff.

Depends on your skin...

But now I'm really considering that apple cider vinegar thing - I'm buying a bottle tomorrow...