My favorite thing about using natural products is that you can use them in so many different ways. Some of them can consumed, used topically, and around your home as deodorizers or cleansers all at the same time. Here are my top picks.
Multipurpose natural products for your skin and home
1. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is one of those those things that seems to do everything. Its high acetic acid content makes it a great weight loss supplement. Or use it as a natural facial toner, hair conditioner, smelly laundry detergent, or add it to a spray bottle with water for all purpose cleaner. ACV packs a nutritional punch with minerals, vitamins, and 17 amino acids, and you can drink it daily as a health boosting tonic during allergy and cold season.
I can’t think of another product that does this much. ACV is the jack of all trades of natural products.
2. Calamine lotion (bentonite magma clay, water, glycerin, rusted zinc, iron)
Calamine is a great all purpose topical for many skin problems as it soothes bug bites, itchy rashes, minor burns, and small cuts or scrapes. The main ingredient is bentonite clay, so use it as a face mask to reduce redness and eczema or spot treat zits. This is my favorite travel product too because one single bottle can potentially treat so many travel-stress induced skin surprises. Calamine lotion is a 1 product first aid kit.
3. Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel is a astringent with healing properties that can used to tone or condition skin, reduce acne, and even to treat ingrown hairs. High in beneficial polyphenals and tannins, witch hazel extracts can also be taken orally to treat routine illnesses like colds, flu, diarrhea, or an upset stomach. Witch hazel is a effective and multipurpose natural alternative to commercial beauty products or OTC medications.