Times are tough and finding your favourite beauty treats could be harder than you ever thought it would be. Here are some great beauty products you can find in the grocery aisle and your cupboard.

Many beauty products have an edible base or extracts from food. Get the nutrients and benefits straight from the source by using edible beauty products for your DIY spa treatments and beauty routine.

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Coconut oil is so versatile

Coconut oil is growing in popularity and for many great reasons. This oil is so versatile, affordable and readily available in most grocery stores.

From treating teeth and gums with oil pulling to moisturising and nourishing hair and skin, if there is one oil you need in your toiletry bag, it has to be coconut oil.

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The same fatty acids and antioxidant, antibacterial and anti fungal properties you get from eating coconut oil can also come from using it directly on your hair and skin.

Coconut oil is a great anti-ageing oil and has also been found to work as a natural deodorant. Be careful how you use it though because while it is loaded with benefits, coconut oil is still an oil and can leave a greasy residue.

Related: Coconut oil can offer relief to dry skin in winter 

Get egg on your face

Proteins are the building blocks of our body. Our hair, skin, muscles and other organs all need protein to build and repair themselves. Eggs are a protein-rich food and they’re soluble, making them easy to mix them into skin and hair masks.

Eggs are also a source of biotin which is essential for the production of keratin. Keratin is one of the building blocks of hair and nails, which is why it’s be found in a lot of hair products aimed at strengthening and repairing dry, dull and damaged hair.

The mother of all spices – turmeric

It’s bright yellow and has many uses in the kitchen as well as the bathroom. Although it can easily stain just about anything and everything you own, turmeric is a great spice to have at home and is the ‘it’ food for an anti-inflammatory diet.

Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties are a wonder inside and outside the body. Whether you’re enjoying a turmeric latte every morning, or regularly wearing turmeric masks, the anti-inflammatory benefits, as well as other nutrients in turmeric, can contribute to glowing skin, easing irritation, eczema and some forms of acne.

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