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Using Up Hand Lotions That Are Too Sticky

On occasion, I find myself buying hand lotion, hand cream or body lotions that are too sticky, heavy, or greasy. Instead of tossing them, I use them as foot lotion in my socks when I just want to soften my feet for a few hours or over night. I am not wasting any lotion and the heavy stuff seems to work great on feet.


Source: Me... I am cheap, and hate tossing things out.

By Gingerlilymay from New York, NY

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January 3, 20080 found this helpful

They are often sticky because they are old and too thick. Just add glycerin which is cheap and it thins it out and is a softener too.

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January 3, 20080 found this helpful

i would have never ever thought of that ! good idea! THANKS !

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December 4, 20080 found this helpful

I just mix lotions like these with water. Makes a little go a long way!

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April 23, 20110 found this helpful

I have taken old lotion & even an old facial moisturizer that I don't want to out on my face or is too sticky for my hands & have it convenient to use as a cuticle softener. I have one right by the computer & one on the end table by my chair. Then I don't have to go searching when I want to do my cuticles.

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