In this article we are going to reveal our best natural products for longevity and keeping young in both your mind and your body!
It's no secret that natural products are stealing the show lately. What you eat and put on your skin matters a lot when it comes to your health. Aside from the trend of promoting ‘natural products', the best way to look and feel younger is to avoid all the processed products and focus on natural only.
From your brain to your skin, natural products will benefit every part of your body. Nowadays you pay a hefty price for healthy foods and natural products. However, we believe it is definitely worth paying more for them and getting the best bang for your buck.
Processed foods include ingredients that are carcinogenic. This means that they can spike disorders as soon as they get to your belly. Natural products, on the other hand, are unprocessed and do not hold the risk of harming your health.
Even though many people do not realize it, their favorite skin care products contain significant amounts of harmful ingredients. This is the ‘real price of beauty' that most consumers pay. Artificial colors, fragrances, preservatives and stabilizers are all part of the story and all are absorbed directly into the skin.
6 Of The Best Natural Products For Longevity
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
One of the most versatile and inexpensive natural skin care products is apple cider vinegar.
Apple Cider Vinegar is fantastic both internally and externally. This vinegar is great in destroying pathogens like bacteria, clearing skin problems as well as cleansing the skin thoroughly and helping to prevent acne.
Plus, apple cider vinegar provides anti-fungal properties and its use dates all the way back to Hippocrates who is known as the father of modern medicine.
Apple cider vinegar is a natural product that contains beneficial acetic acid and vitamins like potassium and magnesium that make it the perfect detoxifying agent when consumed internally or a great skin cleanser when consumed externally.
A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and raw honey mixed with hot water is a delicious drink that aids digestion, fixes heartburn fast and can even be just the tonic for relieving night-time cramps. I drink this concoction first thing in the morning and swear by it! (Also check this out – My How To Get Rid Of Heart Burn Naturally And Fast recipe)
Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar is far and away the best brand you can buy. It has what is called “the mother”. This is vinegar that is unrefined, unpasteurized and unfiltered and has a colony of beneficial bacteria created by fermentation to assist with your gut health. In our opinion, you should only use Apple Cider Vinegar with “the mother”
For more benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar go to our blog post where we talk about 17 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar For Health, Skin and Weight Loss
Don't like the taste of Apple Cider Vinegar but want all the benefits for your health? Check out our Goli ACV Gummies review.
2. Raw Honey
Without a doubt, raw unheated honey is one of the best products of nature. It is packed with enzymes, vitamins and skin-boosting acids.
Honey is sweet in taste which also makes it the perfect addition to many sweets and cakes. It is also great for boosting your immune system so you can fight off disease and infections.
However, it is the effects of honey that make it even better as a natural product. Honey helps in reducing acne, provides moisturizing properties, encourages wound healing and helps in fighting allergies or rashes.
Unheated, unprocessed and unpasteurized, raw honey is not the honey you normally find in grocery stores – but one that comes directly from bee owners. You have to hunt around for the real thing in your area. Raw honey will, over time, go from a liquid to a solid (if it doesn’t, it has been heated for sure) and contains bee pollen, royal jelly, beeswax and propolis.
Honey is definitely one of the best homemade natural skin care products. You can use it to heal wounds and burns or as a natural skin care products in your face cleanser. All you need to do is take half a teaspoon, warm it between your hands and spread it on the face gently, leaving it for about 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
We have even used honey to take the sting and itch out of a mosquito bite. For best results add a little honey to a band-aid and apply to the bite. For those of you who suffer greatly from mozzie bites this simple trick will give you much relief!
Did you know that the earliest evidence of the avocado was found in a cave in Mexico dating back to 10,000 BC?
The truth is, avocados are botanically large berries that grow on a tree. They are referred to as the healthiest food due to their impressive nutritional value. Avocados have a range of benefits and a range of beneficial ingredients including vitamins A, B, D and E, calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium, zinc, manganese etc.
These ingredients are very effective in penetrating the skin, soothe sunburn and boost collagen production. Most importantly, avocados are great for treating age spots and reducing inflammation. This way, they can help you look and feel younger.
The best way to make use of the youthful benefits of avocado is through a homemade avocado face mask which can be combined with essential oils, honey or any oil that will help you replenish your hydration and leave your skin feeling dewy.
According to medicalnewstoday.com the avocado is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). Avocados are a naturally nutrient-dense food and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. This magic fruit is also great for your heart, your eyesight and the prevention of osteoporosis and cancer.
4. Tea (In All Of Its Natural Forms)
There are so many forms of tea out there. From green tea to chai tea to chamomile tea, this drink is a product of nature that is able to heal you from the inside. Most importantly, teas help in fighting breakouts, redness and inflammation on the skin. Tea tree oil is especially great when it comes to this – working as an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal essential oil for 100% natural skin care.
5. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is one of the most versatile skin (and food) ingredients. It helps in strengthening the epidermal tissue and therefore makes your skin tighter. It also removes dead skin cells, protects from sunburn and contains a variety of antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and antioxidant properties. A lot of anti's here, right?
Believe it or not, your skin, hair and face can all benefit from coconut oil – as you can use it to moisturize, remove makeup, heal wounds or scars and prevent razor burn. When consumed, coconut oil can also benefit your looks thanks to its combination of healthy fats that nourish your gut and increase your immune function.
And just like Avocados, Coconut oil is another very healthy fat and great for the brain, your heart and all your other organs. You should only use virgin, organic unprocessed Coconut Oil and the good news is that you can just store it in your cupboard for up to 2 years. If it gets too cold it will harden and you may need to warm it slightly to use it.
6. Sea Salt
Last but not the least on our list is sea salt. It is loaded with tons of minerals and nutrients like magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium. Most importantly, sea salt comes from sea water where it is produced.
It is packed with a lot of minerals from the water itself that nourish and heal our bodies.
A lot of these minerals can be found in our skin cells and within our bodies which is exactly why real sea salt helps balance, protect and restore the skin from the outside, and heal the body from the inside.
Both Himalayan and Celtic sea salts are great for facial masks, toners and scrubs combined with ingredients like coconut oil, lavender essential oil and raw honey. Making your homemade scrub with sea salt is easy – all you need to do is mix 4 teaspoons of honey with 2 teaspoons of sea salt and apply the mixture evenly across your skin while rubbing it gently.
Too much salt is not good for people with hypertension, however most of the salt we consume is in processed products such as bread, packaged foods, take aways (now that’s scary!) etc. If you remove these products from your diet a little natural sea salt from a salt grinder will make your food taste great, provide you with some essential minerals without affecting your hypertension.
Best Natural Products For Longevity: Summing Up
So, it is more than clear that most of the store-bought and commercially produced products are packed with artificial colors, fragrances, preservatives and stabilizers nowadays – all of which potentially causing a range of negative long-term health effects.
We could go on for pages and pages with ideas for the best natural products for slowing the effects of aging. So, for lots of other ideas check out our blog.