6 Genius Ways to Use Yogurt at Home

Yogurt is healthy and delicious. But did you know it has so many extraordinary uses apart from going into your bowl? Check out these genius ways to use yogurt at home and save money at the same time.

1. Treat a yeast infection
Yogurt contains a bacteria called lactobacillus acidophilus. This is commonly found inside your intestines and vagina. Combined with sugar from your diet, this bacteria creates natural hydrogen peroxide that kills a yeast infection!

2. Have soft, luscious feet
Standing all day does not do your feet any favors. Show it some TLC and mix yogurt with walnuts to create a natural scrub that will leave you with soft, smooth feet. Just grind half a cup of walnuts and mix with a container of plain yogrut. Lather on your feet, scrub, and rinse. The result is like having brand new feet.

3. Soothe a sunburn
For days when you forgot your sunscreen, you can soothe your sunburn with a handful of yogurt mixed with a few drops of chamomile oil Apply on the affected area and leave on for 10 minutes. This will lend an immediate cooling effect on the skin and the antibacterial properties of the yogurt will ease the sunburn.

4. Calm acne naturally
Big meeting and acne flare-ups do not go well together. On the morning of the big day, dot yogurt on affected spots to calm the inflammation. To boost the anti-inflammatory response, you can add 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric to the yogurt. Problem solved!

5. Organic hair dye
If you are worried that your hair will suffer from bleach, but are eager to get some nice highlights, lemon juice and yogurt can naturally create that effect. Simply add two tablespoons of lemon juice to a cup of yogurt and apply to your hair. Leave on for 30 minutes for soft, golden highlights.

6. Fix frizzy hair
The weather is ripe for frizzy hair problems. Tame the fly-aways with a DIY yogurt hair mask. All you need is a cup of yogurt and two tablespoons each of cocoa powder and honey. Place the mask in your hair and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse and see beautiful strands.

Ian Schindler