Here is a collection of ideas for saving money on beauty products.
The packaging of beauty products is what makes them so expensive. Sometimes store bought hair products are not as good as the cheaper versions you can make yourself.
Check out these ideas and save money on beauty products for bath, hair face, and even wonderful smelling candles.
For a Face Mask: Mix together ½ cup cooked oatmeal, one whole egg, and one tablespoon of almond oil. Spread it on your face and leave for 15 minutes.
Exfoliator: "Snap" hand cleaner is a great exfoliator
Face Cream: Butter, rub a little on your face
For bath oil: Try some citrus: Throw in some lemon, orange or grapefruit peel into the hot water. The oils are great for your skin and the smell of citrus is delightful.
I've never tried putting lavender sprigs in the bath. I love the smell of lavender best. If you do too, try a few drops of lavender oil in the water it's heavenly, And it is a tried and true relaxing agent.
For Hair: My daughter puts avocado oil or coconut oil in her hair. She buys them at the health food store. Avocado oil is expensive but coconut oil is very reasonably priced. I found it at my local grocer and I love what it does for my hair. It's the best oil for cooking too.
When she was a teenager, my daughter used to put everything in her hair, eggs, mayonnaise, olive oil. She smelled like a salad! Wasn't optimal for the bathroom drain either.
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This candle ideas I got through Pinterest. To make a great candle, just take an orange/lemon/grapefruit, cut in half, eat the middle portion, leave the center core-like stem intact. Pour a kitchen oil (veg oil,olive oil, etc) into the orange just below the top of the stem. Great for relaxing while you take a luxurious bath. Use it to make the house smell nice instead of store bought fresheners.
These candles are pretty much self explanatory. A sea shell, oil and a wick. From Martha Stewart.