money-saving tip: baby oil
I will tell you, I had never bought baby oil in my life, until about 2 months ago. I suppose it's made for oiling up a baby...instead of a lotion, maybe? But now that I've found a couple of fantastic uses for it, I don't think I'll be without it in my home again!
Use #1: Make Up Remover
A couple of months ago my family was staying with my in-laws for a few weeks while Hubby did one of his med school rotations in his hometown. They have a pool, so I brought my waterproof mascara on the trip.
Now...I used to think that I did NOT like waterproof mascara. Because at the end of the day I would use make up remover, then wash my face before bed, wash it again in the morning, and when I went to put on makeup for the day I could tell I STILL had waterproof mascara stuck to my lashes. What a pain.
So on this trip, I called my sister-in-law and asked her what type of make up remover she used, and how well it worked with waterproof mascara. She let me in on a little secret. Okay, it's probably well-known, but I didn't know it! USE BABY OIL FOR MAKE UP REMOVER!
Just pour a little bit onto a folded piece of toilet paper, and wipe off your eye make up with it. Works like a charm! You can use cotton balls or Qtips if you prefer, but my favorite method is the TP. Unless I find some other make up remover that magically turns me into to a millionaire beauty queen, I don't foresee myself switching over from baby oil any time soon.
Use #2: Shaving Your Legs
After I'd bought my baby oil and had been using it as make up remover with great success for a few weeks, I remembered that I'd seen a pin on Pinterest that recommended using it in place of shaving cream. Let's be honest, I'm too cheap and lazy to buy shaving cream and usually just shaved with my bar of soap. And yet I would still wonder at how other women's legs looked so much smoother, less stubbly (even just after shaving), and less dry than my legs.
I've been keeping my baby oil in the shower (thus the peeling label in the picture) and just pouring a line down my leg, rubbing it around to cover my whole leg, then shaving as usual for about a month now. I can 100% notice a difference in how smooth my legs are with shaving with baby oil. I totally recommend it.
And the money-saving part...
This 14 oz. bottle of baby oil cost me about $2 at Walmart. I've been using it regularly for about 2 months and it's still over half full. This means I won't have to buy any more expensive eye make up remover or shaving creams. Also, I don't even have to lotion my legs as often as I used to because the oil keeps them nice and moist (and this is coming from someone who lives in the desert!), so I'm saving money on lotion as well.
Give it a try and let me know what you think! Do you have any other handy uses for baby oil? Leave me a comment, I'd love to try them!
Posted by Elizabeth