Out of all the Kardashian-Jenners, Kourtney Kardashian is our pick for most likely to have her own HGTV show. The 38-year-old mom of three is constantly blowing our minds with her genius wellness hacks, from a shampoo substitute found in your kitchen to a skin care product you can grow in your living room.
Though it’s hard to call any of the Kardashian-Jenner ladies “relatable,” Kourtney—with her DIY beauty products and at-home spa routines—has always seemed the most down-to-earth. To make your lives a little easier, we rounded up 10 times the eldest Kardashian sister gave the most life-changing wellness advice. Check out Kourtney’s best tips, ahead.
Growing Aloe Vera in Her House
As an all-natural skin care solution to dryness, irritation, and burns (including sunburn), Kourtney is a big fan of aloe vera. However, instead of buying the product bottled at her local drug store, the reality star harvests the gel herself from tons of potted aloe vera plants scattered around her house.
“If the kids or I get a sunburn, I always use fresh aloe vera applied directly to the skin,” Kourtney wrote on her website. “I keep aloe vera plants in my house, too. You can just break off a leaf and squeeze it to get a small amount of gel.”
Apple Cider Vinegar as Shampoo
On her off days from washing her hair, Kourtney uses apple cider vinegar, a common salad ingredient with properties that gently clean the hair and scalp, to keep her locks sleek and shiny without stripping them of their natural oils. “Every now and then, I’ll rinse my hair with apple cider vinegar,” she wrote on her website. “It’s known for holding in moisture without stripping your hair of its natural oils.”
Drinking Green Tea Before Her Meals
To stave off unnecessary cravings, most notably, the bread basket at restaurants (Kourtney's biggest vice), the mom of three's first order of business every time she eats out is ordering a cup of green tea with almond milk. The drink doesn't replace her meal. Instead, it serves as a healthy alternative until her main entree arrives.
Sleeping on Silk Pillowcases
To keep her skin and hair healthy, even when she's not awake, Kourtney sleeps on a pillowcase made of 100-percent silk, a material known for containing natural amino acids that help the skin stay taut. "The natural amino acids in the silk are really good for both your skin and hair," Kourtney wrote on her website.
Eating a Tablespoon of Ghee Before Every Meal
Kourtney's first order of business in the morning is consuming a tablespoon of ghee, a clarified butter commonly used in Indian cuisine known to nourish tissues in the body and strengthen the immune system.
"Ghee nourishes all of the tissues in the body, including the nervous system, translating into calm energy and clarity of the mind throughout the day," she wrote on her website. "It also strengthens the immune system and can even be used topically to hydrate dry skin and improve hair growth and thickness, when massaged into the scalp."
Avocado Pudding as Breakfast
Kourtney kicks off her day with her breakfast go-to: homemade avocado pudding. Though the dish—which contains avocado, whole milk, and Manuka honey—might scare most, Kourtney swears by its health benefits for her skin and hair. She also touts the protein in avocado for keeping her full until lunch.
Swearing Off Deoderant
As someone who lives an all-natural lifestyle, Kourtney cut deodorant out of her life. Instead, she opts for a homemade anti-perspirant made of baking soda and cornstarch. She detailed the recipe on an episode "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."
Using Oils Over Eye Creams
Instead of using eye creams, Kourtney and her younger sister, Kim Kardashian, opt for oils. Her favorites are the Manuka oils, which she considers much lighter and breathable than heavy eye creams. I feel like the consistency is much lighter, and it doesn’t clog under your eyes, where I feel like a cream does, at least on me," Kourtney told Refinery29.
Sleeping in Socks
Because nobody likes dry feet, Kourtney and her younger sister, Khloe Kardashian, recommend sleeping in socks to keep the lower half of your body nice and moisturized in bed. “I put socks on over my feet and I swear it’s like the cheapest thing you can buy and you’re so moisturized," Khloe told People about their skin care trick.
Squatting Before the Shower
Before every shower, Kourtney does 100 squats to make sure she's on top of her workout regimen. According to Kourt, the clockwork-like routine, which happens right after she disrobes, keeps her consistent.
"I am obsessed with lifting my butt. So before I get in the shower I will do 100 deep squats," she told Hello! magazine. It’s a little thing, but doing it before your shower reminds you to do it every day. It's a little extra. I even do sit-ups while watching TV. For me it’s about multi-tasking."