The Ultimate Hacks to Building Your Organic Beauty Cabinet on a Budget

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Many people have asked me how I manage to shop organic when it comes to my skin care. I must tell you that I am not rich and I really don’t have all this cash to blow in Whole Body or Trader Joe’s. A lot of times people want to make the switch to buying natural products but are instantly turned off by the high-price assumption. Luckily for you, I’ve just come up with one ultimate hack to live by and I’m going to share it with you.

1. Multi-Purpose Soaps. This is probably the most cost efficient way to fill your beauty closet with non-harmful, cruelty-free, vegan, fair trade and natural products. The greatest benefit to you from natural products is that the ingredients are so great that they can be used more than one way.Soaps like Alaffia Authentic African Black Soap and Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soaps are also used for shaving, shampoo, household cleaner and more. By doing this, you’re getting more for your buck. (Read This: Wildflower Botanicals| 18 Uses for Dr. Bronner’s Soaps)

2. Multi-Purpose Oils. Okay so this by far is my favorite makeup hack of all time. I’ve always been hesitant to buy makeup wipes for whatever the reason but after watching Tara Efobi’s Natural Makeup Remover video it has become a staple in my beauty cabinet. Instead of buying pricey, chemical-filled makeup removers – buy an oil. Olive, sweet almond, coconut and jojoba oils are the best options for getting off the toughest of waterproof mascaras and stubborn matte lippies. Not only can you use it as a makeup remover but these oils also provide great benefits for your hair, skin and nails too.  (Read This: Everyday Roots| 107 Everyday Uses for Coconut Oil).

3. Multi-Purpose Butters. Buying raw cocoa, Shea and mango butters are the best thick and creamy scar-fighting, moisture-replenishing, radiance- boosting butters I know. Who needs to dish out an arm and a soul in Target when you can use these butters for your hair, skin and post-pedicure feet?

4. DIY. Doing it yourself is one of the cheapest ways to mirror some of the products that line the walls of Whole Foods and your local Co-op. And for a creative person like me, making things is a fun hobby. You can recreate things from LUSH lip scrubs, face masks, deep conditioners and many more!

5.  Shop Small. Support local boutiques in your area. Boutiques tend to have a bit of a price tag but you should understand that smaller shops need to charge a bit more because they might not have as many people buying their products like other franchises. One of my favorite things to do is shop on Etsy. My favorite shop is Onya'e Naturals by Jasmine Kelley.
                                                           i.        Review. Activated Charcoal Face Scrub
           !! She also gives you coupon codes for your next purchase!!

6. Buy Direct. Sometimes buying directly from the brand’s website can be cheaper than buying it from a secondary source because you don’t have to pay for shipping and extra manufacturing fees. Plus buying from the brand’s website gives you a lot of promotion codes and sales that aren’t in stores. Trust me, those sign up for promotions emails come in handy.

7. Look for Different Variations. A lot of brands have collections of products (like Shea Moisture Nubian Heritage and Alaffia) and within those collections there are variations of products that still contain the same ingredients. Instead of buying the liquid soap buy the bar – it’ll be cheaper.

8. Sizing. I don’t know if it’s just the brands I like but there’s something about natural products where a little goes a long way. Sometimes making the investment is worth it.

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