Be a Nature Girl
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Be a Nature Girl

Nurture your hair, skin, and nails with these powerful natural ingredients.

1. Cucumber contains loads of amino acids, which can help keep your tresses shiny.

Try: Shaman Earthly Organics Cucumber and Vitamin E Sculpting Gel, $6.50.

2. Biotin (or pro-vitamin B) aids hair growth and increases volume.

Try: Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo, $6.98.


3. Soy is rich in protein and vitamins that nourish the nails and cuticles.

Try: Firoze All Natural Conditioning Polish Remover, $10.99 at


4. Seaweed contains essential minerals and amino acids similar to those in our skin, so it aids hydration.

Try: Osea Sea Minerals, $26 at

5. Beeswax creates a barrier that protects against chafing in extreme weather conditions.

Try: Weleda Everon Face Balm, $9.13.

6. Calendula is healing and antibacterial -- the perfect fix for chapped lips.

Try: Kathy's Family Lip Treatment, $3.50 at


7. Mango butter softens rough spots like knees and elbows.

Try: Zia Body Supplements Body Butter, $15.25.

8. Avocado is rich in vitamins, and ginger is warming to help ease muscle aches.

Try: Lush Bath Bombs in Avobath, $5.40.