We know the stereotype. Someone starts talking about buying natural products or shopping organic and it’s like a Bugs Bunny cartoon — your eyes might as well be giant dollar signs.
But here’s the thing: living naturally doesn’t have to equal spending more. And when you begin to embrace more natural products, you’ll actually find lots of way to be more cost effective in the long run.
- Save on medical bills.
Luckily for us Canadians, we don’t have the same problems affording our healthcare as Americans do. But there are still plenty of medical expenses we have to shell out. Vet bills for our pets, prescription costs, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals when cough-and-cold season hits. Living naturally can help cut way back on these costs. Rather than downing cough syrup next time there’s a tickle in your throat, try inhaling some eucalyptus essential oil.
- Use less product — a little goes a long way.
One thing you’ll find when you start living naturally is you don’t need as much product as you did with non-natural products. Using a natural makeup on your skin, for example, can leave your skin looking and feeling healthier and less stressed out, meaning you need less makeup overall for your look.
- Lots of cost effective
There are many examples of how going natural is more cost effective. One is using an essential oils diffuser versus scented candles. Essential oils and diffusers are less expensive in the long run compared with scented candles and much better for your health.
You can also compare what you would be spending money on. For example, say you’re stressed after a long day of work. Your go-to stress relief is a glass of wine or to hit up a fast food drive-through. By the time you’ve gotten home you’ve probably spent at least $20 on a product that isn’t going to last past that evening and will likely leave you feeling even more stressed out. Spend the same amount on essential oils and you’ve got a product that will last you much longer than an evening — leave you feeling happier and calmer in the long run.
- Versatile and multi-use.
You don’t need a cleaner designed for the bathroom, and a cleaner designed for the kitchen, and a cleaner designed for your carpet. You can just use one product (essential oils) for everything. If you’re a DIY person, or wanting to get into it, essential oils can also be a great starting point. There are tons of recipes out there for homemade massage oils and homemade bath bombs.
Abundance Naturally has many cost effective, natural products. Find out more at www.abundancenaturally.com.