It’s getting more and more expensive to  stay healthy. Sugar-free foods cost more than the regular sugar-laden versions; vegan food, though cheaper to source, costs much more than regular food, and anything with the words “organic,” “healthy,” or “fat free” on it can cost twice as much.

There is a plethora of things that can be cooked or made at home to avoid paying extra for healthy products, and they’re not that difficult to make. It might take you a while to get the hang of it, but once you do, you’ll never go back.

Making and doing things on your own is the best way to save money, and homemade products are often cleaner, more organic, kinder to the planet, and better for you.

We’ve put together a little list of things you’re better off making at home than buying at the store. It’s a great way to save money, even make some money if you make extra, and to stay healthy.

Buy Essential Oils, and Learn Their Uses

Essential oils are really something else. You can use castor oil and tea tree oil to clean your acne, you can use coconut oil to moisturize your skin, and if you  really want to invest in yourself, you can buy CBD wholesale, as an oil.

While CBD, in all its many forms, helps you stay relaxed and kills your anxiety, tea tree oil will help you stay fresh, coconut oil will keep your skin glowing, and castor oil will give your hair an impressive shine. If you use the Oil Cleansing Method too, you’re in for a big treat.

After pampering yourself with these oils, use them to make things. You can use coconut oil with baking soda as deodorant, you can use tea tree oil with lemon as an insect repellant, and you can use castor oil to cleanse your skin.

This explains the oil cleansing method; you can find a lot of uses for essential oils online; you can even use them as foot deodorant and toothpaste!

Brush Your Skin. Yes, You Read That Right

It sounds weird, we’re aware. But if you grab a brush and just brush your skin from the feet up to your heart, it will change your world. It helps you keep your skin smooth, it gets rid of impurities, it keeps the blood running, and it ups your energy levels.

Making brushing your skin part of your daily routine may just improve your overall health and wellbeing. It’s recommended you start from your feet and work your way upwards, with long slow strokes. This ensures good blood circulation, reduces cellulite, and gives you radiant skin.

If you add five minutes of this activity to your daily, morning, or night time routines, you should start seeing results within ten days, and start noticing healthier skin within four to six weeks.

Watch the Breath

How many times did you notice you were taking shallow breaths instead of breathing deeply? Being aware of your breath is essential to feeling good. Try to include a daily meditation in your day-to-day life, maybe even two, if you’re feeling adventurous.

There are apps like Insight Timer or Headspace that offer daily 10-20 minute meditations that you can start with. If you add meditation to your daily life, you’ll be pickier about your battles, you’ll be calmer, and your overall health will improve.

Research has shown that people who meditate tend to have lower blood pressure, a more regular and stable heart rate, and even better skin. And to top it off, it’s absolutely free! All you have to do is stick to it. If you do, you will start to reap the benefits of meditation after a couple of weeks.

Grow Your Own Spices

Eating your own plants is a lot of fun. Spices are easy to maintain and not at all hard to find. In fact, you don’t even need to go to a farmer’s market to get them. They can be found at most chain grocery stores.

Growing your own spices, or your own food is easy, low-maintenance, and super healthy. You can be positive your food is organic, and if you talk to and give love to your plants, they reflect it in the way they blossom! Talking to plants and giving them love has been shown to make them grow and blossom faster, healthier.

and better. Go buy yourself a plant and give it all the love in the world.

Start Today!

What are you waiting for? Start making things happen and changing your life today! These are all close-to-free things you can do at home, and all things you can start doing right now. Introduce these little changes to your daily life and live glowing.