If you look at my medicine cabinet, you won’t find medicine. Instead, you’ll see bottles and jars of oils, gels and the likes. These are the things that I use on my face and body. A whiff of lemon oil essence while applying honey and sea salt mask on my face is a little bit of heaven. These are all-natural organic products and using them on a daily basis makes me feel complete. I don’t know why but brightens up my day.
Aside from happiness overload, organic products have many benefits. It’s all-natural, full of antioxidants, and some of these natural stuff enhances the immune system. Even people with sensitive skin will love organic products. It won’t make them itch!
Anyway, what are the organic products inside my cabinet?
I love coconut oil! It graces my hair, my face, and my soles. My mom was from the Philippines, and she would say – “Your hair is rough. Come here, and I put coconut oil!” And then, she would scrub some on my scalp and comb it down to the ends. No wonder my hair is lustrous and tough.
Coconut oil is a great makeup remover as well and those waterproof mascara, it’s easy to remove. The oil is also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It heals open wounds real quick.
TEA TREE OIL
My skin is host to acne once every few months (blame it on the weather!) and when it breaks out, tea tree oil is to the rescue. Not everyone is compatible with using tea tree oil since it contains at least 200 plant extracts all coming from Australia. Its primary purpose is to kill bacteria on the skin, but it can also be an aromatherapy oil mixes with base oils.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Yes! I keep this in my cabinet. Apple cider vinegar is anti-fungal, and at times, half a bottle cap mixed with water is all I need as a feminine wash.
Every day, I drink a glass of apple cider and honey. It helps digestive tract and liver function, from what I read.
Speaking of honey, this is a very versatile organic food. It can be used topically and consumed, as well. Honey is excellent for a sore throat, regulating gut bacteria, treating rashes, healing acne scars, and more. It’s a “cure” for sweet tooth too! Instead of eating fattening milk chocolate, a tablespoon of raw honey will seal the deal.
HIMALAYAN SEA SALTS
It’s the best for exfoliating dead skin cells. Every time I use it on my face, I feel that it’s so clean. I read from a reliable online source that sea salts (Himalayan or Celtic) unclog pores as it removes dead skin and restores the skin’s natural moisture.
As mentioned earlier, Lemon Oil makes me so happy! I love the smell so much. It invigorates my soul as the oil reaches my nostrils, makes me feel like I’m in an orchard. Lemon Oil is also mixed with Jojoba Oil or Castor Oil (I also have these carrier oils), and I use it for massage purposes, especially in areas with muscle pain.
For people with acne, this is the ultimate facial moisturizer. I use four to five drops all over my face and neck every night after cleaning my face with honey, witch hazel, and tea tree oil. Some days, when my skin is at its best, I look so radiant as I wake up in the morning. Fresh face!
Argan Oil is potent in Vitamin A, Vitamin E, a variety of antioxidants and Omega-6 fatty acids. It will quickly reduce acne swelling.
These are just some of my favorite organic products and how I use it at home. Try it for yourself, and I’m sure some of these products (especially the Lemon Oil) will put a smile on your face too.