Olive oil instead of lotion
One of my former Frugal Fridays tips was about getting every last bit of lotion out of my lotion bottle. Well, that truly was the last of my lotion, and so I embarked on another frugal adventure!
I've been using lotion on an almost-daily basis ever since I became my family's dish washer at the age of 10 or so. For some years now, my hands have been strangely sensitive to certain lotions (actually, most lotions I've tried). The Nature's Gate lotions didn't cause any problems, but the nearest location to purchase them is currently about 30 minutes away. When I used up the last of my lotion, I figured I could save some money by not driving so far just to purchase expensive, natural hand lotion.
My solution? Plain olive oil. I just put a few drops on my hands whenever I might normally use lotion. (Note: The olive oil rubs into the skin best when the skin is still slightly damp, not completely dry.)
So for a number of weeks, I've been using simply olive oil, and I really like it! It's cheap (compared to natural lotions) and doesn't have a list of ingredients that's two feet long. I'm sure there are some great homemade lotion recipes out there, but olive oil works for me! :)