Caring for your health—from your skin and hair to your nutrition—can be a chore, especially when you have to navigate what to buy in the complex world of products that are available for every aspect of your well-being. To simplify this daunting task, I have put together a list of some of my favourite natural ingredients that can benefit your health in a multitude of ways. By integrating these ingredients into your daily routine (everything in moderation, of course), you can look and feel your best. 

#1: Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is commonly used to help with digestive issues or simply aid in keeping the digestive system working in top order. Many people subscribe to taking a shot of apple cider vinegar every day. Due to its high acidity, it is typically recommended to dilute apple cider vinegar before drinking, especially if you’re doing so on a regular basis. To make your apple cider vinegar shot, simply add one to two teaspoons to your glass of water or tea.

Apple cider vinegar is known to have a pungent smell and harsh taste, so if you can’t stomach taking a swig of it straight, try CBD gummies with apple cider vinegar. What’s more, is that CBD has additional benefits like helping you feel calm and focused. 

#2: Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a common ingredient in hair care products but using it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. You can simply apply coconut oil straight out of the jar as a DIY hair mask that can help nourish your hair back to health. 

You might notice that the coconut oil will sit on your hair, so it is ideal to use this hair strengthening solution when you have some downtime. Depending on the thickness and health of your hair, you may choose to wash it out after a few hours or simply allow it to absorb into your hair and remain on the shaft until the next wash. 

#3: Argan Oil
Rich with antioxidants and vitamin E, argan oil can hydrate, soften, and restore to make hair look and feel healthier with regular application. While argan oil is most notoriously used for hair care, it can also be applied to your nails and skin.

Try an argan oil conditioner to help repair and prevent damage while leaving your hair sleek and smooth for styling. 

#4: Vitamin C
While vitamin c has long been known to benefit the immune system, it can also promote beautiful, healthy skin. Plus, it can help strengthen your eyesight.

There are two major skin benefits of using vitamin c in your routine:

  1. Inhibit melanin production: If you suffer from hyperpigmentation or an uneven skin tone, vitamin c can help improve these issues.
  2. Protect your skin from sun damage: Because vitamin c is an antioxidant, it can help protect your skin from sun damage by fighting free radicals. 
Consider trying a vitamin c serum that you can put on before your makeup application for protection, or as a spot treatment before bed to help with brown spots and discolouration.
#5: Honey
Not only is honey helpful with getting rid of built-up dirt and bacteria but it is a naturally hydrating ingredient that’s safe for sensitive skin. Honey can be used in a variety of ways to improve skin, including in your very own DIY face mask. 

In addition to skin health, honey has been linked to improving cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, and better heart health. To enjoy these benefits, try integrating organic local honey into your diet by adding to your tea, eating on toast, or however you prefer to consume it. 

#6: Aloe Vera
You may be familiar with using aloe vera gel for sunburns, but it also has a variety of other benefits like improving digestive health, removing plaque, and helping clear up your skin. Here are a few ways you can use aloe vera:
  1. Apply aloe vera as a spot treatment or soothing face mask.
  2. Brush your teeth with an aloe vera toothpaste.
  3. Make your own aloe vera juice when you’re having stomach issues. 
Have natural ingredients you swear by in your self-care routine? Share them with us in the comments below!

*Contributed post.

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