Keeping our skin, hair and nails looking good can take a lot of time and effort. A beauty regimen that helps to keep us looking and feeling good is important.

But it can be expensive in more ways than one.

First there is the cost of products (the beauty industry is a multi-billion dollar business). Then, there is the cost to our bodies.

Most beauty products are not your typical home ingredients. In fact, quite the opposite. Look at some hectic sounding chemical names found in beauty ingredients:

  • Home ingredients that will boost skin and hairMethyl, Butyl, Propyl, Ethyl Paraben
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Synthetic colors
  • DMDM Hydantoin
  • Synthetic Colors
  • Synthetic fragrances
  • Triethanolamine
  • Diethanolamine
  • Imidazolidinyl Urea
  • Diazolidinyl Urea
  • Behentrimonium Chloride, and more.

Pretty scary isn’t it. These toxins and chemicals in commercial beauty products can do plenty of harm to your body.

If the thought of putting these chemicals on your skin and hair makes you shudder, the good news is there are alternatives. And most of these are natural ingredients you probably have at home. Don’t under-estimate how effective these natural, common ingredients can be.

Here are some natural ingredients that have the capacity to make your skin glow and hair shine. They work from from inside and out:

  • Olive oil
  • Almonds
  • Avocado
  • Green Tea
  • Honey
  • Oatmeal
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Tomatoes

Let’s take a closer look at how some of these, plus other home ingredients, can be used in your beauty routine.

1. Olive Oil

This wonderful oil is not only to consume and cook with. It is an ancient ingredient used for a long time for its beaut