Alternative Uses for Lotion

July 2, 2015

I recently got a sample in the mail for Nivea in-shower body lotion. I loved it so I went to purchase some but was more than I wanted to spend. I was taking a bath the same night and looked over on the shelf next to tub and saw a bottle of hand and body lotion.


You know the kind, we all have tons of it from store (buy 3 get 3). Well, I just put some on me and rinsed it off. It works fine and saves me money and uses up my old lotion.

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I found this cream in the back of my closet. Upon using it, I found it too greasy for my taste. However, we are sheltering in place and I didn't want to make any unnecessary trips to the store to get my usual brand. I discovered that if I apply it right after my shower to wet or damp skin, there is no greasy residue at all.

An expensive tube of lotion, in the shower.

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April 24, 2007

For what can I use old, thin hand lotion?

Cindy from Reading, PA


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April 25, 20070 found this helpful
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I've put water in almost empty bottles to get every last bit and used it at the end of a shower as a moisturizer. Pat dry.

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April 25, 20070 found this helpful
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You can use it as leather balm!

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By Thurab Swaheesh (Guest Post)
July 4, 20070 found this helpful
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I also use it in my hair. It is very easy to use. I have short hair so I just blob it out and then apply it. I use the Lundthan cream but I don't know many people who use it.


Try it out! It's also great on my hands obviously.

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July 20, 2005

I have so many bottles of nice body lotion. There is only so much of it that can be used before it loses its color or fragrance. Is there a way to combine the lotion with liquid soap to make a nice fragrant hand soap? Or can the lotion be combined with plain bar soap and put into a hand pump dispenser? Does anyone know the proportions? Thanks for any and all tips.



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July 20, 20050 found this helpful
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What about donating them to a local women's shelter or nursing home for a tax write off. These are people who need a little TLC.

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July 21, 20050 found this helpful
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Don't mix the lotions together. I tried that once to save space, and the lotion came out with a gritty texture and I had to throw it away!

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January 26, 2020

What can I use hand lotion for?


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There are a lot of uses for hand lotion:

Use to style hair.
Use to grease tools that are sticking.
Use to polish your shoes.
You can use it as a shaving cream.


You can use it to help static electricity.
You can even mix it with tanning lotion.

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Things like hand lotion are a great lubricant in situations where, for example, your wedding ring is too tight because your fingers swelled up, or you got a hand stuck in a glass.

It is also useful to peel off stickers off a surface you don't want a sticker on, like Mayonnaise is.

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October 25, 2017

Out of shaving cream, no need to worry, try using body lotion. It has the added advantage of not requiring water, so it makes a good dry shaving cream.


This is a page about shaving your legs with body lotion.

Woman Shaving Her Legs with Body Lotion

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