The organic world has a bad reputation for being expensive. This is true of organic groceries and even truer for herbal and natural remedies that people can use to help themselves feel better when they are sick or injured. Here’s some good news: reputations aren’t everything. There are plenty of ways to make natural and herbal health remedies easily affordable. Check it out:
* One of the easiest ways to fund your herbal and natural lifetime is to find credit cards that will give you points on purchases that you can trade in for gift cards and certificates for the products and vendors you most want to patronize. The Holy Grail is finding credit cards with low interest rates and great points programs. This way you can pay off your balance easily each month (or every few months), which helps you raise your credit score and earn points that will get you “free” stuff, all at the same time.
* Shop with vendors who have rewards programs. These can vary from vendor to vendor. Some will have a “buy X and get 1 free” program. Others will give you points for each dollar you spend and when you accumulate a certain number of points, you’re rewarded with a gift card or code that you can use on more products that you love. Some will simply give members a discount off of the price. Look for these vendors and go with the rewards programs that best fit your shopping style and monetary needs.
* Learn how to make your own! The great thing about natural and herbal remedies is that the ingredients for them can almost all be found for low prices in your local grocery store. There are plenty of different websites with recipes that you can use to make your own products. The best thing about using this method, believe it or not, isn’t the money you’ll save. The biggest benefit here is knowing exactly what you are putting into and onto your body. You have total control!
Note: If you want to take this even further, you can grow your own herbs and other ingredients for these products. Seeds cost less than grown plants and gardening has been proven to relieve stress (which might reduce your need for the products in the first place).
There are all sorts of ways that you can save money and live a natural lifestyle all at the same time. These are the easiest but with a little creativity you can undoubtedly come up with plenty more.