I’m going to take a wild guess that if you’re a female then you’re familiar with what a urinary tract infection (UTI) is, from either having one yourself or recalling a friend suffering in misery. That’s why I LOVE these test strips that can help you detect one early in the comfort of your own home. They are especially helpful for anyone with painful bladder syndrome (also called interstitial cystitis or IC) that can actually mimic symptoms of a urinary tract infection without actually having one! This particular test looks for leukocytes (white blood cells) and nitrites in urine to indicate signs of infection. There are also some more advanced test trips, but they are a little harder to understand, so they are probably not the best choice your first time around.
6. MENSTRUAL CUP
Tampons and pads should be things from the past, since they carry health risks. If you haven’t given the menstrual cup a try– there is no greater time than the present :). Keep in mind that they do come in different sizes, usually one for pre-birth and one for post birth.
7. COCONUT OIL OR JOJOBA OIL
If you’re connected to the internet, my guess is that you know about coconut oil. If you don’t already have it in your bathroom as a natural product staple, you may want to start. I love using it for an all body moisturizer, makeup remover and for oil pulling! If coconut oil doesn’t work for your skin, Jojoba oil is a skin-friendly alternative.
8. SHOWER CAP
Washing your hair every day is a big no-no for hair health. If you prefer showering instead of taking a bath, a shower cap can come in handy!
9. EXFOLIATING GLOVES
These things are the best thing ever for achieving soft skin and they are so inexpensive. Not only can they help prevent ingrown hairs, but they are fabulous for exfoliating all parts of the body! I love using them every 1-2 weeks to help remove dead skins cells, but be careful not to exfoliate too often or you can irritate your skin!
10. CASTILE SOAP
This one product can have so many purposes. From making your own DIY hand soap, adding a tiny bit to the bath, or even using it to clean your tub, toilet, sink and counter (with a little baking soda), it comes in super handy. It’s also ultra concentrated, so a little bit goes a LONG ways in your natural product arsenal. Previous Page