With nasty toxins hiding in the ingredients lists of most store bought beauty products, it’s hard to know which are safe and which aren’t. The good news is it’s surprisingly easy to make many of your own and it’s much more cost effective than forking out the big bucks for brands with empty promises. Once you learn these hacks, you’ll never look back.

Green tea for tired eyes

The days of cucumber eyes are gone – now we’re all about green tea. Infuse two green tea bags then wait to cool by popping in the fridge. Once cold, place tea bags under your eyes for 5 minutes to reduce puffiness. The caffeine in the green tea will reduce blood flow to the area and help lessen the appearance of dark circles.

Our pick:

We LOVE the organic teas from Love Tea, a Melbourne based small business. Shop their Green Tea Pyramid Tea Bags here

Charcoal for whiter teeth

Activated charcoal is a natural product that binds to toxins and therefore removes them. It has long been used for food poisoning as it is highly absorbent and toxins adhere to the surface of the charcoal. When used as a teeth whitener, it pulls toxins from the mouth and removes stains. When washed away teeth feel clean, smooth and look noticeably whiter. Simply dip a damp toothbrush in charcoal and brush like normal. Warning: your mouth will go completely black but rest assured it is easily washed away!

Our pick:

You'll find the best activated charcoal from superfood powder store Being Co, a Brisbane based small business. Shop their 100% activated coconut charcoal powder here. 

Coffee grounds for dry hands

There’s no need to throw away your used coffee grounds – rub them on your skin for a natural exfoliator that feels divine. You don’t need to buy an expensive coffee scrub, just take a handful of used grounds after making your coffee straight to the sink to scrub your hands. The natural oils from the coffee will mean you don’t even have to moisturise afterwards for the softest skin.

Our pick:

Don't worry if you don't make your own coffee at home, you can always try your luck at your local coffee shop!  If you're a Brisbane local, Black Rabbit Coffee gives away bags of ground coffee for free. Bonus - it's also great for your garden! 

Honey for glowing skin

Don’t have the time or money to go and get a facial? Honey is a natural miracle for the skin and chances are you already have it at home. Use a raw honey where possible and massage it into your skin, then leave for 10 minutes before rinsing off. While you might be expecting it to leave a sticky residue, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how clean and soft your skin feels after, without the stickiness! Honey is naturally anti-bacterial and hydrating, making it perfect for the face.

Our pick:

Try your local farmer's market for organic raw honey. We LOVE the honey from Honey Bee Healthy, where Maree is the owner, operator, beekeeper, distributer and marketer of this family run small business, based on the Sunshine Coast. Shop their bio active Jellybush honey here

Arrowroot powder for greasy hair

Store bought dry shampoo products can dry out your scalp and cause irritation. This natural solution is simple and cheap, and will help you go more days between shampoos. For blonde hair apply arrowroot powder with a clean makeup brush directly to the scalp. For brunettes, mix some cacao with arrowroot and then apply.

Our pick:

Our go-to store for any eco-friendly products is Biome, a Brisbane based small business. Shop their Arrowroot powder here

There you have it - our 5 natural beauty hacks you need to know!  Which ones are you going to try?

October 10, 2018 — Lisa Napier


Henny Bernadette Ruggeri said:

I am going to try all of them thank you so so much xxxxx

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