By kraftykaren from Mobile, AL
I have learned so much and am making my own day and night creams, skin treatments, body lotions, even my own soap from scratch. They have become so popular, I make them for friends and presents. Buy some nice small baskets from the dollar shop, cellophane sheets, and some curling ribbon to package them. They look great! Save all your old jars and start making your own.
By Gail from Queensland, Australia
Editor's Note: Here is a link to the beauty recipes that have been posted on ThriftyFun. If you have your own favorite recipe for skin cream or lotion, please send it in!
My favorite fragrance is now available only in a spray. I hate spray colognes. I find them to be wasteful (I think this is the idea--so we'll buy more) and hard to control. Usually completely overpowering and impossible to wash off!
Anyway, I really like scented lotions and was hoping that I could figure out how to make my own using spray cologne. Googling has produced only recipes with fragrance oils, not cologne. Has anyone done this? Any ideas? Thanks much!
Rita from Kansas City
I work in a pharmacy and when we need to "reduce" the concentration of something we use glycerin or eucerin (withever you prefer) to cut it into the liquid. We have special equipement but you can start by taking a flat spatula or butter knife and laying out maybe an ounce of Eucerin on a flat surface. Make a indentation in the middle of the mound and slowly , little by little stir the smallest amount into the cream, stir and spread back and forth and add more when incorporated into the cream. Glycerin is a lot runnier but you can pour come of the perfume into the bottle and shake well.
Does anyone have a recipe for a good moisturizing lotion made from everyday items in the kitchen?
Mari from Anaheim, CA
Coconut Oil works great! It's really helped with my children's eczema, too! I buy it from tropical traditions.com when they have the BOGO specials. It ends up being cheaper than commercial lotions in the long run. I keep a container with a lid in the bathroom. It's a solid in the winter, so I let the closed container sit in a little bit of hot water in the sink while I take a shower. It's melted by the time I'm out and very nice to apply warm oil to your skin. It soaks in pretty quickly. I buy the expeller-pressed, so it doesn't leave a lingering smell. Enjoy!