I’m jealous of Walmart for capitalizing on this phrase so profitable. If only it were true, but I’ll spare you my personal views of the company. Instead, lets talk about ways we can actually save money, and actually live better.
I recently started using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for my skin and hair. I use it on my hair in the shower, after I wash, rinse, and condition I then pour a mixture of water and ACV on my hair and rinse it out after about 1 minute. It has really cut down the frizziness in my hair in the summer heat.
On my skin, I use it as a toner for my face. The smell is awful, I’m not a fan of vinegar, but it rinses away nicely and does not leave a smell. ACV can also be used to treat athletes foot. Dilute the ACV with water and wipe onto your skin, then rinse off.
Maybe you already have a product for this purpose. I’m not telling you ACV is better, how would I know. It seems that things work differently for everyone. But here is what I do now. I try the new option for 1 week, then go back to using my old stuff until the container is gone. When I go to the store to buy a refill, I can decide if it’s worth the cost, or if the cheaper alternative worked well enough.
We have been tricked into using many products, just to make money for other people. Some of these products are harmful to the environment, to other animals, or to ourselves. We don’t know the full effects of these products. I have used eye cream that makes my eyes water, I guess that’s how it reduces puffy eyes.
I heard a report about testing of medications. The testing is not required to measure effectiveness compared to similar products, the testing is performed and compared to a “Do Nothing” option. Well it’s pretty easy to show an improvement compared to “Do Nothing.” Then the sales teams use those studies to sell the products. And few people are testing different alternatives compared to each other, wouldn’t it be nice to have a group that is incentivised to take this information and evaluate everything together, running comparison experiments if feasible.
Imagine how many products we trust, when testing has been evaluated in this same way? What if there are better products, or better items that we already have at home.
Vinegar is also great for cleaning stainless steel. I cleaned a lot of rust from my trash can using vinegar alone.
What are your tricks for saving money and living better?