The main ingredient in lotion is Aloe Vera. Buy a big bottle when it
goes on sale. To make it special, add a few drops of your favorite scent.
Here is another great use for baking soda. Use it
in place of deodorant. It is very effective, and is good for people who are
sensitive to certain chemicals and fragrances.
Use every bit of your store bought roll on deodorant by turning it upside
down when it is almost empty. Keep an decorative jar or vase handy in your
bathroom for this purpose. You can also use baking soda as deodorant.
Moisturize the dry skin by taking a bath and soak in the tub with a couple
of squirts of baby oil. Run a humidifier in your bedroom to keep the air moist.
but be sure to keep it clean.
Elbows and Feet
Dry hardened skin on
your elbows and feet. by rubbing them with vegetable oil. Another option for your feet:
Mash up a banana and add 3 Tablespoons of lemon juice. Rub this mixture on your
feet. Then put your feet in a plastic bags, with a rubber band around your
ankles to seal shut. Leave on for 20 minutes.
Facial Scrub and Exfoliate
The most popular frugal homemade facial scrub is plain oatmeal mixed with water. Wipe it on wet, and wash off
after it hardens. Or you can use corn starch. Just sprinkle a
little in your hands, and add it to the soap when you wash your face.
Facial masks can be made from oatmeal
and honey, or banana and honey. Mix them together at a ratio of 1:1, apply
to your face, let sit 15 minutes, and then rinse.
To keep your hands soft in the winter mix 1 Tbsp each of olive oil, salt and sugar and spread on your
hands. Wrap your hands in a towel for 5-10 minutes, and then rinse.
Use hemorrhoid cream to tighten
up your face. Apply it to your face, let dry, and then wipe off. You can also
use it under your eyes to reduce puffiness.
If you run out of shaving cream, use hair shampoo.
Make liquid hand soap by
mixing some shampoo diluted with water. This also makes a great gift. I got some
last Christmas. It was a beautiful shade of aquamarine, and in a glass jar.