Epsom Salt - I always have plenty on hand for healing baths. I add about 1/2 cup to my baths mixed with essential oils to help detoxify my skin and muscles. If you have a sprain soak it in a whole cup of Epsom salt and about a gallon of water.$1 per quart at the Dollar Tree. $2.69 per 1/2 gallon at Stop & Shop (sometimes on sale $1.69)
Cornstarch & Baking Power- together, these two inexpensive cooking products can be used to make dry shampoos and body powders. Add the essential oils that are right for your skin. About $1.50 for the cornstarch and about $1.00 for the baking Soda
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - This heavy oils is best for very dry skin, like elbows or feet. You can also heat it up to make a hot oil treatment for your hair. Put a plastic baggy inside a coffee mug. Put the oil in the baggy. Fill the cup around the baggy with hot water. Add a few drops of essential oils recommended for your type of hair and scalp. Let the oil steep for about 5 minutes and take the baggy of hot oil into the shower with you. Apply and wash out after a few minutes. It costs about $6 for a liter of good quality oil and you can use the rest to cook with.
Grapeseed Oil - This is one of the lightest oils. It is good for normal skin and is not a prone to clog pores like heavy oils (such as Olive Oil) can. This can be used to moisturize, make massage oils and make salt scrubs. Add essential oils if you please. Only $3.49 for 16 ounces at Trader Joes.
Coconut Oil - This oil smells devine. Use it to moisture skin. It is excellent for dry scalp and hair. Just massage it into scalp well. Leave on for at least and hour or even overnight. The wash it out and your hair will feel silky and the flakes on your scalp should wash away. I got 16 ounces for $6.00 at Trader Joes.
Coconut Milk - Use the high fat coconut milk. I mix this with castile soap and essential oils to make moisturizing shampoos and soaps for body, face and shaving. It makes the soap creamy soft with extra foam. I get mine at Super 88 for $1.00 to $1.50 per can. One can is enough for 6-10 soaps.You can keep what you don't use in the fridge to make more soap or cook with.
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