I’m slowly but surely swapping out cleaning supplies and personal care items for natural and chemical-free products. However, budget is a significant hurdle for me when doing this, so I like to find ways to cut costs in one area in order to pay more for a better product in another area. One of the ways I’ve done this is with Dr. Bronner’s Shave Gel + Dollar Shave Club.
I love to use shaving cream in the shower, but foaming agents are notoriously toxic! As a substitute, I found Dr Bronner’s Organic Shave Gel. It’s sticky and silky for such a close shave, and comes in a delightful lavender scent that’s extremely relaxing. However, it’s regularly $10 for a bottle. (Granted, it lasts well over three months and I found it on sale for $5…)
But as a means to balance out the budget, I recently abandoned my overpriced razors in favor of the Dollar Shave Club. I get 4 razors a month for $6 (free shipping). It’s ridiculously cheap! Also, the razors are impressively well made—sharp yet guarded enough for the nether-regions of my knee pits and bikini zone. There’s no commitment and you can customize your account so they ship at a frequency that works for you. (And if you use this link to sign up, I get store credit! Yay!)
Some other budget saving combos I’ve found are ::
- Thieves essential oil (cheap*) + water (cheap) + glass spray bottle (splurge) = household cleaner
- extra veggies every day (splurge) + no multivitamins (cheap) = RDA of vitamins and minerals
- coconut oil (cheap) + Frankincense essential oil (splurge) = face and body cream
What are ways that you cut costs in order to make healthy purchases for your home and beauty routine? Have you ever tried Dollar Shave Club? Do you HAVE to have shaving cream or have you found some other smart solution?
*I consider this cheap because of how long it lasts and how much product it makes.
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