Growing up I was the youngest of 3 siblings which meant I had to figure things out on my own if I wanted to hang with the "big kids." Being resourceful came naturally to me and I am now grateful for having this gift that I can put to good use today. The name "Resourceful Rebecca" seemed like a good fit and it just made sense. These tips below are a few examples of my resourcefulness and I hope they help you and your loved ones.
Toxic shaving cream anyone? Uh, no gracias. Instead of those nasty toxic shaving creams I have always used organic coconut oil. Place organic coconut oil in a shower safe container and use wherever you wanna weed wack. Once in your hands, the coconut oil will melt which makes it super easy to apply.
Coffee Shower Scrub:
I've never been a coffee drinker but I sure love my organic coffee enema's. I am definitely my GMa's granddaughter because I never want to waste good food. So I use the unused coffee grounds as my shower scrub. I simply place the coffee grounds in a shower safe container combined with organic coconut oil and apply evenly on my body in a circular motion. You will be revived and smooth as a babies bum. I recommend using your scrub in the morning or early afternoon unless you want to be climbing the walls at night.
For a mama who is always on the go. I like to combine my Everyone for Everybody 3 in 1 soap with a non-solidified organic oil to use as my body wash. This helps eliminate the need to use toxic lotions by moisturizing my body and helps save time. It's a great 2 x 1.
If you know me, then you know that I am obsessed with organic coconut oil. I am like the grandpa from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" who used Windex for everything. I warm my organic coconut oil and add a few drops of tea tree oil and rosemary then massage into my hair. I either leave it on overnight or wash it after a few hours.
Essential oils are an easy way to incorporate into your hair regimen. I like placing a few drops of tea tree and rosemary oil into my shampoo and conditioner to help refresh and cleanse the scalp. Rosemary is also known to help encourage hair growth. Double woo hoo!
I am so obsessed with organization. Before baby, I had a type A personality. Nowadays, I get my kicks on using IKEA's chip clip's. I use these chip clips for all my cupboard and refrigerated packages to prevent unwelcome creatures from getting up in my food. Super affordable, easy to use and very versatile.
As a resourceful mama, I don't spend gobs of $ on natural laundry detergent. And I don't use toxic non-biodegradable laundry detergent products either. I'm an Oregonian girl at heart. So I use my handy dandy reusable magnets for all my laundry detergent needs.