The Home Beauty Remedy, Friend or Foe?

Like most working moms out there, I’m a lady on a budget. I’m the typical “every-woman,” wife, mother, chef, maid and fashionista. This doesn’t mean that I want to sacrifice life’s little luxuries like make-up or a facial now and then. If you’re anything like me, you don’t have the time either. Enter – the home beauty remedy! Being able to reach into your cabinet or spice rack to take care of a blemish or oily skin has its benefits. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars at the Clinique counter or the small fortune you can quickly rack up at CVS or Walgreens, you can go to your local supermarket and pick up an avocado, egg whites, honey and plain yogurt for a quick and easy homemade face mask. Everyone is familiar with those remedies, but what about a lesser known gem, alum.  Even the most basic beauty needs like running your fingers through your hair with a bit of product, waxing your eyebrows or applying deodorant can put a significant dent in your monthly budget.  Alum, a chemical compound best known as a drying agent can be found on any spice aisle and has the power to decrease pores, reduce the appearance of cellulite and for you manly men out there – acts as a powerful astringent following your morning shave! Among its many end-uses are deodorant, pomade and depilatory waxes. In the wake of the US economy, I imagine alum to be a hot commodity in the health and beauty department.  I know it’s something that’s been all the rage among friends and a new addition to my personal beauty regimen.  Regarding the home remedy, I say friend! If you’re not producing this handy chemical, perhaps you should be. If you’re currently sourcing alum, check us out! Alum: 175 Producers in the DWCP and 17 Users in the WBDU.   [gravityform id=”11″ name=”Comment” title=”false” description=”false” ajax=”true”]