If you are like me, you have tons of beauty products laying around your bathroom. They are in all of my drawers and cabinets, my shower is overflowing, and now they are even taking over my son’s bathroom (good thing he’s only 2).
Ever wonder if some of your beauty products have other uses? I was thinking about this the other day and decided to do a little research. Here are some of the alternate uses for products that I have found:
- Use conditioner if you run out of shaving cream. Shampoo and hand soap also work, but conditioner is more moisturizing.
- Have a “run” in your pantyhose? Use clear nail polish. It stops the run from getting any worse.
- Have a shampoo that is not meeting your hair care needs? Use it as hand soap. People will start to ask you where you got your awesome smelling hand soap / lotion.
- Winter is coming. Do you have dry cuticles or elbows or knees? Use lip balm – it’s actually concentrated moisturizer. (I like the kind that comes in a tub, so I just rub my finger in there and then smooth it over my cuticles and the knuckles of my fingers.)
- Traveling and forgot your makeup remover? Use Olive Oil – put a little on a washcloth and then rinse with warm water.
- Do you have oily hair? Use Vinegar. It helps to adjust the pH levels. Wash your hair as you normally would, then rinse. Pour 1/4 cup of vinegar over your hair and rinse again.
- Baking soda can be used to make an exfoliation mask or to brush your teeth. Don’t forget, baking soda is super cheap!
- Try a touch of shampoo or hand soap as laundry detergent. People will be asking what you use and why your clothing smells so wonderful!
- Want to add a little “bronze” to your body? Break up your bronzer and add it to your body lotion.
- Have some facial moisturizer lying around that you don’t like for your face? It can be used on your body.
- Ever use those makeup remover wipes that don’t actually remove your makeup? Use them to clean up around your kitchen or bathroom.
- Baby shampoo works great at cleaning makeup brushes. It gentle enough for a baby, right?
- Do you wear costume jewelry? Use clear nail polish to hold the stones in place. Simply paint over the stones and viola!