10 must haves for your bathroom to make life a little bit easy
You will be surprised at this list because it includes so many items from the kitchen. But who says you need a vat full of chemicals to keep yourself clean and tidy
Our grandmothers were right about the goodness of the humble coconut oil. And you can do more than just oil your hair with this gift from nature. Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer, as well as a makeup remover. However, if you are not a big fan of its smell, then try jojoba oil. It is an excellent substitute.
An absolute must in your bathroom, baking soda is an inexpensive multi-purpose cleansing agent. From the tiles of your bathroom, to the sink, to your scalp, to your teeth – a pinch of baking soda and a little elbow grease can make almost anything shine in no time.
Shampooing your hair every day is a strict no –no, especially if you want to have beautiful hair. Keeping a shower cap in your bathroom is the best solution for those no-hair-wash days. Just make sure you wash the cap and sun it once every three days to keep it clean.
The best way to keep your skin soft and make it glow is to use, wait for it, exfoliating gloves. Gently exfoliate your skin with these gloves to keep those dead skin cells away. Also keep the gloves clean by washing it regularly. Just make sure you follow the wash and care instructions on the gloves.
Just add a drop of essential oil to coconut oil, and you have a lotion that can give any branded moisturizer a run for its money. A natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic odour of the plant or the source from which it is extracted, essential oils are available at most retail outlets. Lavender, eucalyptus, tea-tree… the list is long. Go with what smells best to you.
You’re running late and your hair is a mess, but you simply don’t have the time for a shampoo. That’s when you’ll be glad you kept a bit of cornstarch in your cabinet. Just massage a little bit into the roots of your hair and then use a hair dryer if needed. This simple DIY dry shampoo will save you time and tears.
With all the innovation taking place around us, you’d think someone was giving a thought to improving the life of women during ‘those’ days. And you’d be right. Throw away those tampons and sanitary napkins, there’s something new on the shelves: it’s called the menstrual cup. It’s a reusable, bell-shaped cup that is worn internally and collects, instead of absorbing your menstrual flow. It’s arguably much more hygienic, but definitely friendlier on the planet.
UTI TEST STRIPS
All of us have heard of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and some of us may have even suffered this painful infection. These strips help you detect an infection in the comfort of your home. And early detection can help with early medical intervention. You can find them at your nearest chemist or at most e-commerce sites.
EPSOM SALT (MAGNESIUM SULFATE)
Everyone knows that soaking your feet in Epsom salts is good for soothing away aches and pains. It’s also a remedy for athlete’s foot, smelly feet and fungal infections. Mix half cup of Epsom salts into warm water, dip your aching feet in the water and soak them until the water gets cold. It will alleviate the itching and burning and help heal feet faster. And it will also relax your feet, a perfect end to a day spent on high heels or stilettos.