My Frugal Frugal Ways


Epsom Salts, Take Me Away
January 7, 2008, 1:47 pm
Filed under: Beauty

Okay, not as catchy as the commercial, but it works and it’s cheap. Put some epsom salts in your bath water, add a few drops of essential oil, and enjoy. Add a little bit of baby oil if you want to really feel luxurious. Do this before a pedicure and your feet will feel wonderful. I sometimes plug up my bathtub, put a small amount of epsom salts in the bottom, and shower as normal. Not as water wasting as a bath but oh so refreshing for the feet.

Cider vinegar makes a good rinse for oily hair. If your hair has a lot of hair spray or hair gel build up, put a little shampoo in the palm of your hand, add some baking soda, wash as usual.

I buy those disposable latex gloves to put under my gardening gloves. During the winter when my hands are prone to get chapped, I take some petroleum jelly mixed with a dash of olive oil, rub it all over my hands, slip into those latex gloves, and leave on for 30 minutes. Oh, so soft. And the gloves can be reused. Just turn them inside out and give them a wash.

Olive oil makes a great makeup remover. Makes a pretty good shaving aid as well. Forget the expensive shaving creams.

Don’t buy the expensive anti-dandruff shampoos. Apply a bit of lemon juice to your hair before you shampoo. After you shampoo, rinse and then apply two cups water mixed with two tablespoons lemon juice.

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