Using Hand and Body Lotion

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If you use hand and body lotion you may be looking for tips on using it more effectively. This is a page about using hand and body lotion.


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August 3, 2005

My grandmother was very careful with her skin she always bought a small bottle of almond oil and added it to all of her store bought lotions. It makes a huge difference in the moisture and can be added to almost any type of lotion.

Add about a teaspoon or tablespoon depending on size of bottle. Just add and shake. Hope it helps!

By Lisa

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I bought a tube of cream, but didn't like it because it was too greasy. However, I like a thick cream to combat dry skin in the winter. I remember reading that if you apply any greasy cream (even Vaseline) right after you shower or take a bath, it won't feel greasy or leave any greasy residue.


I felt it was worth a try, and it worked. Looks like I will be using this cream up, after all!

You may apply the cream right after you turn off the water, or you can pat yourself with a towel so that you are not dripping wet. The skin must be wet or else this hint won't work.

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January 3, 2008

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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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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When applying moisturiizer or hand lotion to your face or body, do this. Wash first and have your skin a little damp (not wet), then apply the lotion.


You need a very little bit by using on damp skin. The bit of dampness make your lotions soak in faster.

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January 15, 2008

I am so excited to share this tip! Every year I request a certain body lotion from Bath and Body Works. This year, I received the set for Christmas that included the body oil.

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April 24, 2007

For what can I use old, thin hand lotion?

Cindy from Reading, PA


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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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.



By debbie (Guest Post)
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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By suzi homemaker (Guest Post)
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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November 29, 2017

I got an Avon lotion from my mom's store. When I checked, the manufactured date is 2004 2007. Should I use it? I didn't find the expiration date.




November 29, 20170 found this helpful
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If lotions go bad they change color, texture or smell. We found a white lotion in our daughters room that turned brown and smelled bad, so we threw it away. If it seems good, then use it

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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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April 6, 2017

Trying to apply lotion to your own back can be a challenge. Get creative and also try some of the solutions found in this page. This is a page about applying lotion to your back.

Woman Applying Lotion To her Back.

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