For many of us, our mindset around shopping and spending has changed lately, and we’re now seeking ways that we can not only continue to save more money but lessen the amount of clutter in our lives and better our environmental efforts. At HealthPost, we love a handy multi-tasker product that can do it all – or at least a lot.
You might already have one of these in your cupboard, unaware of its super versatile nature. On the other hand, if you have recently cleared out your drawers Kondo-style or are wondering why it always feels like everything runs out at once, read on for our top multi-purpose and space saving products that are better for the budget, and the environment too.
1. Weleda Skin Food – for your top to toe beauty needs.
You might have noticed we do go on about this one a lot, but it's for good reason. With soothing calendula and chamomile, this nourishing moisturiser is the original magic multi-tasker and a beauty must-have. Used as a face, body, cuticle, hand and foot cream, Weleda Skin Food nourishes dry, flaky and also irritated skin. Effective for rough, cracked or itchy skin, it’s also gentle enough to use around the delicate eye area, and can also be used as a beautiful base for makeup, or alone for a gorgeous glow. Check out 14 different ways you can use Weleda Skin Food here.
2. Dr. Bronner’s 18 in 1 Liquid Soap – for the face, the body and actually, the entire home.
With 18 different uses, Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soap is a multipurpose superstar. Made with simple yet effective ingredients including organic Olive, Hemp and Jojoba oil, this liquid soap is extremely versatile and is three times more concentrated than mainstream liquid soaps. Used as an all-natural facial cleanser, body wash, laundry detergent, window cleaner, an all-natural bug spray and more, this one is a must-have for every household. For a full list of all the 18 ways you can use this gem, check out this blog.
3. That Red House Soapberries – for the laundry, kitchen, bathroom and more.
Soapberries, also known as “soap nuts” are not only an eco-friendly alternative to standard laundry detergent, but can also be used as an all-natural dishwashing liquid, bathroom or floor cleaner, and even as a natural shampoo or body wash. Soapberries are full of natural, plant compounds called saponins, which have a soap-like action and work to remove dirt and grime from fabrics and surfaces. Hypo-allergenic, odourless and super-efficient, what’s not to love? Read our 11 different ways you can use soapberries for home cleaning.
4. NEW Good Cube 5 in 1 Multitasker – for hair, face, body and shaving.
With over 100 washes per bar, Good Cube’s 5 in 1 Multitasker is eco-friendly, vegan and soap free, meaning it cleans hair and the skin without stripping or drying. Using New Zealand native Kumarahou and Spirulina, it gently helps to clean, soften and smooth both hair and skin and better yet – it lasts twice as long as your standard wash bar.
5. Trilogy Everything Balm – for, well, EVERYTHING
This multitasking beauty tool should be a staple in everyone’s bathroom drawer. With pure, plant ingredients including organic Rosehip and Marula oil, Trilogy’s Everything Balm helps to hydrate and soften dry elbows, knees, lips, hands, feet, cuticles, and is the perfect natural soother for baby’s delicate skin.
6. Absolute Essential Lavender Oil – for the body, mind and the home too.
Absolute Essential Lavender Oil is a great all-rounder and one to also have in the home emergency kit! Gentle enough to be applied to the skin, lavender essential oil can support skin healing from cuts, knicks, scrapes and scratches. Deeply calming for the body and mind, it can also be applied to pulse points to help support a restful sleep and relaxation. Used in a diffuser or spray bottle, it’s also great for the home to help eliminate any nasty odours and provides a fresh and welcoming scent.
7. Two Islands unflavoured collagen – a supplement for skin, hair, joints, nails and more
Two Islands Collagen is the ultimate beauty multi-tasker that works from the inside out. From around our mid-twenties, our body’s ability to naturally produce collagen declines. This can ultimately lead to fine lines, dry skin and signs of aging. Taking a high quality collagen supplement can help to give us that glow back, supporting by hydrating and plumping skin from the inside out. Collagen can also be taken to support hair growth, healthy and strong nails and can even help support our bone strength and density, which also tends to decline as we age. And the benefits don’t end there. Research has shown that collagen supplementation can also help to support gut health as well as the health and comfort of our joints too. Two Islands unflavoured collagen can be added to water, tea, coffee, smoothies, or any liquid that takes your fancy.
8. Lily Lolo Pressed Blush in ‘Burst your bubble’ – for cheeks, lips and eyes.
This all natural and highly pigmented blush applies easily, and importantly, is kind to your skin. With anti-aging ingredients including sea holly extract and argan oil, Lily Lolo Pressed Blush adds a natural pop of colour that can be built up for more intensity. Get the most out of your compact and use on the eyes for a hint of colour, or apply to the lips, with a clear gloss or balm over the top, for a natural yet sophisticated look.
Along with space saving multipurpose items, one of the easiest and most simple ways to reduce our environmental impact is to switch to reusable products. Why buy often when you can buy once and buy well? By avoiding single use items and reusing where we can, we can reduce our personal spend as well as the cost to the earth. For some easy reusable household swaps, check out our article here.