Personal Hygiene Products Cost a
Amazing how much you can spend at the pharmacy
buying your everyday personal hygiene products. Even
the generic brands can add up to a pile of money.
Deodorant anti-perspirant, face cream, body lotion,
toothpaste, foot powder, acne soap and astringent,
mouthwash, shaving cream.. §
|Making the Most
of Your Money
Interestingly, a few simple items can substitute for
many of your personal hygiene needs. Witch hazel,
glycerin, peroxide. baking soda, aloe vera,
lemon juice, lanolin... §
Personal Care Products
for the Budget Conscious
Personal Hygiene Tips & Tricks
- instead of carrying a purse or handbag, by a bra with waterproof pockets built into the cups. You can store your money, ID, credit cards and cell phone and keep them dry and sanitary in the pocket bra.
Sweating - control
the odor by dabbing the underarms with a
cheap and effective deodorant - witch hazel
- this is an astringent that kills the
odor-causing bacteria. Carry a little bottle
in your purse to freshen up and fight body
odor throughout the day.
- To protect your clothing from sweat
stains, buy some mini-pads. Yes, those
little stick-on panty liners absorb a lot of
water and are really easy to use and freshen
up as needed. You can trim off the ends if
they are too long.
- rub your feet down with Listerine or Witch
Hazel Both are anti-bacterial
astringents. Sprinkle baking soda in your
shoes. Some people have reported curing
athlete's foot and toe fungus with daily
- Bubble away that bacteria with hydrogen
peroxide as a mouthwash.
Cleanse and exfoliate with baking soda/water
mixture. Baking soda is antifungal and
antiseptic. Dab on some witch hazel or lemon
juice as an astringent to close your pores.
Your skin will feel very dry, so follow-up
with nature's moisturizer pure aloe vera
gel, preferably straight from the plant.
Once a week give yourself a warm honey
facial. Raw honey contains enzymes that are
anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. Don't
buy the honey from your grocer's breakfast
aisle, it is pasteurized (heated and
sterilized) which destroys the natural
enzymes. Go to a health food store or local
farmer's market and get raw honey. Warm a
blob in the microwave for just a few
seconds, just to make it a bit smoother,
then massage onto your face in circular
motions. Let it sit at least 30 minutes then
rinse with warm water only (not cleanser).
If you want to be really cheap you can use
the old-fashioned method - gently scrub with
a wet washcloth in the shower.
You can add either salt , sugar or baking
soda to your regular body wash, they
are all lightly abrasive exfoliants
that naturally dissolve so they won't clog
up the drain or leave grit in the tub.
Chapped Lips and Cracked Feet & Heels-
So many expensive products claim to be
intensive relief for extreme dry skin. Pure
lanolin from sheep's wool is the best and
cheapest. It is absolutely safe and
non-toxic even for tiny babies. You will
find it on the bottom shelf of the baby
aisle, with the breast-feeding products.
Mom's use it to soften their nipples after
many hours of nursing. Use it on your
chapped lips, and it really does heal
cracked heels and feet. Lanolin is quite
thick, so it doesn't work well as a body
- Moisturize with banana. Just rub the
inside of a banana peel on dry scaly skin
and you can feel the moisture and vitamins
soaking in. Grandma's glycerin and rose
water left her skin so soft. Glycerin is a humectant
so it attracts water out of the air into
your skin. More Recipes for body lotion
- You get a rich lather from castile
shampoo. Make it at home (cheapest) or
buy ir ready-made.