Sure, we may have flirted with a few beauty trends and fads as teens, but we usually don’t stray from our roots.
And it’s a good thing that our men love us for our natural gorgeousness rather than demand the falsehood of modern-day face painting known as makeup. It’s a wonderful trait to look for in a husband!
I made a list of some basic items a frugal beauty needs to have on hand. And as with any type of shopping, combine stores sales with coupons to save money.
What to Stock in Your Handmade Beauty Cupboard
- Fruits and Vegetables — only if you are going to also be eating them
- Other Foods
Almonds (with the shells on so they are fresh and store longer)
or Almond Bran
Apple cider vinegar
Honey (raw and unfiltered from and if possible from a local bee keeper)
Mint (dried, from tea bags, or grow your own)
Oats (avoid quick-cooking or instant oatmeal)
- Oil from vegetables, seeds, or nuts
Olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, cocoa butter and coconut oil (optional)
Look for cold pressed oils as no chemical are used
Except for the olive oil, buy less than 4 ounces at a time when possible
- Essential Oils — start with 1 or 2 basic oils
Containers for mixing
Glass bottles (small ones)
Measuring spoons and cups dedicated to beauty care recipes
Wooden (or plastic) spoons
List source: Handbook of Natural Beauty; Aromatherapy Handbook.
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