- Avocado or mayonnaise as deep conditioner
Mash up one avocado (or substitute a cup of mayonnaise) and combine it with one egg yolk and 1/4 cup of olive oil (optional). Mix in a little water until you have a paste-like consistency and massage onto damp or wet hair. Pile your hair on top of your head and secure loosely. Run a towel under hot water, wring out, and wrap your hair in the hot towel. Let sit for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
2. Rinse hair with vinegar to help clear dandruff
Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of water. Pour over wet hair in the shower (after shampooing) and rinse thoroughly. Condition your hair as normal.
3. Honey & sugar for a scrub
Mix 2 tablespoons brown sugar with 1 tablespoon each of olive oil and honey for a scrub that can be used on your face, lips, or body.
4. Put aloe vera to burns or injuries
OK, you might have to cheat this one a bit. If you don’t have an aloe vera plant in your backyard that you can cut open, you’ll have to run out and buy it. Try Aubrey Organics 100 Percent Aloe Vera Gel.
5. Baking soda as deodorant
Mix about a 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda (not baking powder) with about a 1/4 teaspoon of water and rub onto your skin. Or, if you want to get a little fancier, try this recipe, which combines baking soda, cornstarch, coconut oil, and essential oils for something a little closer to the stuff you find at the store.
6. Oil to dry skin
Warm about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for about 30 seconds and then let cool slightly. Soak your fingernails in it for 15 minutes. Massage the oil into your nails and cuticles in a circular motion until it’s all absorbed, and then buff your nails with a nail buffer or a clean, dry cotton washcloth.