While being a student living in an apartment on a college campus I realized there are certain things are a must have. I live on a budget, but it is still nice to find quality products to make sure hygienically you are healthy and making sure you are eating well too! While trying to maintain being a full-time student and affording school, supplies, external bills and day to day life needs I wanted to use the most effective and cost-effective products.
Dr. Plotka’s Toothbrush is not only affordable for college students, but you get a whole extra month than a normal toothbrush. With the floss-like, anti-microbial, silver infused bristles, this brush allows for the duration of the brush to last longer. 99.9% of the bacteria is eliminated after only 6 hours of using the brush and it feels like you are using a new brush EVERY SINGLE TIME! Oh, and did I mention they come in cool colors! Click here to see what color you like!
These 2 products can be found in your kitchen. If not, you can purchase them at a local drug store. I need to do a face mask to make sure my face is cleansed inside and out. The aloe is great for tackling the inflammation around acne and redness and the honey is great for handling the acne and getting rid of blemishes. Self-care is very vital, and I cannot afford hundreds of dollars’ worth of facial products, but I still deserve to treat my face just as effectively. This is a great affordable fast mask that will last you a very long time!
I love to drink water all day, every day! BUT buying cases of bottled water can be super expensive, especially if you drink water a lot! Investing in a water filter pitcher is a great way to get a bang for your buck! The filter can last up to 3 months and some beyond that. I got my pitcher from Walmart for as low as $10! Just fill as you go and no need to carry those heavy water cases up and down the stairs anymore.
African black soap is not the cheapest of all soaps, I'll admit, but it is still affordable. I use the Shea Moisture brand, but there are so many other brands out there and even more natural African black soap. The soap helps exfoliate and tackle body acne and eczema. I like how my body does not feel dry after using it and the infused cocoa butter moisturizes your skin after using it.
I know this sounds crazy and you are thinking “what are you talking about?!” BUT listen... pasta is such a versatile food. When you are on a budget pasta is your best friend! There is even gluten-free pasta too! Pasta can be made hot like spaghetti and your favorite red sauce or cold like your favorite pasta salad. One of my favorite quick and affordable pasta dish is Penne and Vodka Sauce and it cost me under $7. I even have left overs.