Most people have finally jumped on the healthy living bandwagon and it is a positive thing for the future of our society. The poor habits ingrained in most American people are being looked upon as something that needs to be changed. Education is the best way to enlighten people about habits that may be harmful for their health, because it is impossible to make good choices if you are not even aware that the choices you are making are bad. Even after you are educated on the benefits of taking care of your health and wellbeing, and how to do it, there is the added challenge of being able to afford the food and or supplement you may need to live your best you. As a freelance writer, I struggle with making a consistent income and often cannot afford the luxury of buying organic food, or natural products. Lucky for you I have learned a few ways to cut costs while still saving money
Go the Do It Yourself Route
When you are looking at the ingredients on the bottle of natural face wash, or organic medicinal teas, you might be thrilled to see that you are very familiar with all of the ingredients. That is one of the best parts about going natural, you can almost always recognize what you are putting in or on your body. Once you start to realize the key ingredients in a lot of these items, it is easy to purchase them in bulk and mix together different concoctions to create your own face wash, kitchen cleaning scrub, or medicinal tea for indigestion. There are so many different tutorials or recipes online, or you could always purchase one of the many books that are being written on this subject. You will have to spend the initial money to purchase the ingredients but after that it is just about taking the time to put the mixtures together.
Shop Bulk and Discounted Items
One of the best ways to save money is to shop bulk, there are things you know you will need that you may go through rather quickly. These items can often be purchased in quantity packages to not only save you the money but save time! In addition to buying in bulk, you can look for sales or shop at retail outlets like Walmart, where everyday prices are lower than some of the occasional discounts. You can purchase anything from vitamins, to work out gear, to groceries. Most of these stores usually have a pharmacy as well, and many of the pharmacies offer membership clubs or plans that will allow you to receive additional discounts or lower rates on some items.
Take Advantage of Nature
Nature and the great outdoors has so many things to offer us when it comes to health and wellness. Not only can you actually ingest some plants and herbs for medicinal purposes, but you can also use the wilderness like your own personal gym. Take advantage of mountain trails and jungle roads when you bike, hike, or run to stay fit.